North Yorkshire trainer tipped to score on Hamilton closing card of the Flat racing campaign (From York Press)
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North Yorkshire trainer tipped to score on Hamilton closing card of the Flat racing campaign
Thirsk trainer David Barron, who went close to winning Saturday’s Cambridgeshire Handicap at Newmarket with third-placed Tres Coronas, can resume winning ways at Hamilton’s final meeting of the campaign today.
Barron, who is enjoying a fine season, saddles Spes Nostra in the Casino Bets At bonus.co.uk Handicap and Graham Gibbons’ mount is fancied to make amends for a disappointing display on his latest start.
Spes Nostra was backed down to favouritism at Ayr’s Gold Cup meeting when reverting to seven furlongs, but he was comfortably beaten in the race won by Evanescent, who has scored again since.
Prior to Ayr, Spes Nostra had run well on this course over nine furlongs when beaten two lengths into second by the favourite Wellingrove. A repeat of that performance may be good enough to see the five-year-old gain a third career success this afternoon when he tackles an extended mile.
Nawton’s David O’Meara, whose Doc Hay won Saturday’s feature race at Ripon, can continue his good run with Master Bond in the Download At Free Bets App Handicap over six furlongs.
The four-year-old got back on track at Beverley on his latest start when winning readily under David Nolan. The handicapper has taken his revenge by raising him 7lb for that success, but it may not be enough to stop this gelding, who is lightly-raced this season. Danny Tudhope has the mount.
There would be no more popular winner at Hamilton than Beckermet, who lines up in the Mobile Betting Free Bets At freebets.co.uk Claiming Stakes.
Now very much in the autumn of his career at the age of 11 and with more than 100 races under his belt, Beckermet retains a fair level of ability as he showed when finishing second on this course two starts back. He is not the easiest to predict but is entitled to go well.
Nap selection High Resolution (4.10), who goes well on this course and will have the useful assistance of Connor Beasley, and recent winner Bling King (5.10), the mount of another smart North Yorkshire apprentice in Jordan Nason, are two others to keep on the right side of.
At Ayr tomorrow, Jack Garritty, teenage son of former crack Ryedale jump jockey Russ, has a chance of clocking up his first double in his first season.
The apprentice, attached to Andrew Balding’s Kingclere stable, has ridden four winners to date, his latest coming on Lil Sophella at Catterick ten days ago.
The Patrick Holmes-trained filly won with something to spare that day and, off a 4lb higher mark, she commands respect in the Download The BetVictor Spincast App Now Handicap.
Garritty also has good prospects aboard Go Go Green in the Alba Facilities Services 10th Anniversary Handicap.
Jim Goldie’s sprinter ran a blinder at the Ayr Gold Meeting to finish a close-up second to Boris Grigoriev and has a major chance of going one better if reproducing that level of form.
Two Shades Of Grey, who got no sort of run at Hamilton last time, is napped to gain compensation in the Champions League Specials At BetVictor Nursery.
Tom O'Ryan's selections
2.10 Hills Of Dakota, 2.40 Dry Your Eyes, 3.10 Beckermet, 3.40 Spes Nostra, 4.10 High Resolution (NAP), 4.40 Master Bond, 5.10 Bling King.
Today’s other meetings: Bath and Newton Abbot.
2.10 Two Shades Of Grey (NAP), 2.40 Sandra’s Diamond, 3.15 Gran Canaria Queen, 3.50 Beat The Tide, 4.25 Lil Sophella, 5.00 Ad Vitam, 5.30 Go Go Green, 6.00 Captain Baldwin.
Tomorrow’s other meetings: Chepstow, Kempton and Sedgefield.
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