Bath

  • 17:15 Excalibur Business Broadband Handicap5f 11y

  • Winner £1,941 2nd £578 3rd £289 4th £144
  • Going: Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 2.31s
  • Off time: 17:15:54
17:15 Bath Racecards
No Draw Dist
-1 Volcanic Dust (IRE)
1st Dreams Of Glory 2/1
2nd Wooden King (IRE) 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 6-38821 Red, Royal Blue diamond, halved sleeves, Red cap Comptonspirit 5 (ex6)
Course WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 10-2 B P J Baugh M Lawson (5) 63 3/14.00
2 (3) 645300 Grey, dark blue chevron, orange and dark blue chevrons on sleeves, black cap, red star Wooden King (IRE) 16
Course WinnerDistance Winner
8 9-12 M S Saunders Philip Prince (5) 65 9/25.50
3 (5) 3-61753 Red, Black sleeves, White cap Dreams Of Glory 21
Beaten FavouriteCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-10 R J Hodges Harry Bentley 63 2/13.00
4 (7) 84-7017 Orange, Emerald Green spots, Orange sleeves and cap Even Bolder 21
Distance Winner
10 9-6 E A Wheeler Joey Haynes (7) 59 18/119.00
5 (2) 476-693 Yellow, Brown chevrons, Yellow sleeves, Yellow cap, Brown star Volito 11
7 9-4 Mrs A L M King Aidan Coleman 57 7/18.00
6 (6) 75-5089 Dark Green, Royal Blue diamond Bheleyf (IRE) 4
Distance Winner
3 9-3 v1 J Tuite Shelley Birkett (7) 60 25/126.00
8 (8) 076260 Emerald green, orange hoops, white sleeves, emerald green cap, orange star Charismas Birthday (IRE) 19
5 8-9 b P Byrne J-P Guillambert 48 8/19.00
9 (4) 9-54058 Orange, Red cross belts and sleeves, quartered cap Majestic Red (IRE) 4
Distance Winner
3 8-7 p1 M S Saunders K T O'Neill 50 12/113.00
Non runners
7 (9)755435Volcanic Dust (IRE)59-1J M BradleyS J Drowne54

Verdict

Best to go with the in-form sprinter here, COMPTONSPIRIT, in a contest featuring predominantly out-of-form sorts. Brian Baugh's 9-y-o mare always controlled matters when a comfortable course and distance scorer last time and can defy a 6lb penalty. Her previous second here to the progressive Cara Gina also reads well. Dreams Of Glory looks the likeliest threat, having scored here in April and a fair third last time behind Crimson Queen over Newbury's 5f. Even Bolder was winning for the first time in over three years when obliging at Brighton on his penultimate start but this looks tougher whilst Volito was better last time and is a possible place option. Wooden King would be a main contender at his best but the 8-y-o's enthusiasm seems to have gone missing for the time being.