3.30 6f Class 2 Conditions – Donjuan Triumphant 5/2
Richard Fahey has the Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot the main aim for favourite Sands Of Mali and has stated he’ll be fitter for today’s run, so attentions turn to Donjuan Triumphant who was well beat by Sands Of Mali at Ascot in the Champion Sprint Stakes but before that, he finished in front of him in the Sprint Cup at Haydock, so it’s 1 a piece between the 2 rivals but with DJ with the more recent run, suited by conditions, trainer in excellent form and looking more aimed at this race than his competition, this looks for the taking. Andrew Balding doesn’t travel to Hamilton often but when he does, he operates on a 30% strike rate with a positive LSP and has a great partnership with jockey De Sousa with a 35% strike rate and positive LSP who also has a great record at the course with a 21% strike rate and huge +£69.77 LSP.
4.10 5f Class 4 Handicap – Boundary Lane 4/1
2 wins on good ground or faster than and yet to race on slower ground but by Mayson should see further improvement out of the filly plus the damsire was a soft ground specialist who won the Irish Derby on soft/heavy ground so huge positives for today’s conditions. Her win at Doncaster is working out well with a couple of winners NTO, she went up 5lb for that and missed out by half a length NTO, she again impressed when last seen, she stumbled coming out of the stalls and took a while to gather herself up, she was last approaching the final furlong and the was giving the eventual winner a comfortable lead but finished better than all to get to within a length and a quarter, she’s due to go up a 1lb for that, but escapes that here and is still lightly raced so unexposed. Trainer Julie Camacho is in good form and has just the one runner to focus on.
5.00 5f Class 5 Handicap – Boundsy 11/2
Everkyllachy beat Boundsy by a head over C&D last week, both are unpenalised for that 1-2 and so both command a lot of respect, that was a big return to form for Boundsy and is now a huge 26lbs under last winning mark, if he can build on that performance then this mark will look stupidly low if the cheek pieces have the same desired effect, Sean Davis is retained once again and claims an extra 2lb’s for the rematch plus he’s better drawn with higher numbers fairing better over the Hamilton 6 furlongs. Trainer Richard Fahey is in brilliant form at present with a 20% strike rate the last 2 weeks plus has a good record at Hamilton.
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