Through The Card: Hamilton, Sunday 12 July

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"...looked right back to his best when successful on his most recent outing at Redcar..."

Timeform on Dirchill

12:15 - SOURCE OF WEALTH (7) essentially confirmed the promise of her debut when runner-up at this venue last time, just beaten by a stronger stayer as she stepped up in trip. She should be more than capable of picking up a similar race on that evidence, and this looks as good an opportunity as any with the drop back to five furlongs likely to be in her favour. Tatsthewaytodoit is the obvious threat on form, though Two Cop Bop or Acklam Express could easily take a jump forward.

12:45 - QUANAH (2) resumed his progress to get back on track over this C&D last time, showing a good attitude to land the spoils by a head, in the process making it four wins from his last six starts. This is a slightly weaker race on paper and a 3 lb rise in the weights doesn't look insurmountable, so it will be disappointing if he isn't thereabouts at the finish, still very much one to keep onside in his current rich vein of form. Airglow is quirky but shaped well at Haydock so is feared, along with the in-form Burtonwood.

13:20 - TWILIGHT PRINCE (7) likely wants further already, but he's hard to get away from after his agonising defeat first time up at Redcar, representing the Richard Fahey yard that has hit form in recent weeks (68% of horses running to form). Bergerac is open to improvement after a promising start here last month, while Cometh The Man is among a number of interesting newcomers.

13:55 - DIRCHILL (6) showed the benefit of his reappearance and looked right back to his best when successful on his most recent outing at Redcar, making all to win easily by seven and a half lengths. That form sets the standard here on weight-adjusted ratings, even with a 10 lb higher mark taken into account, and he looks sure to mount a bold follow-up bid if arriving in the same sort of mood. Ey Up Its Mick is fancied to emerge as the chief threat after winning his most recent start at Haydock, leaving Canford's Joy to complete the shortlist.

14:25 - FUNNY MAN (2) was second off this mark here last term and is taken to build on a satisfactory comeback run at Haydock last month. This is quite a competitive race of its type, though, with Heart of Soul, Grandee and Multellie all arriving on the back of good efforts of their own. They should all be involved, while The Navigator could also have a say if his stamina holds up in trip.

14:55 - FLYING MOON (8) made an encouraging start on the level for his new yard when second to Smeaton at this track last month, and, with that form having been boosted by the third subsequently, he may be capable of going one better himself with the return to this sort of trip unlikely to pose an issue. Smart Lass, who made a pleasing comeback at Thirsk, is the main danger ahead of Millie The Minx.

15:25 - ANTICO LADY (3) had excuses at Haydock last time and remains of interest dropped back to a mile. Reclaim Victory stepped up on her two-year-old form when second over C&D nine days ago and rates a threat, while Finery failed to meet expectations on her handicap debut/return but is worth another chance.

15:55 - SMEATON (1) was impressive when winning over C&D a fortnight ago, tanking through the contest and cruising clear with not one of his rivals able to land a blow. He gets the vote to follow up with conditions set to be in his favour once again. Bawaader looks the biggest threat after slipping to an attractive mark, ahead of another last-time-out scorer, Global Exceed.


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