HEAVY rain will render the ground very testing at Hamilton and that is right up the street for MULTELLIE (6.20) in the 1m 5f handicap.
Tim Easterby’s veteran is a relentless galloper as his winning record over the years at stiff tracks like Hamilton and Carlisle will testify. Danny Redmond’s 5lb claim is a bonus if he can get the fractions right as Multellie likes to race up with the pace.
Euro Implosion met a tartar in the rejuvenated Solo Saxophone at Thirsk and is preferred to Redcar winner Nataleena, up 2lb and meeting stronger rivals.
LE CHIFFRE (5.50) looked a more mature and stronger horse when hosing up at Beverley ten days ago and David O’Meara’s three-year-old can make light of a 6lb penalty.
DAWAAWEEN (4.50) laughed at her rivals when scooting clear here nine days ago and can cope with her 5lb penalty if handling this deeper ground.
Caustic Love keeps running well but the handicapper may have her pegged off an 86 rating. She can still go close, especially with the Keith Dalgleish yard in good nick. Sarvi has won here in the past on heavy and Jim Goldie’s front-running mare may just have needed her comeback run five days ago behind Dark Jedi. She is the pace angle.
Newmarket winner King Of Tonga should handle conditions and is another to consider along with Thirsk scorer Spiorad, especially with this drop in distance sure to suit. I’m not sure Beverley winner Silver Dust will be at home on this much slower surface.
Michael Mullineaux has his small string firing on all cylinders and his shock 66-1 course winner SHESADABBER (2.40) has Popping Corks and Corton Lass to beat in a moderate sprint. Mullineaux also saddles in-form mare DAVID’S BEAUTY (2.10) with an obvious chance against Astrophysics.