Variety Club Handicap 6f 5y

  • (3yo, 6f 5y, Class 6, 9 runners)
  • Winner £2,045 2nd £604 3rd £302
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 1m 15.50s
  • Off time: 18:05:27
Full result
Result 18:05 Hamilton Park
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 7 Celestial Dawn 20/1
2nd 2 Blue Shoes ¾ 6/1
3rd 8 Lord Franklin ½ 3/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (8) 9611
Maroon, Mauve epaulets Planetex (IRE) (ex6) 7
  • T:J J Quinn
  • J:M O'connell
  • Form: 9611
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-13
  • OR: 65
  • Naps:
3 139 9-13 J J Quinn M O'connell 65 7/4f
2 (1) 632202
DARK BLUE, YELLOW stars, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap Blue Shoes (IRE) 17
  • T:T D Easterby
  • J:D Fentiman
  • Form: 632202
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-6
  • OR: 64
  • Naps:
3 132 9-6 T D Easterby D Fentiman 64 6/1
3 (9) 56-0809
Royal blue, yellow chevron, royal blue sleeves, yellow spots and cap Sinai (IRE) 20
  • T:G A Harker
  • J:Jordan Nason
  • Form: 56-0809
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-6p1
  • OR: 64
  • Naps:
3 132 9-6 p1 G A Harker Jordan Nason (7) 64 8/1
4 (3) 032842
Black and Yellow diamonds, Black sleeves, Red armlets and diamond on Black cap Bartley 7
  • T:B Smart
  • J:Justin Newman
  • Form: 032842
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-4v
  • OR: 62
  • Naps:
3 130 9-4 v B Smart Justin Newman (5) 62 8/1
5 (4) 282524
Royal Blue, Red chevron, hooped cap Ambitious Icarus 15
  • T:R C Guest
  • J:R Fitzpatrick
  • Form: 282524
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-4e
  • OR: 62
  • Naps:
3 130 9-4 e R C Guest R Fitzpatrick 62 12/1
6 (6) 534036
Purple, Yellow sleeves, Red and Yellow striped cap Rock Canyon (IRE) 10
  • T:Miss L A Perratt
  • J:Shane B Kelly
  • Form: 534036
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-2p
  • OR: 60
  • Naps:
3 128 9-2 p Miss L A Perratt Shane B Kelly (5) 60 20/1
7 (2) 213467
Beige, Brown seams, armlets and cap Celestial Dawn 16
  • T:J R Weymes
  • J:James P Sullivan
  • Form: 213467
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-1
  • OR: 59
  • Naps:
3 127 9-1 J R Weymes James P Sullivan 59 20/1
8 (10) 57-7214
Royal Blue and Red stripes, Red sleeves and cap Lord Franklin 25
  • T:E J Alston
  • J:Jason Hart
  • Form: 57-7214
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-11
  • OR: 55
  • Naps:
3 123 8-11 E J Alston Jason Hart (5) 55 3/1
9 (5) 698679
Royal blue and white (quartered), light blue and white hooped sleeves, royal blue cap Windygoul Lad 21
  • T:K Dalgleish
  • J:A Mullen
  • Form: 698679
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-9
  • OR: 53
  • Naps:
3 121 8-9 K Dalgleish A Mullen 53 50/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
10 (7) 754253
Script 3
  • Nag Me
  • T:A Berry
  • J:Julie Burke
  • Form: 754253
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-2
  • OR: 46
  • Naps:
3 82 A Berry Julie Burke 46 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011 5 Deliberation (IRE)
  • T:K A Ryan
  • J:Julie Burke
3 9-11 K A Ryan Julie Burke 5/4
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In depth

Verdict

PLANETEX has made giant strides over the last couple of months and won over this trip in June. Despite a penalty, John Quinn's charge is fancied to complete his hat-trick before being tried in better company. Blue Shoes is often placed but has managed just one win in 19 starts while Bartley also has a modest strike rate and is probably still a couple of pounds too high in the weights. The likes of Celestial Dawn, Lord Franklin and Script need to improve again if they are to land this.

Formwatch

Script 50-1 (9-0) In touch, ridden over 2f out, kept on to go a never dangerous 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 10l behind Al Janadeirya (9-3) at Warwick 5f mdn flls stks (5) gd.

Celestial Dawn 7-2 (9-5) In touch in rear, ridden over 4f out, effort over 2f out, no impression over 1f out, 7th of 8, 10l behind Ursus (8-11) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gd.

Blue Shoes (IRE) 9-1 (9-2) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on to chase winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 11, 1l behind Gap Princess (9-11) at Catterick 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.

Lord Franklin 11-4 (8-11) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 4th of 5, 9l behind Luctor Emergo (9-6) at Ayr 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jul.

Bartley 7-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, led over 2f out, hard ridden when strongly challenged over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Meandmyshadow (9-8) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gs.

Ambitious Icarus 14-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, ridden and edged left when headway from over 2f out, no extra towards finish, 4th of 10, 2 1/2l behind Chester Aristocrat (8-11) at Haydock 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd.

Windygoul Lad 20-1 (9-0) Chased leaders weakened entering final furlong, 9th of 12, 15l behind Dance For Georgie (8-4) at Musselburgh 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd.

Sinai (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden 2f out, never on terms, 9th of 14, 8l behind Willbeme (9-3) at Doncaster 6f fll hcp (5) gf.

Planetex (IRE) 10-3fav (9-5) Chased leaders, smooth progress over 2f out, led over 1f out, hung right inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Newcastle 5f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gs beating Lord Buffhead (8-8) by 4 1/2l, 7 ran.

Rock Canyon (IRE) 22-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders, jockey briefly lost an iron soon after start, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 8, 14l behind Frequency (9-11) at Ayr 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.