Hamilton Park

  • 18:20 Hamilton Park Lady Amateur Riders' Handicap 1m 5f 9y

  • Winner £1,976 2nd £608 3rd £304
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 53.02s
  • Off time: 18:21:06
18:20 Hamilton Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st A Southside Boy (GER) 9/2
2nd Schmooze (IRE) 7/4
3rd Talk of Saafend (IRE) 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 611536 Red and White stripes, White sleeves, hooped cap Jan Smuts (IRE) 7
Nag me
5 10-7 pt W Storey Miss S M Doolan (5) 63 9/25.50
2 (8) 60-9489 Royal Blue, White hoop, hooped sleeves, Red cap Raleigh Quay (IRE) 23
Nag meCourse Winner
6 10-4 Micky Hammond Miss Becky Smith (5) 60 7/24.50
3 (7) 710-716 White, Brown Cross of Lorraine, Brown and White chevrons on sleeves, Brown cap A Southside Boy (GER) 15
Nag meCourse Winner
5 10-2 h J S Goldie Miss C Walton 58 9/25.50
4 (2) 16-5241 White, Red star, Red and White diabolo on sleeves, White cap, Red star Schmooze (IRE) 8
Nag meCourse Winner
4 10-2 Miss L A Perratt Mrs C Bartley 58 7/42.75
5 (4) 1378-39 White, Maroon chevrons, Maroon sleeves, White diamonds, White cap, Maroon diamond Talk of Saafend (IRE) 13
Nag meCourse Winner
8 10-0 p Mrs Dianne Sayer Miss Robyn Gray (5) 56 16/117.00
6 (6) 80797/0 White, Emerald Green sleeves, White stars, Emerald Green cap Suprise Vendor (IRE) 7
Nag me
7 9-12 W Coltherd Miss J R Richards (3) 54 33/134.00
7 (5) 70/24-77 White, royal blue cross belts, red sleeves, white armlets, red cap Tropenfeuer (FR) 29
Nag me
6 9-6 James Moffatt Miss Joanna Mason (5) 48 20/121.00
8 (3) 68877-7 White, red chevron and sleeves, royal blue and white quartered cap Mystified (IRE) 8
Nag me
10 9-3 A Berry Miss L Wilson (5) 45 40/141.00

Verdict

SCHMOOZE was the recipient of an excellent last-to-first ride by Lee Topliss when scoring here last time and receives no penalty for that apprentice contest. The gelding provided Linda Perratt with a much-needed first success of the campaign and, clearly in good heart, is taken to follow up that cosy success. A Southside Boy is an obvious threat having beaten the selection by two lengths when the pair last clashed. There's little between them on the revised ratings but the Goldie inmate does have a below-par effort last time to put behind him. Jan Smuts has been performing well over the last couple of months, including a success for today's pilot. He may need to come down a pound or two but knows how to win and earns a place on the short-list.