Get Out The Gate, trained by Sandy Thomson and ridden for the first time by Henry Brooke, saw off five-time course winner Amalfi Doug to win the £15,000 Racing For Everyone #Racingwithpride Handicap Chase at Perth.
With spectators in the Grandstand for the first time in almost two years, Get Out The Gate, took home the victory, winning by two lengths.
Owner and Dundee United director Jimmy Fyffe said, “We are delighted as we backed him at bigger odds last night. It is all about the ground for him as he doesn’t want it too soft so hopefully there will be other wins to come for him during the summer.”
It was also a good afternoon for Langholm trainer James Ewart, who saw For Three, ridden by last term’s champion conditional jockey Danny McMenamin, take the win in the Auto Services Perth Ltd Handicap Hurdle.
Briony Ewart, James wife explained, “He’s been gradually improving since having wind surgery and it was good effort to finish second at Hexham. He finished second and was unlucky not to go even closer as he was a bit chopped for room on the run-in. We’ve about half a dozen horses to keep going over the summer and I suspect he will be one of them.”
Golden Chancer and Wise Coco made it four Scottish-trained wins as they scored for Darragh Bourke and Alistair Williams respectively.
Ticket for upcoming July fixtures at Perth Racecourse can be purchased at www.perth-races.co.uk.