Racing Report

EURO IMPLOSION was a game all-the-way 9/4 winner for Callum Rodriguez and Keith Dalgleish at Hamilton Park on Wednesday night.

Dictating the pace from the start, the Carluke raider gradually increased the temp from the half mile pole and held off the late challenge of Four Kingdoms by three-quarters of a length in the Stay At Hampton By Hilton Hamilton Park Handicap.

The winning jockey said: “He’s a horse at the top of his game at the moment and, given the form he is in, I wouldn’t be surprised if he won again. He is quite well-handicapped and his confidence is sky-high.

“I rode him from the front and I managed to get his lungs filled up round the loop and let him freewheel down the hill. He’s responded really well when I’ve asked him and we all know he won three races on the trot a couple of years ago and that he also stays further than this 1m 3f.”

Richard Fahey trained Perfect Power was an impressive winner of the Book Our On-Site Hotel EBF Maiden Stakes under Paul Hanagan.

The well-backed 4/11 stormed home by two and a quarter lengths and his jockey said: “It’s riding horses as good as him that gets you out of bed early every morning. We though he’d win first time out at Newcastle and he’s always been so professional in everything he does. That debut brought him on mentally and physically and I’d say he is one of our better two-year-olds.”

Locally-based Linda Perratt saddled her first winner of the campaign in the shape of Retirement Beckons who scrambled home by a head at 12/1 under Graham Lee.

by Gordon Brown

Race Results

5.45pm

(5.45pm) The hamilton-park.co.uk Amateur Jockey's Handicap Stakes (Class 6)

Distance: 6f 6y |  Prize: £5,523

Winner
Name: HARD SOLUTION
Owner: Mr R & Mrs J E Huin
Trainer: David O'Meara
Jockey: Mr Matthew Ennis

(6.15pm) The Book Our On-Site Hotel EBF Maiden Stakes (Class 5)

Distance: 5f 7y |  Prize: £5,800

Winner
Name: PERFECT POWER
Owner: Sheikh Rashid Dalmook Al Maktoum
Trainer: Richard Fahey
Jockey: Paul Hanagan

(6.45pm) The Hampton By Hilton Hamilton Park Handicap Stakes (Class 6)

Distance: 1m 76y |  Prize: £5,527

Winner
Name: RETIREMENT BECKONS
Owner: R. Winning & Partner
Trainer: Linda Perratt
Jockey: Graham Lee

(7.15pm) The Stay At Hampton By Hilton Hamilton Park Handicap Stakes (Class 6)

Distance: 1m 3f 23y |  Prize: £5,527

Winner
Name: EURO IMPLOSION
Owner: Mr J. S. Morrison
Trainer: Keith Dalgleish
Jockey: Callum Rodriguez

(7.45pm) The #CleanStay at Hampton By Hilton Handicap Stakes (Class 4)

Distance: 6f 6y |  Prize: £9,250

Winner
Name: OUT THE HAT
Owner: Highbeck Racing 4
Trainer: Jedd O'Keeffe
Jockey: Jack Garritty

(8.15pm) The Follow Us On Twitter @hamiltonparkrc Handicap Stakes (Class 4)

Distance: 6f 6y |  Prize: £9,250

Winner
Name: GEORGE BOWEN
Owner: Mr M. A. Scaife
Trainer: Richard Fahey
Jockey: Paul Hanagan

(8.45pm) The Every Race Live On RacingTV Handicap Stakes (Class 6)

Distance: 5f 7y |  Prize: £5,527

Winner
Name: THRILLA IN MANILA
Owner: Ian Massheder & Sandfield Racing
Trainer: Paul Midgley
Jockey: Ben Robinson