Today's racecards

Bath

  • 15:45 Forever Friends Appeal Handicap1m 5y

  • Winner £4,690 2nd £1,396 3rd £697 4th £349
  • Going: Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 40.16s
  • Off time: 15:45:47
15:45 Bath Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st African Oil (FR) 3/1
2nd Take A Note 3/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 1112-36 BLACK, RED striped sleeves, check cap Take A Note 20
Nag me
4 9-8 P R Chamings Jim Crowley 75 3/14.00
2 (2) 0-78541 Yellow, Mauve hoops, Yellow cap Croquembouche (IRE) 20
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-6 E De Giles L P Keniry 73 13/102.30
3 (3) 009-064 Light green, white stars, chevrons on sleeves, striped cap Evervescent (IRE) 5
Nag me
4 9-5 b J S Moore D E Egan (3) 72 8/19.00
4 (5) 002153 Pink, black chevron, pink sleeves, black spots, pink cap, black diamond Paphos 12
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-3 v P D Evans Martin Harley 70 10/111.00
5 (4) 2145-66 Emerald Green and White diamonds, striped sleeves, Red cap African Oil (FR) 59
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 9-2 C Hills S Drowne 77 3/14.00

Verdict

Take A Note is finding things tougher off higher marks at present whilst Evervescent has been much better the last twice but continues to suggest that 1m is not his optimum trip. Paphos has done most of his winning at a lower level but African Oil, the sole 3-y-o on show, does catch the eye. More was expected of the Hills inmate last time when most disappointing at Doncaster but previous efforts read well in the context of this contest. A better run is envisaged but the verdict goes to CROQUEMBOUCHE. He made all to score here in good style last time over this trip after taking time this term to find his best and looks ideally suited to 1m on fast ground. He can follow up off a 4lb higher mark.