Hamilton Park

  • 20:20 John Smith's Stayers Handicap1m 5f 9y

  • Winner £5,175 2nd £1,540 3rd £770 4th £385
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 49.78s
  • Off time: 20:20:30
20:20 Hamilton Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st French Hollow 11/4
2nd Comedy Act 8/1
3rd Union Island (IRE) 11/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 202-955 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Comedy Act 26
Nag me
4 10-0 M Johnston A Elliott 84 8/19.00
2 (7) 1104-81 Black and Orange (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Black spots, Yellow cap, Black spots Royal Trooper (IRE) 8 (ex6)
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-13 J G Given F Tylicki 77 4/15.00
3 (6) 343049 Royal blue, white cross of lorraine, red and white check sleeves, red cap The Galloping Shoe 14
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6 9-10 I Semple T Eaves 80 20/121.00
4 (9) 24-0395 Light Blue, Pink sleeves, Mauve stars, Pink cap, Mauve star Gordonsville 27
Nag meDistance Winner
8 9-10 J S Goldie D Tudhope 80 5/16.00
5 (1) 0/430-70 Maroon, grey star, grey sleeves, maroon armlets, quartered cap Union Island (IRE) 23
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5 9-5 B Ellison Lee Topliss (5) 75 11/26.50
6 (5) 058-806 White and Maroon check, Maroon sleeves, White armlets, Maroon cap Wicked Daze (IRE) 6
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8 9-3 Miss L A Perratt P Makin 73 20/121.00
8 (8) 075233 Pink, black seams, striped sleeves and star on cap Sharp Sovereign (USA) 12
Nag meCourse Winner
5 8-12 T D Barron Lee Newman 68 10/111.00
9 (2) 163591 Dark Blue, Yellow halved sleeves, quartered cap French Hollow 7 (ex6)
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6 8-12 T J FitzGerald P Hanagan 62 11/43.75
10 (10) 406225- Red and White (halved), sleeves reversed, Emerald Green cap Golden Blaze 266
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3 7-12 James Moffatt A Mullen 68 20/121.00
Non runners
7 (4)55126-3Boss's Destination49-3G A SwinbankG Whillans73

Verdict

French Hollow has 6lb extra after scoring at York a week ago but should still be thereabouts, while recent Doncaster winner Royal Trooper is not out of this despite his penalty. Sharp Sovereign had been threatening to score before running a shocker at Ayr recently and it would be no surprise to see Comedy Act post a better effort off top weight. However, a chance is taken that BOSS'S DESTINATION will improve for today's longer trip and his recent reappearance and Alan Swinbank's charge gets the vote.