Today's racecards

Hamilton Park

  • 16:45 Prestige Scotland Handicap 1m 4f 17y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 38.44s
  • Off time: 16:45:18
16:45 Hamilton Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st St Ignatius 10/3
2nd Geanie Mac (IRE) 9/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 (5) 233 Royal Blue, White hoop, Royal Blue sleeves, White spots, hooped cap Saffron Town (IRE) 13
Nag me
4 10-0 G A Swinbank A Mullen 70 6/17.00
3 (4) 0-71612 White, Brown Cross of Lorraine, Brown and White chevrons on sleeves, Brown cap A Southside Boy (GER) 31
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-9 h J S Goldie T Eaves 65 4/15.00
4 (6) 321323 Pink, large maroon spots St Ignatius 7
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 9-7 v A Bailey R Winston 63 10/34.33
5 (1) 9028-90 Light blue, black chevron, checked sleeves Hail Bold Chief (USA) 93
Nag meCourse Winner
6 9-5 G A Swinbank J Fanning 61 10/111.00
6 (7) 774321 Red, white stripe, armlets and star on cap Bayan Kasirga (IRE) 17
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-1 R A Fahey T Hamilton 67 4/15.00
7 (3) 535263 White and Maroon check, Maroon sleeves, White armlets, Maroon cap Geanie Mac (IRE) 8
Nag me
4 8-9 v Miss L A Perratt P McDonald 48 9/110.00
8 (2) 0-63944 Beige, dark blue spots on sleeves Hello Gorgeous 17
Nag me
3 8-0 K Dalgleish Raul Da Silva (3) 47 11/26.50
Non runners
1 (8)8640-21Quick Jack (IRE)410-1A J MartinNon Runner65

Verdict

Tony Martin has been scooping up prizes all over the place recently including at Newmarket, where QUICK JACK beat the odds-on Nautilus over this trip. He didn't really have the form to do so but such is the stable's form at present that he won with a bit in hand and a penalty shouldn't prevent a follow-up, especially with his rider's claim to aid his cause. Bayan Kasirga gained her first success on ground with some give at Thirsk but had shown improvement on quick going on her two previous starts. She's up 7lb but had run well off similar marks last year so looks a big threat. A Southside Boy has run here three times and won them all. He almost defied a 5lb rise and better company on his latest start at Ayr and won't go down without a battle. The consistent St Ignatius will like the fast ground better than most and can make his presence felt.