Excalibur Business Broadband Handicap 5f 11y

  • (3yo+, 5f 11y, Class 6, 8 runners)
  • Winner £1,941 2nd £578 3rd £289 4th £144
  • Going: Firm
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 1m 2.31s
  • Off time: 17:15:54
Full result
Result 17:15 Bath
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 3 Dreams Of Glory 2/1f
2nd 2 Wooden King ¾ 9/2
3rd 5 Volito ¾ 7/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (1) 6-38821
Red, Royal Blue diamond, halved sleeves, Red cap Comptonspirit (ex6) 5
  • T:B P J Baugh
  • J:M Lawson
  • Form: 6-38821
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-2
  • OR: 63
  • Naps:
9 142 10-2 B P J Baugh M Lawson (5) 63 3/1
2 (3) 645300
Grey, dark blue chevron, orange and dark blue chevrons on sleeves, black cap, red star Wooden King (IRE) 16
  • T:M S Saunders
  • J:Philip Prince
  • Form: 645300
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 9-12
  • OR: 65
  • Naps:
8 138 9-12 M S Saunders Philip Prince (5) 65 9/2
3 (5) 3-61753
Red, Black sleeves, White cap Dreams Of Glory 21
  • T:R J Hodges
  • J:H Bentley
  • Form: 3-61753
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-10
  • OR: 63
  • Naps:
5 136 9-10 R J Hodges H Bentley 63 2/1f
4 (7) 84-7017
Orange, Emerald Green spots, Orange sleeves and cap Even Bolder 21
  • T:E A Wheeler
  • J:J Haynes
  • Form: 84-7017
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 9-6
  • OR: 59
  • Naps:
10 132 9-6 E A Wheeler J Haynes (7) 59 18/1
5 (2) 476-693
Yellow, Brown chevrons, Yellow sleeves, Yellow cap, Brown star Volito 11
  • T:Mrs A L M King
  • J:Aidan Coleman
  • Form: 476-693
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-4
  • OR: 57
  • Naps:
7 130 9-4 Mrs A L M King Aidan Coleman 57 7/1
6 (6) 75-5089
Dark Green, Royal Blue diamond Bheleyf (IRE) 4
  • T:J Tuite
  • J:Shelley Birkett
  • Form: 75-5089
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-3v1
  • OR: 60
  • Naps:
3 129 9-3 v1 J Tuite Shelley Birkett (7) 60 25/1
8 (8) 076260
Emerald green, orange hoops, white sleeves, emerald green cap, orange star Charismas Birthday (IRE) 19
  • T:P Byrne
  • J:J-P Guillambert
  • Form: 076260
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 8-9b
  • OR: 48
  • Naps:
5 121 8-9 b P Byrne J-P Guillambert 48 8/1
9 (4) 9-54058
Orange, Red cross belts and sleeves, quartered cap Majestic Red (IRE) 4
  • T:M S Saunders
  • J:K T O'Neill
  • Form: 9-54058
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-7p1
  • OR: 50
  • Naps:
3 119 8-7 p1 M S Saunders K T O'Neill 50 12/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
7 (9) 755435
Volcanic Dust (IRE) 5
  • Nag Me
  • Distance Winner
  • T:J M Bradley
  • J:S J Drowne
  • Form: 755435
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-1t
  • OR: 54
  • Naps:
5 91 t J M Bradley S J Drowne 54 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012 9 Perlachy
  • T:R Harris
  • J:D E Egan
8 9-8 R Harris D E Egan 8/1
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In depth

Verdict

Best to go with the in-form sprinter here, COMPTONSPIRIT, in a contest featuring predominantly out-of-form sorts. Brian Baugh's 9-y-o mare always controlled matters when a comfortable course and distance scorer last time and can defy a 6lb penalty. Her previous second here to the progressive Cara Gina also reads well. Dreams Of Glory looks the likeliest threat, having scored here in April and a fair third last time behind Crimson Queen over Newbury's 5f. Even Bolder was winning for the first time in over three years when obliging at Brighton on his penultimate start but this looks tougher whilst Volito was better last time and is a possible place option. Wooden King would be a main contender at his best but the 8-y-o's enthusiasm seems to have gone missing for the time being.

Formwatch

Volcanic Dust (IRE) 12-1 (8-10) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 6l behind Comptonspirit (9-2) at Bath 6f hcp 0-70 (5) fm.

Dreams Of Glory 5-2fav (9-7) Chased winner, ridden halfway, edged right over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 10, 4 1/2l behind Crimson Queen (9-7) at Newbury 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.

Wooden King (IRE) 12-1 (8-3) Held up, effort when not clear run over 1f out and inside final furlong, not recover, 11th of 12, 12l behind Go Nani Go (9-4) at Salisbury 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.

Volito 16-1 (9-0) Hampered start, chased leaders, ridden and switched left over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 2 1/2l behind Sole Danser (9-9) at Warwick 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.

Comptonspirit 7-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, went 2nd 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, ran on well, won at Bath 6f hcp 0-70 (5) fm beating The Name Is Frank (8-3) by 2 1/2l, 8 ran.

Charismas Birthday (IRE) 14-1 (8-9) Chased leaders on far side, driven along in 10th overall halfway, 8th 1f out but no threat inside final furlong, 11th of 18, 4 1/2l behind Majestic Timeline (9-5) at Tipperary 5f hcp 47-65 gf in Jun.

Even Bolder 14-1 (8-10) In touch, ridden 2f out, not troubled leaders, 7th of 10, 7l behind Crimson Queen (9-7) at Newbury 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.

Majestic Red (IRE) 20-1 (8-3) Led, headed narrowly over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 9, 14l behind Jimmy Elder (9-5) at Chepstow 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf.

Bheleyf (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) In rear, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 9, 17l behind Jimmy Elder (9-5) at Chepstow 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf.