Today's racecards

Hamilton Park

  • 17:55 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden Stakes5f 4y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 1.94s
  • Off time: 17:56:00
17:55 Hamilton Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Billyoakes (IRE) 7/2
2nd Denzille Lane (IRE) 17/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (5) 6 Black and royal blue stripes, black sleeves, royal blue stars, check cap Billyoakes (IRE) 12
Nag me
2 9-5 M R Channon G Lee 7/24.50
2 (7) 2 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Rita's Boy (IRE) 16
Nag me
2 9-5 K R Burke P McDonald 3/14.00
3 (3) DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Denzille Lane (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-2 M Johnston F Norton 17/29.50
4 (4) Red, Red cap, White spots Millgate
Nag me
2 9-2 R A Fahey Lee Topliss 14/115.00
5 (2) Purple, Orange sash, Royal Blue cap Robben
Nag me
2 9-2 K A Ryan P Mulrennan 20/121.00
6 (6) Pink, dark blue cross of lorraine, dark blue sleeves, pink armlets, pink cap, dark blue star Spend A Penny (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-2 J J Quinn P Makin 7/42.75
7 (1) ROYAL BLUE and WHITE (quartered), BLACK and WHITE striped sleeves and cap Just The Tip (IRE)
Nag me
2 8-11 K Dalgleish T Eaves 16/117.00

Verdict

RITA'S BOY has the form in the book with a second at Southwell. He's preferred to Billyoakes and gets the vote despite what looks a strong challenge from newcomers representing powerful northern yards. Kevin Ryan has a good recent record in this and Robben's pedigree is packed with speed while the Fahey stable won last year's renewal so Millgate could also figure. Denzille Lane cost 110,000gns as a yearling and is another to note while Spend A Penny was purchased for £180,000 at last month's sales in Ireland.