Boom time for Bust
Anita Chambers thinks Boom And Bust can enjoy a drop in class at Bath and she has tips for each and every race on Sunday.
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BATH: 2.10 Miss Atomic Bomb, 2.40 Callisto Moon, 3.10 Teeline, 3.45 Raajis, 4.20 BOOM AND BUST (NAP), 4.50 Croquembouche, 5.20 Edged Out.
CURRAGH: 1.45 Guerre, 2.15 Dazzling, 2.45 Cool Power, 3.15 Darwin, 3.50 Royal Diamond, 4.25 Toormore, 4.55 Candy Apples, 5.25 Wandering Star.
FFOS LAS: 2.25 Monsea, 2.55 Defiant Spirit, 3.30 Intense Feeling, 4.00 Singersongwriter, 4.35 Divergence, 5.05 James Pollard, 5.35 Monty Fay.
LISTOWEL: 2.30 Brave Soldier, 3.00 Haverstock, 3.35 Curley Bill, 4.10 Ocean Bright, 4.40 Minella For Value, 5.10 Ballyburke, 5.40 Theos Well.
DOUBLE: Boom And Bust and Divergence.
Boom And Bust can surely enjoy his moment in the sun as he dips in class for the Bathwick Tyres Somersetshire Conditions Stakes at Bath.
The six-year-old has been mixing it in Listed and Pattern company this season, performing with credit on more than once occasion when claiming placed honours.
His front-running style does leave him open to challengers in the dying strides but as he showed when third in the Lennox Stakes at Goodwood, he does not give up lightly.
While well-beaten by Afsare at Salisbury in August, that form has been well advertised since and Boom And Bust again did trainer Marcus Tregoning proud when narrowly touched off at Newbury last time.
He could not get his favoured uncontested lead that day and perhaps put in too much effort in the early stages and paid for it later on.
The conditions of this race certainly favour Boom And Bust and with a handy few pounds in hand of some of his main rivals, he must take full advantage of this opportunity.
Croquembouche can tower above his rivals in the Bathwick Tyres Supporting Bath Racecourse Handicap.
He has proved effective at trips from a mile to 10 furlongs and was most recently seen scoring over that longer trip at Windsor last month.
A 7lb hike in the handicap to a career-high mark of 81 is far from ideal, but Croquembouche has been on the upgrade all year and can continue the good work.
Divergence would relish any further rain ahead of the Castell Howell Food Services Handicap at Ffos Las.
Michael Bell's charge was successful at this venue on very testing ground on her penultimate start and was hardly disgraced when fourth on quicker conditions at York's Ebor meeting.
Singersongwriter is worth one last chance in the Double Dragon "National Ale of Wales" Fillies' Handicap after disappointing as favourite on her last two outings.
She was only just run out of the places on her first all-weather start last time though and should be given chance of redemption.
Royal Diamond looks to be coming right again and can repeat his victory of last year in the GAIN Irish St Leger at the Curragh.
He failed to really sparkle in the early part of the year but after winning the trial event for this race, he surely holds strong claims again.
Toormore can graduate to Group One class in the Goffs Vincent O'Brien
National Stakes after his last-gasp Goodwood win.