Bath

  • 18:50 Bathwick Tyres Handicap2m 1f 34y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 48.33s
  • Off time: 18:50:23
18:50 Bath Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Perception (IRE) 9/1
2nd The Composer 20/1
3rd Dark Energy 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 6641-08 Dark blue and light blue stripes, white sleeves, dark blue and light blue quartered cap Perception (IRE) 8
Nag me
4 9-7 A King D Sweeney 65 9/110.00
2 (2) 535750/ Pink and Royal Blue (halved), sleeves reversed, check cap Nation State 87
Nag meDistance Winner
9 9-7 M Madgwick L P Keniry 65 14/115.00
3 (8) 054900/ White, Royal Blue Cross of Lorraine and armlets, Red cap Basiliko (USA) 416
Nag me
7 9-5 R J Hodges William Carson (3) 63 33/134.00
4 (6) 60476-0 Black, Light Blue star, striped sleeves and star on cap Casual Garcia 26
Nag me
5 9-5 bt Mark Gillard M Stainton (3) 63 7/18.00
5 (7) 261-517 Red, Black epaulets, White sleeves and cap Brave Bugsy (IRE) 38
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
7 8-13 b1 A M Balding J Fortune 57 15/82.88
6 (4) 48657-3 RED and YELLOW stripes, YELLOW sleeves, RED armlets, RED cap Dark Energy 25
Nag meDistance Winner
6 8-9 t M Scudamore Hayley Turner 53 7/24.50
7 (3) 481386 Yellow, Dark Green disc, Black sleeves, Black and Yellow striped cap Spiritonthemount (USA) 13
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
5 8-2 b P W Hiatt C Catlin (ex2) 46 5/16.00
8 (1) 044838- Emerald Green, Red chevrons, Emerald Green sleeves, Red cap The Composer 72
Nag me
8 8-2 M Blanshard J Quinn 45 20/121.00

Verdict

This is a race that lacks quality so we'll side with course form in the shape of BRAVE BUGSY, who is taken to beat the in-form Dark Energy; Spiritonthemount just about makes the most appeal of the rest. Jimmy Fortune is reunited with our selection, who can surely only improve for returning to the scene of his three victories. After a disappointing run in an arguably better race at Folkestone last time, he's been dropped to a mark just 2lbs higher than he'd won off previously and with the possibility of first-time blinkers bringing about some improvement and fast ground to suit, everything looks in place for a big run. Dark Energy is rated clear second-best and brings a solid recent run of form to the table. Michael Scudamore's charge placed over timber last time having previously gone well on the flat but that effort was over 1m4f and there remains a slight concern as to whether he truly stays this distance on the level, so at the likely prices he's just opposed. Spiritonthemount beat Brave Bugsy over course and distance in May only to suffer a reversal to that same rival when attempting to score again; his profile isn't one of consistency but at these weights he should in theory give our pick something to think about. Casual Garcia hasn't won on the level since 2008 but that was a convincing win on similar ground and he's now only a pound higher; this is a drop in grade too so he's not ruled out but may not be the force of old while Nation State hasn't run on the flat for some time and hasn't been in good enough form over jumps to merit close attention. In a modest contest, Brave Bugsy is taken to enhance his fine record over course and distance.