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17:30 Bath

Winning Connections Club, Bath Nursery (Class 5)

  • 9 Runners
  • Distance: 5f 11y
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • £3,500 added
  • Winner: £2,264
  • 2nd: £674
  • 3rd: £337
  • 4th: £168
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 5.35s
  • Off Time: 17:30:48
  • 9 Ran
1(1)
Silk - Red, white epaulets, white sleeves, red stars, quartered cap
10/1
  • Form 4221
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 73

led, headed over 3f out, with leader, ridden and faded entering final furlong

2(8)
Silk - Red, Yellow diamond, Dark Blue sleeves, Yellow diamonds, Dark Blue cap, Yellow diamond
14/1
  • Form 93431
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 67

towards rear, headway over 2f out, soon ridden, no extra towards finish

3(3)
Silk - LAVENDER, BLACK hoop, armlets and cap
8/1
  • Form 4453
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-6
  • Official Rating 72

tracked leaders, pushed along over 2f out, challenged over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, kept on towards finish

4(6)
Silk - Royal blue, yellow stripe, sleeves and cap
  • Form 253
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-6
  • Official Rating 72

mid-division, headway to chase leaders over 2f out, led 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on gamely

5(5)
Silk - DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond

Opt Out

10
5/2
  • Form 33322
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-4
  • Official Rating 70

with leader, led over 3f out, headed 2f out, quickly weakened

6(4)
Silk - Dark blue, white spots, white sleeves, dark blue spots and cap
13/2
  • Form 10
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-4
  • Official Rating 70

mid-division, weakened over 2f out

7(7)
Silk - Pink, Dark Blue stars, Dark Blue and Pink diabolo on sleeves, Pink cap, Dark Blue star
8/1
  • Form 4464
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 68

in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong

8(9)
Silk - Grey, Pink epaulets, quartered cap

Lawful

20
20/1
  • Form 406
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-13
  • Official Rating 65

chased leaders, weakened over 1f out

9(2)
Silk - Emerald Green, Yellow hoop and sleeves, quartered cap

Kwanto

41
33/1
  • Form 757
  • Age 2
  • Weight 7-12
  • Official Rating 45

held up towards rear, ridden and one pace from over 1f out, no impression

In depth

Verdict

Having been caught in the shadow of the post on his two latest starts, OPT OUT can finally get his reward over this sharp track, possibly ridden with a little more restraint. Barracuda Boy attracted major support on his first two starts so is obviously well regarded and he did better behind Forray at Leicester last time. Kicken Off will probably attempt to make all along with the selection and Danny Brook's claim will be a bonus. He was conceding 5lb to Belle Intrigue when beaten a short-head over the C&D last month and will be receiving weight from that rival here. Windforpower has a penalty to contend with for last week's victory on Polytrack at Lingfield and Lawful has yet to race over the minimum trip.

Formwatch

Kicken Off (IRE) 4-9fav (9-3) Made all, ridden 2f out, veered right 1f out, veered left inside final furlong, driven and flashed tail near finish, held on, won at Brighton 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Jun beating Must Be Me (8-12) by nk, 5 ran.

Windforpower (IRE) 3-1 (8-13) Pressed winner, led 2f out, hung left entering final furlong, straightened and stayed on well, held on, won at Lingfield 5f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol beating Bheleyf (9-3) by hd, 4 ran.

Indian Affair 11-1 (9-0) Keen tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 9, 7l behind Bridge Night (8-11) at Bath 5f 2yo nov stk (4) gd in Jun.

Barracuda Boy (IRE) 17-2 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden and every chance 2f out, kept on one pace, lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 6, 3l behind Forray (9-3) at Leicester 5f 2yo mdn aut (6) sft in Jun.

Opt Out 11-8 (9-3) Led, hard pressed over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 4, 3/4l behind Megamunch (9-3) at Ayr 5f 2yo mdn (5) sft.

Belle Intrigue 66-1 (8-12) Switched to race far side, never on terms, 25th of 27, 14l behind Ceiling Kitty (8-12) at Royal Ascot 5f 2yo fll Grp 2 (1) gd in Jun.

Jimmy Elder 20-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 2 3/4l behind Normal Equilibrium (9-0) at Lingfield 5f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jun.

Lawful 25-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 6th of 8, 30l behind Senafe (8-12) at Folkestone 7f 2yo mdn aut (6) gf in Jun.

Kwanto 33-1 (8-12) Very free to post, chased leader until halfway, weakened 2f out, last of 7, 18l behind Cuisine (9-3) at Bath 5f 2yo mdn (5) gs in Jun.