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16:30 Hamilton Park

Thank You Hamilton Park Grounds Team Novice Auction Stakes (Class 5)

  • 6 Runners
  • Distance: 6f 6y
  • Going: Soft (Good to Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £5,400 added
  • Winner: £3,493
  • 2nd: £1,040
  • 3rd: £519
  • 4th: £260
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 14.59s
  • Off Time: 16:31:29
  • 6 Ran
1st
Silk -
2nd
Silk -
1(3)
Silk - Emerald Green and Orange stripes, White cap
  • Form 4
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-5

tracked leader, shoved along just over 2f out, lost 3rd close to home

2(5)
Silk - Black, red chevron, white sleeves, red stars, red cap
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-4

awkward start, in rear, pushed along entering final 2f, stayed on inside final furlong

3(6)
Silk - Yellow and White (quartered), Yellow sleeves, White armlets, Yellow cap
10/1
  • Form 9
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-3

jinked slightly right out of the stalls, mid-division on the nearside rail, hampered 2f out, stayed on for 3rd near finish

4(2)
Silk - Black, Beige hollow box and cap
25/1
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-2

raced widest of all, pushed along entering final 2f, stayed on same pace inside final furlong

5(1)
Silk - Brown, yellow stripe and armlets, quartered cap
4/1
  • Form 5
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-2

virtually made all, switched across to the near side rail, pushed along 2f out, ran on well, comfortably

6(4)
Silk - Purple, white star, diabolo on sleeves
13/8
  • Form 52
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-12
  • Official Rating 73

raced centre, headway over 2f out, stayed on last 1f, no impression on winner

In depth

Verdict

Archie Watson is still firing in the winners and Ocean Star travels up from Lambourn off the back of a second at Chepstow but BLOWING WIND ran a nice race at Ripon, considering he completed with only three shoes, and can put that experience to good use here. Conspiracy is almost certainly much better than he showed when poorly drawn at Beverley and looks the pick of the remainder

Formwatch

Blowing Wind (IRE) 11-2 (9-5) Dwelt and switched left start, in touch, pushed along and headway over 1f out, stayed on, 4th of 14, 7 3/4l behind Ataser (9-1) at Ripon 6f mdn stks (5) gd in Jul.

Hafeet Star Sepoy colt out of Morant Bay.

Conspiracy 4-1 (9-3) Raced wide prominent, pushed along 2f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 11, 12 3/4l behind Country Carnival (9-0) at Beverley 5f stks (5) gd in Jun.

Otto Oyl Mayson colt out of Olive Mary.

Out The Hat 16-1 (9-5) Slowly away, outpaced, pushed along over 1f out, kept on final furlong, nearest finish, 5th of 8, 5 1/2l behind Ben Macdui (9-5) at Hamilton 5f stks (5) gd in Jul.

Ocean Star (IRE) 10-3 (9-0) Chased leaders, bumped after 1f, soon pushed along, went 2nd over 1f out, no chance with winner, 2nd of 12, 6l behind Time Scale (9-0) at Chepstow 6f mdn fll stks (5) gs in Jun.