Hamilton Park

  • 17:10 Betfair Racing Excellence Apprentice Training Series Handicap1m 3f 16y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 23.16s
  • Off time: 17:13:18
17:10 Hamilton Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Bona Fortuna 1/3
2nd Meetings Man (IRE) 4/1
3rd Storm Command (IRE) 16/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 435 Emerald Green, White cross belts, Orange sleeves, Royal Blue cap Sheiling (IRE) 13
3 9-10 R A Fahey Marzena Jeziorek (5) 65 12/113.00
2 (1) 708-1 Emerald Green, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Green and Emerald Green quartered cap Bona Fortuna 7 (ex6)
3 9-10 Sir Mark Prescott Rosie Jessop 59 1/31.33
3 (4) 68-7413 Yellow and purple diamonds, purple sleeves, yellow stars, purple cap, yellow star Meetings Man (IRE) 8
Course Winner
3 9-9 Micky Hammond D Swift (3) 64 4/15.00
4 (7) 948- Royal Blue, White Star Goodison Park 233
3 9-3 A G Foster J Cavanagh 58 20/121.00
5 (5) 5429-45 Grey Storm Command (IRE) 35
3 9-3 v1 B Smart A Carter (3) 58 16/117.00
6 (8) 4-23144 White, Royal Blue cross belts, Red sleeves, Emerald Green cap Vittachi 66
3 9-1 A C Whillans G Whillans 56 14/115.00
7 (2) 680-90 Black, Orange disc, striped sleeves and cap Hotgrove Boy 24
3 8-5 A G Foster David Kenny 45 66/167.00
8 (6) 800- White, Black braces, armlets and star on cap Star Of Kalani (IRE) 218
3 8-5 b1 R D Wylie Matthew Lawson (3) 45 50/151.00


BONA FORTUNA can defy his penalty and confine Sheiling and Goodison Park to minor roles. Rosie Jessop has an impressive strike rate of almost 30 per cent on Heath House trained runners and she appears to have been found another decent opportunity. Bona Fortuna has clearly done well over the winter and showed improved form on his handicap bow when running out a six length winner at Brighton. The longer trip won't be a problem and he'll have to race from an 8lb higher mark in future so has clear claims. Sheiling has shown a degree of promise on all three starts in maidens and should fare better now handicapping but she will find better opportunities than this. Storm Command may find some improvement for the fitting of a visor whilst Goodison Park is the type to do better now stepped up in trip with another year on her back and it will be interesting to see how she fares but this is a very tough starting point for her return to action with Bona Fortuna in opposition. (Ian Ogg)