Brighten up your Tuesday with a Placepot punt at Hamilton...
"Quest of Colour will attract plenty of interest following a winning handicap debut at Redcar last time, however she finds herself off top weight here and may struggle to back up that performance..."
14:10 - Saltarello can get us off to a good start as he shaped promisingly when a close second to a flourishing rival over C&D when last seen. The others were well beaten that day and Saltarello is still entitled to plenty of progress after just four starts. Trainer John Quinn has done well with his two-year-olds this season and looks likely to go close again here.
14:40 - Mark Johnston's Cosquillas makes her turf debut in the 14:40 and can belatedly build on the promise at the beginning of the year when beating a number of subsequent winners in a fair maiden at Wolverhampton. She hasn't been seen since, but should have more to give and faces some unconvincing rivals here. The quirky Tectonic has been out of form of late, but runs off a workable mark, should have benefitted from a short break, and has the assistance of Kieran Fallon today.
15:15 - Quest of Colour will attract plenty of interest following a winning handicap debut at Redcar last time, however she finds herself off top weight here and may struggle to back up that performance over today's shorter trip so it is Notts So Blue who gets the nod. He was suited by the running of the race when scoring at Ayr last time out and it is hoped he will again be able to dictate a steady pace and make all under Jason Hart.
15:50 - Unexposed French import Never Up finds himself in the reliable hands of David O'Meara and can make a winning British debut. He ran with enough credit on his sole start in a fair Chantilly maiden to suggest he should be able to win races and has attracted meaningful market support. His main rivals in the betting, Potent Embrace and Legal Waves, have had plenty of goes, however the latter should appreciate this return to a shorter trip and is given another chance.
16:25 - The lightly raced seven-year-old Ronald Gee only had his first run on the Flat in April, but has acquitted himself well enough to suggest he can play a part here. He went close off today's mark at Newcastle last time out and should appreciate today's drop in trip. Conversely, the three-year-old Nakeeta will be stepping up in distance today, but previous runs have suggested he may enjoy going further and he could still progress after just eight runs.
17:00 - This is undoubtedly the toughest race of the day and we'll side with Go Go Green and Klynch. With so many runners who like to race prominently, Go Go Green may be able to pick up the pieces from the back, as he did when winning at Thirsk last time. That came over five furlongs, but he is a C&D winner and may be able to defy a three pound rise with the race likely to be run to suit. Klynch has also taken a hike in the handicap of late, however he encounters his ideal conditions today and looks sure to go well.
14:10 - 5
14:40 - 6, 5
15:15 - 5
15:50 - 7, 3
16:25 - 5, 7
17:00 - 7, 2
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