Our website tipster Dave Nevison thinks three handicappers are worth a second look at Hamilton Park on Wednesday evening. Enjoy all the actiion and further meetings from Haydock Park, Kempton Park and Cork live on Racing TV and Racing TV Extra.
I’m looking forward to covering some trappy Hamilton handicaps live in the studio on Wednesday evening, and hopefully a couple of these selections can land overdue successes.
He only needs to reproduce his Redcar effort last week – his penultimate start and similarly with Megan Brookes in the saddle - to overturn the narrowest of defeats.
Stronsay was beaten a nose but is now 6lb better off with the re-opposing Hard Solution, while he was dropped 2lb before that effort which should certainly be enough. Ground conditions should be perfect here, and given the pace looks to be low he should get a decent tow into the race if he doesn’t want to lead.
Stronsay was beaten into sixth last Friday, but that was over seven furlongs at Catterick and he possibly did a bit too much in front over that trip. On recent evidence, he seems best at six furlongs.
Megan Brookes is inexperienced, but she rode this horse well at Redcar and is obviously getting closer to riding a winner.
Although Paddyplex has been on a long losing run and still conspires to get beat, I am happy to give him another chance having only got on board for his latest run.
He has run really well on both recent starts at Hamilton and just needs things to drop right for him to score now that he has dropped so far in the weights.
Some pace looks likely here and that will definitely suit him. Given this is a 0-60 event - the lowest-grade handicap he has yet contested - he should have the speed and class to get past these runners.
Lord Of The Glen is a low-grade sprinter, but has gradually run himself into form this season and doesn’t need the soft ground he won on last time to be at his best.
He ran well from a bad draw on his penultimate start and it looks as though the reapplication of blinkers has livened him up enough to win.
Lord Of The Glen will certainly lack for nothing in the saddle here as Ella McCain is improving rapidly and is now well worth her 5lb claim. Her recent strike-rate is excellent and she is proving competent on both sprinters and stayers. Trainer Jim Goldie has obviously been impressed, as he puts McCain up here for the first time this year.
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