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14:50 Bath

Weatherbys Racing Bank Foreign Exchange Handicap (Class 4)

  • 8 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 2f 37y
  • Going: Good (Good to Firm in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £9,250 added
  • Winner: £5,208
  • 2nd: £1,550
  • 3rd: £774
  • 4th: £387
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 2m 8.13s
  • Off Time: 14:50:30
  • 8 Ran
1st
2nd
3rd
1(1)
  • Form: 127-126
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-12
  • Official Rating: 79
  • Trainer: C Hills
  • Jockey: Callum Shepherd

pulled hard, soon prominent, pushed along over 2f out, weakened well over 1f out

2(5)
5/2
  • Form: 4/21-54
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-11
  • Official Rating: 78
  • Trainer: H Candy
  • Jockey: A Kirby

held up and behind, switched left to inside over 2f out, pushed along and headway well over 1f out, soon ridden, weakened entering final furlong

3(7)

Gendarme (IRE)

12 b CD
16/1
  • Form: 174513
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-9
  • Official Rating: 76
  • Trainer: Alexandra Dunn
  • Jockey: Sebastian Woods

held up in touch, pushed along and weakened well over 1f out

5(4)
8/1
  • Form: 155245
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-6
  • Official Rating: 73
  • Trainer: J L Flint
  • Jockey: Finley Marsh

led, pushed along and headed well over 1f out, ridden and kept on same pace inside final furlong

6(6)

El Picador (IRE)

20 v BFD
5/1
  • Form: 5-45129
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-2
  • Official Rating: 76
  • Trainer: Sir Michael Stoute
  • Jockey: P J Dobbs

held up in touch, pushed along when carried slightly left over 1f out, weakened final furlong

7(8)
13/2
  • Form: 380-247
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-2
  • Official Rating: 69
  • Trainer: M Blake
  • Jockey: Megan Nicholls

held up in rear, headway on wide outside well over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on well

8(2)
7/1
  • Form: 366311
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-1
  • Official Rating: 69
  • Trainer: B R Millman
  • Jockey: David Egan

held up and behind, pushed along and headway on outside over 2f out, led over 1f out, soon ridden, headed inside final furlong, no extra towards finish

9(9)
7/2
  • Form: 643
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-12
  • Official Rating: 72
  • Trainer: A M Balding
  • Jockey: David Probert

soon chasing leader, pushed along and lost 2nd 2f out, soon switched left and ridden, weakened 1f out

4(3)
NR
12/1
  • Form: 7-05646
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-7
  • Official Rating: 81
  • Trainer: B J Meehan
  • Jockey: Harry Bentley

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In depth

Verdict

Greeley is on the hat-trick after landing his last two starts with seemingly something to spare and is a major player despite going up 8lb for those two victories. It's tempting to go along with the Millman inmate but both recent successes came over a mile and previous attempts at this longer trip have hitherto not borne any fruit. Let Rip is an interesting sort as the Candy five-year-old faces the starter for only the sixth time in his career and has shown the ability is still there on both starts this term. He could go very close but GALLATIN has been steadily progressive in novice/maiden starts and should improve further receiving weight from all rivals now on handicap bow.

Formwatch

Livvys Dream (IRE) 8-1 (9-9) Dwelt towards rear, pushed along 3f out, never nearer, 6th of 10, 6 1/2l behind Southern Rock (9-6) at Ripon 1m 2f hcp (4) gs in Aug.

Let Rip (IRE) 5-2 (9-9) Led, ridden and headed approaching final furlong, one pace and lost 3rd close home, 4th of 7, 7 1/4l behind Motawaj (9-4) at Sandown 1m hcp (4) gd in Jul.

Gendarme (IRE) 13-8 (9-8) Chased winner until pushed along over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, eased, last of 3, 7 3/4l behind Junoesque (9-1) at Brighton 1m 2f hcp (4) gf in Aug.

Carp Kid (IRE) 8-1 (9-6) Close up, hampered over 8f out, ridden over 2f out, kept on final furlong, not trouble leaders, 5th of 10, 8 1/2l behind Peace Prevails (8-5) at Epsom 1m 4f hcp (5) gd in Aug.

El Picador (IRE) 10-3jfav (8-13) Not that well away, soon mid-division on inside, pushed along and weakened over 2f out, 9th of 11, 12 1/2l behind Hats Off To Larry (9-13) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp (4) sft in Aug.

Champs De Reves 9-1 (9-12) Keen in touch, under pressure over 2f out, soon weakened, 7th of 14, 16l behind Gas Monkey (9-10) at Newbury 1m 3f hcp (5) gs in Jun.

Greeley (IRE) 3-1 (9-6) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, outpaced over 3f out, headway over 1f out, ran on to lead inside final furlong, driven out, won at Ffos Las 1m hcp (5) gs in Aug beating Flying Dragon (9-7) by 1 3/4l, 8 ran.

Gallatin 3-1 (8-11) Led until over 3f out, lost 2nd 3f out, chased leading pair, one pace and no impression final 2f, 3rd of 9, 5 1/4l behind Whispering Beauty (9-4) at Windsor 1m 2f fll stks (5) gf in Aug.

Athmad (IRE) 14-1 (9-1) Taken to post early, close up, effort 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 10, 10l behind Qaysar (10-0) at Newbury 1m hcp (3) gd in Aug.