Through The Card: Hamilton, Thursday 31 May

There's a seven-race card at Hamilton this afternoon
There's a seven-race card at Hamilton this afternoon

Timeform take you through Thursday's card at Hamilton...

"...considering that he will have a good pace to sit just off today, he could return to form at a big price."

Timeform on Jacob's Pillow

14:00 - A tricky opener considering that only three of the nine-strong field have experience, but ROBEAM (2) has enough speed and precocity to thing that he should be ready for his debut, particularly considering the fact that there are few better than preparing a newcomer than Richard Fahey. He's chanced to make a winning start ahead of Delft Dancer, who sets the standard of those who've had a run, whilst Primeiro Boy is another interesting newcomer.

14:30 - It may be worth chancing JACOB'S PILLOW (1), who was in good heart prior to disappointing last time. He's been allowed to freshen up since then, and arrives at a course where he's won twice at in the past. He's the class act in this kind of sphere, and considering that he will have a good pace to sit just off today, he could return to form at a big price. Lexington Place hasn't been this low in the weights for a long time and is feared, whilst Jabbarockie is likely to make a bold bid to follow up his Nottingham win from a fortnight ago.

15:00 - STRAIGHTOTHEPOINT (4) shaped well at Catterick last time, and gave the impression that he was ready to capitalise on a much-reduced mark when finishing a close third. He's tasted success over C&D in the past, and is a confident selection to return to winning ways in this. Both Logi and Redrosezorro are in fine form at the moment, and rate as the biggest dangers to the selection.

15:30 - It's difficult to look past JABBAAR (1), who impressed with the nature of his win at Chester at the weekend. The fact that he was able to sweep through and win readily despite missing the break shows just how well-treated he is, and a penalty for that is unlikely to stop him here provided that the race doesn't come too soon. The similarly well-treated Artful Rogue can give him most to think about, ahead of Restive.

16:00 - LADY NATHANIEL (2) tries her luck over from Ireland, and is fancied to make a bold bid here now that she's sharper for a reappearance run. She's weighted to play a big part, and her chances are assisted by a useful claimer taking off 3 lb. Ventura Royal is still relatively unexposed and has claims, whilst Barbara Villiers isn't without a chance in first-time blinkers.

16:30 - Whilst COLOUR CONTRAST (9) is winless in 17 starts, he has been running well of late, finishing second on each of his last two starts. His latest second was his best performance for a while, and he is fancied to finally get off the mark. Diamond Avalanche ended last season on a winning note and has to be respected reappearing for a new stable. Quiet Moment can't be discounted, either.

17:00 - MEARING (5) showed her form in a handicap for the first time at Beverley earlier in the month, and could be ready to strike. There's little between If We Can Can and Troop on their running at Redcar recently, and they should be bang there, also.

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