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19:30 Bath

Karen Howell Novice Stakes (Class 5)

  • 7 Runners
  • Distance: 1m
  • Going: Firm
  • Surface: Turf
  • £5,300 added
  • Winner: £3,429
  • 2nd: £1,020
  • 3rd: £510
  • 4th: £255
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 41.43s
  • Off Time: 19:31:04
  • 7 Ran
1st
Silk -
30/100

    1(3)
    Silk - Royal Blue, Pink star, Pink sleeves, Royal Blue armlets, Royal Blue cap, Pink star
    • Form 00D
    • Age 4
    • Weight 9-9

    tracked leader, lost place when ridden over 2f out, soon outpaced, no impression when switched inside over 1f out, weakened final furlong

    2(1)
    Silk - Emerald Green, Royal Blue sleeves, White cap, Emerald Green spots
    • Form 6-85
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-0
    • Official Rating 63

    led, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, held towards finish

    3(2)
    Silk - Claret, gold braid, claret sleeves, claret cap, gold tassel

    Desert Lion

    72 BF
    30/100
    • Form 24
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-0

    tracked leaders, went 2nd and poised to challenge over 2f out, shaken up to lead over 1f out, edged right, ridden inside final furlong, stayed on well

    4(4)
    Silk - Pink, mauve stars and armlets
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-0

    slowly into stride, raced in last pair, outpaced over 3f out, never a threat, weakened over 1f out

    5(6)
    Silk - Dark blue, light blue hoops, diabolo on sleeves
    100/1
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-0

    mid-division, outpaced over 3f out, never able to challenge, weakened over 1f out

    6(5)
    Silk - Silver, tassel on cap
    • Form 08
    • Age 3
    • Weight 8-9

    tracked leaders, driven over 2f out, ridden when switched inside over 1f out, kept on final furlong, not reach front pair

    7(7)
    Silk - Yellow, royal blue hoop, hooped sleeves, quartered cap
    • Age 3
    • Weight 8-9

    slowly into stride, raced in last pair, headway on outside over 4f out, ridden 2f out, never on terms, edged left over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

    Previous results

    In depth

    Verdict

    DESERT LION should get off the mark here though he was undoubtedly disappointing when last seen at Thirsk in April having made a very promising debut at Kempton the previous month. Colonel Slade has been well beaten in two starts this season after a fair debut at Newmarket in August while Honey Bear has shown little in two starts on Tapeta though wouldn't need to improve much to take a hand. The two newcomers, Just Champion and Lady Of Mercia, both look as though they will need further.

    Formwatch

    Yet Another (IRE) 200-1 (9-12) Took keen hold, led, weight cloth fell off about 5f out, headed over 3f out, lost place over 2f out, well held and hanging left well over 1f out (disqualified for failing to weigh in at correct weight), 8th of 10, 28 3/4l behind Red Armada (9-2) at Chepstow 1m stks (5) gd in Jun.

    Colonel Slade (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Chased leaders in 5th on inside, one pace and no impression final 2f, 5th of 14, 12 3/4l behind Rum Baba (9-5) at Windsor 1m mdn stks (5) gf in Jul.

    Desert Lion 10-11fav (9-0) Slowly into stride, tracked leaders, effort over 2f out, faded final furlong, 4th of 6, 4 1/4l behind Munhamek (9-5) at Thirsk 1m stks (5) gd in Apr.

    Just Champion Dunaden gelding out of Koliakhova.

    Lambristo (IRE) 100-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, always behind, struggling over 3f out, lost touch 2f out, last of 14, 32l behind Tipperary Jack (9-2) at Kempton 7f stks (4) pol in Jun.

    Honey Bear (IRE) 40-1 (8-9) Slowly into stride, behind, ridden 2f out, never able to challenge, 8th of 10, 7 1/2l behind Robotique Danseur (8-9) at Newcastle 1m fll stks (5) pol in Mar.

    Lady Of Mercia Dunaden filly out of Ambella.