Creadan Grae Eyes Perth Return After Thursday Success
CREADAN GRAE is set for a return to Perth in the autumn after his win in the 3.10pm race at the Scone track today.
Ridden by champion jockey Richard Johnson and trained by leading course handler Gordon Elliott, the 11-4 chance was a seven-length winner of the Watch RacingTV Now Handicap Chase.
Winning owner James Power said: “He’s a horse that was home-bred by my wife Noeline and his other win also came here so we might look at coming back in September for another nice race. It’s been a great day.”
Elliott and Johnson made it two on the day when Ned Stark pipped Vien Chercher by a head in the Racing For Everyone #racingwithpride Handicap Chase.
The opening Follow @Racingtv On Twitter Maiden Hurdle went to well-backed Mega Double, trained near Cartmel racecourse in south Cumbria by Jimmy Moffatt.
“He ran at his local track on Sunday over two miles and we thought he would be suited by this longer trip,” Moffatt said.
“He came out of the race so well we thought we might as well have a crack at this.”
Moffatt completed a 43-1 double when Golden Town and Charlotte Jones took the John McQue Tartan Arms Memorial Handicap Hurdle by six lengths.
Next up at Perth Racecourse is the popular, annual Family Raceday on Sunday, 14 July, with free entry for any Under-18 accompanied by a paying adult.