Tayside based, Tay Valley Chasers Racing Club, had another champagne moment at their home racecourse on May 15.
One of their horses, Wild Geese, formed the middle leg of a treble on the night for Scotland’s leading trainer Lucinda Russell, who trains at Arlary Stables in Milnathort.
Wild Geese was following up his earlier win at Musselburgh when easily disposing of his rivals by eight lengths in the £10,000 feature three Mile Salutation Hotel Handicap Chase race on the first evening of Perth’s May meeting.
Some 40 members of the club attended to ensure Wild Geese got the biggest cheer of the night as he made every post a winning one, leading from start to finish to run his rivals ragged under a brilliant ride from stable jockey Peter Buchanan at odds of 3/1.
This was Geese’s third win and he will now attempt to follow up by taking Perth Racecourse’s highlight of the season The Aviva City of Perth Gold Cup, worth over £35,000, on Sunday, June 9.
Club spokesman Mike Guthrie, from Brechin, said: “It is fantastic to see this many members turn out to cheer Geese home and full marks to Sam Morshead and the Perth Executive in putting up a five figure prize fund for the race.
“Such levels would not be out of place at Ascot or Cheltenham and they deserve to be rewarded with plenty of runners to attract the crowds”
Tay Valley have three horses in training, all locally with Lucinda. The star of the show is the five time winner Prosecco, with over £40,000 of prize money to his name.
The latest recruit is the exciting front running two Mile Chaser Quito Du Tresor who was second at Perth in April, and will be making a bold bid to emulate Wild Geese at the Family Day meeting held in June.