Hamilton Park

  • 17:25 Cancer Research Claiming Stakes6f 5y

  • Winner £2,047 2nd £604 3rd £302
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 10.63s
  • Off time: 17:25:37
17:25 Hamilton Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Saucy Brown (IRE) 7/2
2nd Esprit de Midas 5/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 80040-0 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Fol Hollow (IRE) 25
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-8 D Nicholls P Nolan (7) 88 4/15.00
2 (1) 500000- White, Dark Blue hollow box, checked sleeves and cap Saucy Brown (IRE) 226
Nag me
5 9-8 D Nicholls F Norton 78 7/24.50
3 (4) 1002-05 Red, Green hoops, Yellow cap, Green hoop Esprit de Midas 12
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 9-3 K A Ryan T Eaves 90 5/42.25
4 (5) 400-097 Yellow, Light Green epaulets, Yellow sleeves, Light Green spots Mark Anthony (IRE) 46
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-12 p1 K A Ryan P McDonald 70 11/112.00
5 (3) 74908-0 SAXE BLUE, YELLOW armlets, BLUE and RED quartered cap Go Go Green (IRE) 30
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 8-10 J S Goldie G Bartley (3) 77 5/16.00
6 (6) 079-680 Orange, Black seams on body and star on cap Areeg (IRE) 32
Nag me
4 8-3 A Berry Vitor Santos (7)(ex1) 42 100/1101.00

Verdict

A decline in fortunes sees stablemates Fol Hollow and Saucy Brown dropped in grade and it's hard to know what to expect from Dandy Nicholls' duo here. However, ESPRIT DE MIDAS was winning a handicap off a mark of 85 as recently as September last year and, despite being well beaten at Southwell recently, will find life much easier in this company. Kevin Ryan's charge gets the nod with the remaining trio hard to fancy on today's terms, though Go Go Green looks to have the best chance of them.