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Hamilton Park – Report 15th June and Preview 16th June

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.

TITLE is the top-rated runner in the British Stallions Studs EBF Glasgow Stakes, a Listed race worth £55,250 which has produced plenty of future stars in recent years.

Trained in Newmarket by Roger Varian and on a BHA mark of 103, he takes on four rivals over 1m 3f for a stable that was successful in 2017 with subsequent Group 1 winner Defoe.

Postponed, the 2014 scorer, went on to bag several major races worldwide and ended up earning almost £5m in prize money.

And last year’s hero Subjectivist went on to scoop this season’s Gold Cup at Royal Ascot for Mark Johnston, who is represented by Kings Prince, a colt who is unbeaten in both starts.

In a race that has seen the favourite successful seven times in the last decade, Title is equipped with blinkers for the first time following a third placed effort in the Group 2 King Edward VII Stakes at Royal Ascot.

The traditional Fair Friday card also features the Heineken UK Scottish Stewards’ Cup, a handicap over six-furlongs, and a race that saw George Bowen scorch to the current track record of 1m.9.03s three years ago.

Last year’s winner and fourth, Meraas and Music Society, are in the line-up along with Staxton who came third in 2019.

Yesterday action at Hamilton Park saw Keith Dalgleish complete a treble for the second time in five-days at his local venue.

The Carluke handler struck with Misty Ayr, Home Before Dusk and Clay Regazzoni – all ridden by different jockeys – for a 72/1 three-timer.

And hot-favourite Gainsbourg, owned and bred by former legendary Flat ace Willie Carson, took the Racing TV HD On Sky 426 Novice Median Auction Stakes under Danny Tudhope for fledgling trainer Ed Bethell.