Hamilton Park

  • 18:20 Giant's Causeway Claiming Stakes1m 65y

  • Winner £2,047 2nd £604 3rd £302 4th £240
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 48.13s
  • Off time: 18:20:31
18:20 Hamilton Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sunnyside Tom (IRE) Evs
2nd Finsbury 16/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 585311 Dark Blue and White (quartered), Dark Blue and Yellow halved sleeves, White cap, Yellow stars Sunnyside Tom (IRE) 4
Course WinnerDistance Winner
6 9-13 R A Fahey P Hanagan 82 Evs2.00
2 (7) 409-905 Yellow, Black and Yellow striped sleeves, Yellow cap, Black spots Wigwam Willie (IRE) 56
Distance Winner
8 9-13 pt K A Ryan Amy Ryan (3) 78 25/126.00
3 (3) 7-31678 Light Blue, Royal Blue Cross of Lorraine, Royal Blue cap Just Five (IRE) 17
Distance Winner
4 9-5 M Dods D Swift (5) 77 10/111.00
5 (6) 152636 White and Maroon check, Maroon sleeves, White armlets, Maroon cap Finsbury 13
7 8-10 Miss L A Perratt T Eaves 65 16/117.00
6 (5) 289-542 Light blue, dark green hoops, light blue sleeves Kashimin (IRE) 4
Beaten Favourite
5 8-10 b G A Swinbank P McDonald 67 5/16.00
7 (2) 070-795 Dark Blue, White cross belts, Purple sleeves and cap Strevelyn 11
4 8-10 Mrs A Duffield Barry McHugh (3) 45 80/181.00
8 (8) 008-622 Yellow, White hoops, striped sleeves Flying Valentino 27
Distance Winner
6 8-6 Ian Williams Billy Cray (5)(ex1) 70 3/14.00
Non runners
4 (1)744113Applaude58-10R C GuestPaul Eddery65


Sunnyside Tom has found a new lease of life of late and acts under conditions but conceding over a stone to FLYING VALENTINO won't be easy and the Ian Williams' mare is preferred. The yard saddled a well backed winner in a similar race on Monday and market support would increase our confidence, but even without it Flying Valentino's recent form, feather-weight and form at stiff tracks earns her the vote. Sunnyside Tom acts well at the track and won't mind which way the ground goes, all of which may see him take second ahead of Wigwam Willie. He's not won for a while but relishes cut in the ground and stays the trip well. Kashimin represents a yard with a fine record in these races while Applaude wasn't far behind Sunnyside Tom last time.