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Hamilton Park – Preview 24th September 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.

IRIS DANCER is after more Hamilton Park success on Sunday in the Usave Business Energy Specialist Fillies’ Handicap.

Trained in Cumbria by Tristan Davidson, she gained her fourth strike over course and distance 19-days ago and has been raised 2lbs for that neck success.

“This will be her fourteenth race of the year and she thrives on keeping busy,” Davidson said. “She loves coming up that hill and she gets on really well with her jockey Andrew Mullen, who has won three times on her.”

Davidson also saddles recent Carlisle scorer Yeeeaah in the Big Drew Hunter Memorial Selling Stakes over the extended 1m 1f trip.

Afterwards the winner will be auctioned for a minimum bid of £4,000 while the minimum claiming price for any other runner is £10,000.

The likely favourite is Archie Watson-trained Love Lies, a hat-trick seeking filly making her debut in handicap company following maiden and novice wins at Ayr and Newcastle.

The card gets underway with the Usave Business Energy Consultancy EBF Novice Stakes.

Richard Fahey-trained Garfield Shadow, who cost e155,000 as a Breeze-Up purchase, is the interesting runner as he makes his debut under Oisin Orr.