17:55 Hamilton 18 May 2018

BB Foodservice EBF Novice Stakes (Plus 10) (Class 4) (2YO only)

Winner £5,434 - 8 run - Draw Advantage: High

1

5f 7y

Good to Firm (Good in places on the loop)

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Age / Wt / OR
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1 (7)
12
iT
Black, orange stars, orange and black striped cap (Richard Fahey Ebor Racing Club Ltd)

Mr Buttons (IRE)  18 

b c Elzaam - Clann Force (Kyllachy)

2 9-8
-
2 9-8
-

Twice-raced winner. 1 win from 2 runs this year. Winner at Southwell in April. Second of 5 in minor event (8/11) at Southwell (5f) 18 days ago. Vulnerable.

Twice-raced winner. 1 win from 2 runs this year. Winner at Southwell in April. Second of 5 in minor event (8/11) at Southwell (5f) 18 days ago. Vulnerable.

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2 (4)
6
iT
Yellow, red star, emerald green sleeves, red cap (Cragg Wood Racing)

Mark's Choice (IRE)  13 

b c Bungle Inthejungle - Ramamara (Trans Island)

2 9-2
-
2 9-2
-

Once-raced maiden. 20/1, sixth of 7 in minor event at Doncaster (5f, good) on debut 13 days ago. Could benefit from that initial experience.

Once-raced maiden. 20/1, sixth of 7 in minor event at Doncaster (5f, good) on debut 13 days ago. Could benefit from that initial experience.

3 (2)
4
iT
Royal blue, white chevron, sleeves and cap (Jane Newett And Dougie Livingston)

Port Of Leith (IRE)  16 

b c Dark Angel - Tender Is Thenight (Barathea)

2 9-2
-
2 9-2
-

Promising individual. 9/4, fourth of 8 in minor event at Pontefract (5f, heavy) on debut 16 days ago. Likely to improve.

Promising individual. 9/4, fourth of 8 in minor event at Pontefract (5f, heavy) on debut 16 days ago. Likely to improve.

4 (1)
iT
Yellow and white (quartered), yellow sleeves, white armlets, yellow cap (Ontoawinner, Strecker & Burke)

Life Of Riley 

b c Showcasing - Swan Wings (Bahamian Bounty)

2 8-13
-
2 8-13
-

Foaled March 10. 60,000 gns yearling, Showcasing colt. Half-brother to 3 winners, including useful winner up to 7f Battered and 2-y-o 6f winner Sunflower. Plenty of appeal on pedigree.

Foaled March 10. 60,000 gns yearling, Showcasing colt. Half-brother to 3 winners, including useful winner up to 7f Battered and 2-y-o 6f winner Sunflower. Plenty of appeal on pedigree.

5 (3)
iT
Light blue, orange epaulets (Middleham Park Racing XXI)

Yousini 

b c Siyouni - War Effort (War Front)

2 8-13
-
2 8-13
-

Foaled February 18. 50,000 gns yearling, Siyouni colt. Dam twice-raced half-sister to useful 1¼m winner Stay The Night out of 10.5f winner Louve Royale. Bred for further.

Foaled February 18. 50,000 gns yearling, Siyouni colt. Dam twice-raced half-sister to useful 1¼m winner Stay The Night out of 10.5f winner Louve Royale. Bred for further.

6 (5)
8
iT
White, black epaulets, black sleeves, white stars and stars on cap (K & J Hanson & A Dawson)

Juals Spirit (IRE)  27 

b f Raven's Pass - Bahama Spirit (Invincible Spirit)

2 8-11 h1
-
2 8-11 h1
-

Once-raced maiden. 20/1, eighth of 9 in maiden at Thirsk (5f, soft) on debut 27 days ago. Hooded for 1st time. May do better.

Once-raced maiden. 20/1, eighth of 9 in maiden at Thirsk (5f, soft) on debut 27 days ago. Hooded for 1st time. May do better.

7 (6)
0
iT
White, orange stripe, emerald green sleeves and cap (John Kelly, John McNeill & Alan Johnst)

Northern Society (IRE)  49 

b f Camacho - La Estatua (Lope De Vega)

2 8-11
-
2 8-11
-

Once-raced maiden. Tenth of 12 in minor event (33/1) at Newcastle (5f) on debut 49 days ago, slowly away.

Once-raced maiden. Tenth of 12 in minor event (33/1) at Newcastle (5f) on debut 49 days ago, slowly away.

8 (8)
iT
Red and dark green diabolo, halved sleeves, red and dark green quartered cap (Mr C H McGhie)

Miss Maben 

ch f Compton Place - Miss Trish (Danetime)

2 8-8
-
2 8-8
-

Foaled February 8. €12,000 yearling, resold 6,000 gns yearling, Compton Place filly. Half-sister to 6f/7f winner Benrish and 2-y-o 5f-7f winner Dolce Segreto.

Foaled February 8. €12,000 yearling, resold 6,000 gns yearling, Compton Place filly. Half-sister to 6f/7f winner Benrish and 2-y-o 5f-7f winner Dolce Segreto.

Verdict

Mr Buttons is the one to beat based on his victory at Southwell last month but he did find one too good last time out and may do so once again. LIFE OF RILEY cost 60,000gns as a yearling and he is a Showcasing half-brother to the useful handicapper Battered. Yousini is another interesting newcomer given that he is by Siyouni and out of a War Front mare and he cost connections 50,000gns.

Verdict

LIFE OF RILEY represents the same owner, trainer and stallion as Quiet Reflection, with plenty of quality on the dam's side of the pedigree, so it would be no surprise were he to prove well above average and take what appears to be a relatively weak novice event. Port of Leith shaped well on debut, so has to be regarded as a danger along with Mr Buttons.

18:25 Hamilton 18 May 2018

Thomas Johnstone Ltd 150th Anniversary Handicap (Class 4) (4YO plus)

Winner £6,728 - 8 run - Draw Advantage: Low

2

1m 68y

Good to Firm (Good in places on the loop)

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No.
(Draw)
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
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1 (4)
6-36021
iT
Black, pink seams, striped sleeves, pink cap (The Bottom Liners & Paul Saxton)

Mutarakez (IRE)  16 

ch g Fast Company - Nightswimmer (Noverre)

6 9-7
85
6 9-7
85

Temperamental sort. 4/1, improved on recent efforts to win 14-runner handicap at Pontefract (8f, heavy) 16 days ago, making up a lot of ground in straight. Remains well treated on old form.

Temperamental sort. 4/1, improved on recent efforts to win 14-runner handicap at Pontefract (8f, heavy) 16 days ago, making up a lot of ground in straight. Remains well treated on old form.

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2 (1)
141630-
iT
Light blue, large pink spots (Miss Jessica J Bell)

Be Kool (IRE)  230 

b g Approve - Accounting (Sillery)

5 9-6 v
84
5 9-6 v
84

9/1, last of 12 in handicap at Chester (7f, heavy), possibly amiss. Off 7 months. Usually consistent and returns with his stable in good heart.

9/1, last of 12 in handicap at Chester (7f, heavy), possibly amiss. Off 7 months. Usually consistent and returns with his stable in good heart.

3 (7)
021-55
iT
Royal blue, light green epaulets (Kingsley Park Owners Club)

Aclimatise 6 

b g Acclamation - Favourita (Diktat)

4 9-4
82 2
4 9-4
82 2

Lightly-raced winner. 9/2, fifth of 6 in handicap at Lingfield (7.6f, good to soft) 6 days ago. Something to find on form.

Lightly-raced winner. 9/2, fifth of 6 in handicap at Lingfield (7.6f, good to soft) 6 days ago. Something to find on form.

4 (6)
143418-
iT
Purple, orange sash, royal blue cap (Mr Kenneth MacPherson)

Alemaratalyoum (IRE)  221 

ch g Lope De Vega - Heart Of Ice (Montjeu)

4 9-0
78
4 9-0
78

Eighth of 10 in handicap (9/1) at Windsor (8.1f, good). Off 7 months. First run for yard after leaving Ed Dunlop. Type to do better still as a 4-y-o for new yard.

Eighth of 10 in handicap (9/1) at Windsor (8.1f, good). Off 7 months. First run for yard after leaving Ed Dunlop. Type to do better still as a 4-y-o for new yard.

5 (3)
53-8208
iT
Black, red epaulets, yellow sleeves, yellow cap, red star (Thistle Bloodstock Limited)

Fivehundredmiles (IRE)  20 

b g The Carbon Unit - There's A Light (Fantastic Light)

5 9-0 b
78
5 9-0 b
78

C&D winner. 16/1, first run since leaving S. Seemar when eighth of 10 in handicap at Doncaster (8f, soft) 20 days ago. Blinkers back on.

C&D winner. 16/1, first run since leaving S. Seemar when eighth of 10 in handicap at Doncaster (8f, soft) 20 days ago. Blinkers back on.

6 (5)
8038-05
iT
Black, pink star, halved sleeves and stars on cap (A Turton, J Blackburn & Mrs L Folwell)

Magic City (IRE)  29 

b g Elusive City - Annmarie's Magic (Flying Spur)

9 9-0
78
9 9-0
78

Below form fifth of 16 in handicap at Ripon (9.8f, heavy, 50/1) 29 days ago. Returns to less testing ground faced with a more suitable trip, so of definite interest from appealing mark.

Below form fifth of 16 in handicap at Ripon (9.8f, heavy, 50/1) 29 days ago. Returns to less testing ground faced with a more suitable trip, so of definite interest from appealing mark.

7 (2)
551270
iT
Orange, white striped sleeves (The Self Preservation Society)

Zabeel Star (IRE)  8 

ch g Arcano - Deep Winter (Pivotal)

6 8-13
77 1
6 8-13
77 1

Latest win at Newcastle in March. Tenth of 12 in handicap (25/1) at Chester (10.3f, good) 8 days ago, having hopeless task from position. Needs strong pace to be seen to best effect.

Latest win at Newcastle in March. Tenth of 12 in handicap (25/1) at Chester (10.3f, good) 8 days ago, having hopeless task from position. Needs strong pace to be seen to best effect.

8 (8)
2123-55
iT
Dark green, red star, striped sleeves, red cap (Mrs L M Whillans)

Corked (IRE)  14 

b m Mastercraftsman - Dama'a (Green Desert)

5 8-9
73
5 8-9
73

Winner at Chelmsford City in November. First run since leaving Ed Walker when last of 5 in handicap (16/1) at Newcastle (10.2f) 14 days ago. Others more persuasive.

Winner at Chelmsford City in November. First run since leaving Ed Walker when last of 5 in handicap (16/1) at Newcastle (10.2f) 14 days ago. Others more persuasive.

Verdict

MUTARAKEZ accounted for a decent field when winning at Pontefract earlier in the month and he remains the one to beat here despite a 6lb rise in the ratings. Alemaratalyoum has not been seen since October but he has a good chance based on the pick of his form, while Be Kool and Aclimatise also warrant consideration in an open event.

Verdict

MAGIC CITY has been working up his fitness on heavy ground so far this year and, now back on a sound surface dropping in trip, everything looks in place for him to capitalise on a mark 4 lb below his last winning one. Mutarakez did well to get up close home at Pontefract last time and deserves respect along with Alemaratalyoum on debut for a new stable.

19:00 Hamilton 18 May 2018

Pdm Mains To Drains Handicap (Class 5) (4YO plus)

Winner £4,140 - 13 run - Draw Advantage: Low

3

1m 68y

Good to Firm (Good in places on the loop)

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Weighed In
No.
(Draw)
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
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1 (12)
35790-1
iT
Royal blue, light blue and royal blue hooped sleeves (Mr T S Ingham & Mrs Liz Ingham)

Whitkirk (ex6)  10 

b g Iffraaj - Bedouin Bride (Chester House)

5 9-10
73 2
5 9-10
73 2

C&D winner. 7/2, career best when winning 8-runner handicap at Thirsk (8f, good) 10 days ago. Carries penalty. Big shout again.

C&D winner. 7/2, career best when winning 8-runner handicap at Thirsk (8f, good) 10 days ago. Carries penalty. Big shout again.

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2 (1)
16-8271
iT
Mauve, black seams, mauve sleeves and cap (Artemis Thoroughbred Racing)

Isstoora (IRE) (ex6)  7 

b f Fastnet Rock - Shegotloose (Dynaformer)

4 9-9 b
72 6
4 9-9 b
72 6

6/1, career best when winning 8-runner handicap at Nottingham (8.3f, good to firm) 7 days ago, forging clear. Carries penalty. Should go well once more.

6/1, career best when winning 8-runner handicap at Nottingham (8.3f, good to firm) 7 days ago, forging clear. Carries penalty. Should go well once more.

3 (10)
2324-32
iT
Light blue, purple star, dark blue sleeves, orange stars, purple cap, orange stars (Ryedale Partners No 5)

Vive La Difference (IRE)  10 

b g Holy Roman Emperor - Galaxie Sud (El Prado)

4 9-7
70 3
4 9-7
70 3

15/8, very good second of 8 in handicap at Thirsk (8f, good) 10 days ago, faring best of those held up. Has to be taken seriously.

15/8, very good second of 8 in handicap at Thirsk (8f, good) 10 days ago, faring best of those held up. Has to be taken seriously.

4 (6)
14710-4
iT
Purple, yellow triple diamond, armlets and star on cap (Mr Y C Luk)

Chinese Spirit (IRE)  14 

gr g Clodovil - In The Ribbons (In The Wings)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Bit below form fourth of 10 in handicap at Musselburgh (9f, good to firm, 14/1) 14 days ago. Has work to do.

Bit below form fourth of 10 in handicap at Musselburgh (9f, good to firm, 14/1) 14 days ago. Has work to do.

5 (11)
15747-0
iT
Royal blue and white (quartered), red and royal blue diabolo on sleeves (Mrs Helen Sinclair)

Racemaker 19 

b g Stimulation - Sophies Heart (Hurricane Run)

4 9-5
68
4 9-5
68

Thirteenth of 14 in handicap (66/1) at Wetherby (7f, heavy) 19 days ago, not knocked about.

Thirteenth of 14 in handicap (66/1) at Wetherby (7f, heavy) 19 days ago, not knocked about.

6 (13)
241645
iT
Grey, purple chevrons, purple and grey hooped cap (Alex And Janet Card)

Akkadian Empire 46 (22J) 

b g Arabian Gleam - Floral Beauty (Shamardal)

4 9-4 p
67
4 9-4 p
67

Eleventh of 13 in novice hurdle (33/1) at Perth (16.2f, soft) 22 days ago, not knocked about. Fair on the Flat, respectable on last Flat run but has poor strike rate.

Eleventh of 13 in novice hurdle (33/1) at Perth (16.2f, soft) 22 days ago, not knocked about. Fair on the Flat, respectable on last Flat run but has poor strike rate.

7 (7)
45763-5
iT
White and maroon check, maroon sleeves, white armlets, maroon cap (Mr Ken McGarrity)

Crazy Tornado (IRE)  14 

b g Big Bad Bob - All Day (Jaded Dancer)

5 9-3 h
66
5 9-3 h
66

Creditable fifth of 11 in handicap (10/1) at Musselburgh (7.2f, good to firm) 14 days ago, never nearer. Hood back on.

Creditable fifth of 11 in handicap (10/1) at Musselburgh (7.2f, good to firm) 14 days ago, never nearer. Hood back on.

8 (2)
994640
iT
Dark blue, pink hooped sleeves and cap (Top Of The Hill Racing Club)

Archipeligo 17 

b g Archipenko - Red Slew (Red Ransom)

7 9-3 p
66
7 9-3 p
66

Course winner. Tenth of 12 in handicap at Newcastle (10.2f, 13/2) 17 days ago.

Course winner. Tenth of 12 in handicap at Newcastle (10.2f, 13/2) 17 days ago.

9 (8)
54313-3
iT
Red, yellow sash, black and white quartered cap (Exors Of The Late Mr D L McKenzie)

Cliff Bay (IRE)  12 

b g Elzaam - Lost Highway (Danehill Dancer)

4 9-2
65
4 9-2
65

C&D winner. Creditable third of 12 in handicap at this C&D (good to soft, 16/1) 12 days ago. Must improve.

C&D winner. Creditable third of 12 in handicap at this C&D (good to soft, 16/1) 12 days ago. Must improve.

10 (4)
0-64774
iT
White, royal blue and white hooped sleeves, red cap (Mr I R Clements & Dr L G Parry)

Rockwood 17 

b g Rock Of Gibraltar - Hannah Frank (High Chaparral)

7 9-1 v
64
7 9-1 v
64

C&D winner. Eleven runs since last win in 2017. Respectable fourth of 12 in handicap (11/2) at Newcastle (10.2f) 17 days ago, running on. Can make presence felt.

C&D winner. Eleven runs since last win in 2017. Respectable fourth of 12 in handicap (11/2) at Newcastle (10.2f) 17 days ago, running on. Can make presence felt.

11 (9)
9-54087
iT
Beige, brown seams, armlets and cap (Grange Park Racing Viii & Mrs R Carr)

Abushamah (IRE)  17 

b g Nayef - Adaala (Sahm)

7 9-0
63
7 9-0
63

Twenty seven runs since last win in 2016. 15/2, below form seventh of 12 in handicap at Newcastle (10.2f) 17 days ago, unable to sustain effort.

Twenty seven runs since last win in 2016. 15/2, below form seventh of 12 in handicap at Newcastle (10.2f) 17 days ago, unable to sustain effort.

12 (3)
239-050
iT
Royal blue and white diamonds, royal blue sleeves, white seams, quartered cap (Mr A C Whillans)

Gun Case 21 

b g Showcasing - Bassinet (Stravinsky)

6 8-12 p
61
6 8-12 p
61

25/1, eleventh of 14 in handicap at Doncaster (7f, soft) 21 days ago. Can give a good account without posing serious threat to principals.

25/1, eleventh of 14 in handicap at Doncaster (7f, soft) 21 days ago. Can give a good account without posing serious threat to principals.

13 (14)
0654-53
iT
Light green, yellow hoops, light green cap (Cool Racing 2)

Pickett's Charge 17 

b g Clodovil - Chelsea Morning (Giant's Causeway)

5 8-12
61
5 8-12
61

Respectable third of 12 in handicap (5/1) at Newcastle (10.2f) 17 days ago, faring best of those held up.

Respectable third of 12 in handicap (5/1) at Newcastle (10.2f) 17 days ago, faring best of those held up.

14 (5)
9060-12
iT
Beige, brown sleeves (Mr Keith Dalgleish)

Jacob Black 12 

b g Amadeus Wolf - First Eclipse (Fayruz)

7 8-9
58 3
7 8-9
58 3

C&D winner. 1 win from 2 runs this year. Latest win at Musselburgh in May. Good second of 12 in handicap (15/8) at this C&D (good to soft) 12 days ago. One to note.

C&D winner. 1 win from 2 runs this year. Latest win at Musselburgh in May. Good second of 12 in handicap (15/8) at this C&D (good to soft) 12 days ago. One to note.

Verdict

ISSTOORA won with plenty in hand at Nottingham a week ago and that form has been boosted with the second running well in defeat at Wolverhampton on Monday. Archie Watson's filly has to carry a 6lb penalty for that effort but that still leaves her 6lb well-in. Vive La Difference remains a maiden but he should pick up a race sometime soon based on recent efforts, while Cliff Bay and Jacob Black are the pick of the remainder.

Verdict

A hot handicap that can go to VIVE LA DIFFERENCE, who ran well at Thirsk and who should get a good pace to aim at again. Isstoora and Whitkirk have both tasted success in the last week and are respected under their penalties.

19:30 Hamilton 18 May 2018

Palmaris Services Braveheart Handicap (Class 3) (4YO plus)

Winner £15,562 - 10 run - Draw Advantage: None

4

1m 4f 15y

Good to Firm (Good in places on the loop)

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Weighed In
No.
(Draw)
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1 (4)
740-320
iT
Light blue and yellow check, red sleeves and cap (Mr J S Morrison)

Eye Of The Storm (IRE)  7 

ch g Galileo - Mohican Princess (Shirley Heights)

8 9-7
94
8 9-7
94

Thirteen runs since last win in 2015. Thirteenth of 16 in handicap (7/1) at Chester (18.6f, good) 7 days ago. Significantly back down in trip.

Thirteen runs since last win in 2015. Thirteenth of 16 in handicap (7/1) at Chester (18.6f, good) 7 days ago. Significantly back down in trip.

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2 (3)
4314-46
iT
Light blue, yellow chevron, dark blue sleeves, dark blue and yellow hooped cap (Geoff Topham)

Diodorus (IRE)  74 

b g Galileo - Divine Proportions (Kingmambo)

4 9-2 p
89
4 9-2 p
89

14/1 and cheekpieces on for 1st time, sixth of 7 in handicap at Wolverhampton (12.2f) 74 days ago. Can give a good account without posing serious threat to principals.

14/1 and cheekpieces on for 1st time, sixth of 7 in handicap at Wolverhampton (12.2f) 74 days ago. Can give a good account without posing serious threat to principals.

3 (11)
6414-06
iT
Grey, red star on body and cap, red sleeves, grey armlets (Mr Ambrose Turnbull & Partner)

Dance King 8 

ch g Danehill Dancer - One So Wonderful (Nashwan)

8 9-1 t p
88
8 9-1 t p
88

20/1, good sixth of 12 in handicap at Chester (10.3f, good) 8 days ago, hampered. Looks competitive on form.

20/1, good sixth of 12 in handicap at Chester (10.3f, good) 8 days ago, hampered. Looks competitive on form.

4 (6)
4110-91
iT
Red, royal blue stars, red cap (Mr S Chappell)

Bolder Bob (IRE) (ex6)  12 

b g Big Bad Bob - Semiquaver (Mark of Esteem)

4 9-1
88 2
4 9-1
88 2

1 win from 2 runs this year. Career best when winning 11-runner handicap at this course (13.1f, good to soft, 9/1) 12 days ago. Carries penalty. Shortlist material.

1 win from 2 runs this year. Career best when winning 11-runner handicap at this course (13.1f, good to soft, 9/1) 12 days ago. Carries penalty. Shortlist material.

5 (5)
414-471
iT
Silver, tassel on cap (Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum)

Star Of The East (IRE)  7 

b g Cape Cross - Serenity Star (Monsun)

4 8-12
85 3
4 8-12
85 3

1 win from 3 runs this year. Career best when winning 10-runner handicap (10/1) at Chester (12.3f, good) 7 days ago, well positioned. May find things tougher here.

1 win from 3 runs this year. Career best when winning 10-runner handicap (10/1) at Chester (12.3f, good) 7 days ago, well positioned. May find things tougher here.

6 (9)
361425
iT
Mauve, black chevrons on sleeves, black cap (Owners Group 004)

Rainbow Rebel (IRE)  7 

b g Acclamation - Imperial Quest (Rainbow Quest)

5 8-10
83
5 8-10
83

Course winner. 9/4, respectable 3 lengths fifth of 10 to Star of The East in handicap at Chester (12.3f, good) 7 days ago, left poorly placed. No forlorn hope provided he breaks better.

Course winner. 9/4, respectable 3 lengths fifth of 10 to Star of The East in handicap at Chester (12.3f, good) 7 days ago, left poorly placed. No forlorn hope provided he breaks better.

7 (8)
358-867
iT
Black and white (quartered), white sleeves and cap (Mr J Hutton)

Corton Lad 7 

b g Refuse To Bend - Kelucia (Grand Lodge)

8 8-9 t p
82 2
8 8-9 t p
82 2

4¾ lengths seventh of 10 to Star of The East in handicap at Chester (12.3f, good, 16/1) 7 days ago. Cheekpieces back on. On a handy mark when things do click back in to place.

4¾ lengths seventh of 10 to Star of The East in handicap at Chester (12.3f, good, 16/1) 7 days ago. Cheekpieces back on. On a handy mark when things do click back in to place.

8 (10)
132-814
iT
Emerald green, purple sleeves, emerald green stars, purple cap (G & J Park)

Starplex 12 

b g Multiplex - Turtle Bay (Dr Fong)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Course winner. 1 win from 3 runs this year. Latest win at Thirsk in April. 5/1, creditable 4½ lengths fourth of 11 to Bolder Bob in handicap at this course (13.1f, good to soft) 12 days ago.

Course winner. 1 win from 3 runs this year. Latest win at Thirsk in April. 5/1, creditable 4½ lengths fourth of 11 to Bolder Bob in handicap at this course (13.1f, good to soft) 12 days ago.

9 (7)
23621-5
iT
White and pink check, pink sleeves (Mrs Karen Spark)

Donnachies Girl (IRE)  12 

b m Manduro - Russian Society (Darshaan)

5 8-2
75
5 8-2
75

C&D winner. Latest win at Newmarket in November. Respectable 9 lengths fifth of 11 to Bolder Bob in handicap at this course (13.1f, good to soft, 10/1) 12 days ago, finishing with running left.

C&D winner. Latest win at Newmarket in November. Respectable 9 lengths fifth of 11 to Bolder Bob in handicap at this course (13.1f, good to soft, 10/1) 12 days ago, finishing with running left.

10 (1)
5910-50
iT
Black, red epaulets, yellow sleeves, yellow cap, red star (Thistle Bloodstock Limited)

Unite The Clans (IRE)  96 

b g Danehill Dancer - Janna's Jewel (Traditionally)

4 8-2
75
4 8-2
75

Visored for 1st time, thirteenth of 16 in handicap at Abu Dhabi (8f, good). Off 96 days. Significantly up in trip. First run for yard after leaving S. Seemar.

Visored for 1st time, thirteenth of 16 in handicap at Abu Dhabi (8f, good). Off 96 days. Significantly up in trip. First run for yard after leaving S. Seemar.

11 (2)
133401
iT
Red, white epaulets, red sleeves, white stars, quartered cap (Mrs Lucille Bone)

Theglasgowwarrior 15 

b g Sir Percy - Sweet Cando (Royal Applause)

4 8-2
75 1
4 8-2
75 1

2 wins from 6 runs this year. Career best when winning 8-runner handicap (11/1) at Musselburgh (12.5f, good) 15 days ago, keeping on well. This demands more.

2 wins from 6 runs this year. Career best when winning 8-runner handicap (11/1) at Musselburgh (12.5f, good) 15 days ago, keeping on well. This demands more.

Verdict

BOLDER BOB won pretty much as he liked over the extended 1m5f here last time and is 2lb well-in under a 6lb penalty. He gets the vote to edge out Star Of The East, who won gamely at Chester last week and is quickly bounced out before a 3lb rise comes into play. The lightly-weighted Theglasgowwarrior merits consideration representing the stable that won this contest in 2010, 2016 and 2017.

Verdict

BOLDER BOB resumed progress and looked well ahead of his mark when scoring over further here 12 days ago and, wisely turned out under a penalty, he is fancied to make a bold bid to follow up. Donnachies Girl caught the eye behind the selection and is feared granted her share of luck-in-running as is Rainbow Rebel under Joe Fanning.

20:05 Hamilton 18 May 2018

William Wallace Handicap (Class 4) (3YO only)

Winner £6,728 - 8 run - Draw Advantage: High

5

6f 6y

Good to Firm (Good in places on the loop)

Weather: View Course Guide

Weighed In
No.
(Draw)
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1 (6)
11352-3
iT
Emerald green, cerise sleeves, cerise cap, emerald green star (Davison & Drysdale)

Camacho Chief (IRE)  21 

b g Camacho - Passage To India (Indian Ridge)

3 9-8
86
3 9-8
86

Course winner. 5/1, creditable third of 7 in handicap at Doncaster (6f, soft) 21 days ago. No reason why he won't strip a little fitter for that effort.

Course winner. 5/1, creditable third of 7 in handicap at Doncaster (6f, soft) 21 days ago. No reason why he won't strip a little fitter for that effort.

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2 (7)
313611-
iT
Orange, dark blue armlets (Caron & Paul Chapman)

Armed Response 163 

b c Sepoy - Respondez (Oasis Dream)

3 9-7
85
3 9-7
85

C&D winner. 7/2, career best when winning 8-runner nursery at Newcastle (6f) in December, responding well to pressure. Expected to be bang there.

C&D winner. 7/2, career best when winning 8-runner nursery at Newcastle (6f) in December, responding well to pressure. Expected to be bang there.

3 (8)
4210-5
iT
Purple, yellow sleeves, yellow cap, black hoop (Miss Marjorie A Thompson)

Humble Gratitude 21 

ch g Foxwedge - Gilt Linked (Compton Place)

3 9-6 p
84
3 9-6 p
84

Lightly-raced winner. C&D winner. 10/3, fifth of 7 in handicap at Doncaster (6f, soft) 21 days ago. Cheekpieces back on. Another likely to be closer to form here.

Lightly-raced winner. C&D winner. 10/3, fifth of 7 in handicap at Doncaster (6f, soft) 21 days ago. Cheekpieces back on. Another likely to be closer to form here.

4 (2)
222220
iT
Dark blue, yellow hoop (Thoroughbred British Racing)

Montague (IRE)  2 

b c Poet's Voice - Silicon Star (Starborough)

Non Runner

Non Runner

12/1, fourteenth of 15 in handicap at York (7f, good to firm) 2 days ago.

12/1, fourteenth of 15 in handicap at York (7f, good to firm) 2 days ago.

5 (3)
6232-32
iT
Emerald green, white disc, armlets and cap (Mr S Middleton)

Kyllachy Dragon (IRE)  21 

b g Dragon Pulse - Lafayette (Artan)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Creditable second of 7 in handicap at Doncaster (6f, soft, 7/2) 21 days ago. Steadily going the right way and he shouldn't be long in getting his head infront.

Creditable second of 7 in handicap at Doncaster (6f, soft, 7/2) 21 days ago. Steadily going the right way and he shouldn't be long in getting his head infront.

6 (10)
323024-
iT
Dark blue and yellow (quartered), striped sleeves (Paul & Clare Rooney)

Move It Move It 163 

gr c Lethal Force - Madam Valentine (Primo Valentino)

3 9-2
80
3 9-2
80

Creditable length fourth of 8 to Armed Response in nursery at Newcastle (6f, 11/8), needing stiffer test. Off 163 days.

Creditable length fourth of 8 to Armed Response in nursery at Newcastle (6f, 11/8), needing stiffer test. Off 163 days.

7 (4)
433165-
iT
White, black sleeves, white spots, orange cap (Stockdale Racing)

Big Les (IRE)  163 

b g Big Bad Bob - Love Match (Danehill Dancer)

3 9-0
78
3 9-0
78

5/1, 1½ lengths fifth of 8 to Armed Response in nursery at Newcastle (6f) in December. Work to do from this sort of mark.

5/1, 1½ lengths fifth of 8 to Armed Response in nursery at Newcastle (6f) in December. Work to do from this sort of mark.

8 (9)
01-3319
iT
Lime green (Mr J C Fretwell)

Hard Graft 48 

gr g Lethal Force - Molly Brown (Rudimentary)

3 9-0
78
3 9-0
78

Latest win at Southwell in February. Ninth of 11 in handicap (25/1) at Musselburgh (8f, heavy) 48 days ago. Back down in trip. Others have achieved more.

Latest win at Southwell in February. Ninth of 11 in handicap (25/1) at Musselburgh (8f, heavy) 48 days ago. Back down in trip. Others have achieved more.

9 (5)
313314-
iT
Silver, gold braid, maroon cap, gold tassel (Al Shaqab Racing)

Shaheen (IRE)  239 

b g Society Rock - La Chicana (Invincible Spirit)

3 9-0 t
78
3 9-0 t
78

Respectable fourth of 9 in nursery at Chelmsford City (5f, 5/2). Off 7 months. Back up in trip. Needs to have improved for being gelded.

Respectable fourth of 9 in nursery at Chelmsford City (5f, 5/2). Off 7 months. Back up in trip. Needs to have improved for being gelded.

10 (1)
3129-27
iT
White, dark blue triple diamond, dark blue and white diabolo on sleeves, white cap, dark blue diamond (Mrs Jane Newett)

Kalagia (IRE)  24 

b f Kodiac - Esuvia (Whipper)

3 8-10
74
3 8-10
74

Course winner. Seventh of 8 in handicap at Yarmouth (6f, good to firm, 11/2) 24 days ago. Unlikely she'll stay down for too long.

Course winner. Seventh of 8 in handicap at Yarmouth (6f, good to firm, 11/2) 24 days ago. Unlikely she'll stay down for too long.

Verdict

Montague struck the crossbar on his first five outings for David O'Meara before struggling at York on Wednesday and it would be no surprise to see him in the shake-up again here, similarly Kyllachy Dragon, who finished runner-up off the same mark at Doncaster last time. Preference, however, is for the returning ARMED RESPONSE, who has won and placed twice in three previous visits to this unique track and finished last season with two all-weather victories at Newcastle.

Verdict

It may pay to side with hat-trick seeking ARMED RESPONSE who not for the first time showed a game attitude under pressure when successful at Newcastle in December and for whom the subsequent absence if anything is a plus (won fresh twice previously). Kyllachy Dragon has a race of this nature in him, and along with Camacho Chief, heads the dangers.

20:35 Hamilton 18 May 2018

Patersons Of Greenoakhill Handicap (Class 5) (3YO plus)

Winner £4,140 - 9 run - Draw Advantage: High

6

6f 6y

Good to Firm (Good in places on the loop)

Weather: View Course Guide

Weighed In
No.
(Draw)
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1 (7)
5996-00
iT
Royal blue, white chevron, emerald green sleeves, white cap (Hanson, McKiver, Percival)

Aprovado (IRE)  6 

b g Approve - Aldburgh (Bluebird)

6 10-7 p
76 3
6 10-7 p
76 3

Eleven runs since last win in 2017. Twelfth of 15 in handicap at Nottingham (5f, good to firm, 25/1) 6 days ago. Others preferred.

Eleven runs since last win in 2017. Twelfth of 15 in handicap at Nottingham (5f, good to firm, 25/1) 6 days ago. Others preferred.

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2 (1)
337-660
iT
White, dark blue striped sleeves, dark blue and yellow hooped cap (Taylor's Bloodstock Ltd & P T Midgley)

Ninjago 25 

b g Mount Nelson - Fidelio's Miracle (Mountain Cat)

8 10-7
76
8 10-7
76

Tenth of 13 in handicap (10/1) at Navan (5.8f, soft) 25 days ago. Yet to get going this term but handicapper is relenting.

Tenth of 13 in handicap (10/1) at Navan (5.8f, soft) 25 days ago. Yet to get going this term but handicapper is relenting.

3 (8)
23-4952
iT
White and black stripes, black sleeves and cap (Max Europe Ltd & Thoroughbred Homes Ltd)

Kingofmerrows (IRE)  14 

br g Kodiac - Tamara Gervasoni (Namid)

4 10-0
69
4 10-0
69

20/1, first run since leaving Jamie Osborne when good second of 12 in handicap at Newcastle (6f) 14 days ago.

20/1, first run since leaving Jamie Osborne when good second of 12 in handicap at Newcastle (6f) 14 days ago.

4 (3)
535-703
iT
Beige, brown seams, armlets and cap (Grange Park Racing Vii)

Cosmic Chatter 16 

b g Paris House - Paradise Eve (Bahamian Bounty)

8 10-0 p
69
8 10-0 p
69

Eleven runs since last win in 2017. 14/1, creditable third of 10 in handicap at Pontefract (6f, heavy) 16 days ago, having hopeless task from position. Merits consideration.

Eleven runs since last win in 2017. 14/1, creditable third of 10 in handicap at Pontefract (6f, heavy) 16 days ago, having hopeless task from position. Merits consideration.

5 (5)
1522-53
iT
Grey, red star on body and cap, red sleeves, grey armlets (Mr Ambrose Turnbull & Partner)

Nuns Walk 12 

ch f Sleeping Indian - Dance Card (Nureyev)

Non Runner

Non Runner

9/2, respectable third of 9 in handicap at this course (5f, good to soft) 12 days ago. Likely to continue in form.

9/2, respectable third of 9 in handicap at this course (5f, good to soft) 12 days ago. Likely to continue in form.

6 (9)
6-57192
iT
Silver, tassel on cap (Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum)

Branscombe 14 

b g Invincible Spirit - Lacily (Elusive Quality)

3 9-13 v1
77
3 9-13 v1
77

Inconsistent performer. Latest win at Lingfield in March. Second of 3 in handicap at Lingfield (6f, AW, 4/1) 14 days ago, having run of race. Visor on 1st time.

Inconsistent performer. Latest win at Lingfield in March. Second of 3 in handicap at Lingfield (6f, AW, 4/1) 14 days ago, having run of race. Visor on 1st time.

7 (6)
23-7962
iT
Black, red triple diamond, sleeves and diamond on cap (Let's Be Lucky Racing 12)

Logi (IRE)  12 

b g Kodiac - Feet Of Flame (Theatrical)

4 9-13 b
68 3
4 9-13 b
68 3

Eleven runs since last win in 2017. Good second of 15 in handicap (20/1) at this C&D (good to soft) 12 days ago, clear of rest. Should go well again.

Eleven runs since last win in 2017. Good second of 15 in handicap (20/1) at this C&D (good to soft) 12 days ago, clear of rest. Should go well again.

8 (11)
3123-18
iT
Red, white chevron, purple sleeves, white stars, red cap, white star (New Vision Bloodstock)

Fortunate Vision 20 

b g Libranno - How Fortunate (Haafhd)

3 9-13 v
77
3 9-13 v
77

1 win from 2 runs this year. Latest win at Ripon in April. Eighth of 10 in handicap at Doncaster (6f, soft, 6/5) 20 days ago. Visor back on and may bounce back.

1 win from 2 runs this year. Latest win at Ripon in April. Eighth of 10 in handicap at Doncaster (6f, soft, 6/5) 20 days ago. Visor back on and may bounce back.

9 (2)
73474-3
iT
Light green and purple stripes, light green sleeves, purple armlets, quartered cap (Mr David Barker & Partner)

Uncle Charlie (IRE)  23 

b g Vale Of York - Velvet Kiss (Danehill Dancer)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Respectable third of 14 in handicap at Catterick (7f, good to soft, 33/1) 23 days ago. One to be interested in with that under his belt.

Respectable third of 14 in handicap at Catterick (7f, good to soft, 33/1) 23 days ago. One to be interested in with that under his belt.

10 (10)
3200-64
iT
Beige, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap (Hambleton Racing Ltd Xxxviii)

Havana Star (IRE)  17 

b g Havana Gold - Nagham (Camacho)

3 9-4 b1
68
3 9-4 b1
68

9/1, respectable fourth of 9 in handicap at Newcastle (6f) 17 days ago. Blinkers on 1st time. Doesn't seem to be progressing.

9/1, respectable fourth of 9 in handicap at Newcastle (6f) 17 days ago. Blinkers on 1st time. Doesn't seem to be progressing.

11 (4)
10734-5
iT
Emerald green, white hoop, chevrons on sleeves, white cap (Percy/Green Racing)