Racing Report

MAHRAJAAN was an impressive winner of the £33,500 Phoenix Utilities Ltd Lanark Silver Bell Handicap at Hamilton Park on Friday night.

Despite getting tightened up against the far rail after passing the 2f pole, the William Haggas-trained 6/5 favourite quickened up well to slam Love Is Golden by two and quarter lengths.

Winning jockey Paul Hanagan said: “It all got a bit tight late but my goodness he’s won pretty well in the end. He’s travelled like the good horse he is and he must have a tremendous future.”

Ben Curtis received a three-day careless riding ban for allowing Love Is Golden to drift right onto the rail with sufficient correction.

Newmarket-based Haggas had earlier struck with equally impressive Sweet Believer in the fillies’ handicap to give stable apprentice Adam Farragher his first course success.

Keith Dalgleish-trained Mi Capricho romped away with the PDM Buildbase Handicap to record his fourth victory of the campaign under fine positive ride from Callum Rodriguez.

“He’s had an amazing season and this course really suits him,” the winning jockey said. “He takes you there running down the hill and you can fill his lungs in the race for home.”

by Gordon Brown

Race Results

4.35pm

(4.35pm) The Contraflow Traffic Management Ltd Nursery Handicap Stakes (Class 5)

Distance: 6f 6y |  Prize: £6,500

Winner
Name: FORM OF PRAISE
Owner: Isa Salman Al Khalifa
Trainer: Richard Fahey
Jockey: Paul Hanagan

(5.10pm) The Whysettle IT Networks Maiden Stakes (Class 5) (GBB Race)

Distance: 1m 68y |  Prize: £6,500

Winner
Name: THUNDER LEGEND
Owner: Mr Boniface Ho Ka Kui
Trainer: Hugo Palmer
Jockey: Tom Eaves

(5.40pm) The PDM Buildbase Scotland Handicap Stakes (Class 6)

Distance: 1m 68y  |  Prize: £5,527

Winner
Name: MI CAPRICHO
Owner: Mr Charles Jones
Trainer: Keith Dalgleish
Jockey: Callum Rodriguez

(6.10pm) The British Stallions EBF Fillies' Handicap Stakes (Class 3)

Distance: 1m 1f 35y |  Prize: £21,500

Winner
Name: SWEET BELIEVER
Owner: Sheikh Rashid Dalmook Al Maktoum
Trainer: William Haggas
Jockey: Adam Farragher

(6.40pm) The Phoenix Utilities Ltd Lanark Silver Bell Handicap Stakes (Class 3)

Distance: 1m 4f 15y |  Prize: £33,500

Winner
Name: MAHRAJAAN
Owner: Shadwell Estate Company Ltd
Trainer: William Haggas
Jockey: Paul Hanagan

(7.10pm) The Phoenix Utilities Ltd Handicap Stakes (Class 6)

Distance: 1m 4f 15y |  Prize: £5,527

Winner
Name: DE MAZZARO
Owner: Mr V. Thompson
Trainer: Tristan Davidson
Jockey: Phil Dennis

(7.40pm) The Patersons of Greenoakhill Handicap Stakes (Class 6)

Distance: 5f 7y |  Prize: £5,527

Winner
Name: GLORIOUS RIO
Owner: Matt Watkinson Racing Club
Trainer: Stella Barclay
Jockey: Jonny Peate