Bath

  • 16:40 John Smiths Handicap 5f 161y

  • Winner £2,911 2nd £866 3rd £433 4th £216
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 13.39s
  • Off time: 16:40:28
16:40 Bath Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ashpan Sam 9/1
2nd Dream Catcher (FR) 3/1
3rd Belle Bayardo (IRE) 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 611354 Light Green, Royal Blue chevron, halved sleeves and star on cap Dream Catcher (FR) 25
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-7 H Candy Amy Scott (5) 75 3/14.00
2 (3) 017670 Dark blue, white cross belts, hooped sleeves and hooped cap Pick A Little 18
Course WinnerDistance Winner
4 9-7 M Blake R Clark (3) 75 20/121.00
3 (6) 608018 YELLOW, BLACK star, quartered cap Divine Call 46
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-5 J M Bradley R Kingscote 73 8/19.00
4 (2) 333287 WHITE, BLACK chevron, BLACK sleeves, WHITE stars, BLACK cap, WHITE star Ashpan Sam 25
3 9-3 J L Spearing L Morris 72 9/110.00
6 (4) 332123 Emerald Green, Red inverted triangle, Red cap Mother Jones 3
Distance Winner
4 9-1 P D Evans R Hughes 69 4/15.00
7 (10) 584342 Purple, maroon and purple striped sleeves, maroon cap Represent (IRE) 12
Distance Winner
3 9-1 M R Channon G Baker 70 4/15.00
8 (1) 138741 Red, dark blue stars, white cap, dark blue stars Ryedale Dancer (IRE) 3 (ex6)
Distance Winner
4 9-0 R C Guest R Fitzpatrick 62 12/113.00
9 (8) 571755 Orange, red stars and sleeves, red cap, orange stars Belle Bayardo (IRE) 6
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 8-11 R Harris William Carson 65 6/17.00
10 (7) 302196 Dark Blue, Light Blue hoops, checked sleeves and checked cap Kyllachy Storm 36
Beaten FavouriteCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 8-7 R J Hodges Philip Prince (7) 59 20/121.00
Non runners
5 (9)051378Cockney Fire39-2P D EvansJames Doyle71

Verdict

DREAM CATCHER landed a double in soft ground back in July and hasn't been disgraced in higher grade handicaps than this in three subsequent starts. It could be his turn again today. Mother Jones should run her usual game race with Richard Hughes back on board and Represent was only beaten a head by Gull Rock, who runs in the previous race, at Leicester on her latest start. Ryedale Dancer took advantage of a much lower all-weather mark to score at Wolverhampton on Thursday but will find this tougher while Divine Call scored over C&D on faster going in August but never figured back here last time.