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19:30 Hamilton Park

Ladbrokes Bet 5 Get 20 Free Handicap (Class 5)

  • 9 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 4f 15y
  • Going: Good to Soft (Good in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £8,092 added
  • Winner: £4,140
  • 2nd: £1,232
  • 3rd: £616
  • 4th: £400
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 2m 39.29s
  • Off Time: 19:30:30
  • 9 Ran
1(3)
Silk - Light Green and Dark Green diamonds

Kajaki (IRE)

16 p D
12/1
  • Form 597453
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-11
  • Official Rating 77

tracked leader until over 9f out, stayed handy, ridden over 2f out, soon beaten

2(5)
Silk - Beige, Dark Blue armlets, Dark Blue cap

Canny Style

198 CD
16/1
  • Form 251132-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 73

dwelt, in rear, well beaten final 4f

3(2)
Silk - Dark blue and yellow (quartered), striped sleeves
6/1
  • Form 944223-
  • Age 7
  • Weight 9-6
  • Official Rating 72

keen early, mid-division, headway on outside over 3f out, driven 2f out, weakened inside final furlong

4(7)
Silk - Orange, Purple sash, White sleeves, White cap, Purple spots

Multellie

27 DCD
4/1
  • Form 632213
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-5
  • Official Rating 71

led, ridden over 2f out, stayed on well, headed inside final furlong, no impression towards finish

5(8)
Silk - Orange, white striped sleeves
  • Form 013121
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-4
  • Official Rating 70

not much room start, held up in rear, headway on outside from 2f out, led inside final furlong, stayed on well

6(1)
Silk - White, Black seams, White sleeves, Black stars, White cap, Black star

Zihaam

5 p D
8/1
  • Form 182522
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 68

in touch in mid-division, ridden 3f out, effort over 1f out, no impression, no extra inside final furlong

7(4)
Silk - Orange, Royal Blue stripe
  • Form 304433
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 66

tracked leaders, took keen hold, driven and went 2nd 2f out until inside final furlong, no extra towards finish

8(6)
Silk - YELLOW, brown cross belts, royal blue cap

Auxiliary

20 p C
5/1
  • Form 58-1652
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-13
  • Official Rating 65

held up, stayed on from over 1f out, went 4th inside final furlong, no impression

9(9)
Silk - Royal Blue and Emerald Green check, Royal Blue sleeves, Emerald Green armlets
8/1
  • Form 9-23122
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-10
  • Official Rating 62

tracked leaders, went 2nd over 9f out until 2f out, weakened inside final furlong

In depth

Verdict

Canny Style was in fine form at this time a year ago and over hurdles during the winter and, though she has a long absence to overcome, can beat stable companion Kajaki, who was beaten at this level at Beverley last time. Stanley is another returning from a break but he's well handicapped at his best and will enjoy the conditions. Weather Front acts on any ground and is in fine form though he hasn't won over a trip this far so the vote goes to ZIHAAM, twice a winner already this summer and headed right on the line on ground with some give at Beverley on Sunday. None of the remainder can be ruled out in what looks a very competitive handicap.

Formwatch

Kajaki (IRE) 17-2 (10-2) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra, 3rd of 7, 2 1/4l behind Vision Clear (9-5) at Beverley 1m 4f hcp (5) gf in Aug.

Canny Style 9-4 (11-2) Held up in touch, chased winner after 3rd until before 5 out, ridden before 2 out, kept on, 3rd of 5, 6l behind Nendrum (11-0) at Musselburgh 2m hcp (4) gs in Feb.

Stanley (GER) 5-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, ridden to chase leader over 2f out, close up over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, no impression, lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 11, 3 1/4l behind Mr Red Clubs (11-6) at Goodwood 1m 1f hcp (5) gd in Aug.

Multellie 4-1 (9-5) Led, driven and headed over 2f out, unable to quicken inside final 2f, well held when lost 2nd inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 5 1/2l behind Jeremiah (9-4) at Thirsk 1m 4f hcp (4) gs in Aug.

Weather Front (USA) 11-4fav (9-10) Behind, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on, won at Beverley 1m 2f hcp (5) gf in Aug beating Ventura Crest (8-9) by 1l, 8 ran.

Zihaam 7-2 (9-9) In touch, ridden and headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, headed final 75 yards, 2nd of 7, nk behind Regal Mirage (9-13) at Beverley 1m 4f hcp (5) gs in Aug.

Helioblu Bareliere (FR) 10-1 (9-10) In touch, headway to lead entering final 3f, ridden and headed inside final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 11, 3/4l behind Burn Some Dust (8-13) at Nottingham 1m 6f hcp (5) gs in Aug.

Auxiliary 13-2 (10-0) Tracked leaders, ridden to chase winner over 2f out, no impression from over 1f out, 2nd of 8, 5l behind The Knot Is Tied (8-10) at Redcar 1m 6f hcp (6) gf in Aug.

Granite City Doc 5-2fav (8-13) Led 1f, tracked leader, led again 8f out, ridden 2f out, hard pressed over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 2nd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Rare Groove (9-6) at Hamilton 1m 3f hcp (5) gd in Aug.