Today's racecards

Bath

  • 18:20 Bathwick Tyres Bristol Handicap5f 11y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 1.22s
  • Off time: 18:20:17
18:20 Bath Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Piazza San Pietro 3/1
2nd The Name Is Frank 17/2
3rd Little Edward 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 343133 YELLOW, BLACK star, quartered cap Cape Royal 7
Nag meDistance Winner
10 9-11 bt J M Bradley L P Keniry 74 7/18.00
2 (3) 00799-9 Dark Blue and Light Blue stripes, Black and Red striped cap Elhamri 3
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-10 S Kirk C Catlin 73 20/121.00
3 (8) 113212 Purple, yellow star, chevrons on sleeves, purple cap, yellow star Piazza San Pietro 2
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse Winner
4 9-9 A B Haynes N Callan 72 3/14.00
4 (4) 50-1684 Royal Blue, Orange star, striped cap Little Edward 20
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
12 9-7 R J Hodges William Carson (3) 70 16/117.00
5 (7) 16-2450 Emerald Green, Yellow hoop and sleeves, quartered cap Nepotism 41
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-2 M S Saunders T G McLaughlin 70 10/111.00
6 (9) 704565 MAROON, BEIGE triple diamond and diamonds on cap Green Lagonda (AUS) 3
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 9-1 P D Evans J Fortune 64 13/27.50
7 (1) 3-43023 Red, White disc and sleeves, White cap, Red spots Matterofact (IRE) 10
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 8-13 M S Saunders R Winston 62 9/25.50
8 (10) 9-72554 Yellow, Dark Blue star, Yellow sleeves, Dark Blue seams and cap The Name Is Frank 10
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-10 t Mark Gillard M Stainton (3) 59 17/29.50
9 (2) 69-9D72 Red, Royal Blue diamond, halved sleeves, Red cap Baby Queen (IRE) 5
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 8-10 B P J Baugh J-P Guillambert 59 6/17.00
10 (6) 035-00 Light blue, royal blue stars on sleeves, royal blue cap Miskin Nights 31
Nag me
3 8-1 t1 B Palling David Probert 55 33/134.00

Verdict

Piazza San Pietro went down narrowly at Brighton earlier this week and may again find one too good, this time in the shape of MATTEROFACT. Mel Saunders' charge won her maiden here back in 2005 and invariably runs well over course and distance, as was the case when she went down by half a length off this mark last time. She's clearly versatile in terms of ground and can make the running or sit close to the pace, so in this open contest she arrives with a solid profile. Piazza San Pietro can't be discounted as he's clearly in form and can go close off this mark. Andy Haynes has a fine record at his local track, as is shown by the fact he took this race last year, and his charge not only appears fairly handicapped but also takes his racing very well; in his current run of form Piazza San Pietro can't be ruled out if asked to run. Cape Royal seems to have been around forever but has found a new lease of life lately, winning at Ripon and continuing to go well off this sort of mark since. Baby Queen came up against the well-treated Vhujon at Nottingham, a horse who runs in the 19:25, so her run should be viewed with interest despite the fact we're happy to take her on. The Name Is Frank has a poor-strike rate and work to do with Matterofact, who gets our vote.