Hamilton Park

  • 16:00 Ogilvie Communications Handicap1m 3f 16y

  • Winner £2,045 2nd £604 3rd £302
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 33.82s
  • Off time: 16:00:12
16:00 Hamilton Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Operateur (IRE) 6/1
2nd Call of Duty (IRE) 2/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 6750-78 Dark Blue, Yellow disc, Yellow sleeves, Dark Blue armlets, Dark Blue cap, Yellow spots Jordaura 7
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 9-7 A Berry S O'Hara (3) 63 6/17.00
2 (3) 735435- Dark Blue and Pink diabolo, chevrons on sleeves, Pink cap, Dark Blue diamond War Lord (IRE) 75
Nag me
4 9-6 P A Kirby P Mulrennan 62 3/14.00
3 (5) 39438-7 Mauve, pink hoops, mauve sleeves Operateur (IRE) 42
Nag me
6 8-10 B Haslam A Elliott 52 6/17.00
4 (6) 8-79313 Grey, emerald green and white quartered cap Call of Duty (IRE) 14
Nag me
9 8-9 b Mrs Dianne Sayer Emma Sayer (5) 51 2/13.00
5 (1) 3473-68 Red, white seams, red sleeves, yellow armlets and stars on red cap Captain Rhyric 6
Nag me
5 8-5 James Moffatt P McDonald 47 9/110.00
6 (2) 785- Yellow, Emerald Green Cross of Lorraine, striped sleeves, Emerald Green cap Perci French 251
Nag me
4 8-3 D O'Meara Julie Burke (3) 45 15/28.50

Verdict

Jordaura is the only course and distance winner having scored comfortably in September from an 11lb higher mark but his recent efforts have been woeful to say the least. War Lord gained his only victory on the Flat at Thirsk a year ago though he also won over hurdles in October. Operateur's last success came from this mark two years ago and he's been in poor form on the Flat and over hurdles. Captain Rhyric's only placed runs in ten starts came when last of three and third of four, both on this track. Perci French makes his handicap debut having shown absolutely nothing but such is his trainer's form and reputation for improving his charges that he'll attract support. However, the form pick has to be CALL OF DUTY, who came with a late run to score over 1m2f at Ayr in April then finished strongly over the same track and trip a month later.