Racing Report

PLATINUMCARD maintained his unbeaten handicap record when shouldering top-weight to victory in the £20,000 Book Our On-Site Hotel Scottish Trophy at Hamilton Park on Tuesday.

Ridden by his regular partner Billy Garritty, the 5/1 chance, who is trained by Keith Dalgleish, powered home to beat front-running stablemate Howzer Black by a neck.

Garritty said: “He got me out of trouble today as we didn’t have a lot of room on the inside. I’ve had to pull him wide up the middle of the track and I always knew he’d take me to the front. I think he’ll probably step up in trip and go for another nice race somewhere now.”

Dalgleish went to to compete a double when Paddyplex ran out a wide-margin winner of the concluding apprentice handicap while there was more Scottish in the shape of Alistair Whillans’ Desert Quest in the 1m 4f handicap.

Kevin Ryan-trained Ryan’s Party looks like a progressive juvenile after he returned from a short break to land the EBF Maiden Stakes (A Hamilton Park 2yo Series Qualifier).

Winning jockey Tom Eaves said: “He’s been gelded since he last ran and he did the job pretty well today. We’ve liked what he was doing on the gallops at home and he should continue to progress.”

by Gordon Brown

Race Results


(1.15pm) The EBF Maiden Stakes (Class 4) (A Hamilton Park 2yo series Qualifier) (GBB RACE)

Distance: 6f 6y |  Prize: £10,000

Name: Ryan's Party
Owner: Mr Steve Ryan
Trainer: Kevin Ryan, Hambleton
Jockey: Tom Eaves

(1.45pm) The 'William The Lion' Handicap Stakes (Class 4)

Distance: 6f 6y |  Prize: £8,050

Name: Call Me Ginger
Owner: Johnnie Delta Racing
Trainer: Jim Goldie
Jockey: Paul Mulrennan

(2.15pm) The Handicap Stakes (Class 5)

Distance: 5f 7y  |  Prize: £5,300

Name: Melody King
Owner: Mr Ross Harmon & Partner
Trainer: John Quinn
Jockey: James Sullivan

(2.50pm) The Hampton by Hilton Hamilton Park Maiden Stakes (Class 5)

Distance: 1m 3f 15y |  Prize: £6,500

Name: Line of Descent
Owner: Skeikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum
Trainer: Simon & Ed Crisford
Jockey: P.J. McDonald

(3.25pm) The Book Our On-Site Hotel Scottish Trophy Handicap Stakes (Class 3)

Distance: 1m 1f 35y |  Prize: £20,000

Name: Platinumcard
Owner: Straightline Bloodstock
Trainer: Keith Dalgleish
Jockey: Billy Garritty

(4.00pm) The Stay At Hampton By Hilton Hamilton Park Handicap Stakes (Class 6)

Distance: 1m 4f 15y |  Prize: £4,300

Name: Desert Quest
Owner: A. Whillans, W. Orr, C Spark, J Wright
Trainer: Alistair Whillans
Jockey: Cam Hardie

(4.35pm) The #Cleanstay At Hampton By Hilton 'Hands and Heels' Apprentice Handicap Stakes (Class 6)

Distance: 1m 68y |  Prize: £4,300

Name: Paddyplex
Owner: G & J Park
Trainer: Keith Dalgleish
Jockey: Oisin McSweeney