14:15 Bath

Monday 6 May 2019

All14:1514:5015:2516:0016:3517:1017:45

    Empire Fighting Chance Handicap

  • 4YO plus  |   Class 6  |   1m 3f 137y  |   Firm  |   9 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 14:15  |   Winning time: 2m 28.56s
1st
Horse silk
2
(6)
9/4f
T: Alexandra DunnJ: Rossa Ryan
Chased leader, led going well just over 2f out, pushed along and edged left over 1f out, ran on well op 11/4
2nd
Horse silk
1 ½
1
(1)
4/1
T: J G M O'SheaJ: S W Kelly
Led, headed and ridden just over 2f out, switched right over 1f out, kept on same pace op 13/2
3rd
Horse silk
3 ¼
7
(9)
4/1
T: A W CarrollJ: F Norton
Always in touch, ridden 3f out, one pace final 2f op 7/2
4th
Horse silk
½
8
(7)
12/1
T: J C FoxJ: J Quinn
Held up mid-division, pushed along 2f out, switched right 1f out, stayed on under pressure, never near to challenge
5th
Horse silk
1 ½
6
(4)
18/1
T: J G M O'SheaJ: Liam Jones
Held up in rear, pushed along over 3f out, progress on outside 2f out, soon ridden, never near leaders op 12/1
6th
Horse silk
1 ¼
9
(2)
12/1
T: J G M O'SheaJ: Jane Elliott (3)
Held up and behind, niggled along on inside 4f out, ridden over 2f out, pulled out well over 1f out, never dangerous
7th
Horse silk
hd
3
(8)
16/1
T: J G M O'SheaJ: William Cox (3)
Prominent, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened well over 1f out
8th
Horse silk
2 ¾
4
(3)
5/1
T: P S McEnteeJ: Grace McEntee (7)
Took keen hold towards rear, progress on inside 8f out, weakened over 3f out tchd 9/2
9th
Horse silk
34
5
(5)
25/1
T: R J SmithJ: David Probert
Held up mid-division, pushed along over 3f out, soon behind, eased when no chance final 2f op 18/1

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£3.40Pl:£2.50, £1.40, £1.60EX:£10.90Trifecta:£42.30Tricast:£34.16SF:£11.46Swingers:£2.20, £3.10, £3.30

Forecasts

Gendarme (9/4), Agent Gibbs (4/1), Butterfield (4/1), Roc Astrale (5/1), Millie May (12/1), Cougar Kid (12/1), General Brook (16/1), Dimmesdale (18/1), Another Go (25/1)

Verdict

The absence of solid profiles in this opener means that care should be exercised although GENERAL BROOK is given a positive mention on the back of his winning form last year and it may well have been that he needed a break eventually; his record fresh last year is a positive. Gendarme looked threatening last time in a C&D handicap and a repeat of that form with the blinkers now being applied for the first time would be good enough to take him close. Cougar Kid has been in good form over timber and if he can transfer that form he would enter the equation despite the trip looking a little short based on his hurdling preferences. Roc Astrale can’t be dismissed off a sliding mark.
  1. General Brook
  2. Gendarme
  3. Cougar Kid

Prize Money

1st: £3,105.002nd: £924.003rd: £462.004th: £300.005th: £300.006th: £300.007th: £300.008th: £300.00

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