Fast Shot At Hamilton 14th July

Fast Shot ran in the John Smiths Scottish Stewards cup yesterday at Hamilton. David Allan, his usual partner was racing at York and was unable to get to Hamilton in time for the race so Paddy Aspell took the ride.

The ground was described as soft, heavy in places. Fast Shot was drawn widest of all in stall 16.

He broke well , travelled on the right of the field and was up the pace for the most part but didn’t pick as well as he had in the Newcastle win, he finished a very credible 6th, beaten 3 & ½ lengths.

Tim Easterby’s Grissom won the race which capped off a remarkable day for the Malton trainer. Tim had 5 winners on the day, including Body and Soul who won the super spint at Newbury under Duran Fentiman. Well done Tim and everyone at Habton Grange stables, a terrific day.

Also, a big well done to Richard Fahey and Paul Hanagan who picked up their 1st Group 1 in England when Mayson romped to victory in the Darley July Cup at Newmarket, a day dominated by Northern trainers.

Fast Shot will have a few weeks off before we plan his next run, all things being well , he will be aimed at the big festival at Ayr

Click here to view the full race http://www.sportinglife.com/racing/results/14-07-2012/hamilton-park/result/510716/john-smiths-scottish-stewards-cup-handicap/video