Bath

  • 14:00 M J Church Handicap 1m 5f 22y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 50.85s
  • Off time: 14:00:09
14:00 Bath Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Cabuchon (GER) 7/2
2nd Glens Wobbly 17/2
3rd Gung Ho (FR) 18/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (14) 915/ Black, Orange triple diamond and sleeves, quartered cap Illegale (IRE) 30
7 9-12 t Mrs N S Evans William Twiston-Davies (3) 60 66/167.00
2 (3) 937410 Dark Blue, Yellow chevrons, Dark Blue sleeves, Yellow stars, Dark Blue cap, Yellow star Gung Ho (FR) 29
4 9-11 A G Newcombe A Kirby 59 18/119.00
3 (5) 261332 Emerald green and pink stripes, chevrons on sleeves, pink cap Men Don't Cry (IRE) 14
Beaten Favourite
4 9-7 b E De Giles M Coumbe (3) 55 4/15.00
4 (6) 132070 BLACK, YELLOW chevron, hooped sleeves, YELLOW cap Jewelled Dagger (IRE) 25
Distance Winner
9 9-6 bt Mrs S A Watt Jim Crowley 54 20/121.00
5 (4) 393103 Pink, black chevron, pink sleeves, black spots, pink cap, black diamond Cabuchon (GER) 4
6 9-6 t P D Evans E J Walsh (7) 54 7/24.50
6 (2) 059344 Yellow and Red halved horizontally, Black and Red halved sleeves, quartered cap Hero's Story 15
3 9-3 p Mrs A J Perrett P J Dobbs 60 7/24.50
8 (11) 727404 RED and ROYAL BLUE diamonds, EMERALD GREEN and RED striped sleeves, RED cap, EMERALD GREEN diamond Iguacu 23
Course Winner
9 9-0 R J Price Thomas Brown (3) 48 14/115.00
9 (12) 063624 Yellow, Brown chevrons, Yellow sleeves, Yellow cap, Brown star Walter De La Mare (IRE) 6
6 9-0 Mrs A L M King Martin Harley 48 9/110.00
10 (1) 253235 Orange, orange and black check sleeves Eyeline 14
3 8-12 p A Hollinshead Jack Duern (5) 55 8/19.00
11 (8) 425335 Yellow, red and black chevrons on sleeves, black cap Glens Wobbly 2
Beaten Favourite
5 8-12 J A Geake Ryan Tate (5) 45 17/29.50
12 (9) 058 Black and Pink check, striped sleeves, quartered cap Finalee 18
3 8-9 J Gallagher Joey Haynes (5) 52 25/126.00
Non runners
7 (13)94-7949Captain Oats (IRE)109-2Mrs P FordShelley Birkett50
13 (10)4-36604Bell'arte (IRE)38-7Mrs L J MonganL Morris50
14 (7)050-947Boogie De Bispo38-4W S KittowCatherine Gannon47

Verdict

A big field for this track but a case can be made for only a few and MEN DON'T CRY looks the safest bet of those. He's been thereabouts since winning at Ffos Las in July and looks capable of scoring off his current mark. Hero's Story is another with claims dropping back down into this lowly grade while Walter De La Mare was beaten only a head over track and trip on his penultimate start and Eyeline also went close here last month. Gung Ho has won a claimer in the French provinces and has his first start for new connections.