Today's racecards

Hamilton Park

  • 15:00 Neilsland And Earnock Maiden Stakes1m 3f 16y

  • Winner £3,234 2nd £962 3rd £481 4th £240
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 20.24s
  • Off time: 15:00:45
15:00 Hamilton Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Statutory (IRE) Evs
2nd Bomber Thorn 13/8

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 68 Black, orange hoop and armlets, quartered cap Yourholidayisover (IRE) 32
Nag me
6 10-0 P Holmes R Kennemore 100/1101.00
3 (5) 0588/ Red, White Cross of Lorraine, Red sleeves, Royal Blue armlets Eila Wheeler 631
Nag me
6 9-9 t1 M A Barnes S O'Hara (5) 42 100/1101.00
4 (3) 22 Dark Blue, Grey triple diamond Bomber Thorn 36
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 9-3 Tom Dascombe R Kingscote 13/82.62
5 (2) 2 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Statutory (IRE) 9
Nag me
3 9-3 M Johnston J Fanning Evs2.00
6 (4) 4 Black, Red epaulets, Yellow sleeves, Yellow cap, Red star Wee Willy Wilfords (IRE) 60
Nag me
3 9-3 J P Shanahan T P O'Shea 4/15.00
Non runners
2 (6)0Aryizad (IRE)49-9G A SwinbankR Winston

Verdict

The Shanahan team are 2-4 with raiders from Ireland this season so Wee Willy Wilfords is respected after showing up nicely on his 1m Navan debut behind Stepwise. However, he does face two useful maidens of which STATUTORY is just the preference. The Authorized gelding posted a useful performance on debut when beaten a length by Silk Sari after a good battle, the pair pulling 11l clear of the third. Trip and ground are fine. Bomber Thorn looked a surefire future winner when going down to the useful handicapper Continuum on debut at Haydock but was then turned over at odds-on back at that venue by Federal Blue. Again the front pair were clear of the rest but Mark Johnston had the winner that day and therefore has a good line to the form here with Statutory.