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20:55 Hamilton Park

Sunley Homes Handicap

  • 11 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 4f 17y
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • ¤0 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 2m 39.37s
  • 11 Ran
1(10)
Silk - Pink, Black epaulets, Black and Pink striped sleeves, hooped cap

Backgammon

18 C
10/1
  • Form 40-0194
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-5
  • Official Rating 80

mid-division, ridden over 3f out to chase leaders, one pace over 1f out

2(1)
Silk - Red, Black sleeves, Red stars, Black cap
  • Form 130086/
  • Age 7
  • Weight 9-5
  • Official Rating 80

prominent until ridden 4f out and soon weakened

3(2)
Silk - Dark Blue, Yellow hoop and sleeves, White cap

Bendarshaan

16 b D
3/1
  • Form 3-24053
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-5
  • Official Rating 80

led, ridden over 3f out, soon headed and gradually weakened

4(7)
Silk - Black, Yellow sash, chevrons on sleeves, Yellow cap
16/1
  • Form 43269-5
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-3
  • Official Rating 78

mid-division, ridden over 3f out, kept on one pace

5(9)
Silk - Red, Red cap, White spots
16/1
  • Form 1008/06
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 75

behind, ridden over 3f out, smooth headway over 2f out until weakened over 1f out

6(4)
Silk - Red, Yellow chevron, Yellow sleeves, Red armlets
5/1
  • Form 4-25423
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-11
  • Official Rating 72

held up towards rear, not much room from over 4f out until over 1f out, ridden and headway to lead inside final furlong, ran on well

7(11)
Silk - Maroon and Yellow diamonds

Bramantino (IRE)

18 b BFD
7/1
  • Form 35-7123
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-10
  • Official Rating 71

mid-division, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out

8(8)
Silk - Light Blue, Royal Blue sleeves and cap
14/1
  • Form 1236-30
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-9
  • Official Rating 70

held up, smooth headway to lead over 2f out, kept on until headed and no extra inside lfinal furlong

9(5)
Silk - Royal blue, white hoop, chevrons on sleeves, red and white quartered cap
  • Form 4885-02
  • Age 6
  • Weight 8-6
  • Official Rating 67

prominent until lost place over 4f out, soon ridden and kept on from over 1f out

10(3)
Silk - Light blue, orange stars on sleeves, light blue cap, orange star
5/1
  • Form 76-4351
  • Age 6
  • Weight 8-5
  • Official Rating 62

mid-division, smooth headway and every chance over 2f out, soon ridden and one pace

11(6)
Silk - Red and White diamonds, White sleeves, Red stars, Red cap
  • Form 2260-49
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-4
  • Official Rating 65

keen early and tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out

In depth

Verdict

Dance To My Tune often flatters to deceive, but is given another chance ahead of Bendarshaan, Bramantino, Millennium Hall and Vicious Prince. The selection was sent off as favourite at Ripon last time on the strength of some consistent efforts without winning this season, and looked all set to collect as she cruised up to the leaders on the bit a furlong out, but once again found little in the finish and had to settle for third. She has to be produced at just the right time and regular pilot Paul Mulrennan may try to leave it even later this time as the pair bid to put matters right. Dance To My Tune was second to Bramantino at Newcastle the time before last but over this ever so slightly shorter trip can turn the tables despite being a bit worse off at the weights. The latter himself was a beaten favourite at Carlisle last time but the ground was on the fast side then. Bendarshaan seems to struggle at this distance and although he is likely to be in contention, may find on e or two a bit too speedy in the finish. Millennium Hall has a six-pound penalty and a lift in grade to contend with, and Vicious Prince is likely to find this on the short side. As long as she does not bottle it again, Dance To My Tune has things in her favour and can finally come good.

Formwatch

Backgammon 8-1 (9-4) Held up in touch, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and one pace towards finish, 4th of 6, 4l behind Marias Magic (8-13) at Carlisle 1m 4f hcp (4) frm in May.

Bendarshaan 7-2 (9-3) Tracked leader, pushed along over 3f out, ridden, every chance over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 3rd of 6, 3 1/2l behind Grampian (10-0) at Thirsk 1m 4f hcp (3) gd in May.

Mexican Pete 14-1 (8-13) Behind, ridden and headway over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 11, 14l behind Sporting Gesture (8-6) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp (4) gf in May.

Dance To My Tune 3-1fav (9-6) Held up, headway to track winner 3f out, shaken up to lead over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Nessen Dorma (10-0) at Ripon 1m 4f hcp (5) sft in May.

Bramantino (IRE) 11-4fav (8-9) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and kept on one pace final 2f, 3rd of 6, 4l behind Marias Magic (8-13) at Carlisle 1m 4f hcp (4) frm in May.

Vicious Prince (IRE) 10-3 (9-3) In touch, pushed along, headway 3f out, ridden 2f out to chase winner final furlong, 2nd of 6, 2l behind Prairie Sun (8-4) at Ripon 2m hcp (5) sft in May.

Millennium Hall 9-2 (8-9) Held up and keen early, led halfway, ridden over 2f out, kept on well, won at Hamilton 1m 5f hcp (5) gs beating Scurra (8-1) by 3/4l, 9 ran.