Bath

  • 17:30 Bathwick Tyres Midsomer Norton Maiden Stakes5f 161y

  • Winner £2,588 2nd £770 3rd £385 4th £192
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 12.20s
  • Off time: 17:33:24
17:30 Bath Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Shore Step (IRE) 6/1
2nd Dilgura 20/1
3rd Assertive Agent 66/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (9) 8-5 Emerald green and white diamonds, purple sleeves and cap Thrasos (IRE) 100
4 9-12 Miss Jo Crowley A Kirby 25/126.00
2 (7) 23- Red, Black stars, Red sleeves, Black spots Zhiggy's Stardust 328
4 9-12 H Candy Dane O'Neill 4/15.00
3 (6) 60 DARK BLUE, PINK Cross of Lorraine, sleeves and cap Purford Green 30
4 9-7 M J Attwater R Havlin 66/167.00
4 (4) 4-4 Yellow and Purple (quartered), Purple sleeves, Yellow stars Evan Elpus (IRE) 31
Beaten Favourite
3 9-1 Tom Dascombe R Kingscote 20/121.00
5 (10) 72 Royal blue, white seams, royal blue cap, white star Green Millionaire 71
3 9-1 J Gask F Sweeney 16/117.00
6 (14) Pink, Purple spots, Pink sleeves Hypnotism
3 9-1 R Harris L Morris 33/134.00
7 (2) Black, Light Blue armlets Ovatory
3 9-1 Mrs A J Perrett P J Dobbs 11/26.50
8 (8) 0- RED, WHITE sleeves, BLUE and WHITE striped cap Secret Success 198
3 9-1 P F I Cole G Lee 16/117.00
9 (13) 633- Dark Blue and Maroon diabolo, Maroon sleeves, Dark Blue cap Shore Step (IRE) 168
Beaten Favourite
3 9-1 M R Channon Martin Harley 67 6/17.00
10 (11) Maroon, black stripe, striped sleeves and cap The Dark Wizard (IRE)
3 9-1 R Charlton G Baker 8/19.00
11 (3) 0- Royal Blue, Beige epaulets, Beige cap, Royal Blue star Assertive Agent 317
3 8-10 B De Haan J P Fahy 66/167.00
12 (17) 0-3 Dark green, black cross belts and sleeves Burnt Fingers (IRE) 14
3 8-10 B R Millman Andrea Atzeni 8/19.00
13 (12) Purple, beige stars on sleeves Calm Attitude (IRE)
3 8-10 Rae Guest C Catlin 40/141.00
14 (5) 50 LAVENDER, BLACK hoop, armlets and cap Castell Avon 11
3 8-10 J M Bradley J Quinn 100/1101.00
15 (16) Yellow, large Black spots and sleeves Dilgura
3 8-10 W S Kittow S W Kelly 20/121.00
16 (1) 6- Dark Green, Yellow hoop, Yellow cap Faluka (IRE) 340
3 8-10 P F I Cole S De Sousa 7/18.00
17 (15) Pink, black armlets, black cap Miss Meticulous
3 8-10 E S McMahon S M Levey 14/115.00

Verdict

The Dark Wizard is a half-brother to a 6f winner and makes most appeal of the newcomers ahead of Ovatory and Hypnotism. But experience may tell in this with Burnt Fingers and Green Millionaire both placed on their respective comebacks. The latter is preferred on his close-up second at Wolverhampton while Shore Step has claims having finished third at Newmarket in November. ZHIGGY'S STARDUST occupied the same finishing spot at Newbury back in May last year and hasn't raced since. However, Henry Candy boasts a fine strike rate at this track with his older horses so his lightly-raced four-year-old gets a speculative vote on his return.