WHERE’S JEFF (4.00) can successfully pull off a hat-trick of victories by landing the 1m 1f handicap at Hamilton.
Mick Easterby’s three-year-old has been handed a stiff 8lb rise for his latest course success over Alabanza but he looks to be very much on the upgrade.
With the Goldie horses continuing to run out of their skin it’s probably wise to stick with THEGLASGOWARRIOR (3.30) on the back of last week’s convincing course victory. He is best racing off a fast gallop and last year’s winner Tor made all 12 months ago. Similar forcing tactics may be employed which would tee the race up for the Warrior.
Keith Dalgleish has found a weak event for ZORAVAN (5.05), seeking to snap a frustrating losing streak. There was nothing wrong with the five-year-old’s recent brace of seconds at Carlisle and Zoravan can concede weight all round unless there is an unexposed three-year-old lurking further down the handicap.
Archie Watson sends Warmhearted north in a bid to lose her maiden tag. This doesn’t look much of a race unless the Kevin Ryan newcomer Billy Ruskin is backed so Warmhearted is probably the one to beat, despite an official mark of only 68. It could be worth chancing Mark Johnston’s AGADEER (4.30) on her course second to Brexit Time over a shorter trip before disappointing at Donny.
- Hamilton 4.00 – Where’s Jeff (10-11, Unibet)
- Hamilton 3.30 – Theglasgowarrior (5-1, William Hill)
- Hamilton 4.30 – Agadeer (9-4, William Hill)
- Hamilton 5.05 – Zoravan (4-1, McBookie, William Hill)
Johnb's Thursday Tips
- Hamilton 3:30 – Vera Drake 9-2
- Killarney 4:55 – Ourauldman 9-2 NAP/NB (double stake)
- Epsom 6:30 – Light Heart 5-2