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Hamilton Park- Report 15th July 2022

Gordon Brown – Race Reporter

Gordon has a wealth of experience of racing through his background in the written and broadcast media. His current principle role is reporting and supporting the scene in Scotland on Racing TV and relaying the latest news with Scottish angles.

West Wind Blows was a brilliant all-the-way winner of the Listed British Stallions Studs EBF Glasgow Stakes at Hamilton Park.

 

Trained in Newmarket by Simon and Ed Crisford and ridden by Ben Curtis, the 5-4 favourite slammed Groundbreaker by seven and a half lengths.

 

Philip Robinson, racing manger to winning owner Abdulla Al Mansoori, said: “He did that very, very well and he has Group 1 entries later on in the season. He ran a very respectable race in the Derby and we are very much looking forward to seeing what he is really capable of.”

 

Rathbone came from second last to land the £35,000 G4 Claims Not At Fault Claims Made Easy Scottish Stewards’ Cup for Oisin McSweeney and Kevin Ryan.

 

The winner flashed home by a head from I’m A Gambler and Edward Cornelius, who dead-heated for second.

 

McSweeney said: “He was fifth last year and he just does things in his own time. He’s passed a lot of horses and we were maybe still in front soon enough. It’s my biggest career win as I’ve never won a class 2 race before.”