Bath

  • 16:20 Grassroots Racing Handicap1m 5y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 41.44s
  • Off time: 16:21:03
16:20 Bath Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Echo Brava 17/2
2nd Poor Duke (IRE) 20/1
3rd Hidden Link 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 125413 Red, White cross belts, Light Blue sleeves and cap Hidden Link 27
Distance Winner
3 9-7 R Harris L Morris 70 12/113.00
2 (9) 437-0 White, black cap Harry Bosch 13
3 9-7 B J Meehan Martin Lane 70 8/19.00
3 (12) 852-0 Yellow, large Purple spots and spots on sleeves, Purple cap, Yellow spots Gilded Frame 20
3 9-7 M P Tregoning G Baker 70 14/115.00
4 (2) 515 White, dark blue spots, white sleeves, red spots, red cap Gambolling Den (IRE) 40
Distance Winner
3 9-6 D M Simcock S W Kelly 69 22/123.00
5 (3) 4274- Red and white (halved), sleeves reversed, quartered cap Poor Duke (IRE) 197
Beaten Favourite
3 9-5 J A Osborne F Sweeney 68 20/121.00
6 (4) 01-5 Mauve, white chevron, purple sleeves Imperial Glance 46
3 9-5 A M Balding David Probert 68 10/111.00
7 (11) 06325- White, Royal Blue hoops, White sleeves, Red armlets, White and Red striped cap Ivanhoe 160
3 9-5 M Blanshard L P Keniry 68 14/115.00
8 (5) 0339- Red, white seams, dark blue sleeves, white armlets, red cap Muskat Link 206
3 9-4 H Candy Catherine Gannon 67 8/19.00
9 (6) 703-5 Red, Royal Blue sleeves, White armlets Winnie Perry 24
3 9-4 B R Millman Michael J M Murphy (5) 67 10/111.00
10 (13) 596254- White, maroon star, maroon sleeves, white armlets, white cap, maroon star Rioja Day (IRE) 197
3 9-4 C Hills S Sanders 67 14/115.00
11 (7) 849- RED, BLACK stars, RED sleeves Roanne (USA) 186
3 9-4 C G Cox A Kirby 67 7/24.50
12 (8) 69-4165 Yellow, Black chevrons, Yellow sleeves, Black stars, hooped cap The Scuttler (IRE) 13
3 9-3 M R Channon Martin Harley 66 11/112.00
13 (10) 947-951 Purple, yellow and emerald green chevrons on sleeves, white cap, yellow star Echo Brava 27
Distance Winner
3 9-3 L A Dace S J Drowne 66 17/29.50
14 (14) 560-4 Red, Beige seams, Red sleeves and cap Tagalaka (IRE) 22
3 8-10 Eve Johnson Houghton J P Fahy 59 20/121.00

Verdict

Imperial Glance battled on gamely to land a 7f maiden over today's rival The Scuttler at Epsom in September and will have come on for last month's run at Lingfield. The runner-up is 2lb better off and has performed with credit subsequently and had ECHO BRAVA behind when scoring over 7f at Lingfield last month though there are reasons to believe the latter can turn the tables and take this. He was staying on strongly in the closing stages that day and has since won over this trip at Kempton, with Hidden Link just behind, and a 2lb rise looks manageable. Poor Duke faces fast ground for the first time but it's Muskat Link, who showed plenty of promise in his first campaign, that looks the main threat on his reappearance.