Bath

  • 13:45 Bathwick Tyres Tetbury Handicap5f 11y

  • Winner £5,175 2nd £1,540 3rd £770 4th £385
  • Going: Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
1 (9) 152431 Purple, mauve diamond, diabolo on sleeves and diamond on cap Howyadoingnotsobad (IRE) 29
Distance Winner
4 9-6 Karen George Harry Bentley 78 1001
2 (13) 848634 YELLOW, WHITE hoop and armlets, WHITE and YELLOW check cap Lujeanie 22
6 9-6 p D K Ivory P Hills (3) 78 1001
3 (7) 030229 Red, Grey sleeves, Red and Grey hooped cap Sandfrankskipsgo 19
Distance Winner
3 9-6 P Crate S Sanders 79 1001
4 (14) 344036 Royal Blue, Yellow stripe, chevrons on sleeves, Yellow cap Falasteen (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
5 9-5 J M Bradley F Sweeney 77 1001
5 (4) 21-1661 Yellow, Royal Blue stars, Yellow sleeves, Yellow cap, Royal Blue star Blanc De Chine (IRE) 26
Distance Winner
3 9-5 P J Makin Catherine Gannon 78 1001
6 (8) 059374 White, Royal Blue cross belts, check sleeves, White cap, Royal Blue spots Courageous (IRE) 8
6 9-4 J M Bradley Michael J M Murphy (7) 76 1001
7 (2) 721806 Grey, dark blue chevron, orange and dark blue chevrons on sleeves, black cap, red star Wooden King (IRE) 10
Course WinnerDistance Winner
7 9-3 M S Saunders T G McLaughlin 75 1001
8 (15) 1-60759 Lime Green Beauty Pageant (IRE) 26
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-2 E S McMahon S M Levey 74 1001
9 (11) 831443 Dark Green, Brown epaulets Rebecca Romero 14
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-2 D J Coakley E Ahern 74 1001
10 (6) 9-53198 Dark Blue and Yellow diamonds, Yellow cap Best Be Careful (IRE) 30
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-2 M D I Usher Racheal Kneller (5) 74 1001
11 (3) 641120 Black, Orange disc, Black sleeves, Orange spots and spots on cap Crimson Queen 23
Course WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-2 b R Brotherton C Catlin 74 1001
12 (5) 659357 Purple, maroon and purple striped sleeves, maroon cap Signifer (IRE) 26
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
3 9-0 M R Channon S Hitchcott 73 1001
13 (10) 0-52208 Royal blue, white hoops, white sleeves, royal blue diamonds, royal blue cap Befortyfour 47
Distance Winner
7 8-13 b1 C Smith M Coumbe (3) 71 1001
14 (12) 9-78926 Pink, large dark blue spots, pink sleeves, dark blue spots, pink cap, dark blue spots Big Bad Lily (IRE) 20
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 8-9 b A Leahy S W Kelly 67 1001
15 (1) 212363 Royal blue, white stars, red sleeves, white armlets, white and royal blue striped cap Demora 33
Distance Winner
3 8-8 M Appleby D Fox (3) 67 1001

Verdict

It's doubtful that the handicapper is going to allow COURAGEOUS to fall much further in the weights having already dropped him 10lb since the start of the Turf season. It may be now or never for Milton Bradley's sprinter and, with useful claimer Michael Murphy taking off a further 7lb, he can end his long losing run. Bradley also runs the equally frustrating Falasteen while Best Be Careful and Crimson Queen are among a raft of previous C&D winners due to face the starter. Rebecca Romero, in particular, never seems to run a bad race here and she's just preferred to the three-year-old Blanc De Chine of the others with Howyadoingnotsobad yet to win on Turf and Lujeanie likely to find things happening too quickly over this trip on fast going.