Racecards

18:00 Bath

Brakes Handicap (Div 2) (Class 6)

  • 11 Runners
  • Distance: 1m
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf
  • £6,164 added
  • Winner: £3,170
  • 2nd: £943
  • 3rd: £471
  • 4th: £300
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 40.60s
  • Off Time: 18:01:18
  • 11 Ran
3rd
Silk -
4/1

    1(1)
    Silk - Purple, Orange diamond, White cap

    Viola Park

    15 p
    25/1
    • Form 034090
    • Age 4
    • Weight 9-8
    • Official Rating 58

    led until over 2f out, soon lost place

    2(5)
    Silk - Dark blue and pink diamonds, pink sleeves, light blue diamonds, dark blue cap, pink star
    • Form 586877
    • Age 6
    • Weight 9-7
    • Official Rating 57

    steadied in rear, headway on outside over 1f out, stayed on well, never nearer

    3(8)
    Silk - Royal Blue, Light Green epaulets
    9/1
    • Form 453770
    • Age 5
    • Weight 9-7
    • Official Rating 57

    held up, never dangerous

    5(9)
    Silk - Grey and red stripes, red and grey striped cap
    10/1
    • Form 424011
    • Age 4
    • Weight 9-6
    • Official Rating 56

    prominent, led over 2f out, soon ridden, strongly challenged throughout final furlong, just held on

    6(7)
    Silk - Red and Mauve diamonds, White sleeves, Red cap
    33/1
    • Form 516449
    • Age 13
    • Weight 9-5
    • Official Rating 55

    chased leaders, under pressure over 3f out, lost place 2f out

    7(2)
    Silk - Royal blue, yellow stripe, sleeves and cap
    6/4
    • Form 568322
    • Age 4
    • Weight 9-4
    • Official Rating 54

    keen, tracked leaders, driven to challenge over 2f out, every chance throughout final furlong, just failed

    8(16)
    Silk - White, black chevrons, black cap
    66/1
    • Form 9-5800
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-3
    • Official Rating 56

    held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, never on terms

    10(3)
    Silk - Red, black diamond, diabolo on sleeves and diamonds on cap
    12/1
    • Form 452243
    • Age 8
    • Weight 9-2
    • Official Rating 52

    mid-division, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong

    11(14)
    Silk - Maroon, royal blue braces, sleeves and cap
    20/1
    • Form 005752
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-1
    • Official Rating 54

    mid-division, headway over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, kept on same pace

    14(13)
    Silk - Black, orange cross belts, black sleeves, white armlets, orange cap
    • Form 6-84153
    • Age 4
    • Weight 8-12
    • Official Rating 48

    held up, raced wide, headway over 3f out, weakened over 1f out

    15(10)
    Silk - Red, Yellow star, Red sleeves, Yellow spots, Red cap, Yellow star

    Altaira

    15 b C
    4/1
    • Form 507513
    • Age 7
    • Weight 8-11
    • Official Rating 47

    mid-division, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, kept on under pressure

    4(12)
    NR
    25/1
    • Form 777-889
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-7
    • Official Rating 60

    NonRunner

    9(15)
    NR
    6/1
    • Form 464824
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-2
    • Official Rating 55

    NonRunner

    12(4)
    NR

    Swot

    26 b
    14/1
    • Form 258459
    • Age 6
    • Weight 9-1
    • Official Rating 51

    NonRunner

    13(11)
    NR

    Upended

    26 b
    33/1
    • Form 525-000
    • Age 4
    • Weight 9-0
    • Official Rating 50

    NonRunner

    16(6)
    NR
    12/1
    • Form 203463
    • Age 4
    • Weight 8-10
    • Official Rating 46

    NonRunner

    In depth

    Verdict

    Aye Aye Skipper is the only course and distance winner in the line-up and generally goes well here, though is still 7lb higher than his last victory. Princess Way had been running exclusively on the all-weather circuit before tackling fast going at Lingfield where she won with something in hand. She then defied a 4lb rise to make all at Ffos Las, when the favourite Silverturnstogold could only finish fourth. She's up another 3lb but has an obvious chance of completing a hat-trick in similar grade. The latter's stable companion ALTAIRA looks to have more of a chance as he's won twice around here, leading at this trip when successful over 1m2f last month before finding an even longer trip stretching his stamina on a return visit. Big Bad Lol has yet to win on Turf but hasn't been beaten far at this level in recent races and should get into contention.

    Formwatch

    Viola Park 16-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, outpaced 4f out, soon lost place, last of 11, dist behind Time Stands Still (8-9) at Ffos Las 7f hcp (6) sft in Sep.

    Pike Corner Cross (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Slowly away, in rear, some headway over 1f out, never dangerous, 7th of 13, 3 3/4l behind Fair Selene (9-6) at Kempton 1m hcp (6) pol in Sep.

    Ravenhoe (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Soon pushed along, always towards rear, 12th of 13, 8 1/2l behind Baashiq (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in Sep.

    Princess Way (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Made all, ridden when hard pressed from over 1f out, held on gamely final furlong, won at Ffos Las 7f hcp (6) gf in Sep beating Mostawfee (9-0) by nk, 12 ran.

    Shifting Star (IRE) 10-1 (9-8) Mid-division, weakened over 2f out, 9th of 13, 13 1/2l behind Solveig's Song (8-12) at Brighton 1m hcp (6) gf in Sep.

    Big Bad Lol (IRE) 11-4fav (9-4) In touch, ridden and headway over 2f out, chased winner over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, 2nd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Aqua Libre (9-9) at Ffos Las 1m hcp (6) gf in Sep.

    Woggle (IRE) 50-1 (9-7) In touch, lost place over 2f out, last of 11, 28 1/4l behind Macho Mover (9-4) at Chepstow 1m 2f hcp (6) gd in Aug.

    Aye Aye Skipper (IRE) 8-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened inside final furlong, just held on for modest 3rd, 3rd of 9, 10 1/2l behind Highland Pass (9-11) at Salisbury 1m hcp (6) gs in Aug.

    Confrerie (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Prominent, pushed along 3f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on to go 2nd close home, 2nd of 6, 3 1/4l behind Nyala (9-12) at Brighton 1m hcp (6) gf in Sep.

    Captain Sedgwick (IRE) 7-2 (8-12) Held up, ridden and headway 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Aqua Libre (9-9) at Ffos Las 1m hcp (6) gf in Sep.

    Altaira 3-1 (8-9) Held up in touch, headway over 2f out, chased leaders approaching final furlong, never able to challenge, 3rd of 7, 6 3/4l behind Gemini (9-1) at Bath 1m 4f hcp (5) fm in Sep.

    Compulsive (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Tracked leader, pushed along over 3f out, lost 2nd over 2f out, weakened soon after, last of 9, 33 1/2l behind Bajan Gold (9-6) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp (5) gf in Jun.

    Silverturnstogold 2-1fav (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden inside final 2f, kept on same pace, no impression, 4th of 12, 3 1/4l behind Princess Way (9-5) at Ffos Las 7f hcp (6) gf in Sep.

    Swot 7-1 (9-5) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, soon ridden to chase leaders, never on terms, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 12, 7 1/4l behind Princess Way (9-5) at Ffos Las 7f hcp (6) gf in Sep.

    Upended 50-1 (9-7) Mid-division, weakened over 2f out, last of 11, 27l behind Altaira (8-12) at Bath 1m 2f hcp (6) fm in Sep.

    Joyful Dream (IRE) 9-2 (8-11) Keen tracked winner, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and hung left over 1f out, one pace and lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 6, 2 3/4l behind Imbucato (9-1) at Brighton 1m hcp (6) gf in Sep.