Racecards

17:55 Hamilton Park

Evening Times Claiming Stakes (Class E)

  • 5 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 1f 36y
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 59.66s
  • 5 Ran
1(5)
Silk - Orange, Dark Blue disc, striped sleeves, Dark Blue cap
  • Form 103003
  • Age 7
  • Weight 9-6

tracked winner, ridden and found nil 2f out

3(6)
Silk - Maroon, White chevron and sleeves
6/1
  • Form 006650
  • Age 8
  • Weight 9-0

track leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened from 2f out

4(2)
Silk - Purple and Dark Green diamonds, Pink cap
  • Form 06-0000
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-12

made all, ridden 3f out, kept on final 2f

5(1)
Silk - ROYAL BLUE, RED stars on sleeves, WHITE cap
100/1
  • Form 00-0000
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-11

behind, headway 4f out, in touch, ridden 3f out, weakened final 2f

6(3)
Silk - Royal Blue, White cross belts, striped sleeves, quartered cap
28/1
  • Form 006-600
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-6

refused to race

2(4)
NR
  • Form 1-00625
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-0

Nonrunner

In depth

Verdict

Sarraaf should not find this too difficult to win and his main danger looks to be stablemate Answered Promise and possibly the ex-Irish trained Culcabock. The selection has been running consistently well all season and towers above these on form shown and on official ratings. It would be a surprise to see him beat and the value could be finding a horse for the forecast. Answered Promise is not the force he was of old when winning twice last season and has generally been disappointing. A change of stable did not help his fortunes and has since returned to Ian Semple. He will need to show improved form to challenge the selection but could be the one for the forecast. Culcabock put up a few decent performances in his native Ireland before recently joining Peter Monteith. He showed little on his English debut and is probably best watched at this stage of his career especially with the fast ground looking not to his liking. Sarraaf is the call then with Answered Promise to chase him home for the forecast.