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Wakool and the gang aiming for Perth celebration.

Recently crowned champion rider Danny McMenamin is look for more success in the feature race at Perth on Wednesday evening, onboard his local trained mount Wakool.

Wakool trained by Nick Alexander’s faces 12 rivals in the £8,000 Salutation Hotel, Scotland’s Most Historic Hotel Handicap Hurdle.

Danny McMenamin, who was 12 winners clear of his nearest challenger last season, said: “I haven’t ridden him before, but he was a good second last time at Kelso on his comeback after a break and should benefit from this slightly longer trip.”

The likely favourite is last month’s Huntingdon scorer Rock The House, who was trained in Warwickshire by Olly Murphy. The race starts at 7:10.

Elsewhere on the night Fortunes Hiding, wearing the colours made famous by 2017 Grand National hero, One For Arthur, will ride at 7:40 in the Bruce Farms “Grass Roots” Hunters’ Chase.

The eight-year-old is ridden and trained by Ailsa McClung and his opponents include recent point to point winner Royal Chant partnered by the vastly experienced John Dawson.

Charlotte Jones has a healthy course strike-rate, and her only ride of the night is on Wise Coco for Alistair Whillans in the Dunkeld House Hotel Mares’ Handicap Hurdle which gets underway at 6:10.

Charlotte, who is based with Cartmel trainer Jimmy Moffatt, has ridden five winners from just 14 mounts at Perth with three of them coming last season.

Live coverage of the races will be on Racing TV

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