Bath Business News Fillies' Handicap 5f 161y
- (3yo+, 5f 161y, Class 5, 6 runners)
- Winner £2,588 2nd £770 3rd £385 4th £192
- Going: Firm
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 10.95s
- Off time: 16:45:11
|2nd||4 Maria Montez||½||3/1|
|5||138 9-12||M S Saunders||R While (7)||75||11/5f|
Sulis Minerva (IRE) 11
|6||137 9-11||J Gask||R Clark (3)||74||5/2|
Night Trade (IRE) 14
|6||132 9-6 p||R Harris||Edmond Linehan (5)||69||8/1|
Maria Montez 28
|4||129 9-3||J W Hills||Shelley Birkett (7)||66||3/1|
Catalinas Diamond (IRE) 13
|5||123 8-11 t||P G Murphy||S Drowne||60||14/1|
Tregereth (IRE) 10
|3||116 8-4||J G Portman||D E Egan (3)||58||7/1|
||3||9-6||H Candy||Amy Scott||5/1|
Ginzan, the only course and distance winner here, is respected on his overall good record at the track and should go well again despite heading the weights. Sulis Minerva looks likely to strike pretty soon having found her form and a strong showing is expected whilst Night Trade is the sort to win in her turn but is hard to predict. Catalinas Diamond has landed all three career successes at Lingfield and Tregereth still retains maiden status. MARIA MONTEZ blew out badly last time when odds-on to complete the hat-trick at Brighton but that really did look too bad to be true as she had looked in glittering form twice previously and is given the chance to prove that running all wrong.
Ginzan 11-1 (9-5) Close up, ridden halfway, kept on same pace, 7th of 12, 3l behind Asian Trader (9-5) at Sandown 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Maria Montez 4-5fav (9-1) Prominent, led over 3f out, headed over 2f out, weakened final furlong, last of 7, 13l behind Commanche (9-7) at Brighton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Catalinas Diamond (IRE) 25-1 (9-10) In rear, ridden halfway, never near leaders, 8th of 14, 5l behind Verus Delicia (9-4) at Chepstow 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Sulis Minerva (IRE) 13-2 (9-1) Outpaced in rear, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 2 1/2l behind Cincinnati Kit (8-10) at Doncaster 5f flls hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Tregereth (IRE) 5-1 (8-8) In touch, headway over 1f out, ridden and kept on to go 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 4l behind Laughing Rock (8-6) at Leicester 6f fll hcp (5) gf.
Night Trade (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Chased leaders on inside, outpaced over 1f out, kept on again inside final furlong, went 2nd final 110 yards until no extra and lost 2 places close home, 4th of 6, 4 1/2l behind Cara Gina (8-12) at Bath 6f flls hcp 0-75 (5) fm.