KATIE SCOTT is looking for another huge run from her two-time course and distance heroine Elladora at Hamilton Park on Wednesday evening. The Galashiels-trained mare slips back up into Class 4 off joint bottom-weight in the Lookers Edinburgh Audi Ayr Audi Handicap over six-furlongs. “She was so impressive on Braveheart Night and then just bumped into an improver at Hamilton last time,” said Scott, who is on course for another personal-best season of the Flat. “She loves making the running and, even when headed, she stuck on and was clear of the third at the line.”
The likely favourite is Keith Dalgleish-trained Aberama Gold, who shoulders a 5lb penalty for his romp at Wolverhampton nine-days ago. David O’Meara’s Pearle D’or was a close runner-up at Yarmouth recently on just his second run since leaving the Dermot Weld stable while Iris Dancer is another mare with two wins to her name at the South Lanarkshire track.
The card gets underway with the Hamilton-Park.co.uk Amateur Jockeys’ Handicap in which Brodie Hampson partners Monsieur Fantaisie for her trainer husband Archie Watson.
Brodie is without success on her two previous mounts at the course but she knows this gelding well as the duo where just denied by a head when sent off favourite at Chelmsford in early May.
The Lookers Audi EBF Restricted Maiden Stakes appears a hot contest for two-year-olds. Several top trainers are represented including David O’Meara, whose Scoop Ahoy boasts the best form with his two second-placed efforts at Beverley in April and May.
by Gordon Brown