Excalibur Business Landlines Handicap 1m 3f 144y

  • (3yo+, 1m 3f 144y, Class 6, 6 runners)
  • Winner £1,941 2nd £578 3rd £289 4th £144
  • Going: Firm
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 2m 29.01s
  • Off time: 15:15:13
Full result
Result 15:15 Bath
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Bold Cross 3/1
2nd 5 Petersboden 11 20/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (1) 460528
GREEN, PLUM sleeves, hooped cap Bold Cross (IRE) 21
  • T:E G Bevan
  • J:Thomas Brown
  • Form: 460528
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 10-0
  • OR: 58
  • Naps:
10 140 10-0 E G Bevan Thomas Brown (3) 58 3/1
2 (3) 6231-96
Black, Yellow spots, Yellow sleeves, Black spots, Black cap, Yellow star Inffiraaj (IRE) 96
  • T:M R Channon
  • J:Martin Harley
  • Form: 6231-96
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-12
  • OR: 56
  • Naps:
4 138 9-12 M R Channon Martin Harley 56 6/1
3 (5) 35466/5
Orange, Maroon sash Faith Jicaro (IRE) 23
  • T:J W Unett
  • J:S Donohoe
  • Form: 35466/5
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR: 49
  • Naps:
6 131 9-5 J W Unett S Donohoe 49 7/2
4 (4) 463342
Yellow, red and black chevrons on sleeves, black cap Glens Wobbly 5
  • T:J A Geake
  • J:H Bentley
  • Form: 463342
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-1
  • OR: 45
  • Naps:
5 127 9-1 J A Geake H Bentley 45 3/2f
5 (6) 370595
Pink and White stripes, Pink cap Petersboden 20
  • T:M Blanshard
  • J:D Sweeney
  • Form: 370595
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-1
  • OR: 45
  • Naps:
4 127 9-1 M Blanshard D Sweeney 45 20/1
6 (2) 50/500-4
White, Dark Green triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves, White cap, Dark Green diamond Nicky Nutjob (GER) 5
  • T:J G M O'Shea
  • J:D E Egan
  • Form: 50/500-4
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-1p
  • OR: 45
  • Naps:
7 127 9-1 p J G M O'Shea D E Egan (3) 45 12/1

In depth

Verdict

GLENS WOBBLY is far from bulletproof and was a beaten favourite here the last day when runner-up to Speed Steed. Still a maiden, there is nothing wrong with his attitude and the consistent gelding can finally get off the mark. Bold Cross may be a 10-year-old now but the old boy continues to show some sparkle and finished ahead of the selection here in mid-June. However, he may fail to confirm the form on unchanged terms over this longer trip. Inffiraaj didn't do too badly when upped dramatically in trip last time but now is asked to drop 4f. He's a possible but is perhaps best watched while connections ascertain his ideal trip requirements.

Formwatch

Bold Cross (IRE) 15-2 (9-2) Raced wide keen in touch, headway over 3f out, soon ridden, weakened final furlong, 8th of 9, 7l behind Standpoint (10-0) at Newbury 1m 3f app hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.

Petersboden 25-1 (8-2) In touch, went 3rd 10f out, chased leader 6f out, led inside final 3f, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 7l behind Barachiel (9-3) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jun.

Nicky Nutjob (GER) 9-1 (8-12) Steadied start, held up in last pair, driven along 2f out, stayed on to modest 4th over 1f out, 4th of 6, 6l behind Speed Steed (9-7) at Bath 1m 5f hcp 0-60 (6) fm.

Faith Jicaro (IRE) 14-1 (8-2) Tracked leaders, ridden over 6f out, outpaced 3f out, 5th of 8, 15l behind Sunny Future (8-13) at Salisbury 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.

Glens Wobbly 9-4fav (8-7) Led, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and headed 2f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 6, 3l behind Speed Steed (9-7) at Bath 1m 5f hcp 0-60 (6) fm.

Inffiraaj (IRE) 14-1 (8-10) Dropped out start, held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, stayed on from over 1f out, never on terms, 6th of 10, 7l behind Ordensritter (9-4) at Kempton 2m hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Apr.