SEPAL (6.55) should make a bold bid to repeat last year’s impressive victory in the Ladbrokes Lanark Silver Bell at Hamilton.
Iain Jardine’s mare won off a 16lb lower mark 12 months ago, so it won’t be easy, but will relish the forecast soft ground. Sepal returned from a 275-day absence to finish well into third behind Kings Gift and Not So Sleepy at Ayr 18 days ago.
That was over an inadequate 10 furlongs and as long as she doesn’t ‘bounce’ on her second run back Sepal should be involved along
with stablemate Jabbaar.
Zeelander will be popular for Roger Varian but hung both ways when second to Saroog at Sandown. Ian Williams has booked 5lb claimer Andrew Breslin for Baydar and although there are a string of duck eggs against his name, Baydar has been given a big chance by the handicapper.
A couple of years ago he landed the Class 2 Dubai Duty Free Handicap at Newbury off 99 and loves an easy surface, as does Desert Ruler.
MULTELLIE (7.30) has run well here in the past and although 6lb higher than when spread-eagling his field at Pontefract, Tim Easterby’s gelding may be hard to pass if allowed his own way up front. He ran into Jeremiah, a progressive three-year-old trained by Charlie Fellowes, under a penalty at Thirsk but this looks a bit easier.
Stanley has his first run for Keith Dalgleish since a switch from Jonjo O’Neill and is another very much at home in the mud. Kajaki likes to race prominently, will enjoy this ground and is slipping down the handicap.
YES YOU (6.25) could be another winner for Iain Jardine in the fillies’ sprint handicap. She failed by a neck to catch Dark Defender over course and distance 10 days ago and remains in great nick.
The Varian-trained Angel’s Glory was turned over at 4-11 by Grise Lightning on her last visit to Hamilton but should be thereabouts, while Seen The Lyte won on good/soft at Doncaster towards the end of July.
LOTARA (5.55) would have an each-way chance if able to reproduce her course and distance second to Ana Lichious in July, with one of tonight’s leading fancies Flying Focus back in seventh. She didn’t disgrace herself in better company at Musselburgh yesterday.
GUARDIA SVIZZERA (8.00) hosed up at Catterick in midweek and picks up another 6lb penalty. That shouldn’t prevent a follow-up, with Musselburgh scorer Burmese Blazer the biggest threat.
JENNY REN (3.25) has struck form in recent weeks and is poised to supplement her Thirsk victory in the amateur riders’ handicap at Wolverhampton. Sarah Hollinshead’s filly split Onefootinfront and Praeceps on a previous visit to Wolves and Will Pettis takes off 5lb.