20:50 Hamilton Sat 3 August 2019
- MacGregor Flooring Co Ltd Handicap (Class 5)
- 1m 68y, Good to Soft
- 8 Runners
- Surface: Turf
Took advantage of favourable handicap mark when making all last time out at Ayr; handicapper has not been too harsh on her and not unreasonable to think she can go well again though yet to race on a really soft surface.
Three of her four career wins have come at this track and took advantage of a falling mark to score well over this course and distance two weeks ago; up in the weights but currently looks progressive; one for the shortlist.
Has been running at Southwell of late and now returns to turf for the second time since victorious at Redcar (1m; soft) in November. Has a point to prove after posting two below-par efforts of late.
Irish raider; debut winner for Peter Chapple-Hyam but showed little for that yard afterwards and beaten 45L in three combined races for this trainer. Easy to oppose.
Dual recent course and distance winner who clearly loves this track; any more rain would be a slight worry and handicapper may have his mark now; first time visor may improve him further; strong claims.
Has been running some fair races in defeat since scoring at Southwell in March. Back to that mark again and it would not be a surprise to see him in the shake-up having run an encouraging race at Ayr on his latest start.
Finally gained elusive first career success when off the mark at Newcastle three starts back but has struggled off revised mark and one to watch at present.
Nicely drawn but has been disappointing this season generally finishing closer to last than first; slight chance on very best of old form but not one to rely upon.
Last Year's Winner
|T: K A RyanJ: S A Gray|
Set In Stone (11/4), Alfa McGuire (7/2), Spirit Of Sarwan (4/1), Equidae (5/1), Iron Mike (10/1), Home Before Dusk (12/1), Orsera (14/1), Tagur (16/1), Alexandrakollontai (25/1)
- Set In Stone
- Spirit Of Sarwan
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