Hamilton Park

  • 19:05 Ladbrokes Lanark Silver Bell Handicap1m 4f 17y

  • Winner £16,819 2nd £5,005 3rd £2,501 4th £1,251
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places (Watered)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 33.67s
  • Off time: 19:08:24
19:05 Hamilton Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Special Meaning 7/4
2nd Nimiety 11/2
3rd Cosmic Sun 33/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (10) 365-606 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Perennial 51
4 9-10 D O'Meara D Nolan 89 10/111.00
2 (8) 391-273 Orange and Yellow check, Orange sleeves, Yellow cap Noble Alan (GER) 14
Distance Winner
10 9-9 N G Richards Kevin Stott (7) 88 13/27.50
3 (7) 401975 Yellow, pink braces and sleeves, hooped cap Sirvino 16
Distance Winner
8 9-8 T D Barron Gemma Tutty (7) 87 16/117.00
4 (12) 230732 ROYAL BLUE and WHITE (quartered), BLACK and WHITE striped sleeves and cap Fort Belvedere 11
5 9-8 K Dalgleish K Renwick 87 22/123.00
6 (5) 2108-20 White, Light Green seams, sleeves and cap Entihaa 110
Distance Winner
5 9-2 G A Swinbank B A Curtis 81 33/134.00
7 (14) 092021 Royal Blue, large White spots Choisan (IRE) 18
Distance Winner
4 9-1 T D Easterby D Fentiman 80 28/129.00
8 (11) 262115 Light Blue and Yellow check, Red sleeves and cap Hawdyerwheesht 14
Course WinnerDistance Winner
5 9-0 J S Goldie T Eaves 79 20/121.00
9 (15) 533331 White, emerald green hoops, white sleeves and cap Nimiety 14
4 8-12 M Johnston J Fanning 77 11/26.50
10 (4) 612111 Yellow, Black hoop, Black Sleeves, yellow stars, yellow cap, black star Special Meaning 35
Course WinnerDistance Winner
3 8-10 M Johnston F Norton 85 7/42.75
11 (3) 185229 Emerald green and white quartered, hooped sleeves, white cap Cosmic Halo 6
4 8-10 R A Fahey George Chaloner (5) 75 28/129.00
12 (2) 631435 White, Royal Blue diamond, sleeves and diamond on cap Tenhoo 6
Distance Winner
7 8-7 E J Alston Jason Hart (3) 72 28/129.00
13 (13) 001947 Emerald Green and White (quartered), hooped sleeves, Black cap Cosmic Sun 26
Distance Winner
7 8-7 t R A Fahey P Mathers 72 33/134.00
14 (9) 4-75121 Dark blue and white check, white sleeves, dark blue stars, white cap, dark blue star Certavi (IRE) 12 (ex6)
Distance Winner
4 8-6 B G Powell Philip Prince (5) 65 9/110.00
15 (1) 610867 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Federal Blue (USA) 13
Distance Winner
3 8-3 M Johnston Julie Burke (3) 78 10/111.00
Non runners
5 (6)0-70395War Poet69-3D O'MearaJulie Burke82

Verdict

This traditional old race has produced a strong line-up for a nice prize with most entering the fray in good shape. Mark Johnston is playing a powerful hand with a trio of entries headed by SPECIAL MEANING, who continues to defy the handicapper and can do so again. He gained the fourth victory in his last five starts when once again making all at Pontefract and though the assessor has hit him with a 9lb rise he had plenty in hand and can defy the extra. Nimiety and Federal Blue also represent the Middleham yard and the former arrives in very good shape having seen off the attentions of subsequent wide-margin winner Nautilus at Newmarket. Choisan would be a big threat if the rains arrive as he likes a bit of cut, as he showed at Ripon last time, while Cervati hasn't had much racing and is progressing nicely judged on his victory over this trip at Windsor. His 6lb penalty is almost wiped out by his rider's claim so he could be the one to chase home the selection.