Andy Holding's Thursday Racing Tips
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Several of these arrive in good form and most are proven on soft going. Astrophysics is one while Lady Celia is 2-2 over course and distance and on a hat-trick having scored over 6f on the all-weather last time, though that has earned the three-year-old a penalty. Lyons Lane has done nothing but improve since switching stables in June and she is also on a three-timer. However, Julie Camacho’s filly has to defy a further 5lb rise and a step up in grade. We’ll take a chance on QUANAH, who led a better field than this for a long way at York last time and is another with an excellent course record. Ballyare and Jewel Maker are also worth a second look.
LADY CELIA made it three wins out of her last four starts when scoring at Newcastle at the start of the month and the return to Hamilton, where her other two successes have come, may see her defy the 6lb penalty. Lyons Lane is another filly in excellent form as she attempts to land the hat-trick following victories at Thirsk and Ayr, while Astrophysics has to be respected having gone extremely close on his last couple of C&D appearances.
Prediction: 1st Lady Celia, 2nd Lyons Lane, 3rd Astrophysics