SEPAL bids for for back-to-back wins in the Ladbrokes Lanark Silver Bell Handicap at Hamilton Park on Friday night.
Iain Jardine’s mare has been raised a total of 16lbs since her three and a half length romp in the £36,000 feature twelve months ago and he is again ridden by regular partner Jamie Gormley.
Carrutherstown-based Jardine said: “We were very pleased with her comeback when she was third at Ayr and her owners have been trying to get her in foal. She’s obviously a bit higher in the weights than last year but she had a good season and also won at Haydock, Thirsk and Ayr. The ground will suit her and we’re expecting her to run well again.”
Also in the line-up is Archi’s Affaire who was sent off favourite before finishing fourth last year and Sepal’s stable companion Jabbaar.
The mile and a half event also includes Jim Goldie’s course and distance winner Theglasgowwarrior and Roger Varian-trained Zeelander who has been been runner-up on all three starts this season.
Varian also sends up Angel’s Glory from his Newmarket base to contest the EBF Stallions Scottish Premier Series Fillies’ Handicap. She has been sent off a hot favourite for her last three races including when winning at Kempton just over a fortnight ago.
At Musselburgh on Thursday, Havana Mariposa lost her maiden tag at the eleventh time of asking when pipping How Bizarre by a neck in the Witherby Publishing Group Handicap.
The County Set’s red and white colours were carried to victory by Keith Dalgleish-trained Maulesden May in the fillies’ handicap.
Most of the syndicate’s winners have been achieved over jumps and this mare is the only horse they have for the Flat.
For more information contact Gordon Brown on 07850 258063 for Scottish Racing.