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Trainer Jim Goldie tipped for successful outing on the Flat at Hamilton
JOCKEY Graham Lee, who has made a spectacular transition from jumps to Flat, can continue his excellent campaign at Hamilton tomorrow by winning the Scottish Trophy Handicap.
The Grand National-winning jockey, who is up to 50 winners this season on the Flat, teams up with nap selection Another For Joe, trained by Jim Goldie, who has provided massive support to Lee since he switched to the summer game.
Another For Joe has proved admirably consistent this term and was a good second to Standpoint at Doncaster last time out.
He is a previous winner over this course and distance and he looks sure to go well here, despite the presence of Mark Johnston’s hat-trick seeker Henry Clay, who is burdened with a 6lb penalty.
Paul Midgley can lift the Scottish Racing Claiming Stakes with Haajes, who has been a good servant to the Westow trainer in recent years.
Five furlongs with some give in the ground are the ideal conditions for Haajes, who gave notice that he is in good heart when finishing second to Whozthecat at Thirsk on his latest start.
Haajes has most to fear from Kevin Ryan’s Arganil, a once high-class sprinter, who will also relish the easy ground. Both horses are previous Hamilton winners.
Richard Fahey has a couple of winning chances on the card with Sabore and Stanley Rigby.
Sabore has had plenty of chances to win and has not quite managed it yet, but the modest-looking Prestige Scotland Maiden Stakes looks a good opportunity for her to finally get off the mark.
Stanley Rigby is better known as an all-weather winner, but he showed at Beverley last time when finishing a close up third that he can handle turf racing. He may not need to improve much on that form to win the Griffiths & Armour Handicap.
Tony Coyle’s Gadobout Dancer came close to winning an amateur riders’ event at Beverley a fortnight ago.
The five-year-old may gain compensation for the Norton trainer in the hamilton-park.co.uk Apprentice Handicap. David Simmonson has the mount.
At Kempton’s evening meeting, Sir Henry Cecil, who last week produced the mighty Frankel to gain his 13th consecutive win at York, can win with Tiger Cliff.
The three-year-old was a beaten 2-1 favourite on his debut at Lingfield just under three weeks ago, but he showed enough promise to suggest an average race was within his compass. The 32RedBet.com Maiden Stakes looks a good opportunity for this son of Tiger Hill.
Grand Denial makes plenty of appeal in the 32Red.com Maiden Stakes.
Trained by Clive Cox, whose horses are in excellent form, the juvenile colt finished a good second at Newbury on his debut at the beginning of the month. He looks sure to have benefited from that experience and is expected to go well in this seven-furlong event.
Norton trainer Brian Ellison brings Spin Cast back to the fray in the 32Red Handicap for lady amateur riders.
It is more than four months since Spin Cast last ran, finishing second at Pontefract, having previously scored at Yarmouth.
Lack of fitness after a break is seldom a problem for Ellison’s horses and Spin Cast looks likely to go well for the accomplished Harriet Bethell.
2.10 Marcus Caesar, 2.40 Celestial Dawn, 3.10 Haajes, 3.40 Another For Joe (NAP), 4.10 Sabore, 4.45 Stanley Rigby, 5.15 Gadobout Dancer.
6.20 Alpine Mysteries, 6.50 Plum Bay, 7.20 Grand Denial, 7.50 Tiger Cliff, 8.20 Spin Cast, 8.50 Discoverer, 9.20 Choral.
Tomorrow’s other meetings: Lingfield, Hereford and Stratford.
Today’s meetings: Carlisle, Catterick, Kempton, Wolverhampton and Worcester.