The betting suggested JACOB BLACK was expected to make a winning return at Hamilton and he duly obliged with a three-length victory. There should be more to come now handicapping and he gets the nod. Hard Core Debt also won at Hamilton last month but failed to cope with a 6lb penalty last time and Leopardstown winner Naoise makes more appeal on his first start for new connections having left Jim Bolger. True Pleasure drops back into a more suitable grade and may prove best of the rest.
Toto Skyllachy 11-1 (9-13) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, soon ridden, one pace and no impression, 4th of 8, 3l behind Talent Scout (9-3) at Carlisle 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
True Pleasure (IRE) 16-1 (8-4) Prominent, weakened inside final furlong, 13th of 15, 7l behind Alejandro (8-13) at York 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Jun.
Skytrain 12-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Spanish Plume (8-8) at Chester 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Lazarus Bell 12-1 (8-13) Tracked leader, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 5l behind Genius Boy (9-7) at Redcar 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jun.
Naoise (IRE) 2-1fav (10-2) Held up in 9th, came wide entering straight, ridden 2f out, stayed on strongly into 2nd 1f out, kept on well and just held close home, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Misty Lane (10-0) at Gowran Park 1m hcp 50-70 gf in Jun.
Hard Core Debt 4-1 (9-4) Towards rear, headway on outer 3f out, soon ridden, kept on one pace final furlong, 4th of 8, 7l behind Incurs Four Faults (8-0) at Hamilton 1m 1f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Jacob Black 5-2fav (9-2) Made all, driven over 2f out, ridden clear inside final 2f, stayed on well, unchallenged, very easily, won at Hamilton 1m 3yo mdn aut (5) gd in Jun beating Solid Justice (9-5) by 3 1/2l, 9 ran.