Hamilton Park

  • 19:40 Always Trying Open Maiden Stakes1m 1f 36y

  • Winner £3,234 2nd £962 3rd £481 4th £240
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places (Watered)
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 58.89s
  • Off time: 19:40:14
19:40 Hamilton Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Nightster (IRE) 3/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 03 Mauve, Purple stars, armlets and stars on cap Aryizad (IRE) 18
4 9-7 G A Swinbank Ben Curtis 28/129.00
2 (2) DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Nightster (IRE)
3 9-5 M Johnston J Fanning 3/14.00
3 (1) 3-26 Yellow, Royal Blue Cross of Lorraine and sleeves Heroine Required (FR) 104
3 9-0 W J Haggas F Norton 76 4/111.36
4 (3) 852 Black, White Cross of Lorraine, sleeves and cap Magic Skyline (IRE) 26
3 9-0 B Ellison T Eaves 66 10/111.00


Aryizad has been beaten a long way on both starts but Magic Skyline showed massive improvement on her opening efforts to chase home the long odds-on I Say here last month. That winner has been beaten since but her stablemate, HEROINE REQUIRED, looks the one to be on here. She started really well with a close third on heavy ground at York then wasn't beaten far when stepped up to 1m2f at Ripon. She then took a step too far when sent into Listed company over 1m3f at Lingfield and was well beaten. This is a significant drop in grade and trip so unless the Mark Johnston newcomer Nightster, who is the second foal of a mare from a brilliant French family, is something special, then William Haggas' filly should gain her first success.