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Hamilton Park – Preview 29th May 2024

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 course success in the ICB Waterproofing Windows Handicap at Hamilton Park on Wednesday.

Trained near Carlisle by Tristan Davidson, the mare recorded her sixth win at the South Lanarkshire venue with a game all-the-way effort twelve days ago.

“She’s been a little star since she came to us and hopefully there is more still to come,” Davidson said. “We have this theory of running her in better races so she doesn’t have to carry as much weight but she did also win a couple in Class 5 company last year!

“All bar one of her wins have come at Hamilton so she clearly operates well there but she won at Ripon before she came to us and she’s also run well at Carlisle. She’s never won off this high a mark but she’s only six and these sprinters love their racing.”

The opposition includes Katie Scott’s three-time course and distance scorer Slainte Mhath and Iain Jardine-trained Catherine Chroi, a winner over this same six-furlongs at Hamilton Park’s opening fixture of the year earlier this month.

The card gets underway with the HLS McConnell, Maintenance Services To Buildings EBF Restricted Maiden Stakes.

Milford is an interesting newcomer for in-form trainer Karl Burke following his Classic wins in Ireland and Germany on Sunday.

Sir Mark Prescott sends two runners from his Newmarket base with the first of them, Solid Silver, making her handicap  debut in the Fixing Point, Roofing Supply Shop Handicap over 1m 5f.