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15:55 Bath

Good To Soft

Big Stage Hire Handicap (Bath Summer Stayers’ Series Qualifier)

  • Prize money: £3873.16
  • 1m 6f 0y
  • Class 5
  • 14 runners
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Big Stage Hire Handicap (Bath Summer Stayers’ Series Qualifier)

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Scattered showers

6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.00
  • Place: £2.50

Form: 095115 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Return to Flat has done the trick this term, with short-priced wins in five-runner races at Chepstow (1m4f, good to firm) and Ffos Las (1m6f, good); form dipped somewhat on good to soft on latest outing, so some drying conditions this week may be needed; player if straight back to his best.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

1

(6)

16th Sep 2023

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:25 Bath

Lusaka

9st 12lb

J: Taylor Fisher

T: John Flint

Has won three of his last four, latterly beating Cherry Cola by a narrow margin over C&D off 3lb lower; force to be reckoned with in races of this nature on good or quicker ground.

9/1

1st

3

(14)

23rd Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 6f 0y

Class 5

15:55 Bath

Lusaka

10st 1lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: John Flint

Return to Flat has done the trick this term, with short-priced wins in five-runner races at Chepstow (1m4f, good to firm) and Ffos Las (1m6f, good); form dipped somewhat on good to soft on latest outing, so some drying conditions this week may be needed; player if straight back to his best.

6/1

5th

11

(1)

26th Jul 2023

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 4

20:40 Sandown

Lusaka

8st 12lb

J: Christian Howarth

T: John Flint

Return to Flat has done the trick with short-priced wins at Chepstow (1m4f, good to firm) and Ffos Las (1m6f, good) on last two starts; they were just five-runner races but he galloped on easily the strongest and the third and fifth from his latest start won next time out; back up another 4lb and in class but on the shortlist; withdrawn 11 days ago when the ground was soft.

7/2

14/1

  • Place: £3.00

Form: -13324 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 9st 10lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Won at Yarmouth (1m6f) in May off a 3lb lower mark and has kept her form with minor honours since; goes well on ground firmer than good and withdrawn three weeks ago when it was good to soft.

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7th

3

24th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 5

15:10 Plumpton

Cherry Cola

11st 11lb

J: Marc Goldstein

T: Sheena West

Maiden over hurdles (0-9) but placed a good few times, including this race 12 months ago off the same mark; returns to this scene after a number of competitive efforts in staying Flat handicaps; considered.

10/1

OUR TIP

9/1

  • Place: £3.00

Form: -68344 C

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Four wins from 44 races but 1-1 at Bath, having taken an 11.6f race in April 2022; had wind surgery in March and minor honours on all three starts since, over 1m6f at Sandown on last two occasions; each-way chance.

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1st

5

(6)

21st Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 5

16:55 Southwell (AW)

Militry Decoration

9st 11lb

J: Jack Enright

T: Camilla Poulton

dwelt start, held up in rear, headway and switched left under 2f out, kept on well to lead towards finish, did well in the circumstances

8/1

5th

1

(5)

14th Feb 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 5

20:00 Kempton (AW)

Militry Decoration

9st 12lb

J: Jack Enright

T: Camilla Poulton

Well handicapped on his best form last winter but he's been out of sorts at big prices in his last two starts; may have needed the run here on his return last month but last win was at 1m6f and he has something to prove back at this trip.

8/1

7th

5

(8)

24th Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 5

20:30 Kempton (AW)

Militry Decoration

9st 9lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Camilla Poulton

Largely reliable sort but he wasn't seen again in 2023 after coming in last of 14 in 1m6f Nottingham handicap in September; he needs to hit the ground running after a layoff.

12/1

Form: 263613

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Won at Windsor (11.4f, good; under Georgia Dobie) in July; mixed record but her only start since was creditable when a close third of five over 1m5f; unraced over this far and it needs to spark some improvement.

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6th

7

(12)

9th Oct 2023

Good

1m 3f 99y

Class 5

16:20 Windsor

Greased Lightning

9st 9lb

J: Georgia Dobie

T: Eve Johnson Houghton

held up in rear, switched left and some headway over 1f out

10/1

9th

9

(4)

16th Sep 2023

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:25 Bath

Greased Lightning

9st 0lb

J: Georgia Dobie

T: Eve Johnson Houghton

Had a wide trip when fourth to Lusaka here 24 days ago and remains unexposed at this distance; shortlisted.

5/1

4th

9

(6)

23rd Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 6f 0y

Class 5

15:55 Bath

Greased Lightning

9st 4lb

J: Georgia Dobie

T: Eve Johnson Houghton

Won at Windsor (11.4f, good; under Georgia Dobie) in July; mixed record but her only start since was creditable when a close third of five over 1m5f; unraced over this far and it needs to spark some improvement.

7/1

13/2

Form: 569-73

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 11lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

Sole handicap win in 2021; absent 415 days before this term; third of 11 at Salisbury (1m6f) 13 days ago in first-time cheekpieces, having often been hooded, and she met trouble in running before staying on; back up 2lb from that career-low mark; well beaten on softer than good; place chance otherwise.

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5th

6

(13)

23rd Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 6f 0y

Class 5

15:55 Bath

Nellie Moon

9st 11lb

J: Tom Queally

T: Amanda Perrett

Sole handicap win in 2021; absent 415 days before this term; third of 11 at Salisbury (1m6f) 13 days ago in first-time cheekpieces, having often been hooded, and she met trouble in running before staying on; back up 2lb from that career-low mark; well beaten on softer than good; place chance otherwise.

13/2

3rd

5

10th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 6f 44y

Class 6

20:23 Salisbury

Nellie Moon

10st 0lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Amanda Perrett

Sole handicap win over 1m4f in 2021 (good to firm); minor form in a light 2022 but well backed on recent return at Epsom, only to meet trouble in running; can be given another chance but 1m6f has seemed as far as she wants to go in the past; often hooded, first-time cheekpieces today.

9/1

7th

4

(3)

20th Jul 2023

Good

1m 4f 6y

Class 5

20:40 Epsom

Nellie Moon

9st 12lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Amanda Perrett

prominent

16/1

5/1

Form: 811211 C

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

His four wins at Bath this season came over 1m2f, 1m, 1m2f and, much more comfortably, over 11.6f; in fact all seven of his wins have been at this track but none at 1m6f, over which he's appeared for only two respectable shows on AW; bit to prove on that score but he has to be high up the list.

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4th

2

(6)

30th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

19:15 Wolverhampton (AW)

Blue Hero

9st 8lb

J: Finley Marsh

T: Adrian Wintle

led, headed and prominent after 2f

20/1

0

5

(8)

16th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Blue Hero

9st 10lb

J: Finley Marsh

T: Adrian Wintle

Won four from five starts at Bath (at 1m to about 1m3f) between May and July but 0-19 on the AW and he didn't run up to his best form on this track 12 days ago; others higher up the list.

25/1

8th

12

(11)

4th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 5

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Blue Hero

9st 4lb

J: George Rooke

T: Adrian Wintle

took keen hold, midfield

20/1

Form: 06346

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

Still early days but she has run in two handicaps (creditably on first occasion) and none of her form looks good enough; new trip.

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1st

2

(3)

10th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 6

20:30 Kempton (AW)

Mrs Twig

9st 9lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: William Muir & Chris Grassick

in touch with leaders, headway to lead over 1f out, kept on well inside final furlong

11/1

6th

9

(10)

3rd Oct 2023

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

16:27 Wolverhampton (AW)

Mrs Twig

9st 9lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: William Muir & Chris Grassick

Still early days after just six starts, the last three in handicaps at up to 1m6f; a 2lb drop prior to her latest effort at Bath did not spark any improvement; she's down a further 2lb for her AW debut and she'll need to take a step up on previous efforts to prevail.

12/1

25/1

Form: 652456

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

Runner-up in Redcar maiden handicap (1m6f, good to firm) for Hughie Morrison in May off 1lb higher; ran badly on final start for him and below form on first go for new yard, with a 13,000gns sale in between; perhaps best watched at the moment.

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7th

11

(2)

5th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 7f 169y

Class 5

15:05 Lingfield (AW)

Fair Dinkum

8st 12lb

J: Liam Keniry

T: Jeremy Scott

Came good at 12th attempt, keeping on strongly to beat Kalamity Kitty over C&D last month; moves up in grade today but a 3lb rise does not look excessive and she remains unexposed over this trip.

4/1

1st

9

(5)

18th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 7f 169y

Class 6

12:16 Lingfield (AW)

Fair Dinkum

9st 7lb

J: Liam Keniry

T: Jeremy Scott

took keen hold, midfield, headway and went second after 4f, lost second but in touch with leaders after 5f

6/1

4th

3

(11)

23rd Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 3f 99y

Class 6

13:25 Windsor

Fair Dinkum

10st 10lb

J: Mrs Jo Supple

T: Jeremy Scott

Expensive to follow for Hughie Morrison in the summer but is on a fair mark now and his pedigree gives hope that this ground (never run on slower than good) will be alright; stays further and is worth considering.

6/1

Form: 221352 CD

Last run: 15 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Bath has been her most productive turf track, including when second over C&D in April and winning under Olivia Tubb in a five-runner 2m1f race in June; returns for first time since and enters serious calculations.

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4th

1

(1)

4th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:42 Nottingham

Russian Rumour

10st 1lb

J: Olivia Tubb

T: Jonathan Portman

Won five-runner race at Bath (2m1f) in June under Olivia Tubb; acts on soft (ran once on heavy) but she was beaten 27l on it when runner-up at Ffos Las in August; both subsequent runs also fail to persuade.

12/1

8th

2

(11)

16th Sep 2023

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:25 Bath

Russian Rumour

9st 9lb

J: Trevor Whelan

T: Jonathan Portman

Enhanced her good record here when beating Cherry Cola from the front in June; below par on latest visit in the race in which Lusaka beat Cherry Cola; possibilities if on a going day.

14/1

14/1

Form: 245-58

Last run: 203 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 59

Form & Verdict

Stays 2m; seen far more often on AW but a 17-race maiden overall; minor honours over hurdles on last three outings but others are preferred.

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3rd

4

30th Nov 2023

Good

2m 7f 198y

Class 5

12:17 Taunton

Stiletto

11st 6lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Keiran Burke

Twice went close on good ground last month (3m2f/3m; wore cheekpieces) and was very respectable fourth of 15 when dropped back to 2m here (good to soft; first-time blinkers) a fortnight ago; evidently in good nick but his career strike-rate is now 0-22 and others in this field have more potential.

7/1

4th

9

16th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

12:40 Taunton

Stiletto

11st 6lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Keiran Burke

0-12 over hurdles but lost out only narrowly in consecutive good-ground handicaps last month (3m2f/3m); swaps usual cheekpieces for first-time blinkers here; rain probably won't aid his cause but he ought to cope with today's sharp drop back in trip and is evidently in good nick.

4/1

2nd

4

19th Oct 2023

Good To Firm

3m 0f 150y

Class 5

16:20 Wincanton

Stiletto

11st 0lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Keiran Burke

20-race maiden but surely his turn will come and he was clear of the rest in going down narrowly at Fontwell (3m2f, good) latest; something to prove should conditions turn soft but much respected otherwise; raised 4lb.

5/1

16/1

Form: 888-50

Last run: 49 days

W: 8st 12lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 62

Form & Verdict

Fair form in Ireland without making an impact, tried at up to 1m4f and wearing cheekpieces on last two outings; first run since leaving John O'Donoghue for 15,000gns in July; this longer trip makes appeal given what she showed on penultimate start and the stamina in her pedigree.

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5th

10

29th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

14:19 Wincanton

Al Sayah

10st 7lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Neil Mulholland

Showed some ability on the Flat when trained in Ireland but finished well down the field in a fillies' race on recent hurdling debut at Ludlow.

50/1

9th

2

11th Oct 2023

Good

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

14:45 Ludlow

Al Sayah

11st 0lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Neil Mulholland

Showed some ability on the Flat when trained in Ireland but finished well down the field in Class 5 handicap on last month's stable debut and is not the most obvious answer here; cheekpieces removed for hurdling debut.

40/1

11th

14

(5)

23rd Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 6f 0y

Class 5

15:55 Bath

Al Sayah

8st 12lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Neil Mulholland

Fair form in Ireland without making an impact, tried at up to 1m4f and wearing cheekpieces on last two outings; first run since leaving John O'Donoghue for 15,000gns in July; this longer trip makes appeal given what she showed on penultimate start and the stamina in her pedigree.

16/1

Form: 5/2327

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 4lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 58

Form & Verdict

Placed on Flat on first two runs this year (2m, AW) and, after two heavy defeats over hurdles, close second on the Flat at Chester; Newbury run last time (also 1m4f on soft) was disappointing, though.

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6th

3

(5)

19th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Alchemystique

9st 8lb

J: Grace McEntee

T: Steph Hollinshead

Last win came in a maiden hurdle at Southwell (125-1) in November 2021, but gave a decent account when runner-up over 1m6f here (Class 6) in January; bombed out after taking a keen hold at Newcastle (2m) subsequently.

12/1

8th

3

(5)

3rd Mar 2024

Standard

2m 0f 56y

Class 6

17:25 Newcastle (AW)

Alchemystique

9st 6lb

J: Grace McEntee

T: Steph Hollinshead

dwelt start, took keen hold, soon in touch with leaders on inner

9/2

2nd

3

(7)

16th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 6

14:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Alchemystique

9st 8lb

J: Grace McEntee

T: Steph Hollinshead

1m4f Polytrack winner; stays 2m5f over hurdles but yet to convince at around 1m6f on her last two starts in this code; more needed.

14/1

20/1

Form: 205975

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 12lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

Second once over 1m2f on good last August but generally speaking he has been much more interesting on AW, including when runner-up once at 2m; no impact in either sphere on last five starts (given wind surgery after third) so there are major doubts to go alongside his career-low mark.

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13th

5

(7)

23rd Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 6f 0y

Class 5

15:55 Bath

Silverscape

9st 12lb

J: Luke Catton

T: Roger Teal

Second once over 1m2f on good last August but generally speaking he has been much more interesting on AW, including when runner-up once at 2m; no impact in either sphere on last five starts (given wind surgery after third) so there are major doubts to go alongside his career-low mark.

20/1

5th

5

(4)

27th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

1m 4f 0y

Class 5

20:45 Newbury

Silverscape

9st 8lb

J: Luke Catton

T: Roger Teal

Not at his best on his last four starts but took step back in right direction at Kempton (1m3f, AW) last time on first run since wind surgery, when the steady gallop was a negative; today's extra furlong is a plus and he might not be far away, having continued to drop down the weights.

10/1

7th

4

(3)

12th Jul 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 5

18:00 Kempton (AW)

Silverscape

9st 11lb

J: Liam Wright

T: Roger Teal

Won two of his first three starts on Polytrack (1m/1m2f) in the winter of 2021/22; 0-13 since, but placed off higher marks three times here (1m3f/2m) in that period; returns from a second wind operation and place claims at least if rediscovering his best form.

7/1

11/2

Form: 122561 C

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 54

Form & Verdict

Pretty consistent and won over 11.6f here (good to soft) on latest start, getting up close home having been pushed along in rear; back up 3lb but this step back up in trip (pipped in a 2m AW race) might help; considered.

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10th

11

(10)

10th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 6

20:30 Kempton (AW)

Big Jimbo

9st 1lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: Gary Moore

towards rear, some headway from 2f out, no impression inside final furlong

12/1

4th

7

10th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 6f 0y

Class 6

15:35 Chelmsford (AW)

Big Jimbo

9st 3lb

J: Tom Queally

T: Gary Moore

took keen hold, raced in third

11/4

2nd

8

(2)

18th Oct 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 6

20:30 Kempton (AW)

Big Jimbo

9st 6lb

J: Tom Queally

T: Gary Moore

In good form in middle-distance events here earlier in the year, including a C&D win; also scored at Bath in August but he has been absent since a poor run back at Bath eight weeks ago; course record means he can't be discounted back down into a Class 6.

8/1

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Payout
Exacta £602.00
Straight Forecast £624.70
Tricast £4655.30
Trifecta £5914.00

Selections

POSTDATA:

Russian Rumour

The Times:

Greased Lightning

D Express:

Nellie Moon

WEST COUNTRY:

Blue Hero

The Guardian:

Big Jimbo

SPOTLIGHT:

Al Sayah

RP RATINGS:

Silverscape

Daily Record:

Nellie Moon

Telegraph:

Blue Hero

The Star:

Big Jimbo

LAMBOURN:

Russian Rumour

Daily Mail:

Russian Rumour

Daily Mirror:

Russian Rumour