Through The Card: Perth, Friday April 22

There is racing from Perth on Friday
There is racing from Perth on Friday

Timeform take you through the card at Perth on Friday.


"He was value for more than the official winning margin after a mistake at the final flight last time and may have been underestimated by the handicapper..."

14:00 - Myztigue was seemingly outlcassed in a Grade 1 on her most recent start at Fairyhouse, but she had previously shown fairly useful form when second in a Grade 3 at Limerick and perhaps wasn't 100% when disappointing last time. She was struggling from a long way out that day and was quickly pulled-up once her chance had gone. A winner at Fairyhouse in January, her career had been characterised by consistent performances up to that point and, while the drop back in trip is a slight concern, Myztigue is fancied to get back on track with a win here.

14:30 - Monbeg River is yet to finish out of the first two in five starts over fences and produced a career-best when chasing home the once smart Rathlin on his penultimate start at Ayr. He was slightly below that form when again filling the runner-up spot at the same venue last time, but looked to do too much too soon on that occasion and remains capable of better in this sphere. A winner over this C&D on his chasing debut in September, Monbeg River can race off the same mark as when second last week and he rates a safe bet to make the frame once again here. Raven's Tower ran well for a long way when last seen at Cheltenham and is also considered for Placepot purposes.

15:05 - Innis Shannon has shown better recent form than most of these and ran an encouraging race on just her second start in a handicap at Hexham last time. She jumped poorly when finishing third on that occasion, but doesn't look too harshly treated if brushing up in that department and looks worth a chance in the Placepot here. She is joined by Cruachan, who was well-beaten in this race last year, but is beginning to look very well handicapped on his best form and could be revived by the application of cheekpieces for the first time.

15:40 - Rolly Baby opened his account over fences at the second time of asking at Navan in February and remains open to more improvement in this sphere. He was value for more than the official winning margin after a mistake at the final flight last time and may have been underestimated by the handicapper with an opening mark of 134. Willie Mullins is engaged in a gripping battle with Paul Nicholls as he bids for a first trainers' championship on these shores and, having saddled a winner on each of the first two days of this meeting, Rolly Baby is fancied to provide him with another vital success here. The Cobbler Swayne also has sound form claims and joins him in the Placepot.

16:15 - Double Whammy has returned from 15 months off the track seemingly better than ever this season and remains unexposed in these long distance chases, with just two starts at trips in excess of 3m to his name. He won the first of those at Aintree in June 2014 and showed his versatility when producing an improved effort to score over a much shorter trip last time, travelling strongly and giving the impression he had plenty in hand when drawing clear in the closing stages. He has an 11 lb hike in the weights to contend with here, but will be suited by today's quicker surface and Double Whammy is fancied to give his in-form yard another winner.

16:45 - Maraweh and Johnny Go could be the pair to concentrate on in a competitive finale to the Placepot, with very little to separate six of the eight runners in the betting. The former was extremely disappointing when last seen at Musselburgh in January, but he had previously shown fair form to win at the same venue (his fourth win from six starts since August) and is fancied to bounce back after three months off the track and cheekpieces on for the first time. Callum Bewley's claim means Johnny Go can race off a mark just 3 lb higher than when scoring here in September and should also go well with conditions in his favour.

17:15 - Mr Monochrome makes plenty of appeal in the final race of the card, with his in-form yard capable of readying a newcomer for this type of race. Indeed, the yard is doing particularly well with their runners in this sphere of late and, hailing from a family that Jefferson has had a lot of success with through the years, Mr Monochrome can make a winning debut here.

Recommendations:

Back Rolly Baby in the 15:40 at Perth
Back Double Whammy in the 16:15 at Perth

Placepot permutation:
14:00 - 3
14:30 - 2, 5
15:05 - 2, 10
15:40 - 2, 4
16:15 - 2
16:45 - 4, 9
= 16 lines

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