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14:05 Hamilton

Good To Soft

Apex Traffic Management Ltd Buttonhook Handicap

  • Prize money: £15462
  • 1m 5f 16y
  • Class 3
  • 6 runners
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Apex Traffic Management Ltd Buttonhook Handicap

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

5/2 (Won)

  • Win: £3.75
  • Place: £1.90

Form: 6337-4 D BF

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 3lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Probably best known for his AW exploits but scored in pretty good style on turf at Ayr (1m5f, good to soft) in September; only 2lb higher here and made quite pleasing reappearance when fourth on Polytrack last month; shortlisted.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

4

(5)

5th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 5f 16y

Class 3

14:05 Hamilton

Capital Theory

9st 3lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

prominent, led narrowly over 3f out, shaken up and went clear over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on well

5/2

4th

4

(8)

11th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 5f 66y

Class 3

19:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Capital Theory

9st 1lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

raced in second, led after 3f, increased tempo from 3f out, jockey dropped rein inside final furlong, headed inside final 110yds, soon lost position

7/2

OUR TIP

16/1

  • Place: £3.90

Form: 440-09 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 6lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Excellent servant to stable over the years, with two major handicaps and three Group 3s among his haul of wins; long in the tooth now, though, and can't blame the soft ground for his two heavy defeats this spring; moves back up from 1m2f today.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

3

(3)

5th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 5f 16y

Class 3

14:05 Hamilton

Euchen Glen

9st 6lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Jim Goldie

raced in second, ridden over 2f out, stayed on but no chance with winner from over 1f out

16/1

9th

3

(7)

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 2f 5y

Class 2

14:52 Pontefract

Euchen Glen

9st 4lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Jim Goldie

11yo who is winless since 2021 and was tailed off on last month's comeback at Doncaster; it's hard to be confident on the back of that but he may have needed the run and he's on a handy mark on last year's best efforts.

16/1

Form: 551-41

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Late-maturing 6yo who won three times last year (1m3f-1m4f) and took form to another new level with eased-down success at Thirsk (1m4f, soft) a fortnight ago; another 6lb higher now but still commands respect.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

1

(7)

5th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 5f 16y

Class 3

14:05 Hamilton

Two Brothers

9st 9lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Michael & David Easterby

towards rear, pushed along and outpaced in rear 4f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, went third and no impression inside final furlong

9/4

1st

9

(6)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 4f 8y

Class 3

19:05 Thirsk

Two Brothers

9st 5lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Michael & David Easterby

took keen hold, midfield

11/1

Form: 2239-6 D

Last run: 51 days

W: 8st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Very versatile regarding ground and was largely consistent last season but has not won since summer 2021 and was a shade disappointing when midfield on seasonal debut at Newcastle (1m2f, AW) in March, given he usually runs well when fresh.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

5

(2)

5th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 5f 16y

Class 3

14:05 Hamilton

Ravenscraig Castle

8st 13lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Iain Jardine

held up in last, headway over 3f out, weakened inside final furlong

5/1

Form: 1212-2 C

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Started off for Dianne Sayer with some disappointing hurdle runs in early part of last year but did well when returned to the Flat last spring/summer, winning three times (once over 1m3f here); posted career-best effort when close second at Musselburgh (12.5f, good to soft) on seasonal reappearance a fortnight ago and ought to be right in the thick of things again.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

7

(6)

5th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 5f 16y

Class 3

14:05 Hamilton

Simple Star

8st 8lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Dianne Sayer

in touch with leaders, weakened over 1f out

3/1

2nd

10

(14)

21st Apr 2024

Good

1m 4f 104y

Class 4

17:15 Musselburgh

Simple Star

9st 6lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Dianne Sayer

Career-best form last May-August with a golden spell comprising three wins and two seconds; first four of those runs were at about 1m3f/1m4f and the narrow defeat to Baez on latest came in a slowly run race at 2m2f; four of them were also at this track and all on good or good to firm; absent 235 days but needs plenty of respect.

10/1

2nd

4

(1)

30th Aug 2023

Good

2m 2f 28y

Class 4

15:30 Musselburgh

Simple Star

9st 0lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Dianne Sayer

With new trainer this season and career-best form recently, winning three of his last four starts (in a blanket finish last time) and unlucky in the other; four of those runs were at this track but all were about 1m3f/1m4f and he's never been further on Flat, so this trip requires guesswork.

7/1

Form: 8500/0

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Has some very useful Irish form on his CV but lost his way a bit in 2022 and, following a long absence, struggled to get competitive on last month's stable debut at Kempton (2m, AW); current ability hard to gauge.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

2

(4)

5th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 5f 16y

Class 3

14:05 Hamilton

Manu Et Corde

9st 7lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Iain Jardine

took keen hold, led, headed over 3f out, soon weakened

25/1

13th

6

(10)

6th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 2

15:15 Kempton (AW)

Manu Et Corde

9st 10lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Iain Jardine

Just a 2yo maiden win from 15 starts in Ireland for Jim Bolger, often showing useful form at up to 1m6f but last two outings were heavy defeats; bought for 70,000gns in October 2022 and this is his first run since, with tongue tied first time and making his first appearance on AW; needs to be straight back to his best, so there are enough doubts.

50/1

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Payout
Exacta £231.00
Straight Forecast £273.50
Trifecta £835.00

Selections

The Times:

Simple Star

SPOTLIGHT:

Capital Theory

Daily Mirror:

Two Brothers

TOPSPEED:

Ravenscraig Castle

POSTDATA:

Sir Chauvelin

RP RATINGS:

Capital Theory

D Express:

Capital Theory

Telegraph:

Simple Star

The Sun:

Simple Star

The Star:

Simple Star

Daily Record:

Simple Star