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17:05 Bath

Bet365 Call 08000 322365 Be Hopeful Handicap (Class 5)

  • 14 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 5y
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf
  • added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 40.17s
  • 14 Ran
1st
Silk -
2nd
Silk -
14/1

    3rd
    Silk -
    1(2)
    Silk - Red and Emerald Green diamonds, chevrons on sleeves

    Elidore

    4 D
    16/1
    • Form 631180
    • Age 5
    • Weight 9-4
    • Official Rating 70

    soon led, headed 2f out, kept on until weakened final furlong

    2(7)
    Silk - Dark Blue, Pink disc and sleeves
    6/1
    • Form 113525
    • Age 6
    • Weight 9-4
    • Official Rating 70

    held up, headway to chase leader 2f out, ridden to lead 1f out, ran on well

    4(11)
    Silk - Red, White chevron, checked sleeves and cap

    Lasanga

    48
    66/1
    • Form 0026-07
    • Age 6
    • Weight 9-2
    • Official Rating 68

    in touch, lost place quickly over 3f out, tailed off final 2f

    5(3)
    Silk - Royal Blue, Red star, Red sleeves, Royal Blue stars, Royal Blue cap, Red stars
    14/1
    • Form 202996
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-1
    • Official Rating 70

    in rear, some late headway over 1f out, never dangerous

    6(1)
    Silk - Dark Blue, Light Blue triple diamond
    11/1
    • Form 245796
    • Age 5
    • Weight 9-0
    • Official Rating 66

    in touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened quickly

    7(15)
    Silk - Dark Blue, Yellow hollow box

    Hazewind

    31 vt D
    12/1
    • Form 507407
    • Age 4
    • Weight 9-0
    • Official Rating 66

    prominent on outer, under pressure and weakened 2f out

    8(12)
    Silk - WHITE, RED chevron, WHITE sleeves, ROYAL BLUE stars, WHITE cap, ROYAL BLUE star
    4/1
    • Form 0-00113
    • Age 7
    • Weight 8-13
    • Official Rating 65

    behind, headway 2f out, stayed on final furlong, nearest finish

    9(4)
    Silk - Red, Dark Green stars on sleeves, Red cap, Dark Green star
    14/1
    • Form 514704
    • Age 8
    • Weight 8-13
    • Official Rating 65

    towards rear, good headway over 4f out, chased leaders 2f out, not quicken over 1f out, one pace

    10(16)
    Silk - Emerald Green, Red stars, Emerald Green sleeves
    15/2
    • Form 75-0503
    • Age 3
    • Weight 8-12
    • Official Rating 67

    in touch on outer, effort over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong

    11(9)
    Silk - Black and Royal Blue check, Light Blue sleeves and cap
    14/1
    • Form 331298
    • Age 4
    • Weight 8-11
    • Official Rating 63

    mid-division, ridden to chase leaders 2f out, no extra and weakened over 1f out

    12(14)
    Silk - Purple, Yellow hoops
    5/1
    • Form 128201
    • Age 4
    • Weight 8-11
    • Official Rating 63

    behind, under pressure over 2f out, soon beaten

    13(10)
    Silk - Light Blue and Pink diamonds, Light Blue sleeves, Pink armlets and diamonds on cap

    Molem

    86 pt
    14/1
    • Form 64-046
    • Age 3
    • Weight 8-10
    • Official Rating 65

    tracked leader, ridden to lead 2f out, headed 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong

    14(5)
    Silk - Maroon and Beige diabolo, halved sleeves, Maroon cap
    9/1
    • Form 861192
    • Age 4
    • Weight 8-10
    • Official Rating 62

    in rear, headway over 2f out, effort and chased leaders over 1f out, not quicken stayed on same pace

    16(13)
    Silk - Grey, Black armlets, White cap
    50/1
    • Form 112080
    • Age 3
    • Weight 8-9
    • Official Rating 64

    behind, ridden and no progress from 2f out, soon weakened

    3(8)
    NR
    • Form 6-76544
    • Age 4
    • Weight 9-2
    • Official Rating 68

    Nonrunner

    15(6)
    NR

    Hidden Star

    67 BF
    • Form 303720
    • Age 3
    • Weight 8-10
    • Official Rating 65

    Nonrunner

    In depth

    Verdict

    Deeper In Debt can defy an unfavourable draw to see off Night Storm, Hidden Star and Stevedore. John Akehurst's charge should love the prevailing fast ground at Bath as he appears best when able to hear his hooves rattle off the turf. He was far from disgraced when third to stable companion, Glencalvie, at Windsor on good ground. The recently returned Robert Miles retains the ride. Night Storm has to be respected as a winner over course and distance. He also has a favourable draw. The question is now as to whether the handicapper has got it right with a 9lb rise since that win. Hidden Star is on a recovery mission having been unsuccessfully punted at Pontefract on his last start. Stevedore was an impressive winner at Musselburgh but has a very poor draw. Lizarazu holds claims from a lower draw if truly staying this eight furlongs. Juste Pour L'Amour continues to drop down the handicap without too much in the way of success. Deeper In Debt looks the percentage call.

    Formwatch

    Juste Pour L'Amour 9-1 (9-2) Prominent, driven 3f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on same pace but no extra close home, 6th of 10, 3l behind Efidium (8-4) at Thirsk 1m hcp (5) gd in Sept.

    Deeper In Debt 11-2 (8-10) In touch, ridden to dispute lead 2f out, every chance final furlong, no extra and lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 13, 3/4l behind Glencalvie (9-2) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gd.

    Wind Chime (IRE) 11-2 (9-1) Mid-division, ridden to chase leaders when edged left over 1f out, kept on final furlong, no impression, 4th of 16, 6l behind Slavonic (9-1) at Thirsk 1m sll (5) gf in Sept.

    Prime Contender 16-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, every chance 3f out, soon ridden, one pace final furlong, 3rd of 16, 4 1/2l behind Dakota Rain (9-0) at Nottingham 1m 3yo mdn (5) gd in Sept.

    Stevedore (IRE) 11-2 (8-9) Tracked leader, ridden 4f out, headway to lead over 2f out and kept on, won at Musselburgh 1m hcp (5) gf in Sept beating Burnley Al (8-4) by 1/2l, 11 ran.

    Night Storm 12-1 (8-8) Slowly into stride, soon prominent, led well over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra close home, 2nd of 17, 1/2l behind Willhego (8-8) at Warwick 1m hcp (5) gd in Sept.

    Stormy Nature (IRE) 11-1 (8-12) Held up rear, stayed on well but not reach leaders, 4th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Coppice (9-1) at Salisbury 1m hcp (5) frm in Sept.

    Hidden Star 7-1jt-fav (9-2) Led, ridden well over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, soon weakened, 10th of 17, 9l behind Danceinthevalley (9-5) at Pontefract 1m 3yo hcp (5) gd in Aug.