20:20 Hamilton Sat 3 August 2019

Abandoned
  • Margaret Smith Memorial Handicap (Class 6)
  • 1m 1f 35y, Good to Soft
  • 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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1
(10)
49-12OR: 57
14/1

Irish raider; certainly has ability and capable of winning races; overall profile is inconsistent but any market moves would suggest connections have found a winning opportunity for this filly.

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2
(6)
69-12OR: 57
20/1

Much better effort last time out over course and distance having previously been struggling this season. On a long losing streak but possibilities on the very best of his form.

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3
(12)
49-10OR: 55
20/1

Best effort this season came over course and distance last month; a touch unlucky in running last time out at Beverley; definite chance if things drop right for this lightly-raced gelding.

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4
(15)
89-9OR: 54
16/1

A little unlucky when sent here at the end of May over a mile but has been off the boil since in four outing in Ireland. Will enjoy the ground becoming softer and any market moves would be significant.

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5
(8)
49-8OR: 53
14/1

Steps up in trip on second handicap start after faring okay on handicap debut when sixth in a 10-runner affair at Thirsk (7f; good to soft). Should have more to offer at this level. Place claims.

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6
(4)
59-8OR: 53BFC
11/2

Has been consistent and improving since hanging on grimly to win at Carlisle in mid-June. Likes a bit of cut in the ground and has run well at this track in the past; respected.

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7
(11)
59-7OR: 52C
7/1

Her general consistency has been rewarded of late with two wins at Ayr and at this track over a mile. Stays this extra trip well and in the form of her life. One for the shortlist for in-form trainer.

8
(5)
49-5OR: 50BFC
6/1

Arguably put in careeer best effort last time when finishing third at Ayr in July having previously won at this track over an extended mile. Might just improve further over this slightly longer trip and one to consider.

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10
(14)
39-4OR: 57
16/1

Handicap debut; has produced little on the track to suggest he would be capable of winning this against some older and more experienced rivals, latest effort was his best to date so some scope for improvement but others preferred.

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12
(7)
49-3OR: 48
8/1

Had been difficult to get excited about before running a career best effort last time out at this track over an extended mile. Has some form over 1m2f so this trip should be no problem. Interesting contender.

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14
(3)
59-2OR: 47
12/1

Dual-purpose mare; chances on latest flat appearance over an extended mile at this track in July but overall level of form is hardly great and no real experience on the expected soft surface; hard to fancy.

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15
(13)
49-2OR: 47
16/1

Ten race maiden who put up one of her better efforts last time out over a mile at Ayr; tries a new trip today (has raced over a variety of trips); hard to be confident about but not totally out of it.

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Non-Runners

9
(2)
Blue Whisper16
49-5OR: 50
T: S DonohoeJ: Megan Nicholls
11
(9)
Poyle George Two16
49-4OR: 49
T: J HodgeJ: Rowan Scott
13
(1)
My Valentino16
69-2OR: 47
T: Mrs Dianne SayerJ: Faye McManoman

Last Year's Winner

DRAWHORSEAWGTSP
13Crazy Tornado59-714/1Full Result
T: K DalgleishJ: Connor Beasley

Betting

Forecast

Cliff Bay (11/2), Retirement Beckons (6/1), My Valentino (7/1), Rosemay (7/1), French Flyer (8/1), Blue Whisper (10/1), Poyle George Two (12/1), Millie The Minx (12/1), The Mekon (14/1), Cache Queen (14/1), Doon Star (16/1), Transpennine Gold (16/1), Bobby Jean (16/1), Don't Be Surprised (20/1), Zealous (20/1)

Verdict

A hard race to assess with many in the line-up trying this unusual trip for the first time. All eyes will be on the hat-trick seeking Rosemay who clearly enjoys this course and is one of the few with form over this trip. Slight preference is given to CLIFF BAY who has run well in defeat on his last two starts and there could be more improvement to come. Retirement Beckons is a consistent sort who is more than capable on his day and may benefit from this step up in trip.
  1. Cliff Bay
  2. Rosemay
  3. French Flyer
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