Greatrex breaks new ground

Warren Greatrex, saddled a double

Warren Greatrex enjoyed his first ever winners at Perth when Attest and The Caller gave the Upper Lambourn trainer a double.

Attest (100-30) got the ball rolling when forging clear under Harry Bannister on the run-in to win the Perth Is The Place To Be Handicap Hurdle by six lengths from Salto Chisco.

Gavin Sheehan then steered The Caller (4-1) home by three lengths from Dubai Devils in the Heineken UK Handicap Hurdle.

"They are my first two winners there, but I'd only had two runners before," said Greatrex.

"Attest is a horse I really like. He's really got his winning mentality now and I do think there's more to come. He won with authority and I think he's got a bright future.

"The Caller took a bit of time to get into it, but he's from a really good staying family. Once he got a bit of daylight, he was away.

"It's good for the team to go up there and win two nice races on a good day up at Perth."

Beeves (12-1), trained by Jennie Candlish, collared Aerlite Supreme on the line to complete a hat-trick in the Horizon Parking City Of Perth Gold Cup Handicap Chase.

Aerlite Supreme led over the final fence but Beeves, who had been prominent from the start, rallied when switched by Sean Quinlan for one last effort to snatch victory by a neck.

There was more disappointment for Aerlite Supreme's jockey Adam Wedge, as he was banned for six days for using his whip above the permitted level. Wedge is stood down from June 20-23 and 25-26.

Indian Temple (9-2), trained by Tim Reed and ridden by his son, Harry, got the better of front-running rival Brave Spartacus by three and a half lengths in the Mackie's World Class Indulgence Handicap Chase.

Sam Twiston-Davies got Vosne Romanee (7-4) up close home to deny long-time leader Chitu by a neck in a stirring finish to the Coretrax Novices' Chase and make a winning debut over fences for trainer Dr Richard Newland.

Jimmy Breekie (2-1 favourite) justified market support as he took the Gateway To The Highlands Novices' Hurdle for County Antrim trainer Stuart Crawford under 3lb claimer Patrick Corbett, scoring by four and a half lengths from An Fear Ciuin after jumping into the lead two out.

Mighty Thunder (10-1) struck for Grand National-winning trainer Lucinda Russell when making a winning debut in the concluding bumper in the hands of Blair Campbell.


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