April 07 / 17.25 Bath

17.25

Heavy

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  • Prize money: £10468
  • 0m 5f 10y
  • Class 5
  • 9 runners
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Runners: 9 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

8/1 (Won)

  • Win: £6.50
  • Place: £2.00

Form: 5-2572 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 67

Form & Verdict
Back in form for his new yard this winter and he carried his good AW form back to turf when second of ten at Doncaster two weeks ago (5f, soft; blinkered for the first time); even more testing ground to contend with here and he'll need to progress again to win.
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6th

3

(9)

14th May 2024

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

15:15 Beverley

Maharajas Express

9st 9lb

J: Dylan Hogan

T: Jack Jones

Has done well since returned to turf with blinkers fitted in March, winning at Bath (5f, heavy) and being placed in both starts either side; good or faster ground would be a question mark, though.

9/2

6th

3

(9)

14th May 2024

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

15:15 Beverley

Maharajas Express

9st 9lb

J: Dylan Hogan

T: Jack Jones

Has done well since returned to turf with blinkers fitted in March, winning at Bath (5f, heavy) and being placed in both starts either side; good or faster ground would be a question mark, though.

9/2

3rd

4

(3)

28th Apr 2024

Good

0m 5f 160y

Class 5

14:20 Bath

Maharajas Express

9st 9lb

J: Dylan Hogan

T: Jack Jones

Back on the up for his new yard, winning on AW in December and adding a 5f handicap here three weeks ago (heavy); 5lb higher today but the forecast rain will be in his favour; one for the shortlist.

9/2

9/1

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 33016- CD BF

Last run: 172 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 66

Form & Verdict
The winner of four 5f handicaps last season, on ground ranging from firm to heavy; can go well fresh and she returns on a mark just 1lb higher than for her C&D win last October; contender.
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2nd

7

(4)

14th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 16y

Class 5

19:40 Chepstow

Connies Rose

9st 6lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Grace Harris

Four-time course winner who's fine on any ground and arrives in good form, off the same mark as when narrowly beaten in a small field on heavy ground nine days ago (made the running as usual); should go well again.

3/1

2nd

7

(4)

14th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 16y

Class 5

19:40 Chepstow

Connies Rose

9st 6lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Grace Harris

Four-time course winner who's fine on any ground and arrives in good form, off the same mark as when narrowly beaten in a small field on heavy ground nine days ago (made the running as usual); should go well again.

3/1

2nd

4

(5)

5th May 2024

Heavy

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

15:20 Salisbury

Connies Rose

9st 9lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Grace Harris

led narrowly when on outer, switched right from over 3f out, faced challenge from over 1f out, soon ridden, headed inside final 110yds, soon rallied, kept on and just held

7/1

6/1

  • Place: £3.30

Form: 887211

Last run: 8 days

W: 8st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 58

Form & Verdict
Comes here in top form having won back-to-back 6f handicaps at Wolverhampton last month; ran well in one attempt on heavy ground in 2022; step up in class might find him out here.
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1st

4

(4)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

15:12 Leicester

Buraback

9st 5lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Derek Shaw

Three AW wins since cheekpieces were refitted this spring, the latest at Chelmsford (5f) a fortnight ago, and placed on heavy turf at Bath (5f) on penultimate appearance; on fairly tough mark now but evidently in prime form.

3/1

Form: 4459-1 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict
Looks good on his day and he was the impressive winner of a soft-ground 5f handicap at Doncaster a fortnight ago; 7lb rise less of a concern than the fact he failed to kick on from a similarly dominant victory at Ripon last summer.
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5th

8

(3)

10th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

18:05 Ripon

Thornaby Pearl

9st 6lb

J: Paddy Mathers

T: Adrian Nicholls

in touch with leaders on far side of group

12/1

5th

8

(3)

10th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

18:05 Ripon

Thornaby Pearl

9st 6lb

J: Paddy Mathers

T: Adrian Nicholls

in touch with leaders on far side of group

12/1

7th

11

(3)

18th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

16:17 Ripon

Thornaby Pearl

9st 2lb

J: Mia Nicholls

T: Adrian Nicholls

Ran away with a C&D handicap last July (soft) and created a positive impression at Doncaster on her reappearance last month (5f, soft); not so good at Bath 11 days ago though and others appeal more in this field.

10/1

Form: 953211 D

Last run: 10 days

W: 8st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 56

Form & Verdict
Useful record on soft (also ran well enough once on heavy to think it was fine) and he comes here chasing a hat-trick after two Southwell wins over 5f; had a bit in hand on the latter occasion and cheekpieces (2-2 in them) have really helped; up 6lb but needs serious consideration.
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8th

8

(5)

2nd May 2024

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

15:17 Redcar

Sir Benedict

9st 5lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Stella Barclay

After back-to-back Southwell wins (in the new cheekpieces) he wasn't beaten at all far at Bath (5f, heavy) last month; there was enough in that effort to believe he can continue to pay his way off this mark.

13/2

8th

8

(5)

2nd May 2024

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

15:17 Redcar

Sir Benedict

9st 5lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Stella Barclay

After back-to-back Southwell wins (in the new cheekpieces) he wasn't beaten at all far at Bath (5f, heavy) last month; there was enough in that effort to believe he can continue to pay his way off this mark.

13/2

5th

8

(5)

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 5f 10y

Class 5

17:25 Bath

Sir Benedict

8st 9lb

J: George Rooke

T: Stella Barclay

Useful record on soft (also ran well enough once on heavy to think it was fine) and he comes here chasing a hat-trick after two Southwell wins over 5f; had a bit in hand on the latter occasion and cheekpieces (2-2 in them) have really helped; up 6lb but needs serious consideration.

9/2

OUR TIP

Form: 3047-9 D

Last run: 36 days

W: 9st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict
Failed to win last year but he's down in the weights as a result and should be sharper with his reappearance behind him; handles testing ground and he's not ruled out.
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5th

10

(9)

14th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 16y

Class 5

19:40 Chepstow

Some Nightmare

9st 4lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: John O’Shea

Has three wins and a close second to his name from seven starts over C&D and tends to do well around this time of year; on a handy mark now, having offered more last time, and the headgear goes back on, so it's hard to find many negatives.

6/1

5th

10

(9)

14th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 16y

Class 5

19:40 Chepstow

Some Nightmare

9st 4lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: John O’Shea

Has three wins and a close second to his name from seven starts over C&D and tends to do well around this time of year; on a handy mark now, having offered more last time, and the headgear goes back on, so it's hard to find many negatives.

6/1

5th

9

(12)

28th Apr 2024

Good

0m 5f 160y

Class 5

14:20 Bath

Some Nightmare

9st 4lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: John O’Shea

Has not found his best form so far this year but he's dropping down the weights and Rossa Ryan is a notable booking for the stable (12-66 for a level-stake profit of +34.7); not ideally drawn though.

12/1

9/1

Form: 23412- D

Last run: 156 days

W: 9st 7lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 68

Form & Verdict
Boasts a record of 11412 on heavy ground and she was in the form of her life at the back end of last season; her record fresh is slightly offputting but her ability to handle conditions is an obvious plus.
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2nd

1

(6)

16th May 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

14:00 Salisbury

Willingly

10st 1lb

J: Oliver Timms

T: Mark Usher

took keen hold, prominent, went second and challenging over 1f out, no extra final 110yds

4/1

2nd

1

(6)

16th May 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

14:00 Salisbury

Willingly

10st 1lb

J: Oliver Timms

T: Mark Usher

took keen hold, prominent, went second and challenging over 1f out, no extra final 110yds

4/1

4th

4

(6)

6th May 2024

Soft

0m 5f 21y

Class 5

17:30 Windsor

Willingly

9st 7lb

J: Brandon Wilkie

T: Mark Usher

prominent

8/1

Form: 455771 C

Last run: 6 days

W: 8st 6lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 49

Form & Verdict
Back to winning ways when seeing off seven rivals at Wolverhampton on Monday (7f); 4lb penalty still leaves her feasibly treated but 5f might prove to be on the sharp side nowadays and she's generally been kept away from slow ground in the past (non-runner three times due to soft/heavy going).
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11th

5

(9)

14th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 7f 16y

Class 6

20:10 Chepstow

Port Noir

9st 7lb

J: David Probert

T: Robert Stephens

Multiple turf and AW wins include two at 5f and 6f here; ready 7f winner on AW in April but her attempts at this trip on turf have been few and far between, and none at all for nearly two years; doubts persist.

7/1

11th

5

(9)

14th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 7f 16y

Class 6

20:10 Chepstow

Port Noir

9st 7lb

J: David Probert

T: Robert Stephens

pulled hard, midfield

7/1

3rd

3

(1)

27th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

18:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Port Noir

9st 8lb

J: Joe Leavy

T: Robert Stephens

Four-time course winner, latterly off a 5lb lower mark this month; subsequent heavy-ground effort (5f) is best ignored but she's not the most consistent these days.

10/1

33/1

Form: 2-9699

Last run: 27 days

W: 8st 4lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 50

Form & Verdict
Exposed 27-race maiden; not at his best the last twice and the suitability of the ground has to be taken on trust.
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7th

7

(5)

16th May 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

14:00 Salisbury

Katar

8st 12lb

J: Joe Bradnam

T: Richenda Ford

took keen hold, held up in rear, no impression from 2f out

25/1

7th

7

(5)

16th May 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

14:00 Salisbury

Katar

8st 12lb

J: Joe Bradnam

T: Richenda Ford

took keen hold, held up in rear, no impression from 2f out

25/1

7th

5

(6)

9th May 2024

Soft

0m 5f 60y

Class 6

16:55 Brighton

Katar

9st 7lb

J: Rhiain Ingram

T: Richenda Ford

Exposed 28-race maiden; heavy ground excuses latest lacklustre display at Bath but it is easy enough to have reservations.

20/1

Non-runners

Dream By Day

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Payout
Exacta £39.90
Straight Forecast £45.95
Tricast £473.13
Trifecta £291.70

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Thornaby Pearl

NEWMARKET:

Maharajas Express

TOPSPEED:

Connie's Rose

SPOTLIGHT:

Sir Benedict

LAMBOURN:

Willingly

WEST COUNTRY:

Some Nightmare

Daily Record:

Maharajas Express

Daily Mirror:

Connie's Rose

POSTDATA:

Thornaby Pearl

The Times:

Thornaby Pearl

Telegraph:

Thornaby Pearl

D Express:

Thornaby Pearl

The Sun:

Thornaby Pearl

The Star:

Thornaby Pearl