Today's racecards

Bath

  • 17:20 United Aftermarket Network Handicap1m 2f 46y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Firm, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 8.30s
  • Off time: 17:20:32
17:20 Bath Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Bab Al Salam (USA) 5/6
2nd Rosika 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 1-11 Royal blue Bab Al Salam (USA) 9
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-4 Saeed bin Suroor T E Durcan 86 5/61.83
2 (3) 280016 RED, WHITE sleeves, BLUE and WHITE striped cap Dubai Crest 15
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-0 Mrs A J Perrett N Callan 87 9/25.50
3 (6) 011047 Red, White cross belts, White sleeves, Red spots, Red and White quartered cap Norwegian Dancer (UAE) 9
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-13 E S Mcmahon F Norton 87 14/115.00
6 (1) 3-117 DARK BLUE, YELLOW cap Rosika 71
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
3 8-10 Sir Michael Stoute P Hanagan 83 7/18.00
7 (2) 432132 Light Blue and Black stripes, Black sleeves and cap Souter Point (USA) 13
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 8-9 R Charlton J P Fahy (7) 79 4/15.00
Non runners
4 (5)93-1131Larkham (USA)38-13R M BeckettR Kingscote86
5 (4)381022Rumble of Thunder (IRE)38-10D W P ArbuthnotMartin Dwyer83

Verdict

BAB AL SALAM can continue to carry all before him with Larkham and Rosika the potential dangers. The handicapper hasn't taken too harsh a view of the colt's wins at Sandown and Lingfield as he's only risen by increments of 5lbs. It's true that he did enjoy the run of the race last time out but he still appeals as being well enough treated to score again. Rosika has been absent since disappointing at Haydock in a competitive handicap. She drops back in trip and could fare better but she has something to prove in this company from this mark. Larkham is a tough sort who digs deep for his jockey; as a result he has only edged up the weights and he can win again from his revised mark but the selection may just prove to be a cut above. Dubai Crest is difficult to catch right, Rumble Of Thunder and Souter Point rising in the weights in defeat but Norwegian Dancer is better than he was able to show at Lingfield and can get into the shake-up. This is competitive but Bab Al Salam has more to offer.