Hamilton Park

  • 18:40 Avia Signs Nursery6f 5y

  • Winner £2,264 2nd £674 3rd £337 4th £168
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 11.59s
  • Off time: 18:40:32
18:40 Hamilton Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Bop It 2/1
2nd Tortoni (IRE) 3/1
3rd Fast On (IRE) 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 323 White, Royal Blue hoops, Pink cap Tortoni (IRE) 57
Beaten Favourite
2 9-7 K A Ryan Julie Burke (5) 77 3/14.00
2 (2) 3310 Yellow, Black sash and sleeves Pen Bal Crag (IRE) 14
2 9-4 R A Fahey T Hamilton 74 7/24.50
3 (5) 681 Black, large Yellow spots, armlets and cap Bop It 38
Distance Winner
2 9-3 B Smart Justin Newman (7) 73 2/13.00
4 (1) 189 Dark Green and Yellow (quartered), Red and White halved sleeves, Red and White hooped cap Chevanah (IRE) 25
2 9-0 Mrs A Duffield Rosie Jessop (5) 70 25/126.00
5 (4) 834 Lime Green Fast On (IRE) 19
Beaten Favourite
2 8-10 v1 E S McMahon S B Kelly (7) 66 4/15.00
6 (9) 247306 Royal Blue, Light Green epaulets Always Ends Well (IRE) 15
2 8-7 M Johnston A Elliott 63 22/123.00
8 (3) 074 Black, White Cross of Lorraine, sleeves and cap Lady Gadfly 31
2 7-12 Micky Hammond Danielle Mccreery (5) 52 28/129.00
9 (8) 3474 Yellow, red chevron, diamonds on sleeves and cap Fortune Star (IRE) 10
2 7-12 Miss L A Perratt Kelly Harrison (ex2) 50 50/151.00
Non runners
7 (7)04532Justine Time (IRE)28-2T D BarronNon Runner58

Verdict

TORTONI was considered disappointing after two short-priced defeats but the form now looks notably stronger than it did at the time. He's been given a good break since his third at Doncaster behind Telwaar and Julie Burke's claim sees Kevin Ryan's charge on an appealing mark. He can outclass this field. Pen Bal Crag was well beaten in the Weatherby's Super Sprint but previous efforts suggest he'll contend at this level, stepping up to 6f for the first time. Bop It has no stamina concerns after staying on well over this trip to score at Carlisle and enters calculations on that run with improvement likely. Fast On disappointed at Wolverhampton but it's too early to write him off sporting a first-time visor here back on turf.