Today's racecards

Hamilton Park

  • 16:15 Totepool Buttonhook Handicap1m 5f 9y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 53.96s
  • Off time: 16:15:39
16:15 Hamilton Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Prince Picasso 8/1
2nd Gordonsville 7/2
3rd Valdan (IRE) 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 00163-3 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Alcalde 19
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4 9-7 M Johnston Greg Fairley 89 4/15.00
3 (5) 421245- Yellow, Beige sleeves, White cap Hawk Mountain (UAE) 233
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5 9-2 J J Quinn I J Brennan (5) 84 3/14.00
4 (11) 3461-85 Light Blue, Pink sleeves, Mauve stars, Pink cap, Mauve star Gordonsville 8
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7 9-1 J S Goldie D Tudhope 84 7/24.50
5 (3) 31667/3- Purple, White triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves, quartered cap Black Jacari (IRE) 255
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5 8-13 P A Kirby R Kennemore (3) 81 20/121.00
6 (4) 256151 White, Black disc, Black and White halved sleeves, Black cap Kames Park (IRE) 10
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8 8-13 R C Guest Billy Cray (5) 81 12/113.00
7 (9) D43-119 White and Maroon check, Maroon sleeves, White armlets, Maroon cap Wicked Daze (IRE) 28
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7 8-9 Miss L A Perratt T Hamilton 77 16/117.00
8 (7) 2/22625- Old Gold, Purple and Green hoops, Old Gold sleeves, Purple and Old Gold quartered cap Proud Times (USA) 282
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4 8-8 G A Swinbank P McDonald 76 15/28.50
9 (1) 36-8410 Black, Yellow chevrons, Yellow sleeves, Black armlets, quartered cap Prince Picasso 28
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7 8-6 b R A Fahey P Hanagan 74 8/19.00
10 (10) 21239/0 Emerald Green, Light Blue sleeves, White armlets and cap Planetarium 28
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5 8-4 P Monteith James P Sullivan (5) 72 50/151.00
11 (2) 006-574 Emerald Green, large Black spots, Black spots on Emerald Green sleeves and cap Valdan (IRE) 15
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6 8-2 t M A Barnes A Heffernan (3) 68 14/115.00
Non runners
2 (8)60718-9Kimberley Downs (USA)49-2N WilsonG Bartley84

Verdict

ALCALDE made a pleasing comeback at Yarmouth and should relish this longer trip; Hawk Mountain and the in-form Kames Park look the pick of his rivals. Mark Johnston's gelding already has three wins to his name and he held his form well last season. Although he didn't seem to get this trip last year the hope is that he will stay further as he matures and as his dam won over this trip the required stamina should be there. The step back up in trip and the return to quicker ground should suit Kimberley Downs, Hawk Mountain is a strong-stayer who is considered despite looking high enough in the weights, whilst Gordonsville shaped much better at Ripon last time out and is far from ruled out for an in-form yard. Black Jacari has ability and should be monitored for signs of confidence on this first start for a new yard, Kames Park shocked the crowd with a 25/1 win at Beverley last time but is not harshly punished by the handicapper for that facile win, whilst Wicked Daze's good form at the turn of the year came in claiming grade. Proud Times and Prince Picasso are both considered, however in a tricky puzzle it is Alcalde who is preferred.