3.30pm Hamilton Tips & Betting Preview 01/06/2017

A field of nine go to post for the forth race of the day at Hamilton on Thursday, see our betting tips and the full race preview below.

IN SUMMARY: A decisive winner at Ayr off this mark in July over the 1m 5f trip, BUONARROTI is now well treated and can leave his below par runs behind him for a third career victory. It’s no secret his last few runs have been disappointing but he clearly is better than that and with conditions to suit and this trip manageable for him, he should take the beating with Tony Hamilton taking the ride for the in form Declan Carroll yard. Falcon’s Fire can be next best as going back in trip will help him massively after a great run last time out over a trip that stretched him.

1 GAELIC TIGER – Showed a good level of form on his first three runs for David O’Meara, winning on debut at Carlisle before two likeable efforts in handicap company, culminating in his penultimate run when second at Beverley in April. On his latest start his stamina was stretched to far at York and he will be much happier at this trip with cheekpieces applied, with his stamina proven for this far. The yard are in great form, as is the rider Danny Tudhope and he’s the one to beat in this.

2 MY BROTHER – Won a Sligo maiden for Lee Smyth by a very wide margin, clearly out of his depth on his last two runs in listed company at both Ayr and Leopardstown. This is far more realistic and a mark of 83 on handicap debut isn’t necessarily harsh, though he’d perhaps prefer some more rain to be shown at best effect. Joe Fanning takes the ride and he’s one to watch very carefully in the market after 221 days off the track.

3 BUONARROTI – Now back onto the same mark as when he won an Ayr handicap back in July 2016 by a wide margin, though he has been struggling to beat a rival on this last four runs, beating only one home at York when last seen. He is now very well treated for a yard that are in great form at present, with this drop in class another big plus. Conditions and the trip are to suit so another big run is on the cards, so he has to be respected.

4 NAVAJO WAR DANCE – Only one win from fifteen starts for Karl Burke with that coming at Ayr in a maiden race over a year ago, though the handicapper has given him a chance. He posted his best effort for a while on his latest start when third at Newcastle when last seen and the handicapper has dropped him 2lb since, with Clifford Lee taking off a further 5lb. He looks likely to go close back on turf and has to be considered.

5 SPES NOSTRA – Very inconsistent performer for Iain Jardine who got back to winning ways on his penultimate start at Newcastle in good style, but a 5lb rise easily found him out when last seen at Ayr, finishing a well beaten tenth. He’s only been dropped a pound in the handicap and this nine year old looks booked for another struggle off this mark at this stage of his career. David Nolan takes the ride and he has place claims at his best, but he’s vulnerable for win purposes.

6 ARCHIE’S ADVICE – Now only 3lb above his last winning mark, with that coming five starts ago at Ayr over the 1m 1f trip. He ran well on his penultimate start over the same C&D off a pound higher mark, with the ground against him on his latest start when well beaten in sixth. Today’s good to soft should be more to his liking and he’s got a good chance for the very much in form Keith Dalgleish, as he can stay this far under Jason Hart.

7 KONIG DAX – Non runner yesterday at Ayr and this French flat/hurdling winner is very much lightly raced, with only three runs in Britain so far. He was well beaten on both his starts for Donald McCain and then David Pipe, with his stable debut for Alistair Whillains ending in a 100/1 last at Thirsk. He will be much happier back up in trip on handicap debut off a mark of 75, so he’s one to watch closely in the market under PJ McDonald. Interesting.

8 KINGTHISTLE – 50% strike rate from six runs on the all weather but he is yet to win on the grass for Rebecca Menzies with fifteen blanks thus far. His latest start at Beverley was a step in the right direction when narrowly denied in second and he’s only been raised a pound, so if the same form again he should hit the frame with Graham Lee taking the ride.

9 FALCON’S FIRE – Has been running consistently well of late for Keith Dalgleish, finishing third at Musselburgh last week when unable to with the winner late on. The trip clearly stretched him that day and a return to a trip such as this should help massively, with his mark being unchanged. Conditions will suit and if putting his best foot forward once again, he has frame claims.

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