June 02 / 17.10 Hamilton

17.10

Good To Soft

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  • Prize money: £38655
  • 0m 5f 7y
  • Class 2
  • 15 runners
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Runners: 15 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

7/1 (Won)

  • Win: £10.00
  • Place: £2.80

Form: 719-61 D

Last run: 30 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict
Last three wins on ground softer than good but seems to handle any surface; gamely beat King's Lynn by a neck at Goodwood (5f) most recently; should remain competitive off just 1lb higher.
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3rd

3

(4)

6th Jul 2024

Good

0m 5f 10y

Class 1

13:50 Sandown

Desperate Hero

9st 5lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Jack Channon

Upwardly mobile 4yo who posted a career best when surging clear of 14 rivals in handicap at Hamilton (5f, good) five weeks ago; may not have reached his limit yet and looks well worth his place in this higher grade.

4/1

1st

6

(13)

2nd Jun 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 7y

Class 2

17:10 Hamilton

Desperate Hero

9st 9lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Jack Channon

Last three wins on ground softer than good but seems to handle any surface; gamely beat King's Lynn by a neck at Goodwood (5f) most recently; should remain competitive off just 1lb higher.

7/1

100/30

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 2213-1 D

Last run: 42 days

W: 8st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
From a family that has served his trainer well; scored readily at Musselburgh (5f, good to soft; off 10lb lower) six weeks ago on seasonal debut and looks the type to improve further; still unexposed at the minimum distance; strongly respected.
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1st

15

(10)

16th Jun 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

17:45 Thirsk

American Affair

8st 10lb

J: Amie Waugh

T: Jim Goldie

prominent in centre of group, going easily 2f out, shaken up to lead 1f out, pushed out inside final furlong, ridden briefly final 110yds, comfortably

13/2

2nd

11

(4)

2nd Jun 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 7y

Class 2

17:10 Hamilton

American Affair

8st 12lb

J: David Egan

T: Jim Goldie

From a family that has served his trainer well; scored readily at Musselburgh (5f, good to soft; off 10lb lower) six weeks ago on seasonal debut and looks the type to improve further; still unexposed at the minimum distance; strongly respected.

100/30

1st

7

(13)

21st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 1y

Class 4

15:45 Musselburgh

American Affair

9st 1lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Jim Goldie

Got his act together late last year and remains relatively unexposed, especially over this trip; closed out last season with an unlucky third off today's mark and goes on the shortlist.

5/1

16/1

  • Place: £6.40

Form: 333-80 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
Had some useful placed form, including in Listed grade, last season; harder to fancy on 2024 efforts and chance depends on how well she responds to first-time hood.
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8th

2

(3)

12th Jul 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

14:40 York

Marine Wave

9st 6lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Richard Fahey

ducked right start, in touch with leaders

20/1

1st

3

(2)

20th Jun 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:55 Ripon

Marine Wave

9st 7lb

J: Brandon Wilkie

T: Richard Fahey

in touch with leaders, prominent after 1f, pushed along to lead 2f out, soon unbalanced, ridden clear inside final furlong, hung right final 110yds, easily

9/2

3rd

5

(9)

2nd Jun 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 7y

Class 2

17:10 Hamilton

Marine Wave

9st 10lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

Had some useful placed form, including in Listed grade, last season; harder to fancy on 2024 efforts and chance depends on how well she responds to first-time hood.

16/1

Form: 09-923 D BF

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict
Placed off this mark at Goodwood (neck behind Desperate Hero) and Newcastle (6f, AW) last month; won the Temple Stakes (5f, good) two years ago and remains attractively treated on that smart form; shortlisted.
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2nd

7

(11)

29th Jun 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

13:35 Newcastle (AW)

Kings Lynn

9st 8lb

J: David Probert

T: Andrew Balding

Not so good as he was and his losing run has crept up to 16 but he has run with credit on his last three starts (including C&D); more minor money could be on the cards.

15/2

30

(10)

22nd Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

17:05 Ascot

Kings Lynn

8st 13lb

T: Andrew Balding

Had a memorable Royal Ascot in 2021 when he was hampered but still ran stormers in the Group 1 King's Stand (good to firm) and this race; on a losing run now but he ran better than the bare result away from the main action in this 12 months ago and has to be of some interest off 13lb lower.

22/1

Form: -66369 C

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict
Five wins last year, including the Stewards' Cup (6f, heavy); best effort this term when third at Newmarket (6f) in April; on a handy mark but ideally needs a testing surface back at 5f.
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31

(30)

22nd Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

17:05 Ascot

Aberama Gold

8st 13lb

T: David O’Meara

Came into his own with testing conditions for new yard in 2023, handling them better than any when winning the 6f Stewards' Cup and a good 5f Doncaster race in October; well treated now and will be ready to pounce when conditions come right but unlikely today; fourth of seven at Ripon Thursday.

25/1

4th

2

(6)

20th Jun 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:55 Ripon

Aberama Gold

9st 7lb

J: David Nolan

T: David O’Meara

prominent early, in touch with leaders after 1f

6/1

1

(10)

2nd Jun 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 7y

Class 2

17:10 Hamilton

Aberama Gold

9st 12lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

Five wins last year, including the Stewards' Cup (6f, heavy); best effort this term when third at Newmarket (6f) in April; on a handy mark but ideally needs a testing surface back at 5f.

10/1

OUR TIP

Form: 040-40 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 10lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
Down the field at York last month, failing to back up his Newmarket reappearance effort; remains inconsistent since last win; chance depends on how well he takes to first-time visor.
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9th

5

(2)

28th Jun 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

17:25 Newcastle (AW)

Makanah

9st 1lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Julie Camacho

Has been successful seven times on turf, but hasn't won a handicap in four years and is 0-7 on the AW; not very consistent these days and the visor made little difference last time.

20/1

3

(1)

2nd Jun 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 7y

Class 2

17:10 Hamilton

Makanah

9st 10lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Julie Camacho

Down the field at York last month, failing to back up his Newmarket reappearance effort; remains inconsistent since last win; chance depends on how well he takes to first-time visor.

16/1

18th

8

(22)

15th May 2024

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

14:45 York

Makanah

9st 2lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Julie Camacho

0-10 at York and has won just one of his last 24 starts; however, he's run lots of big races here, including when runner-up in this in 2022 and when fifth last year, and he's on his lowest mark since 2019; versatile ground-wise; reappeared with encouraging fourth at Newmarket and could be bang there.

10/1

Form: 8-5D147 CD

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
First past the post in Bahrain in February (disqualified); not disgraced in two starts since returned to home soil; has form figures of 1322 at Hamilton and holds each-way possibilities back here.
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4th

9

(6)

30th Jun 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

14:50 Curragh

Jm Jungle

8st 12lb

J: Jason Hart

T: John & Sean Quinn

in touch with leaders up the centre

9/1

4

(3)

2nd Jun 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 7y

Class 2

17:10 Hamilton

Jm Jungle

9st 10lb

J: Jason Hart

T: John & Sean Quinn

First past the post in Bahrain in February (disqualified); not disgraced in two starts since returned to home soil; has form figures of 1322 at Hamilton and holds each-way possibilities back here.

10/1

7th

7

(16)

16th May 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

14:15 York

Jm Jungle

9st 0lb

J: Jason Hart

T: John & Sean Quinn

Won twice last year (good to firm/soft) and ran really well in defeat in three big-field handicaps over today's C&D; first past the post in Bahrain in February (disqualified due to prohibited substance) and creditable fourth at Musselburgh last month when caught a bit wide; can be bang there.

15/2

8/1

Form: -85556 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict
Did well to finish sixth in big field at York (5f, good) last time, considering the race didn't go smoothly for him; defied a 2lb higher mark at that course in 2022; capable of taking a serious hand.
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1st

7

(11)

28th Jun 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

17:25 Newcastle (AW)

Bergerac

9st 0lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Kevin Ryan

Won twice on Tapeta late last year, the first over C&D and then from a mark 2lb higher than today's at Southwell (5f); out of the frame in his last three starts on turf, but respected off this mark returned here.

10/1

8th

9

(8)

16th Jun 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

17:45 Thirsk

Bergerac

9st 4lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Kevin Ryan

in touch with leaders, soon outpaced and midfield

14/1

7

(14)

2nd Jun 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 7y

Class 2

17:10 Hamilton

Bergerac

9st 9lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Kevin Ryan

Did well to finish sixth in big field at York (5f, good) last time, considering the race didn't go smoothly for him; defied a 2lb higher mark at that course in 2022; capable of taking a serious hand.

8/1

Form: 442702 D

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict
On a long losing sequence but has gone close on two occasions this year, including at Pontefract (5f, good) last time; still well treated on peak form (17lb below last winning mark).
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7th

4

(1)

27th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 5f 7y

Class 3

19:15 Hamilton

Zarzyni

9st 9lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: David & Nicola Barron

in rear

7/2

2nd

6

(3)

22nd Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

16:15 Redcar

Zarzyni

8st 9lb

J: Jason Hart

T: David & Nicola Barron

It's now 22 outings since his last success but this course winner arrives in good nick, rearing start when seventh of 15 in 5f Hamilton handicap 20 days ago.

7/1

8

(11)

2nd Jun 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 7y

Class 2

17:10 Hamilton

Zarzyni

9st 0lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: David & Nicola Barron

On a long losing sequence but has gone close on two occasions this year, including at Pontefract (5f, good) last time; still well treated on peak form (17lb below last winning mark).

12/1

Form: 28-625 D

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 82

Form & Verdict
All wins in Class 4; best effort this term when second in that grade at Nottingham; held by Zarzyni on latest effort and faces a tougher task at this level.
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2nd

3

(3)

12th Jul 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 110y

Class 4

19:15 Chester

Dickieburd

9st 3lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Craig Lidster

Course winner who returns here in good nick, fifth of ten in 6f handicap here 13 days ago when drawn wide; he can go well off a 1lb lower mark.

9/4

5th

9

(10)

29th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 6f 17y

Class 3

15:00 Chester

Dickieburd

9st 2lb

J: Mia Nicholls

T: Craig Lidster

Course winner who was a good second behind the admirable veteran Copper Knight here (5f, soft) two weeks ago; on unchanged mark but he has a tough draw on this step back up in trip and all of his wins have been in Class 4 events.

10/1

Form: 221252 D

Last run: 71 days

W: 8st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict
Consistent performer on AW; solid second at Newcastle when last seen ten weeks ago; withdrawn (refused to enter the stalls) at Epsom since; has a question to answer on turf.
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1st

3

(4)

22nd Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

16:45 Ayr

Moon Flight

9st 11lb

J: Tommie Jakes

T: Linda Perratt

Series of good runs for his new yard and this mark in range judged on his AW efforts this year; only fifth on his return to turf at Hamilton three weeks ago but that was a good race and he ran another solid race after ten weeks off; Tommie Jakes knows him well; contender.

100/30

10

(8)

2nd Jun 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 7y

Class 2

17:10 Hamilton

Moon Flight

8st 13lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Linda Perratt

Consistent performer on AW; solid second at Newcastle when last seen ten weeks ago; withdrawn (refused to enter the stalls) at Epsom since; has a question to answer on turf.

16/1

6

(1)

23rd Apr 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

14:10 Epsom

Moon Flight

9st 0lb

J: Tommie Jakes

T: Linda Perratt

All 14 starts have come on AW, winning twice over 5f on Tapeta; latest second to an improving mare was another career best; drawn widest but likely to be dropped in and should get a strong pace to aim at; a big run is on the cards on this turf debut.

7/1

40/1

Form: 1597-0 CD

Last run: 8 days

W: 8st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict
Won off 3lb higher at Haydock last September but subsequent form leaves plenty to be desired; failed to beat a rival in last three appearances; others preferred.
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8th

5

(10)

12th Jul 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

16:55 York

Never Dark

9st 8lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Iain Jardine

pressed leader

9/2

1st

6

(7)

6th Jul 2024

Good To Firm

0m 5f 8y

Class 4

18:40 Nottingham

Never Dark

9st 4lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Iain Jardine

Having dropped down the weights he has been threatening to come good in recent starts, notably when a close third of 14 at Newcastle eight days ago (also ran well the day before); other front-runners in this field but still of interest, especially if the rain arrives.

7/2

3rd

3

(5)

28th Jun 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

16:55 Newcastle (AW)

Never Dark

9st 9lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Iain Jardine

Dual Tapeta winner (at Wolverhampton) who has dropped 7lb below his last winning mark and returned to some form on last two outings when fourth at Chester (5f, soft) and third of eight at Hamilton (5f, good on Thursday); stable also runs Borough.

10/1

16/1

Form: 90-636 D

Last run: 2 days

W: 8st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict
Creditable third to Jordan Electrics at Ayr (6f) last month; now gets 8lb pull with the winner but posted a lesser effort at Doncaster on Friday and doesn't appear to be crying out for this return to 5f.
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3rd

1

(2)

8th Jul 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

14:55 Ayr

Be Proud

9st 10lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Jim Goldie

prominent

7/2

1st

1

(3)

22nd Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

18:55 Ayr

Be Proud

10st 4lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Jim Goldie

C&D winner last October off a 1lb higher mark; mixed bag this year but his third to Jordan Electrics over C&D last month was a sound effort; Paul Mulrennan back on today; each-way shout.

11/2

13

(15)

2nd Jun 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 7y

Class 2

17:10 Hamilton

Be Proud

8st 11lb

J: Sean Kirrane

T: Jim Goldie

Creditable third to Jordan Electrics at Ayr (6f) last month; now gets 8lb pull with the winner but posted a lesser effort at Doncaster on Friday and doesn't appear to be crying out for this return to 5f.

16/1

Form: 34-911 CD

Last run: 13 days

W: 8st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict
Bids for a hat-trick having won at Ayr (6f, good) and Carlisle (5f, good to firm) the last twice; Amie Waugh's 5lb claim is helpful off new mark; better than ever and enters calculations.
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1st

1

(9)

2nd Jul 2024

Good

0m 6f 6y

Class 4

15:45 Hamilton

Jordan Electrics

10st 7lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Jim Goldie

ran without front shoe, made all, soon pestered, ridden against near rail over 1f out, went clear final 110yds, readily

3/1

1st

3

(7)

27th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 5f 7y

Class 3

19:15 Hamilton

Jordan Electrics

9st 9lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Jim Goldie

prominent, led over 3f out

7/2

2nd

4

(3)

22nd Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

16:45 Ayr

Jordan Electrics

9st 11lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Jim Goldie

Prolific winner who comes here having won three of his last four starts (5f-6f, good or faster); made all at Hamilton ten days ago and a 2lb rise shouldn't prevent another big run.

15/8

Form: 740223 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 8st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict
In a consistent vein of form, having been placed three times last month, keeping-on third to Jordan Electrics at Carlisle latest; upped in grade but receives weight all round; could go well.
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4th

6

(2)

12th Jul 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 110y

Class 4

19:15 Chester

Reigning Profit

8st 11lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Ruth Carr

Kickstarted 2024 with 5f Wolverhampton success and he's largely run well since, runner-up in similar event there 11 days ago; he's one for the shortlist.

5/1

2nd

7

(7)

1st Jul 2024

Standard

0m 5f 21y

Class 4

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Reigning Profit

9st 6lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Ruth Carr

Started 2024 with a C&D win in January; 0-11 since and well held on turf last twice but he went close here in May and that was off a 5lb higher mark; should get a good tow into this race and has claims if he can get back near best; change of headgear.

5/1

6th

9

(1)

15th Jun 2024

Good

0m 5f 15y

Class 3

14:10 Chester

Reigning Profit

9st 2lb

J: David Probert

T: Ruth Carr

midfield

8/1

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Payout
Exacta £49.40
Straight Forecast £36.57
Tricast £682.33
Trifecta £923.10

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

American Affair

POSTDATA:

Be Proud

TOPSPEED:

Makanah

RP RATINGS:

American Affair

THE NORTH:

American Affair

The Times:

American Affair

Telegraph:

American Affair

D Express:

American Affair

Daily Mirror:

American Affair

The Sun:

American Affair

The Star:

American Affair

Daily Record:

American Affair