Hamilton Park

  • 19:30 Emerald Isle Handicap1m 65y

  • Winner £2,047 2nd £604 3rd £302 4th £722
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 49.43s
  • Off time: 19:31:48
19:30 Hamilton Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Key Breeze 10/1
2nd Gadobout Dancer 3/1
3rd North Central (USA) 7/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 837325 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Queen's Scholar (USA) 19
Beaten Favourite
3 9-7 M Johnston Greg Fairley 65 4/15.00
2 (1) 833 DARK BLUE and YELLOW (halved), DARK BLUE sleeves, YELLOW cap Forks 12
3 9-7 B Smart T Eaves 65 5/16.00
3 (8) 4-32823 Light Blue and Yellow check, Red sleeves and cap North Central (USA) 11
3 9-6 J S Goldie Lee Newman 64 7/18.00
5 (5) 4-05885 Light blue, dark green sleeves Key Breeze 27
3 8-9 t K A Ryan P McDonald 53 10/111.00
6 (6) 070 Emerald Green, White chevron, White sleeves, Emerald Green armlets, Red cap Zamid (FR) 67
3 8-5 R A Fahey P Hanagan 49 14/115.00
7 (3) 7-97857 Yellow, Blue disc and hoop on cap Acol 27
3 8-2 A G Foster A Elliott (ex2) 45 28/129.00
8 (4) 357456 Dark Blue, Yellow disc, Yellow sleeves, Dark Blue armlets, Dark Blue cap, Yellow spots Lord's Seat 11
3 8-2 A Berry Vitor Santos (7) 45 50/151.00
9 (9) 000-091 Purple, yellow epaulets and sleeves, check cap Gadobout Dancer 7
Distance Winner
3 8-2 D Carroll Neil Farley (7) 45 3/14.00
Non runners
4 (7)883175Verluga (IRE)39-4T D EasterbyD Allan62


Gadobout Dancer hacked up at Newcastle and gets to run off a pound lower mark here so is the obvious starting point, but that race was as bad as they come and she's untried on the ground. With that in mind we'll look towards the other end of the weights and QUEEN'S SCHOLAR, a horse whose best efforts have all coincided with ground no quicker than good. That sequence includes a course and distance second two starts back and she's only a pound higher now. Forks is interesting on his handicap bow as his conqueror last time has shown form that'd make this rating of 65 look fair, North Central's latest second came in a weak affair and the form has been let down while Verluga put a bad run behind her when narrowly beaten into fifth at Newcastle but she's unproven on ground, while it also remains to be seen whether the blinkers work once more.