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Hamilton Racing Tips: Spanish can follow up impressive Kempton success

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Adam Houghton outlines the Timeform view on Monday's card at Hamilton

"Lining up from a BHA mark of 83, Spanish is likely to prove much better than that in time."

Timeform's Adam Houghton highlights a Nap, Next Best and Each-Way selection at Hamilton on Monday.

NAP: Spanish has star potential

Spanish - 14:48 Hamilton

Spanish proved a totally different proposition when getting off the mark at Kempton earlier this month, forging clear in the final to land the spoils by two and three-quarter lengths.

That race was run at just an ordinary gallop and the most impressive aspect of her performance was how strongly she hit the line, recording a notably fast closing sectional.

She now makes the switch to handicaps and remains very much one to follow for William Haggas, who has his team in excellent nick (77% of horses running to form).

Lining up from a BHA mark of 83, Spanish is likely to prove much better than that in time.

NEXT BEST: Stunning Beauty is a big player

Stunning Beauty - 15:23 Hamilton

Stunning Beauty got back on track when finishing a close-up fifth on her most recent outing at Ascot, going with enthusiasm in a first-time visor before fading late on.

Still beaten just a length and a half, she is 2 lb lower in the weights today and her connections will be hoping she can take advantage of the drop in grade to regain the winning thread.

EACH-WAY: Antagonize can gain deserved win

Antagonize - 15:58 Hamilton

Antagonize has been running consistently this year without winning, but today could be the day that changes.

He was beaten just half a length at Carlisle last time, briefly looking in control before being pegged back in the final 50 yards.

A winner over this course and distance in July 2021, Antagonize is threatening to come good soon and it's worth giving him one more chance to gain a deserved first win of the season.

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