20:20 Hamilton Sat 4 August 2018

  • Margaret Smith Memorial Handicap (Class 6)
  • 1m 1f 35y, Good
  • 12 Runners
  • Winner£3,493.002nd£1,040.003rd£519.004th£400.005th£400.006th£400.007th£400.008th£400.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Weighed In

Winning time:1m 59.28sOff time:20:24:41
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1
(11)
510-1OR: 61BFC
6/1

Course winner under a good ride (made all) here recently over a slightly shorter trip taking advantage of a drop in the weights. Failed to back that run up under a penalty next time (ridden too aggressively); still quite nicely weighted on old form.

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3
(13)
69-7OR: 53
14/1

Losing run continues to grow and although he showed signs of a revival a few starts back that promise hasn't been built upon. Well below his best on his latest run and hard to recommend even off a much reduced mark (10lb below last winning one).

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4
(4)
69-7OR: 53CD
5/1

C&D winner who appreciated the drop to this trip when winning here in June off a 1lb lower mark to double his tally for the season. Not the most consistent though and rather predictably failed to back that run up back on the AW last time.

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5
(5)
69-5OR: 51
15/2

Not a resolute sole and one who has long been known for his flatter only to deceive performances (taken plenty of runner-up slots). Looks to have rather gone off the boil in his last two starts though; now back in trip with visor on again.

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6
(1)
49-4OR: 58BF
11/2

Growing into handicaps run-by-run with his best effort coming last time (his 3rd start in this sphere) at Beverley although he still looked to have something to learn. Travelled well throughout that contest and another forward display expected here.

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7
(7)
49-3OR: 57
9/2

Only lasted a couple of runs with Mark Johnston as a juvenile before showing only modest form in handicaps on turf/AW for this yard. Yet to be tried at this trip (should be suited by it) and now off a career-low mark; note any market moves.

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8
(3)
59-1OR: 47
16/1

Mostly runs on the AW and his two latest two turf runs have been rather unimpressive; finished well held on both occasions. Upped in trip here he would need several of these to falter to have a chance of breaking his turf maiden.

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9
(6)
49-1OR: 55
25/1

Handicap newcomer who so far has shaped with little promise in three runs although now a transfer to this sphere may well bring about some progress. Any positive signs in the market should be noted but hard to back on form.

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11
(9)
88-13OR: 45D
40/1

Losing run now stands at 27 so you need to be brave to support him with that sort of record. Ran a respectable race last time but on the whole looks limited and exposed even off this mark.

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12
(2)
58-13OR: 45
33/1

Not really helped by an unreported breathing operation prior to her last run at Newcastle over 1m4f where she only beat one rival home. Now down in trip but has plenty to find on form.

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13
(10)
48-10OR: 50
6/1

Still looks relatively unexposed having shown up well on his last two starts (both here) on back-to-back days last month. Looked to have a tougher test on the second start in a 0-70 but ran well and should be more than capable off this mark.

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14
(12)
48-9OR: 49
10/1

Lightly-raced sort who comes from a stable that are going well at the moment although she was very easy to back on her handicap debut on the AW over 7f. Now upped in trip (longest she's tried) she may be capable of better yet.

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Non-Runners

2
(8)
Hernando Torres37
119-12OR: 58
T: M W EasterbyJ: Non Runner
10
(14)
Templemary Boy66
68-13OR: 45
T: P W FlynnJ: Patrick Vaughan

Last Year's Winner

DRAWHORSEAWGTSP
9Riponian79-228/1Full Result
T: S CorbettJ: J Fanning

Betting

Forecast

Musbaq (9/2), Highwayman (5/1), Templemary Boy (5/1), Kenmare River (11/2), Flying Focus (6/1), Natajack (6/1), Colour Contrast (15/2), Hernando Torres (8/1), Ayton (10/1), Crazy Tornado (14/1), Jack Blane (16/1), Mama Said (25/1), Cool Run Girl (33/1), Mount Cheiron (40/1)

Verdict

For a low-grade contest there are one or two interesting ones in this and the market should be informative. FLYING FOCUS certainly caught the eye on his last two starts (both here) showing that he had the ability to win off this mark and he looks versatile enough to cope with the drop in trip. His fellow Irish raider Templemary Boy needs noting in the market with conditions more in his favour and with the headgear back on. Kenmare River is another three-year-old who looks capable at this level although not quite the finished article with Natajack and Highwayman two of the older bunch that could cause a threat.
  1. Flying Focus
  2. Templemary Boy
  3. Kenmare River

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