Today's racecards

Bath

  • 16:35 Brains Black Handicap5f 161y

  • Winner £1,943 2nd £578 3rd £289 4th £144
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 11.76s
  • Off time: 16:35:48
16:35 Bath Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sermons Mount (USA) 6/1
2nd The Happy Hammer (IRE) 14/1
3rd Cwmni 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 606828 Black, Red hoop, halved sleeves, Black and Red hooped cap White Shift (IRE) 17
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-7 p1 P Howling J-P Guillambert 65 28/129.00
2 (9) 421845 Yellow, Dark Blue star, Yellow sleeves, Dark Blue seams and cap The Name Is Frank 3
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-7 t Mark Gillard Amy Baker (5) 65 6/17.00
3 (15) 644546 Dark Blue, Light Blue hoops, checked sleeves and checked cap Kyllachy Storm 25
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-7 R J Hodges R Kingscote 65 10/111.00
4 (1) 422428 Pink and Purple (quartered), halved sleeves, Purple cap, Pink stars Sermons Mount (USA) 21
Nag me
4 9-4 M H-Fairley T Block 62 6/17.00
6 (16) 207839 Black, Red epaulets, White sleeves, Black cap, Red star Candyfloss Girl 28
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-2 H J L Dunlop Jack Mitchell 62 25/126.00
7 (13) 302053 White, Red diamond, White sleeves, Red spots, Emerald Green cap Cwmni 20
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-0 B Palling David Probert 58 6/17.00
8 (10) 05337-0 ROYAL BLUE, EMERALD GREEN sash, WHITE cap, ROYAL BLUE star The Happy Hammer (IRE) 55
Nag me
4 9-0 E V Stanford Simon Pearce (5) 58 14/115.00
9 (6) 222875 Pink and White stripes, Pink cap Pherousa 13
Nag meCourse Winner
3 9-0 M Blanshard Liam Jones 60 18/119.00
11 (11) 462214 White, Royal Blue hoop, White and Royal Blue hooped sleeves and cap Stamford Blue 6
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 8-13 b R Harris Ross Atkinson (5) 57 4/15.00
12 (8) 079099 YELLOW, BLACK star, quartered cap Ghost Dancer 30
Nag meDistance Winner
6 8-13 p J M Bradley L P Keniry 57 33/134.00
13 (7) 1-38752 Yellow, dark blue braces, chevrons on sleeves, striped cap Convince (USA) 10
Nag meDistance Winner
9 8-13 p J L Flint R Kennemore (3) 57 8/19.00
14 (3) 900224 Red, White cross belts, Light Blue sleeves and cap Hart of Gold 10
Nag meDistance Winner
6 8-11 b R Harris R Lucey-Butler (3) 55 16/117.00
15 (12) 6670 Light Blue, Red chevrons, Light Blue sleeves, Red stars, Red cap Boxer Shorts 108
Nag me
4 8-7 t1 M Mullineaux Joseph Young (7)(ex1) 50 66/167.00
16 (14) 374446 Pink, Dark Blue chevron, White cap Cruise Control 92
Nag me
4 8-7 R J Price Andrew Heffernan (3) 50 14/115.00
Non runners
5 (5)9-604Stargazing (IRE)49-2B J MeehanE Creighton60
10 (2)9-00644Sweet Gale (IRE)69-0M MurphyCatherine Gannon58

Verdict

Candyfloss Girl has won on the all-weather over this sort of trip but not since this time last year. She has dropped a further 5lbs since weakening badly over six furlongs at Salisbury but she is hard to back. White Shift runs off a realistic mark (2lbs lower than her last winning mark) and acts on all sorts of ground and is worth considering having won here before. It is interesting connections try The Happy Hammer over this trip after running over much further of late and it is worth monitoring the betting, but the most appeal is made by STAMFORD BLUE who gets the vote. He won well over course and distance two starts ago and rated the same for this contest is nominated. Convince is the obvious danger having finished just half a length behind Stamford Blue when they raced here most recently but he prefers a longer trip.