September 24 / 17.40 Hamilton

17.40

Good To Soft

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  • Prize money: £3663.8
  • 1m 4f 15y
  • Class 6
  • 7 runners
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Runners: 7 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

8/1 (Won)

  • Win: £6.50
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 564719 CD

Last run: 31 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 55

Form & Verdict
Inconsistent of late; however, opened her account in C&D handicap (soft; made all to beat Aighear) on most recent turf start and enters calculations returned to this scenario.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

5

(5)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

1m 5f 192y

Class 5

17:30 Catterick

Ask Peter

9st 0lb

J: Archie Young

T: Charlie Johnston

made all, went well clear from over 2f out, canter

6/1

7th

2

(3)

2nd Oct 2023

Soft

1m 4f 15y

Class 6

17:45 Hamilton

Ask Peter

9st 11lb

J: Archie Young

T: Charlie Johnston

Front-running C&D wins in two of her last three starts, readily accounting for her rivals eight days ago; suspicion she'll need more to defy a penalty in a race featuring other recent winners.

9/2

1st

5

(3)

24th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 4f 15y

Class 6

17:40 Hamilton

Ask Peter

9st 4lb

J: Archie Young

T: Charlie Johnston

Inconsistent of late; however, opened her account in C&D handicap (soft; made all to beat Aighear) on most recent turf start and enters calculations returned to this scenario.

8/1

8/1

  • Place: £4.60

Form: 311210 C

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 61

Form & Verdict
Never figured in higher grade on AW most recently; last three turf appearances have resulted in Scottish wins (12.5f-1m6f, good/good to soft), including here; on career-high mark but hard to dismiss.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

4

(1)

13th Jul 2024

Good To Soft

1m 5f 16y

Class 4

19:30 Hamilton

Tafsir

9st 6lb

J: Phil Dennis

T: Jim Goldie

Dual C&D winner (good to soft/good to firm), including last time (unlucky previous run over C&D); 3lb higher; chance.

4/1

1st

3

(2)

27th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

1m 5f 16y

Class 6

17:45 Hamilton

Tafsir

11st 1lb

J: Mr Eireann Cagney

T: Jim Goldie

took keen hold, in touch with leaders

100/30

2nd

2

(2)

13th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

1m 7f 217y

Class 5

18:40 Musselburgh

Tafsir

9st 5lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Jim Goldie

led narrowly or disputed lead, led clearly 4f out, rallied when headed over 2f out, weakened final 110yds

15/8

14/1

Form: -00765

Last run: 5 days

W: 9st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict
Poor form this season until showing signs of a revival at Newcastle (12.5f, AW) five days ago; whether he builds on that effort or not, still needs to end a long drought (sole win came in 2020).
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

7

(3)

13th Jul 2024

Good To Soft

1m 5f 16y

Class 4

19:30 Hamilton

Ebony Maw

9st 3lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: Ewan Whillans

Improved form with a tongue-tie and being ridden prominently, beating Tafsir (who's now 3lb worse off) by just over 1l when making all at Ayr in April (1m5f, good) and close second to Two Auld Pals (now 1lb worse off) over C&D in May (soft; led until close home); disappointed when favourite at Doncaster on Thursday though and again unlikely to have his own way in front.

7/1

5th

1

(4)

11th Jul 2024

Good

1m 6f 115y

Class 6

15:10 Doncaster

Ebony Maw

11st 2lb

J: Mr Eireann Cagney

T: Ewan Whillans

Front-runner who's done his winning in the spring/autumn but arrives in good form, the tongue-tie having had a positive effect latterly; Tuesday's rain will have aided hgis cause and he's one to consider.

4/1

3rd

4

(4)

17th Jun 2024

Good To Soft

1m 6f 32y

Class 5

15:30 Carlisle

Ebony Maw

9st 3lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Ewan Whillans

Running well at present; made all at Ayr (1m5f, good) in April with a first-time tongue-tie fitted; adopted same tactics until headed inside the final furlongs when second at Hamilton (1m5f, soft) last month and looks sure to go close.

9/2

5/4

Form: 689461 D

Last run: 6 days

W: 8st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 48

Form & Verdict
Longstanding and inconsistent maiden prior to his wide-margin success in apprentice event at Thirsk (1m4f, soft) six days ago, for which he escapes a penalty; great chance off same mark, provided he backs up the form.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

9th

7

8th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 4

13:40 Musselburgh

Kells

11st 0lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Iain Jardine

Sole Flat win in 30 attempts came this September in a 1m4f soft-ground handicap at Thirsk; that was a Class 6, however, and he's unlikely to be good enough.

25/1

5th

9

(3)

12th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 5f 26y

Class 6

17:40 Ayr

Kells

9st 4lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Iain Jardine

took keen hold, prominent, pressed leader over 2f out, weakened quickly over 1f out

14/1

3rd

6

(3)

29th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 2f 42y

Class 5

14:00 Haydock

Kells

9st 1lb

J: William Pyle

T: Iain Jardine

Belatedly off the mark with a wide-margin win at Thirsk (1m4f, soft) in the hands of William Pyle; ran a bit flat when only fourth at Hamilton after escaping a penalty and now he's 5lb higher; that Thirsk win might be dodgy form.

5/1

5th
6 (6)
Aighear

13/2

Form: 482242 CD

Last run: 11 days

W: 8st 11lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 48

Form & Verdict
Threatening to regain the winning thread, having finished second a few times recently, latest at Carlisle (2m1f) behind a progressive rival; scored over C&D (soft) last term and holds solid claims.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

5

(4)

16th Oct 2023

Good

1m 7f 217y

Class 6

16:40 Musselburgh

Aighear

9st 1lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Jim Goldie

0-10 this season but some good performances, including when second here (1m5f, good) and when fourth at Ayr (1m7f, soft) last time; a possible.

13/2

4th

6

(3)

3rd Oct 2023

Soft

1m 7f 0y

Class 6

17:37 Ayr

Aighear

8st 13lb

J: William Pyle

T: Jim Goldie

Narrow winner of this 12 months ago off 1lb higher; runner-up in three of her last five runs and soft ground won't bother her.

7/1

OUR TIP

Form: 2-5554

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 61

Form & Verdict
1m6f AW scorer for previous yard; 0-4 for new stable but showed signs of a return to form here (1m1f) last time and this step back up in distance looks a positive; possibilities off a handy mark.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7

(7)

3rd Jul 2024

Good

1m 7f 217y

Class 5

16:40 Musselburgh

Heatherdown Hero

8st 7lb

J: Paula Muir

T: Rebecca Menzies

Ran well to be fourth after completely blowing the start at Ripon (1m4f) and he won over this far on the AW earlier this year when off the same mark; likely to go well.

12/1

4th

6

(6)

20th Jun 2024

Soft

1m 4f 10y

Class 6

13:35 Ripon

Heatherdown Hero

10st 2lb

J: Miss Alex Garven

T: Rebecca Menzies

lost many lengths start

12/1

5th

3

(9)

29th May 2024

Good

1m 4f 23y

Class 6

16:10 Beverley

Heatherdown Hero

9st 8lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Rebecca Menzies

took keen hold, in rear

7/1

Form: 970012

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 58

Form & Verdict
Ex-Irish gelding who has made a promising start to British career, winning at Lingfield (1m2f, soft; for Brian Barr) then second at Bath (11.5f, good); may improve further at this level; respected.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

3

(4)

15th May 2024

Good To Firm

1m 3f 137y

Class 6

19:40 Bath

Black Smoke

9st 9lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Mark Loughnane

Beat Virtual Hug on Tapeta in March before finishing behind him over 1m6f here last time; holds similar claims to his old rival again, namely each-way.

7/1

6th

3

(4)

15th May 2024

Good To Firm

1m 3f 137y

Class 6

19:40 Bath

Black Smoke

9st 9lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Mark Loughnane

Beat Virtual Hug on Tapeta in March before finishing behind him over 1m6f here last time; holds similar claims to his old rival again, namely each-way.

7/1

5th

4

(2)

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 6f 0y

Class 6

18:45 Bath

Black Smoke

9st 6lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Mark Loughnane

Off the mark for this yard when coming from off the pace to beat Virtual Hug at Wolverhampton last month (1m6f); not quite so good when third back there two weeks ago; ran well on his only visit here; each-way shout.

5/1

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £29.50
Straight Forecast £35.22
Trifecta £304.70

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Kells

D Express:

Black Smoke

The Star:

Tafsir

SPOTLIGHT:

Aighear

The Times:

Ask Peter

The Sun:

Black Smoke

Daily Record:

Black Smoke

POSTDATA:

Kells

Telegraph:

Kells

Daily Mirror:

Kells