Racing Report

DRAGON SYMBOL produced an impressive turn of foot to slam his rivals in the MansionBet Best Odds Guaranteed EBF Tangerine Trees Conditions Stakes at Hamilton Park’s opening meeting of the year on Sunday.

Ridden by Adam McNamara for Archie Watson, he extended his unbeaten record to four when putting long-time leader Significantly to the sword by three and a quarter lengths.

The winning jockey said: “It’s the first time I’ve ridden him on the track but the trainer is a genius and I’m really grateful to him for getting on such good horses. It’s his first time on turf and first time at five-furlongs and he gave me a great feel.

“He’s in the King’s Stand Stakes and Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot and I’d say, given the way he travelled today, I’d say the extra furlong of the Commonwealth Cup will suit him better.”

The MansionBet Beaten By A Head Buttonhook Handicap saw a one-two for Mark Johnston as The Trader held off fast-finishing stable companion Hochfeld by a neck.

“I got a lovely split up the inner and that helped a lot,” said winning jockey Andrew Breslin. “I could sense our other horse coming home strong but crossing the line I knew we’d held on.”

Locally-based trainer Keith Dalgleish and Callum Rodriguez completed a short-priced double with Howzer Black and El Picador, who is co-owned by Hamilton Park chairman Sir Ian Good and his daughter Catriona.

by Gordon Brown

Race Results

2.10pm

(2.10pm) MansionBet 10 Get 20 Handicap (Class 5)

Distance: 5f  |  Prize: £6,500

Winner
Name: Soul Seeker
Owner: C.T.P, Rasio Cymru & Northern Monkeys
Trainer: David O'Meara
Jockey: Daniel Tudhope

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(2.40pm) MansionBet Beaten by a Head Buttonhook Handicap Stakes

Distance: 1m 5f  |  Prize: £30,000

Winner
Name: The Trader
Owner: Mr Ali Saeed
Trainer: Mark Johnston
Jockey: Andrew Breslin

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(3.15pm) MansionBet Best Odds Guaranteed EBF Tangerine Trees Conditions Stakes

Distance: 5f 7y  |  Prize: £35,000

Winner
Name: Dragon Symbol
Owner: Mr Yoshiro Kubota
Trainer: Archie Watson
Jockey: Adam McNamara

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(3.55pm) MansionBet Watch and Bet Handicap Stakes

Distance: 1m 3f 15y  |  Prize: £6,500

Winner
Name: El Picador
Owner: Sir Ian & Ms Catriona Good
Trainer: Keith Dalgleish
Jockey: Callum Rodriguez

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(4.25pm) MansionBet Proud to Support British Racing Handicap Stakes

Distance: 1m 68y  |  Prize: £9,250

Winner
Name: Howzer Black
Owner: Middleham Park Racing LXXVI
Trainer: Keith Dalgleish
Jockey: Callum Rodriguez

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(4.55pm) Follow @mansionbet Maiden Stakes

Distance: 1m 68y  |  Prize: £5,300

Winner
Name: Fantastic Fox
Owner: King Power Racing Co Ltd
Trainer: Roger Varian
Jockey: Eoin Walsh

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(5.25pm) Download the MansionBet App Handicap Stakes

Distance: 6f 6y  |  Prize: £6,500

Winner
Name: Pearl of Qatar
Owner: Border Raiders & T Davidson
Trainer: Tristan Davidson
Jockey: Phil Dennis

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