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JACOB BLACK (5.45) has been beaten on two previous starts at Hamilton this season but is poised to make it third time lucky.

Keith Dalgleish’s gelding is up 3lb for his Musselburgh success 16 days ago and meets recent Carlisle adversary Ladies First on the same terms as when they finished first and second last month.

Jacob Black blew the start big style that day and Ladies First took full advantage to make all. Jacob Black did remarkably well to finish so close under the circumstances and can take his revenge.

There is some heavy rain forecast and the track could well be riding on the soft side. Jacob Black chased home Maifalki here in May on good to soft, so he should handle it.

Alexandrakollontai showed more sparkle when chasing home Natajack but the winner then ran a dismal race at Ayr. A bigger threat could be Souls In The Wind, a dual Hamilton winner on soft ground, and the stable had a clear-cut winner here yesterday.

MUJASSAM (6.50) is going for this third course and distance success and is in such rampant form that he should defy a 6lb penalty for last Thursday’s comfortable victory. He was always travelling strongly and probably idled a bit in front when beating Cameo Star two lengths. The top weight won on soft at Newbury a few years ago when trained by Roger Varian.

The Listed Glasgow Stakes has attracted five smart horses and AUSTRIAN SCHOOL (7.55) could spring a surprise. He is rated 12lb and 10lb inferior to Raymond Tusk and stablemate Ventura Knight but his last run behind another Mark Johnston improver, Making Miracles, at Haydock was a decent effort. The track was soft when he beat making Miracles at Pontefract last October.

Raymond Tusk chased home Loxley at Newmarket before finding the company too hot in the Coral-Eclipse at Sandown. Richard Hannon’s colt remains unexposed. Shailene won with tons in hand last time and receives a 5lb fillies’ allowance.

THORNTOUN CARE (8.25) will be hard to knock out of the frame if the mud is flying. Scobie Jardine’s gelding is weighted to get much closer to previous Hamilton conqueror Royal Cosmic and they may well dominate the finish. Both horses go well on soft.

Atticus Boy needs to translate his winning all-weather form to turf but David Lanigan’s colt could be up to the task if handling this very different surface.

I’ll be playing for small beer in the Heineken Scottish Stewards’ Cup with last year’s winner CLASSIC SENIORITY (7.20) carrying a few quid each-way in the 13-runner sprint. His Doncaster third to Victory Wave was a good effort, as was his fourth to Sir Dancelot here in June. Dark Defender prefers it soft and could go well at a price.

QUOTELINE DIRECT (8.55) should send favourite backers home happy in the 1m 1f handicap. He is due to go up 7lb for his latest Pontefract romp and is thriving. Chikoko Trail also won at Pontefract 10 days ago and is progressing nicely for Mick Channon.

Recommended bets

  • Hamilton 5.45 – Jacob Black (7-4, bet365)
  • Hamilton 6.50 – Mujassam (2-1, Paddy Power)
  • Hamilton 7.20 – Classic Seniority ew (16-1, Betfair)
  • Hamilton 7.55 – Austrian School (6-1, Paddy Power)
  • Hamilton 8.25 – Thorntoun Care (6-1, bet365)
  • Hamilton 8.55 – Quoteline Direct (6-4, Unibet)
  1. 6 years ago

    Classic Senority halfed in price to 8s, Philly Makin is no slouch, heres hoping Al. I bet £100 on The Great Wall couple years back so glad to oppose him today. Lanigan and Donohoe have had winner/s recent and as youve had a lot of 2nds of late, I think the forecast is in oder for me in that race. Will add your bigger priced horses to Dreamseller ew @ 18/1 in the 1st at Ponty based on trainer/jockey alone.

    Seems like Quoteline holds the most water for you, and I will be pairing him with Nathan 13/8 in the 410 and Sureya 11/8 450 for an all in £50 treble, adding Muj and Jacob for 4/5folds at smaller stakes. Kirby and Cox at Haydock, watch out!

  2. azzthewigan 6 years ago

    galmarley 3.05 lethal lunch 3.15 junea 4.00 jabbarockie 3.45 majboor 4.40 singles well done all winners yesterday

    • recoba 6 years ago

      Well Jaberookie saves the daytime betting there AzzTheWigan. ?
      Hi hopes for Hamilton, I’ll enjoy watching it on a quiet night in…few winners surely from Oor Alan!? ;)


    • azzthewigan 6 years ago

      cheers recoba no prob

    • recoba 6 years ago

      Well Jaberookie saves the daytime betting there AzzTheWigan. ?
      Hi hopes for Hamilton, I’ll enjoy watching it on a quiet night in…few winners surely from Oor Alan!? ;)


  3. alphaomega 6 years ago

    Friday 20 July

    Royal Residence 3/1 15:15 HAY 1.5pt
    Parting Clouds 10/3 15:25 NOTT 2pt NAP
    Signore Picoli 5/1 15:45 HAY 0.75pt E/W
    Jacob Black 13/8 17:45 HAM 1pt ALAN
    Classic Seniority 8/1 19:20 HAM 0.75pt E/W

    0.5pt E/W Accum

    0.5pt Double NAP + Alan T
    Parting Clouds
    Jacob Black @ 12/1

    Staked: 9pts
    P+L: -9pts

    Let’s go to War.

    • recoba 6 years ago

      On Parting Clouds myself mate,well in a wee £4 double with Loch Ness Monster that’s just won (2/5) so here’s Hoping but its on the drift…hopefully just more profit. GL

    • alphaomega 6 years ago

      Royal Residence ❌2nd Unlucky
      Parting Clouds ❌4th Disappointing
      Signore Picoli 5/1 N/R +1.5pts
      Jacob Black 13/8 1st + 2pts
      Classic Seniority ⚠️2nd Placed +2pts

      Staked: 9pts
      Returned: 5.5pts
      P+L: -3.5pts

      Until tomorrow teammates

  4. 6 years ago

    no rain at Hamilton just an FYI.

    • recoba 6 years ago

      Certainly not now DataBase but there was good not today. Still it shouldn’t much now its been off for hours.

    • 6 years ago

      ok mate I just read it from their twitter, 8am they had 1.5mm and none since and as alans tips mentioned some liking softer ground, thought id share, well in Jacob by the way. bol

    • recoba 6 years ago

      Of course Database… Just threw there earlier. ?
      Yes good with Jacobs the rest of the nights easy watching. £€¥¢ ;)

  5. double carpet 6 years ago

    Well done to the winners so far today

    Just the one bet

    Midlands National
    Major Destination 9/1 ew


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