Iain Jardine is looking forward to opening the new Hamilton Park in style with Ravenscraig Castle in the £30,000 Apex Traffic ManagementLtd Buttonhook Handicap. A useful three-year-old, the gelding produced excellent form that included a cracking in the 2022 Melrose Handicap at York. He went close on several occasions last season and was only pipped by a neck in the prestigious Cumberland Plate at Carlisle. Dumfriesshire-based Jardine is also represented by Manu Et Corde.Jim Goldie saddles Euchen Glen and his year older brother Sir Chauvelin. Sir Chauvelin won the Buttonhook Handicap in 2016 and is also a dual winner of the Braveheart Handicap. Euchen Glen is a four-time Group 3 winner and has amassed nearly £560,000 in total prize money for his connections. The other feature race is the £40,000 Darley Stallions EBF Novice Stakes. Andrew Balding-trained filly Capo Vaticano could be the one to beat as she is well-bred and the winner of her only start so far when making all at Chelmsford last month.

By Gordon Brown