Bath RUH Forever Friends Appeal Apprentice Training Series Handicap (Part Of Racing Excellence Initiative) (Div 1) 5f 161y

  • (3yo+, 5f 161y, Class 6, 9 runners)
  • Winner £2,264 2nd £674 3rd £337 4th £168
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 1m 10.95s
  • Off time: 14:20:35
Full result
Result 14:20 Bath
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 3 Methaaly 10/1
2nd 2 Tregereth 9/2
3rd 1 Red Explorer 11/2


Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (2) 997804
DARK GREEN, RED chevrons on sleeves, RED cap, DARK GREEN star Red Explorer (USA) 26
  • T:Miss A Stokell
  • J:D A Parkes
  • Form: 997804
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-7
  • OR: 55
  • Naps:
4 133 9-7 Miss A Stokell D A Parkes (3) 55 11/2
2 (8) 1-06675
Dark Green, Yellow seams, armlets and cap Tregereth (IRE) 20
  • T:J G Portman
  • J:Jack Budge
  • Form: 1-06675
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR: 53
  • Naps:
4 131 9-5 J G Portman Jack Budge (7) 53 9/2
3 (1) 568902
EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW sleeves, EMERALD GREEN stars, YELLOW cap Methaaly (IRE) 27
  • T:M Mullineaux
  • J:Anna Hesketh
  • Form: 568902
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 9-4b
  • OR: 52
  • Naps:
11 130 9-4 b M Mullineaux Anna Hesketh (3) 52 10/1
4 (4) 631253
Emerald Green, White chevrons, Red sleeves, White armlets, Red cap Clear Focus (IRE) 15
  • T:B G Powell
  • J:Jenny Powell
  • Form: 631253
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-2v
  • OR: 52
  • Naps:
3 128 9-2 v B G Powell Jenny Powell 52 3/1j
5 (3) 627-007
Orange, Brown stars, Orange sleeves and cap Rat Catcher (IRE) 19
  • T:Mrs L Williamson
  • J:Rob Hornby
  • Form: 627-007
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-2b
  • OR: 50
  • Naps:
4 128 9-2 b Mrs L Williamson Rob Hornby (3) 50 18/1
6 (5) 699623
Red, Red and Royal Blue diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Arch Walker (IRE) 13
  • T:J R Weymes
  • J:Jordan Nason
  • Form: 699623
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-0b
  • OR: 48
  • Naps:
7 126 9-0 b J R Weymes Jordan Nason 48 12/1
7 (6) 654524
Red, White cross belts, Light Blue sleeves and cap Diamond Vine (IRE) 12
  • T:R Harris
  • J:Hector Crouch
  • Form: 654524
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 8-12p
  • OR: 46
  • Naps:
6 124 8-12 p R Harris Hector Crouch (5) 46 3/1j
8 (9) 069595
Grey, mauve hoop, grey sleeves, orange armlets, mauve cap Chester Deelyte (IRE) 18
  • T:Mrs L Williamson
  • J:Cam Hardie
  • Form: 069595
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 8-12v
  • OR: 45
  • Naps:
6 124 8-12 v Mrs L Williamson Cam Hardie 45 20/1
9 (7) 0800
Red, Yellow star, Yellow sleeves, Red stars, Red cap, Yellow stars Phantom Spirit 37
  • T:George Baker
  • J:Chris Meehan
  • Form: 0800
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-10p
  • OR: 45
  • Naps:
3 122 8-10 p George Baker Chris Meehan (3) 45 66/1

In depth

Verdict

Methaaly is generally better on the all-weather but was only beaten a length in a better contest at Haydock last month. Clear Focus won over course and distance in June and her latest effort at Brighton brings her into the equation while Arch Walker has won at the track, though his best form is over 5f. It's 47 races since DIAMOND VINE last got his head in front but he's been thereabouts lately and was racing from out of the handicap when fourth at Goodwood last month. He gets a very tentative vote back off his correct mark here.

Formwatch

Methaaly (IRE) 22-1 (7-13) Tracked leaders, pressed for 2nd from 3f out, ridden and edged right over 1f out, led inside final furlong, soon headed, held towards finish, 2nd of 8, 1l behind Borough Boy (8-7) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Aug.

Tregereth (IRE) 7-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, ridden and weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Spiraea (9-12) at Salisbury 6f fll hcp (5) gf in Aug.

Red Explorer (USA) 16-1 (8-10) Led and soon clear, reduced lead over 2f out, head high and headed over 1f out, 3rd and one pace inside final furlong, no extra in 4th close home, 4th of 6, 4l behind Darnathean (9-4) at Brighton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug.

Chester Deelyte (IRE) 66-1 (8-5) Took keen hold in touch, effort over 2f out, soon no impression, 5th of 7, 6l behind Parisian Pyramid (9-8) at Lingfield 6f app hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug.

Arch Walker (IRE) 4-1 (8-8) Tracked leaders, short of room after 1f, ridden halfway, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 6l behind My Meteor (9-2) at Bath 5f hcp 0-60 (6) fm in Aug.

Clear Focus (IRE) 3-1 (8-12) Led, ridden 2f out, headed over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Perfect Pastime (9-7) at Brighton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Aug.

Rat Catcher (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Prominent, ridden and lost place over 2f out, 7th of 9, 7l behind Spider Lily (8-6) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Aug.

Diamond Vine (IRE) 16-1 (8-9) In rear, ridden 2f out, ran on, nearest finish, 4th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Lindart (9-1) at Goodwood 6f all hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug.

Phantom Spirit 33-1 (8-5) Pushed along chasing leaders, weakened 2f out, last of 12, 16l behind Blue Clumber (8-12) at Lingfield 7f hcp (6) pol in Jul.