Today's racecards

Hamilton Park

  • 19:35 Hamilton-park.co.uk Handicap6f 5y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 11.58s
  • Off time: 19:35:13
19:35 Hamilton Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Tangerine Trees 7/4
2nd Indian Skipper (IRE) 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 8087-09 Royal Blue, White cross belts, Royal Blue sleeves, White stars and stars on cap Protector (SAF) 39
Nag meDistance Winner
9 9-9 t A G Foster Lee Newman 80 12/113.00
2 (5) 270-125 Light Blue, Dark Blue chevron, Dark Blue sleeves, Light Blue armlets, Light Blue cap, Dark Blue star Leonid Glow 13
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-7 M Dods P Makin 78 11/43.75
4 (7) 920724 Black, White, Yellow, Grey and Brown hoops Indian Skipper (IRE) 11
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-6 be R C Guest F Norton 77 5/16.00
5 (6) 330-119 Yellow, Red triple diamond, armlets and cap Tangerine Trees 25
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-6 B Smart P Hanagan 77 7/42.75
6 (4) 8903-13 White, Red chevron, White and Black chevrons on sleeves, Black cap Tadalavil 6
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 8-12 Miss L A Perratt P Mulrennan 69 11/26.50
7 (1) 392700 Red, Emerald Green spots, Red sleeves, White cap, Emerald Green spots Sendreni (FR) 6
Nag me
6 8-12 p Mrs J C McGregor B McHugh (3) 69 80/181.00
9 (9) 719-407 Saxe blue, yellow armlets, white cap Botham (USA) 6
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 8-5 J S Goldie C Catlin 62 16/117.00
Non runners
3 (8)7224-40Grissom (IRE)49-6A BerryAdrian Nicholls77
8 (2)0-07676Bid For Gold68-7Jedd O'KeeffeP Donaghy64

Verdict

TANGERINE TREES is taken to successfully defend his unbeaten record at the track; Tadalavil and Leonid Glow can chase him home. Our pick was readily brushed aside last time but is only 3lbs higher than when winning at Redcar and his record on stiff tracks is exceptional, with a 3-3 record here and coupled with a Pontefact success. That Paul Hanagan rides for the first time is of no concern so although he'll need a career best to win it seems foolish to desert him here at his favourite venue. Tadalavil is a big threat to our selection having gone down fighting here last time. That followed a course and distance win so there are no concerns with conditions and he should be very competitive off this mark of 69. Leonid Glow represents a yard in form and completes our shortlist. All three of the mare's wins have come over today's trip and on similar ground, whilst she's looked a shade unfortunate when short of room on both her last two starts in better races than this one. The stiff finish here will help Indian Skipper but he's likely to fall short whilst still racing off a 5lbs higher mark than for his only turf success, whilst the tongue-tied Protector seems at his best when racing on ground with cut. Similar comments apply to Grissom so those looking for an each-way play could turn to course and distance winner Bid For Gold who may be poised to return to something approaching his best following a more encouraging run last time, but we'll return to Tangerine Trees in the hope he can make it four from four here at Hamilton.