Today's racecards

Bath

  • 19:25 Bathwick Tyres Chippenham Handicap5f 161y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 9.34s
  • Off time: 19:25:27
19:25 Bath Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Comptonspirit 7/2
2nd Desperate Dan 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 2274-10 WHITE, EMERALD GREEN stars, sleeves and stars on cap Night Affair 34
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-13 D W P Arbuthnot N Callan 76 7/24.50
2 (3) 418057 Light Blue, Yellow seams, sleeves and cap Billy Red 14
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-12 b J R Jenkins D Sweeney 75 15/28.50
3 (9) 246210 Orange, Dark Green disc Riflessione 10
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
4 9-12 b R Harris L Morris 75 6/17.00
5 (2) 897851 EMERALD GREEN, BLACK seams, EMERALD GREEN sleeves, BLACK spots and spots on cap Vhujon (IRE) 5 (ex6)
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
5 9-11 P D Evans Richard Evans (3) 68 11/43.75
6 (6) 156171 White, Red star, chevrons on sleeves, Red cap Desperate Dan 2 (ex6)
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 9-13 v A B Haynes Mark Power (7) 70 6/17.00
7 (4) 303121 Red, Royal Blue diamond, halved sleeves, Red cap Comptonspirit 13
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-1 B P J Baugh J-P Guillambert 64 7/24.50
Non runners
4 (1)033637Whiskey Junction69-11M QuinnJ Fortune74
8 (5)610360Plumage59-0Miss Tor SturgisL P Keniry63
9 (8)200237Not My Choice (IRE)58-13D C GriffithsR Winston62

Verdict

With his confidence boosted by a ready success at Nottingham VHUJON can go in again ahead of Comptonspirit, Desperate Dan and Whiskey Junction. David Evans' charge can look very good on his day and did so when readily obliging last time. That was in an admittedly poor race but he's still very well treated under a penalty and should get a strong pace to chase here, so it'll be disappointing if Richard Evans can't guide this gelding home in front. Comptonspirit arrives in rude health too following a game success over slightly further at Warwick. This slight drop in trip isn't a problem for the mare as three of her four wins have come over five furlongs and she seems at her best when the ground is fast; up just 3lbs, she's not handicapped out of winning. Desperate Dan has his own ideas about the game but, like Vhujon, should get the strong pace he craves and has a solid record at the track. He's now down to the same mark that saw him score at Wolverhampton in March - the horse's win at Redcar was in a seller - but it has to be said he's probably a couple of pounds better on artificial surfaces. Night Affair's sole success came over course and distance and she's only 3lbs higher so this unexposed type might be worth another chance to take a place, however Whiskey Junction makes marginally more appeal as he's better than able to show last time and is undeniably well treated on the pick of his form, some of which has come here at Bath. This has the look of a tight sprint handicap but Vhujon has the ability to defy this mark with something to spare when on song and is taken to do just that.