4.30pm Perth Tips & Betting Preview 27/09/2017

4.30pm Perth tips for Wednesday’s Class 3 race. A field of eight go to post for this handicap hurdle which will be a stamina test on heavy ground contested over the three mile distance. Read on for our free betting tips, predictions and analysis.

IN SUMMARY: Now two pounds below his last winning mark, SKY KHAN finished third at Worcester last month, keeping on strongly over the 2m 4f distance. He’s almost certain to appreciate this step up in trip and heavy ground is perfect for him, so a much overdue victory is on the cards. The main danger is the unexposed Ahead Of The Curve who is two from four and won well here over the 2m 4f distance when last seen.

1 SKY KHAN – Eight-year-old for Lucinda Russell who, once again, hinted that he needed further when keeping on stoutly to finish a close third at Worcester last month. He now goes back up to the three mile distance and his mark remains unchanged. His current mark is more than fair and he can capitalise to gain a much deserved victory.

2 AHEAD OF THE CURVE – Two wins from four starts for this lightly raced five-year-old who won over 2m 4f here in August by five lengths. He should have more to offer up in trip, with a seven pound rise not particularly harsh. He goes on softer ground and should make his presence felt as he’s unexposed.

3 TAWSEEF – Completed a double when landing a good prize at Cartmel in August, not beaten far when second at Sedgefield on his latest start. He’s three pounds higher here and, despite being able to cope with heavy ground, it’s not ideal. Hard to rule him out, but he’s probably vulnerable off this mark.

4 SOLWAY DANDY – Won twice in the spring of 2015 but he’s been lightly raced since and remains on a tough mark, well held in third behind Ahead Of The Curve at this venue last month. He’s only a pound lower here and, although he stays this far, heavy ground is far from ideal and others are preferred.

5 LANDECKER – Likes heavy going and stays this far, but this nine-year-old is none too consistent and isn’t sure to back up his second at Hexham when last seen in May. He’s entitled to need this run after 137 days off the track and he’s yet to win anywhere other than Kelso. It’s easy to look elsewhere on this occasion.

6 SUN CLOUD – Out and out stayer who won two starts ago over 3m 2f here in April, not disgraced off of four pounds higher at Stratford a month later. He can go well fresh and will love this stamina test, so he couldn’t be discounted for each way placings if ready to roll after four months off.

7 DAWERANN – Three wins from 62 starts career starts and he was only third in a weaker event over course and distance two weeks ago. Softer ground isn’t preferable and, with his tendency to find a way not to win, he’s best watched despite the form of the Gordon Elliott yard.

8 WOODFORT – No wins from seven starts over timber for this Nigel Twiston-Davies inmate who has been well held the last twice, beaten 20 lengths at Ffos Las back in April. He has his stamina to prove at this distance and, although heavy ground is unlikely to be a problem, others are readily preferred.

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