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Thorn Baker Allianz Xenia Bath Summer Stayers’ Series Final Handicap

  • Prize money: £15462
  • 1m 6f 0y
  • Class 2
  • 14 runners
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Thorn Baker Allianz Xenia Bath Summer Stayers’ Series Final Handicap

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

9/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.34
  • Place: £1.80

Form: 951151 CD

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

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.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

10th

11

(3)

22nd Apr 2024

Good To Firm

1m 3f 99y

Class 4

18:20 Windsor

Lusaka

9st 1lb

J: William Cox

T: John & Rhys Flint

Productive for new stable in 2023, winning four of his last five starts, mostly over 1m6f; however, doesn't appear to be crying out for this drop back to a sharp 11.5f on reappearance.

8/1

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

8/1

  • Place: £4.20

Form: 6-7411 C

Last run: 28 days

W: 8st 13lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 59

Form & Verdict

Has won on good but his other three wins have come with some give underfoot, the latest here over 1m5f; still respected in current vein of form.

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5th

8

(2)

8th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 6

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Zillion

9st 4lb

J: Mia Nicholls

T: Sue Gardner

Multiple turf winner at up to 2m, but he's 0-11 on AW and was a well-held fourth of six at Southwell (1m4f) on his return last month; now goes back up in trip and down in grade but others are preferred.

16/1

4th

5

(2)

16th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 5

16:05 Southwell (AW)

Zillion

8st 11lb

J: Mia Nicholls

T: Sue Gardner

slowly away, raced in last, headway towards far side from over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong

10/1

3rd

5

(11)

18th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 1f 24y

Class 6

17:45 Bath

Zillion

9st 11lb

J: Callum Hutchinson

T: Sue Gardner

Scored at Chepstow (2m; beat Tin Fandango) and here (1m5f, both on good to soft) in the summer and he's held his form with runner-up efforts over 1m6f in last two starts; on same mark as for his clear second at Haydock last time and he's respected back up in trip.

7/1

OUR TIP

6/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 332421 CD

Last run: 3 days

W: 9st 9lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

Admirable mare who beat a lightly raced 3yo over C&D (good) three days ago with a bit in hand; unwise to underestimate despite the 4lb penalty.

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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

Form: 377564

Last run: 16 days

W: 8st 2lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 45

Form & Verdict

Has run some good races at this track but remains a maiden and will do well to make the breakthrough in a stronger handicap than usual.

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9th

13

(10)

2nd Oct 2023

Soft

1m 5f 11y

Class 6

14:02 Bath

Ladypacksapunch

9st 2lb

J: Alec Voikhansky

T: Grace Harris

Ran another good race at this track when fourth in a Class 2 recently; that extended her losing run to 23 but she shouldn't be far away.

12/1

4th

14

(9)

16th Sep 2023

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:25 Bath

Ladypacksapunch

8st 2lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Grace Harris

Has run some good races at this track but remains a maiden and will do well to make the breakthrough in a stronger handicap than usual.

33/1

4th

9

(8)

31st Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 6f 0y

Class 6

16:35 Bath

Ladypacksapunch

9st 0lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Grace Harris

Not yet found a race but mostly in good form over shorter and a staying trip didn't look a total no-no when she was a keeping-on sixth on the step up to 1m5f here 12 days ago (good to soft); can have a say.

7/1

Form: 354197

Last run: 28 days

W: 8st 2lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 46

Form & Verdict

Often red-hot under both codes in Jersey but comfortably held on three visits here since June.

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5th

13

(3)

16th Sep 2023

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:25 Bath

Molliana

8st 2lb

J: Mollie Phillips

T: Neil Mulholland

Often red-hot under both codes in Jersey but comfortably held on three visits here since June.

33/1

7th

9

(5)

19th Aug 2023

Good

1m 5f 11y

Class 6

19:40 Bath

Molliana

8st 10lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Neil Mulholland

Prolific in Jersey on Flat and over hurdles, with her latest win (1m4f, firm) last month; has never won on the Flat in Britain but this season's three visits to Bath suggest she will probably not be far away.

10/1

20/1

Form: 536685

Last run: 28 days

W: 8st 6lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 52

Form & Verdict

Only 1-17; finished fifth behind Zillion here four weeks ago and looks vulnerable.

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6th

11

(8)

16th Sep 2023

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:25 Bath

Endofastorm

8st 6lb

J: William Cox

T: Joe Ponting

Only 1-17; finished fifth behind Zillion here four weeks ago and looks vulnerable.

20/1

5th

8

(1)

19th Aug 2023

Good

1m 5f 11y

Class 6

19:10 Bath

Endofastorm

9st 2lb

J: Joe Leavy

T: Joe Ponting

Won a 1m handicap at Newcastle (AW) in January but she has a mixed record since and was well held here (11.6f, good to soft) last time; record now stands at 1-16 and others are preferred.

14/1

Form: -53782 D

Last run: 10 days

W: 8st 2lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 47

Form & Verdict

Ten wins divided between the Flat and hurdling; should get her favoured top of the ground but no match for the winner here ten days ago and this is harder.

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Verdict Starting price

2nd

1

27th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 5

13:05 Ludlow

Princess T

12st 0lb

J: Dylan Whelan

T: Neil Mulholland

Well handicapped on her 2m win at Hereford (good) last October but she's been out of sorts under both codes in last three runs; drops back into a Class 5 event but she was pulled up at Hereford three weeks ago and needs a major turnaround; equipment removed.

10/1

0

8

6th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 53y

Class 4

14:50 Hereford

Princess T

11st 5lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Neil Mulholland

Clearcut winner of this 12 months ago off the very same mark; sole subsequent success came in a small field in Jersey and was also placed on the Flat in September; below par under both codes since but she has bounced back in the past.

20/1

Form: 213529 CD

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 9lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

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.

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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

Form: 636134 BF

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

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

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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

Form: 782822 D BF

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

Has only won on the AW but has been threatening to put that right, going down narrowly to Dirham Emirati over C&D before finding just one too good again over 1m5f here four weeks ago; has each-way claims once more provided he's okay in the new headgear.

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10th

4

(12)

12th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 6f 21y

Class 6

20:00 Southwell (AW)

Beggarman

9st 11lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Hughie Morrison

in rear

16/1

10th

3

(5)

31st Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 7f 189y

Class 6

15:22 Catterick

Beggarman

9st 11lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Hughie Morrison

midfield, hung left and outpaced from 2f out, soon lost ground quickly, eased over 1f out, tailed off

5/1

6/1

Form: 004113 CD BF

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 62

Form & Verdict

All the better for this headgear combination and only narrowly failed in his hat-trick bid last time when third to Zillion; essentially 1lb lower with Connor Planas taking off 3lb; shortlisted.

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11th

6

(14)

16th Sep 2023

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:25 Bath

Dirham Emirati

9st 2lb

J: Connor Planas

T: Gary Moore

All the better for this headgear combination and only narrowly failed in his hat-trick bid last time when third to Zillion; essentially 1lb lower with Connor Planas taking off 3lb; shortlisted.

6/1

3rd

2

(11)

19th Aug 2023

Good

1m 5f 11y

Class 6

19:10 Bath

Dirham Emirati

9st 11lb

J: Tom Queally

T: Gary Moore

Turned things around in new headgear when scoring over C&D (good) last month and he followed up with another narrow win over 1m6f here last time; only 2lb higher than for that success and he remains very well treated on his old form; big player in hat-trick bid.

11/4

1st

2

(3)

26th Jul 2023

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 6

16:50 Bath

Dirham Emirati

9st 9lb

J: Tom Queally

T: Gary Moore

slowly into stride

7/2

Form: 0-5318

Last run: 33 days

W: 9st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Below par on AW debut latest but had previously won over 2m on good ground at Ffos Las; 2lb higher for this deeper race.

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2nd

3

14th Apr 2024

Good

3m 0f 217y

Class 5

14:05 Plumpton

Masterdream

11st 11lb

J: Thomasina Eyston

T: Neil Mulholland

midfield

15/2

6th

2

25th Nov 2023

Good

3m 1f 10y

Class 5

11:50 Huntingdon

Masterdream

11st 12lb

J: Gearoid Harney

T: Neil Mulholland

Won in good style at Hereford (3m1f, good) on November 6; only fifth when unpenalised at Market Rasen (2m7f, good to soft) last Thursday and his new 6lb higher mark has now kicked in, but it wasn't a bad run last time and today's forecast better ground may well be a plus; capable of big run.

9/2

5th

2

16th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 16y

Class 5

15:51 Market Rasen

Masterdream

11st 12lb

J: Dylan Whelan

T: Neil Mulholland

prominent, challenging when not fluent 2 out, weakened approaching last

13/8

Form: 343112 CD

Last run: 80 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

C&D winner this summer for Charlie Johnston, then followed up at Yarmouth (1m3f) before finishing a 2l second off this mark back here over 1m5f; recently made a winning start for this yard over hurdles; should go well.

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13th

7

(12)

16th Sep 2023

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:25 Bath

Book Of Tales

9st 1lb

J: Charles Bishop

T: Charlie Longsdon

C&D winner this summer for Charlie Johnston, then followed up at Yarmouth (1m3f) before finishing a 2l second off this mark back here over 1m5f; recently made a winning start for this yard over hurdles; should go well.

7/1

Form: /142-3 CD

Last run: 80 days

W: 9st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

Had a decent year over fences and is capable on the Flat off this sort of mark; each-way claims on good or quicker ground.

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4th

1

(12)

24th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 6f 21y

Class 6

20:15 Southwell (AW)

Hidden Depths

9st 13lb

J: Liam Keniry

T: Neil Mulholland

dwelt start, in rear

12/1

4th

1

10th Oct 2023

Good

2m 3f 189y

Class 4

15:10 Huntingdon

Hidden Depths

12st 5lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Neil Mulholland

in rear

5/2

1st

4

3rd Oct 2023

Good

2m 5f 28y

Class 4

15:10 Sedgefield

Hidden Depths

11st 8lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Neil Mulholland

held up in rear

6/1

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Payout
Exacta £534.00
Straight Forecast £473.00
Tricast £1757.00
Trifecta £2503.00

Selections

The Times:

Book Of Tales

RP RATINGS:

Beggarman

D Express:

Cherry Cola

SPOTLIGHT:

Greased Lightning

TOPSPEED:

Princess T

LAMBOURN:

Russian Rumour

Telegraph:

Book Of Tales

Daily Record:

Book Of Tales

POSTDATA:

Greased Lightning

Daily Mail:

Beggarman

The Sun:

Beggarman

The Guardian:

Princess T

Daily Mirror:

Cherry Cola

The Star:

Cherry Cola