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Hamilton Park – Preview 14th May 2023

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.

Course record-holder Jordan Electrics is after more Hamilton Park success on an ultra-competitive £200,000 card.


Now with Jim Goldie, he bids to follow up a recent Ayr strike at the second most valuable meeting of the year at the Lanarkshire venue in the Sky Bet Sunday Series Sprint Handicap.


When trained by Ewan Whillans, he smashed the previous 6f track best last summer and Goldie said: “He’s run at today’s trip – 5f – on his two runs for us including when winning at Ayr earlier this month.


“The prize money for this Sunday Series is great so this seemed like an obvious opening for him at a track he likes.”


Rising star apprentice Billy Loughnane, having his first rides at the course, partners likely favourite – hat-trick seeking Spoof – as Midlands handler Kevin Frost tries to open his Hamilton account with just his fifth runner.


And The Thin Blue Line will also be fancied after his win for Keith Dalgleish and Conner Beasley in the first leg of this series a fortnight ago.


On A Session, also successful at Musselburgh, goes again for David and Nicola Barron from a 6lb higher mark in the mile handicap.


Fairmac (Charlie Johnston) and Ravenscraig Castle (Iain Jardine), separated by two and a half lengths when first and second two weeks ago, renew rivalry in the stayers’ handicap over 1m 5f. 


And dual Grand National-winner Lucinda Russell turns her hand to he Flat with recent Doncaster scorer Don’t Look Back in the middle distance handicap.