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The Scottish track stages racing throughout the summer months, with its most important races being the Listed Glasgow Stakes, a 1m 3f event for three-year-olds which is run in mid-July, and the Lanark Silver Bell, a handicap over a mile and a half run in late August.
Understood to be one of the oldest prizes in Sport, the Lanark Silver Bell was restored in 2008 having not been previously run since 1977 when Lanark racecourse closed. It is believed that the Silver Bell was first contested over a thousand years ago when the Bell was gifted to Lanark by King William the Lion. Trainer Mark Johnston boasts an excellent record in the race having won it three times in four years from 2011-14.
Last Update: 29/09/2020 17:00x
Right handed, sharp, undulating. There are steep gradients into and out of a pronounced hollow just over three furlongs from the winning post, with a severe hill up to the finish. When the ground becomes testing, runners generally stick to the far rail.
It’s vital in distance races at Hamilton that you get your mount to settle early on, otherwise you’ll be going far too quick down the hill, long before you get to the top loop. Balance is all-important for any horse running there, which means you get a few track specialists. The steep run down to the bottom of the dip can cause jockeys to start racing too early and, because it’s a long way home from there, they can be walking from the two to the one pole. There’s very little draw bias in sprint races.
Distance Horse (Going) Date Winning time 5f 7y Dapper Man (Good to Firm) 27 Jun 2019 57.2s 6f 6y George Bowen (Good to Firm) 20 Jul 2018 1m 9.03s 1m 68y Universal Gleam (Good to Firm) 17 May 2019 1m 44.19s 1m 1f 35y Desert Fire (Good to Firm) 28 Jun 2018 1m 54.81s 1m 3f 15y Alabanza (Soft) 13 Sep 2018 2m 9.86s 1m 4f 15y Rainbow Rebel (Good to Firm) 18 May 2018 2m 32.2s 1m 5f 15y Corton Lad (Good to Firm) 07 May 2017 2m 46.24s
Trainer Runners Wins Prize Money Strike-Rate P/L R A Fahey 157 24 £152K 15.29% -£36.72 M Johnston 107 24 £188K 22.43% -£2.71 K Dalgleish 232 22 £113K 9.48% -£119.96 T D Easterby 113 20 £112K 17.7% -£39.40 D O'Meara 88 18 £81K 20.45% -£24.04 K A Ryan 79 17 £115K 21.52% -£23.94 J S Goldie 113 12 £71K 10.62% -£54.15 R G Fell 60 10 £44K 16.67% -£26.54 I Jardine 126 9 £48K 7.14% -£96.70 Miss J A Camacho 19 9 £51K 47.37% £21.70
Jockey Runners Wins Prize Money Strike-Rate P/L J Fanning 143 19 £140K 13.29% -£54.50 B A Curtis 77 18 £92K 23.38% £1.19 Jamie Gormley 115 17 £87K 14.78% -£20.21 D Tudhope 102 15 £77K 14.71% -£40.00 Rowan Scott 109 15 £76K 13.76% £0.54 D Allan 75 15 £111K 20% -£23.60 P J McDonald 47 12 £97K 25.53% -£17.35 J P Sullivan 104 11 £38K 10.58% -£19.88 P Mulrennan 69 11 £59K 15.94% -£6.08 Kevin Stott 72 11 £48K 15.28% -£39.83
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