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Hamilton Park- Preview 15th June 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.

LIAM BAILEY is looking forward to another big run from his course specialist Quanah at Hamilton Park on Wednesday.


The Middleham rider, who will be making his 14th appearance at the Lanarkshire venue, faces ten rivals in the six-furlong DM Hall 125th Anniversary Handicap.


Bailey said: “He’s also been successful at Newcastle and Musselburgh but he seems to love this place and he’s won three races and been second three times there as well. He’s got bags of toe and was a very good second at Hamilton just the other night over five-furlongs .”


The opposition to Quanah include top-weight and likely favourite Kats Bob. Trained by Iain Jardine, he scrambled home by a neck over course and distance earlier this month.


Also in the line-up is Astapor, who sprung a record-equalling 200-1 shock for Lancashire trainer John Riches at Hamilton Park’s 2nd June fixture. 


Rookie jockey Harry Russell, who is again on board Astapor, could get off to a winning start in the opening Apprentice Handicap on Lightning Attack, a winner over hurdles on his most recent start in May.


Silver Vision is just the second runner at the track for Jackie Stephen in the Hamilton Lookers Audi Glasgow/Hamilton Bothwell Castle Fillies’ Handicap.


Stephen, formerly Britain’s most northerly-based trainer when operating at Inverurie in Aberdeenshire, has now settled in to her new set-up at Lilliesleaf in the Scottish Borders.