Perrat does it again

Linda Perratt was back in the winners’ enclosure at Ayr again on Monday with yet another 40-1 winner, her second in two weeks at the Craigie course.

The Jackton-based trainer saddled Café Express to win the opening event on the seven-race card with Tony Hamilton on board. Samba Night came second, two lengths behind.

In the second race, the Alan Berry-trained Royal Blade held off the challenge of Ruth Carr’s, Beckermet by 1½ lengths in a fine ride by Julie Burke.

Carr got her success in the next race, however, as Dhhamaan, piloted by PJ McDonald, just held off Burnwynd Boy by a neck in a fierce finish.

Race four went to Mariners Lodge, trained by Mark Johnston. Ridden by Sylvester De Sousa, the 3-1 winner pipped the Linda Perratt-trained High Resolution by two lengths.

The 4.30 went to Cuckney Bear, trained by Ed McMahon and ridden by Richard Mullen. The 6-4 favourite held on by 2¾ lengths from the Jim Goldie-trained Purkab.

The penultimate race was another close-run affair, with Tom Eaves riding Jewelled Dagger to victory to put Keith Dalgleish on the score board, but only just, with the Mark Johnston-handled Cat O’ Nine Tails coming home only a head behind the winner. The final race was another cracker, with Military Call giving Alistair Whillans a winner, just beating Alan Swinbank’s Jaldarshaan by under a length. Linda Perratt saddled third and fourth places with 33-1 Cold Quest and 20-1 Sheedal respectively.

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