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16:05 Bath

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  • 8 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 6f
  • Going: Good (Good to Firm in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £6,545 added
  • Winner: £3,429
  • 2nd: £1,020
  • 3rd: £510
  • 4th: £300
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 3m 6.98s
  • Off Time: 16:05:18
  • 8 Ran
1(4)
  • Form: 308-874
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-0
  • Official Rating: 70
  • Trainer: J Tuite
  • Jockey: Scott McCullagh

held up in touch, lost place over 4f out, pushed along and behind 3f out, ridden well over 1f out, soon struggling

2(6)
25/1
  • Form: 2136/98
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-0
  • Official Rating: 70
  • Trainer: B J Llewellyn
  • Jockey: Joshua Bryan

dwelt, soon switched left to inside, held up, pushed along and headway 2f out, ridden 1f out, stayed on towards finish

4(8)

Swordbill

46 p
7/1
  • Form: 8-00169
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-13
  • Official Rating: 69
  • Trainer: Ian Williams
  • Jockey: A Kirby

slightly hampered start, held up and behind, ridden well over 2f out, struggling over 1f out

5(9)

Hope Is High

28 CD
7/1
  • Form: 45324-5
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-10
  • Official Rating: 66
  • Trainer: John Berry
  • Jockey: J F Egan

went left start, held up and behind, steady headway 7f out, ridden 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong

6(1)
  • Form: 0-64147
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-6
  • Official Rating: 62
  • Trainer: R A Teal
  • Jockey: George Wood

always prominent, pushed along 2f out, ridden and stayed on to take 2nd well inside final furlong

8(5)
4/7
  • Form: 6-03212
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-12
  • Official Rating: 64
  • Trainer: Sir Mark Prescott
  • Jockey: L Morris

chased leader after 2f, hard ridden to lead well over 1f out, all out

9(2)
  • Form: 403522
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 8-10
  • Official Rating: 52
  • Trainer: R Brotherton
  • Jockey: David Probert

held up in rear, pushed along and headway on outside over 2f out, ridden just over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong

10(7)
12/1
  • Form: 084134
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-9
  • Official Rating: 50
  • Trainer: J R Boyle
  • Jockey: Charlie Bennett

led until well over 1f out, soon ridden, no extra well inside final furlong

3(3)
NR
20/1
  • Form: 6/690-34
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 9-13
  • Official Rating: 69
  • Trainer: George Boughey
  • Jockey: Jack Mitchell

7(10)
NR
5/2
  • Form: 7-69331
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-13
  • Official Rating: 65
  • Trainer: R Charlton
  • Jockey: Thomas Greatrex

In depth

Verdict

It's the three-year-olds who take the eye with both on the upgrade. Tavus has been campaigned in typically patient fashion by Roger Charlton and a gradual upping in trip strategy worked the oracle at Newbury recently with a comfortable 1m4f success. The strategy is now further developed as the son of Pour Moi steps up a further 2f. He'll go close but ROAD TO PARIS, already a winner over this trip, still looked quite green when inched out at Nottingham the last day. Cheekpieces are now applied and he seems sure to be involved at the business end. Swordbill has ability but is becoming impossible to catch right and Filament Of Gold rates a better each-way option.

Formwatch

Conkering Hero (IRE) 25-1 (9-4) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, kept on and no extra towards finish, 4th of 13, 2 3/4l behind Encryption (9-4) at Kempton 2m hcp (5) pol in Jul.

Borak (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) Started slowly, always towards rear, 8th of 12, 10 1/4l behind Broad Appeal (10-12) at Windsor 1m 3f hcp (5) gd in Aug.

Swordbill 9-2 (9-6) In touch, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 9th of 12, 15 3/4l behind Goscote (9-5) at Nottingham 1m 6f hcp (5) gd in Jul.

Hope Is High 14-1 (9-10) Close up, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 9, 7 1/2l behind Geranium (9-2) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp (5) gd in Jul.

Rosie Royale (IRE) 10-1 (8-13) Held up mid-division, improved over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 12, 8l behind Jacob Cats (9-7) at Chepstow 2m hcp (5) gs in Aug.

Road To Paris (IRE) 8-15fav (8-11) Chased leaders, went 2nd 12f out, led over 2f out, edged right over 1f out, edged right, bumped and headed towards finish, 2nd of 9, hd behind Eye of The Storm (9-12) at Nottingham 1m 6f hcp (5) gs in Aug.

Filament Of Gold (USA) 11-1 (8-3) In rear, wide and headway 2f out, carried right inside final furlong, went 2nd final strides, 2nd of 8, 3/4l behind Horatio Star (9-6) at Bath 1m 6f hcp (5) gf in Jul.

Becky Sharp 7-1 (9-0) Led until narrowly headed over 2f out, remained well there on inside, ridden over 1f out, plugged on, 4th of 8, 2l behind Harmonise (9-12) at Windsor 1m 3f hcp (6) gf in Aug.

Cotton Club (IRE) 17-2 (9-6) Chased leaders, driven over 3f out, effort towards centre over 2f out, soon no impression, last of 4, 16 3/4l behind Maid In Manhattan (8-11) at Catterick 2m hcp (5) sft in Aug.

Tavus (IRE) 11-8fav (8-11) Tracked leaders, headway 3f out, ridden to lead 2f out, stayed on well final furlong, won at Newbury 1m 4f hcp (5) gd in Aug beating Ned Pepper (9-4) by 1l, 9 ran.