YOU WONT find me tipping too often at Hamilton Park, but tonights Scottish Stewards Cup (7.20pm) is a decent race.
Poyle Vinnie, who won this prize three years ago when trained by Mick Appleby, is the form horse having finished second to Spring Loaded at Ascot last Saturday.
That was a fine yet frustrating effort, as he has now been runner-up on five of his eight starts this year since moving to Ruth Carr.
He certainly cant be ruled out, although my eye is drawn to Applebys sole entry, THE GREAT WALL, who could be very well-handicapped.
He was heavily supported on his debut for the yard at York last month over seven furlongs, only to be reeled in late on.
The money was clearly down that day, but he got his head in front next time when dropped down to six over this course and distance.
That was only a mediocre handicap event, so he needs to step up to land this, but a mark of 84 surely wont be the ceiling of his ability.
Appleby has booked promising 7lb apprentice Andrew Breslin and The Great Wall looks a decent each-way bet.
At Newbury this afternoon, the highlight is the Listed Rose Bowl Stakes (3.35pm), won by none other than Limato four years ago.
Kevin Ryans Emaraaty Ana has to be respected after he beat Blown By Wind on debut at Windsor in April, although he hasnt been seen since then.
Im prepared to give another chance to Mark Johnstons NATALIES JOY, who disappointed in the Chesham at Royal Ascot when a red-hot favourite.
She was very impressive on debut at Goodwood and can bounce back here.
Natalies Joy 3.35pm Newbury
The Great Wall e/w 7.20pm Hamilton