Today's racecards

Hamilton Park

  • 16:15 Racing Uk Sky 432 Handicap1m 4f 17y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 36.34s
  • Off time: 16:15:36
16:15 Hamilton Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Dubawi King 2/1
2nd Vittachi 20/1
3rd Il Portico 11/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (9) 424 Dark Blue, Emerald Green stars, Emerald Green cap, Dark Blue stars Cat O' Nine Tails 25
Nag me
3 9-7 M Johnston Greg Fairley 65 5/16.00
2 (10) 6491 Orange, Royal Blue epaulets, diamonds on sleeves and cap Smarty Sam (USA) 11
Nag me
3 9-7 G A Swinbank P McDonald 65 11/43.75
3 (8) 0-16200 Red, Emerald Green triple diamond, Emerald Green and Red diabolo on sleeves, White cap, Emerald Green diamond Il Portico 19
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-13 M R Channon S Hitchcott 57 11/112.00
4 (5) 231446 White, Royal Blue cross belts, Red sleeves, Emerald Green cap Vittachi 26
Nag me
3 8-9 A C Whillans T Eaves 53 20/121.00
5 (4) 09-632 Royal Blue, Orange epaulets and star on cap Dubawi King 20
Nag me
3 8-8 N Tinkler P Hanagan 52 2/13.00
6 (7) 66P8 Gold and Black check, Pink sleeves and cap On The Right Path 28
Nag me
3 8-8 Paul Murphy P Donaghy (5) 52 100/1101.00
8 (1) 800796 Orange, Royal Blue epaulets, sleeves and star on cap Barastar 11
Nag me
3 8-2 N Tinkler S De Sousa 45 33/134.00
9 (3) 6-76805 BROWN, ORANGE hoop and sleeves Light The City (IRE) 11
Nag me
3 8-2 Mrs R Carr Kelly Harrison (3) 45 40/141.00
10 (2) 800-78 White, Black braces, armlets and star on cap Star Of Kalani (IRE) 20
Nag me
3 8-2 b R D Wylie P Pickard (5) 45 6/17.00
Non runners
7 (6)07-00Patricks Lodge38-2J D BethellJames P Sullivan45

Verdict

SMARTY SAM just edges the vote ahead of Dubawi King here, with Cat O' Nine Tails needing to improve to beat the pair. Alan Swinbank's charge was well backed ahead of his handicap debut and showed a really likeable attitude at Ayr to deny a similarly lightly-raced type. Winning by only a head meant the handicapper couldn't go overboard in his reaction and he hasn't with a solitary 2lb rise, which may well enable our pick to go in again. The two-furlong step up in distance is expected to help him to improve if anything and he's taken to beat Dubawi King. Nigel Tinkler's charge has also done well since switched to handicaps, particularly when second to a ready subsequent scorer last time at Beverley. Clearly then a stiff finish over this trip is no problem for the horse but lightening-fast ground may well be and it's only for that reason we oppose him, with the 3lb rise perfectly fair. Cat O' Nine Tails took a remote second to the smart Acquainted at Haydock before being readily brushed aside at Catterick behind Monterrey. Both horses are a cut above this grade but she's probably got to find something extra to win, even off a modest mark of 65; she too would not want the ground like a road. Il Portico isn't overlooked lightly as despite proving generally disappointing since his winning return at Wolverhampton, Mick Channon's charge did seem to enjoy Hamilton's unique test when second three starts back and is now a pound lower; a return to this course could bring about some improvement. In contrast Vittachi disappointed here last time and may not see out the trip and the four horses that prop up the weights all have plenty to find with either Dubawi King or Smarty Sam, with the latter looking to hold particularly strong claims.