totalbath.com Handicap 5f 11y
- (3yo+, 5f 11y, Class 4, 6 runners)
- Winner £4,690 2nd £1,396 3rd £697 4th £349
- Going: Firm
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 0.60s
- Off time: 14:45:25
|1st||3 Burning Thread||8/1|
Billyrayvalentine (CAN) 348
|4||138 9-12 t||George Baker||P Cosgrave||82||16/1|
|5||136 9-10||J L Spearing||C Catlin||80||8/1|
Burning Thread (IRE) 10
|6||133 9-7 b||T J Etherington||William Twiston-Davies (5)||77||8/1|
Waseem Faris (IRE) 8
|4||132 9-6||M R Channon||Martin Harley||76||3/2f|
Powerful Wind (IRE) 18
|4||132 9-6||R Harris||Philip Prince (5)||76||5/2|
Best Be Careful (IRE) 14
|5||119 8-7||M D I Usher||Hayley Turner||62||11/2|
||5||8-11||D J Coakley||R Hughes||11/2|
Billyrayvalentine remains very much of interest but his absence is an obvious concern and it's best to see how he moves in the market on this comeback run. Whitecrest is dangerous at best but 4lb higher than her last winning mark which may make life tough whilst Powerful Wind was dispatched to Ireland last time and returned home with third place prize money. He's not the most consistent but should certainly trouble the best of these, which on this occasion may be WASEEM FARIS. The Channon inmate is better than the form figures suggest as he's not been beaten at all far on his last eight starts in decent sprint company and is well worth a shot here off a mark of 76. He also has a course win to his name which can be important at this tricky track.
Burning Thread (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 7th of 15, 2 3/4l behind Ziggy Lee (9-2) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Whitecrest 20-1 (9-7) Close up, ridden 2f out, keeping on same pace when short of room inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 5l behind Blanc De Chine (9-12) at Windsor 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Best Be Careful (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) Led, headed well over 1f out, no chance with winner, lost 2nd final 110 yards, weakened towards finish, 5th of 6, 5l behind Cara Gina (8-12) at Bath 6f flls hcp 0-75 (5) fm.
Waseem Faris (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Raced wide towards rear, ridden 2f out, never a factor, 6th of 9, 5l behind Blanc De Chine (9-12) at Windsor 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Powerful Wind (IRE) 11-1 (9-8) Led some of way to post, dwelt a bit, soon making pace for other runner to race up the centre, in front from 2f out, headed and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 13, 3 1/2l behind Yulong Baoju (9-10) at Curragh 5f hcp 60-90 gd in Jun.
Billyrayvalentine (CAN) 12-1 (9-2) Reard start, well off the pace towards rear, headway on outside halfway, hung left over 1f out, went 4th inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 8l behind Orders From Rome (8-7) at Epsom Downs 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.