Hamilton Park

  • 18:30 Turftv Claiming Stakes1m 3f 16y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 24.77s
  • Off time: 18:30:26
18:30 Hamilton Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Graceful Descent (FR) 11/8
2nd Orpen Bid (IRE) 100/1
3rd King's Head (IRE) 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 8-75180 Dark Blue, Pink spots, sleeves and cap Sand Tiger (IRE) 36
Nag me
4 9-5 R A Fahey Barry McHugh (3) 82 9/43.25
2 (2) 36-7556 White and Maroon check, Maroon sleeves, White armlets, Maroon cap King's Head (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-2 Miss L A Perratt T Eaves 68 10/111.00
3 (11) Dark blue, white cross belts, diamonds on sleeves La Bacouetteuse (FR) 28
Nag me
5 9-0 A G Foster Lee Newman 40/141.00
4 (9) Black, yellow chevron, white sleeves, white cap, black diamond Claude Carter 38
Nag me
6 8-11 A C Whillans D Heslop (5) 20/121.00
5 (3) 10-4468 Black and Emerald Green (quartered), Emerald Green sleeves, Black armlets Shy Glance (USA) 6
Nag meCourse Winner
8 8-11 P Monteith T Hamilton 67 7/18.00
6 (1) 445008 WHITE, DARK BLUE chevron, WHITE and RED hooped sleeves, DARK BLUE and RED quartered cap Lava Steps (USA) 37
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4 8-7 P T Midgley P Pickard (3) 52 40/141.00
7 (5) 22-2434 Dark Blue and Yellow (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Dark Blue spots, Dark Blue and Red quartered cap Graceful Descent (FR) 8
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
5 8-6 J S Goldie Greg Fairley 67 11/82.38
8 (10) Dark Blue, Yellow Cross of Lorraine, hooped sleeves, Yellow cap Why So Serious 28
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4 8-6 b D W Whillans A Elliott 50/151.00
9 (8) 073090- Purple, Yellow diamond and diamond on cap Wilmington 9
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6 8-6 Mrs J C McGregor S B Kelly (7) 45 66/167.00
10 (4) 495-935 Dark Blue and Mauve diamonds, Dark Blue sleeves and cap Ballade de La Mer 24
Nag me
4 8-4 A G Foster J P Sullivan (5) 43 20/121.00
11 (6) 3550/07- Red, white diamond, dark blue sleeves, white diamonds, red cap, dark blue diamond Orpen Bid (IRE) 10
Nag me
5 8-1 A M Crow Kelly Harrison (3)(ex1) 39 100/1101.00

Verdict

Linda Perratt's King's Head has slipped down to a fair mark for handicaps after some below par efforts this term but he has plenty to find at the weights in this event in which it is hard to oppose SAND TIGER, who gets the vote with Shy Glance rated the pick of the remainder. The selection has struggled in two starts in handicaps since winning at Musselburgh in April but he has an obvious chance at the weights, judged by official BHA ratings, dropped into this claimer and gets the vote to resume winning ways. Jim Goldie's Graceful Descent has been holding her form well in recent starts in handicaps and is only marginally worse in with Sand Tiger than if this was a handicap so he has to be respected. Paul Midgley's Lava Steps should appreciate the return to the level having disappointed in a claiming hurdle last time but more solid claims are held by Peter Monteith's Shy Glance, who has not been running badly in handicaps of late and has every chance dropped into this company. The vote though goes the way of Sand Tiger, who has an obvious chance and he can give weight away to his rivals.