17:00 Hamilton Park

Teletext 'Hands And Heels' Apprentice Handicap (Class 5)

  • 7 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 4f 17y
  • Going: Good to Firm, Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf
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Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 2m 33.24s
  • 7 Ran
Silk -

    Silk - White and Light Blue stripes, White sleeves, Light Blue stars
    • Form 013192
    • Age 4
    • Weight 9-13
    • Official Rating 57

    led, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra after

    Silk - Yellow and Maroon diamonds, Yellow sleeves, Maroon cap, Yellow diamonds
    • Form 0-06825
    • Age 5
    • Weight 9-11
    • Official Rating 55

    tracked leader, ridden over 3f out, soon beaten

    Silk - Royal Blue, White hoop, striped sleeves


    13 BFC
    • Form 947169
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-11
    • Official Rating 65

    tracked leader, ridden over 3f out, kept on to lead over 1f out

    Silk - Purple, orange stars, striped sleeves and cap
    • Form 214421
    • Age 5
    • Weight 9-7
    • Official Rating 45

    towards rear, ridden over 3f out, 4th and staying on when saddle slipped and unseated rider entering final furlong

    Silk - Chocolate and Light Blue (quartered), Light Blue sleeves, check cap
    • Form 949212
    • Age 4
    • Weight 9-4
    • Official Rating 48

    mid-division, ridden over 3f out, some headway to over 2f out, one pace after

    Silk - Royal Blue and Yellow diamonds, hooped sleeves
    • Form 659684
    • Age 4
    • Weight 9-2
    • Official Rating 46

    mid-division, ridden over 3f out, soon one pace

    Silk - RED, WHITE seams, BLACK sleeves, WHITE seams and cap
    • Form 610-69
    • Age 3
    • Weight 8-10
    • Official Rating 50

    behind, ridden over 4f out, kept on from over 1f out

    In depth


    Kyle of Lochalsh, Balwearie and Rare Coincidence look the three to concentrate on in this handicap and the vote is given to Kyle Of Lochalsh. The selection won with a little in hand when beating Balwearie last time out and although that rival is better off at the weights here the selection is taken to confirm his superiority over him. Balwearie is sure to have his supporters on these revised terms but he has yet to win over a trip this far before and at likely odds he looks worth opposing . Rare Coincidence is another worthy of respect on his latest second behind Chaka Zulu but he looks vulnerable off this mark. Of the remainder, McEldowney is from a yard in form and could go well at a price but he disappointed last time and for the winner we return to Kyle of Lochalsh.


    Rare Coincidence 5-1 (10-2) Chased leader, led over 6f out, headed over 4f out, ridden and every chance 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 2nd of 8, 2l behind Chaka Zulu (10-1) at Catterick 1m 4f amt hcp (5) gf.

    Caymans Gift 11-1 (9-6) Held up in touch, headway over 3f out, one pace, 5th of 13, 5l behind Ego Trip (9-8) at Ripon 1m 4f hcp (5) gd.

    McEldowney 7-1jt-fav (9-5) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, one pace and no impression final furlong, 9th of 17, 6l behind Danceinthevalley (9-5) at Pontefract 1m 3yo hcp (5) gd.

    Kyle of Lochalsh 7-1 (8-12) Tracked leading pair, driven 3f out, went 2nd over 1f out, ridden to lead well inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Hamilton 1m 4f hcp (5) gf beating Balwearie (9-1) by 1l, 5 ran.

    Balwearie (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed well inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 5, 1l behind Kyle of Lochalsh (8-12) at Hamilton 1m 4f hcp (5) gf.

    Phoenix Eye 33-1 (8-11) Dwelt, in rear, outpaced 3f out, never on terms, 4th of 5, 7l behind Kyle of Lochalsh (8-12) at Hamilton 1m 4f hcp (5) gf.

    Rossin Gold (IRE) 40-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, gradually weakened, 9th of 13, 17l behind Seattle Robber (8-10) at Musselburgh 1m 1f 3yo hcp (6) gf in Jul.