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  • 19:55 British Stallion Studs EBF Glasgow Stakes 1m 3f 15y

  • (Listed) £42,000 added 3yo 6 ran
  • Winner £23,818 2nd £9,030 3rd £4,519 4th £2,251
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
    Result
  • Winning time: 2m 19.17s
  • Off time: 19:55:18

In-form Defoe tackles Glasgow Stakes at Hamilton

Last Updated: 20/07/17 12:58pm

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Call To Mind (c) is the highest rated runner in the Glasgow Stakes

Call To Mind (c) is the highest rated runner in the Glasgow Stakes

Roger Varian's Defoe will aim to continue his recent hot streak in Hamilton's British Stallion Studs EBF Glasgow Stakes on Friday.

Already this season the three-year-old has won the London Gold Cup at Newbury and followed up in a hot handicap at York.

Now he travels even further north to Scotland, but it is a race Varian has had his eye on for some time.

Harry Bentley retains the ride, having been on board at York, and Defoe faces a small step up in trip.

"This race has always been the plan for Defoe following his victory at York and he is a progressive individual who has earned a step up in grade," Varian told www.varianstable.com.

"The extra furlong on a stiff track will suit, as will any of the forecast rainfall."

Defoe is not the top-rated horse in the field, though, with that honour going to William Haggas' Call To Mind.

Owned by the Queen, he won on his debut and was not disgraced upped in class behind Permian at Royal Ascot.

Despite being out of a Cherry Hinton winner in Memory, he appears to have plenty of stamina.

"He's in good form and I thought he ran very well at Ascot," said Haggas.

"This looks an interesting race for him.

"For one with so little experience I thought he performed with great credit at Ascot.

"He's a real galloper, he (Jim Crowley) couldn't pull him up there so he's got plenty of stamina, that's for sure."

Mark Johnston runs Frankuus and Monticello, while David Simcock sends Fierce Impact.

The 10-year-old Hoof It heads the weights for the John Smith's Scottish Stewards' Cup with Muntadab, Naggers and Sharp Defence others declared.

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