14:00 Perth

A low-key maiden to kick things off and SUBCONTINENT should only need to reproduce the form of either of his runner-up efforts this year, at Haydock in March and Warwick last month, to be successful. Koala Keel wouldn't have been far away in a C&D novices' hurdle latest but for falling at the last flight and she can figure with a clear round of jumping, while Ayr fourth Kennedys Field also has place credentials.
Prediction : 1st Subcontinent 2nd Koala Keel 3rd Kennedys Field

14:30 Perth

Triple hurdle scorer Blue Comet warrants plenty of respect on his chasing/seasonal debut, but it's difficult to get away from a race-fit JACKS LAST HOPE. Chris Grant's charge is much the best of these over hurdles, ran well when runner-up on his sole outing over fences to date and he already has two course victories under his belt. Fly Rory Fly could edge out Cherif De L'isle for third spot.
Prediction : 1st Jacks Last Hope 2nd Blue Comet 3rd Fly Rory Fly

15:05 Perth

It might pay to side with the top-rated HELLO FELLAS, who steps up in trip for his handicap debut, has leading northern jockey Brian Hughes booked to ride and could potentially improve for having wind surgery towards the end of last year. Past C&D scorer Wind Of Hope merits consideration lining up off the same mark as when sixth on his comeback at Ayr, while Titus Bolt is another who likes it here and arrives fit from a spin on the Flat.
Prediction : 1st Hello Fellas 2nd Wind Of Hope 3rd Titus Bolt

15:40 Perth

MAID OF MILAN returns from a six-month absence having fallen at Fakenham in November but she appears to have more to offer on only her fourth start over fences and first-time cheekpieces can spark some improvement. Shanroe Street was a faller at the last over C&D on his most recent start but is expected to bounce back here, while Wicked Spice is of interest back over fences being just 3lb higher than his last winning mark.
Prediction : 1st Maid Of Milan 2nd Shanroe Street 3rd Wicked Spice

16:15 Perth

MORNING WITH IVAN arrives here in excellent form and she doesn't appear to have hit her ceiling yet. Her recent C&D success was an authoritative display and a 5lb rise in the handicap should be no issue. Nendrum was a beaten favourite behind the selection at Musselburgh back in March but he could be capable of a lot better here after a small break, while Excellent Result is of interest back at 2m having looked a non-stayer when running over 2m4f at Market Rasen.
Prediction : 1st Morning With Ivan 2nd Nendrum 3rd Excellent Result

16:45 Perth

MAKE IT HAPPEN returned to winning ways at Kelso last month and a 4lb rise might not be enough to prevent the follow up now that the penny has dropped with Lucinda Russell's charge. The nine-year-old is versatile with regards to underfoot conditions and can account for Frankie's Promise, who is a past course winner with recent form between the flags, and My Escapade, who put up a bold showing in defeat when third over course and distance last time at odds of 50-1.
Prediction : 1st Make It Happen 2nd Frankies Promise 3rd My Escapade

17:15 Perth

COOPER'S FRIEND is on a long winless run of form but should be suited by this step up in distance and looks better handicapped than his stablemate Las Tunas under leading northern-based rider Brian Hughes for the first time. Harleys Max wasn't fluent before falling at Kelso last time out but is likely to have been intensively schooled since, while Titian Boy continues in decent order and should put up another bold showing.
Prediction : 1st Coopers Friend 2nd Las Tunas 3rd Titian Boy

17:50 Perth

C&D-winning form often proves key at this venue, and TRADITIONAL DANCER is one of three who can boast such a feat. He shaped as though his winning turn was near when second at Ayr last time out and this drop in trip, coupled with his regular pilot back in the saddle, can prove the catalysts for success. Green Zone is a four-time winner here but isn't in great form currently, while Buckled is another to consider.
Prediction : 1st Traditional Dancer 2nd Buckled 3rd Green Zone

17/05/2018 Perth Acca