14:50 Hamilton Park

Arthur Balding Handicap (Class 5)

  • 7 Runners
  • Distance: 6f 5y
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf
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Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 10.32s
  • 7 Ran
Silk -
Silk - Emerald Green and Royal Blue (halved), halved sleeves, quartered cap
  • Form 82-6612
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-5
  • Official Rating 68

led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra

Silk - MAROON, LIGHT BLUE sleeves, LIGHT BLUE cap, MAROON diamond
  • Form 804415
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-4
  • Official Rating 67

chased leaders, driven and outpaced halfway, soon ridden, stayed on under pressure final furlong, never trouble leaders

Silk - Dark Blue, White triple diamond, White cap
  • Form 805144
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 65

tracked leader, ridden over 1f out, stayed on under pressure to lead inside final furlong, driven out

Silk - Dark Blue, Yellow and White striped sleeves and cap
  • Form 898305
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 65

chased leaders, outpaced 2f out, soon ridden and weakened

Silk - Red, Emerald Green triple diamond, Emerald Green and Red diabolo on sleeves, White cap, Emerald Green diamond


10 v D
  • Form 276701
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 64

dwelt, held up, ridden to chase leaders over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

Silk - White, Red diamond, chevrons on sleeves, White cap, Red diamond
  • Form 103069
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-10
  • Official Rating 57

chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong

Silk - Grey, Red star on body and cap, Red sleeves, Grey armlets
  • Form 974311
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-10
  • Official Rating 62

tracked leader, ridden over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong

  • Form 427070
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-1
  • Official Rating 47


In depth


Victoria Peek gets the call here ahead of Knot In Wood and Rancho Cucamonga. Victoria Peek comes here on a roll and takes her chance under a penalty as she bids for a straight hat-trick of wins. Being a course and distance winner also, her credentials are there for all to see and she appears to be the one to beat. The rain may have helped Moonmaiden score at Salisbury last time, the drop to six furlongs, surprisingly, helping her. She has more on her plate tonight. Tiviski has something to prove but Knot In Wood ran well from today's mark at Newcastle last time and holds claims. Rancho Cucamonga was not disgraced at Leicester last time and is on a competitive mark to our way of thinking, while Skiddaw Wolf ran well from her revised mark last time and should be competitive for some place money. With Compton Classic making limited appeal, and, along with Straffan, looking held by Victoria Peek on recent form, anyway, we return to the selection, which is Victoria Peek.


Skiddaw Wolf 4-1 (8-2) Led, hung right, quickened 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, stayed on under pressure to chase winner final furlong, 2nd of 5, 1l behind Doohulla (9-10) at Pontefract 6f fll hcp (4) gf in Jun.

Rancho Cucamonga (IRE) 15-2 (9-7) Prominent, keen, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 20, 3l behind Ruby's Dream (8-1) at Leicester 6f fll hcp (5) gd.

Knot In Wood (IRE) 4-1 (9-0) In touch, led after 2f, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra final furlong, 4th of 9, 2l behind Kool Ovation (9-1) at Newcastle 6f 3yo hcp (5) gf in Jun.

Tiviski (IRE) 14-1 (8-11) Led early, chased leaders, weakened final furlong, 5th of 11, 8l behind Norcroft (9-1) at Pontefract 6f 3yo hcp (5) gf in Jun.

Moonmaiden 20-1 (8-3) Behind, headway 2f out, led just inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Bath 6f 3yo hcp (5) gf beating Cree (9-0) by 2 1/2l, 14 ran.

Straffan (IRE) 16-1 (8-6) Mid-division, ridden 2f out, soon lost place, 9th of 11, 13l behind Victoria Peek (8-1) at Catterick 6f 3yo hcp (5) gf.

Victoria Peek (IRE) 4-1fav (9-3) Tracked leaders stands side, ridden over 2f out, headway final furlong to lead close home, won at Hamilton 6f app hcp (6) gf beating Petana (8-8) by a nk, 16 ran.

Compton Classic 20-1 (8-10) Chased leaders stands side, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 15th of 16, 13l behind Victoria Peek (9-3) at Hamilton 6f app hcp (6) gf.