|Hamilton Racing Club – Henty Hwy, Hamilton, VIC, 3300
|Tuesday, December 12, 2023
A competitive eight-race card will take place at Hamilton on Tuesday and with rain expected, it might be a day for the mudlarks. With rain forecast for Monday and Tuesday, we expect the track to get into the Soft range at the start of the meeting. The rail will be in the True position for the entire circuit, with the opening race set to jump at 1:30pm AEDT. Here are our free Hamilton tips for December 12, 2023.
Best Bet at Hamilton: Light Of Rose
Light Of Rose turned in a very impressive debut performance at Warrnambool when she won by an official margin of 4.5 lengths over 1200m on July 31. Since that debut victory, this four-year-old mare has had a 19-week spell and has only been given one jumpout before returning to the racetrack. The Lindsey Smith-trained galloper will have to carry 60.5kg at her second race start, but if she jumps, leads and gets everything her way once again, Light Of Rose should be able to keep her unbeaten record intact.
Race 7 –
4yo Mare | T: Lindsey Smith | J: Fred Kersley (60.5kg)
Next Best at Hamilton: Ferlazzo
Mick Price & Michael Kent Jnr will send Ferlazzo to Hamilton to compete in a Benchmark 58 Handicap, which will be the easiest race she has contested since breaking her maiden in April. This four-year-old mare has been competing in metropolitan company during her last two preparations, recording two placings in Benchmark 70 grade. The stable hasn’t taken this daughter of Tivaci to a public trial, but we expect her to be ready to go first-up. Jumping from barrier nine, Dean Yendall should be able to push forward and settle close to the leaders before peeling off their backs to let down with a strong finishing burst.
Race 5 –
4yo Mare | T: Mick Price & Michael Kent Jnr | J: Dean Yendall (59.5kg)
Best Value at Hamilton: Amenophis
Amenophis will kick off his fourth racing preparation in a much easier grade than he finished his last, when he ran fifth in the Listed Adelaide Guineas in May. Mark & Levi Kavanagh have given this four-year-old gelding two jumpouts at Flemington over 800m, where he hasn’t been asked to do too much but still finished in the top three on both occassions. There doesn’t appear to be a lot of speed on paper, so Brad Rawiller can push forward from barrier three and hold a prominent spot behind the leaders. If Amenophis gets clear running from the home turn, he should prove hard to hold out.
Race 8 –
4yo Gelding | T: Mark & Levi Kavanagh | J: Brad Rawiller (61kg)
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Tuesday, December 12, 2023