Today's racecards

Hamilton Park

  • 20:50 Follow HamiltonParkRC On Twitter Handicap1m 3f 16y

  • Winner £3,881 2nd £1,155 3rd £577 4th £289
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places (Watered)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 21.48s
  • Off time: 21:10:22
20:50 Hamilton Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Special Meaning Evs
2nd Argaki (IRE) 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 156-009 Tan, Red sleeves, Cream cap, Red spots Indepub 14
Nag meCourse Winner
4 10-0 b K A Ryan B Hughes 72 22/123.00
3 (6) 08-9723 White and Maroon check, Maroon sleeves, White armlets, Maroon cap Royal Straight 16
Nag meCourse Winner
8 9-10 t Miss L A Perratt P Makin 68 22/123.00
4 (7) 356531 Yellow, Black hoop, Black and Yellow diabolo on sleeves Ebony Express 15
Nag me
4 9-9 G A Swinbank R Winston 67 7/18.00
5 (2) 36-6121 Yellow, Black hoop, Black Sleeves, yellow stars, yellow cap, black star Special Meaning 22
Nag me
3 9-2 M Johnston F Norton 72 Evs2.00
6 (4) 772211 Maroon, White seams, striped sleeves, quartered cap Argaki (IRE) 6 (ex6)
Nag meCourse Winner
3 9-1 K Dalgleish T Eaves 65 9/25.50
7 (5) 3-32432 Red, White hollow box, striped sleeves, check cap Eric The Grey (IRE) 28
Nag me
3 9-0 R A Fahey B McHugh 70 3/14.00
Non runners
2 (1)4091/26Spes Nostra59-13T D BarronP McDonald71

Verdict

Royal Straight has been placed over shorter trips here of late but previous failures at middle-distances temper enthusiasm. Ebony Express scored in similar company at Musselburgh recently and should go well though Special Meaning looks to have stronger claims. The latter won a classified event over 1m4f at Newmarket last time and should make another bold bid raised only 2lb. ARGAKI carries a penalty for his recent win at Ayr but that came in better company than this and Keith Dagleish's charge can make it three in a row having been successful in a maiden at this track earlier.