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15:05 Bath

Empire Fighting Chance Handicap (Class 6)

  • 6 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 2f 37y
  • Going: Firm
  • Surface: Turf
  • £6,069 added
  • Winner: £3,105
  • 2nd: £924
  • 3rd: £462
  • 4th: £300
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 2m 10.07s
  • Off Time: 15:05:19
  • 6 Ran
1(5)
  • Form: 2427-54
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-12
  • Official Rating: 67
  • Trainer: H J L Dunlop
  • Jockey: Mitch Godwin

pressed leader 2f, in touch, challenged 4f out, led 3f out, ridden 2f out, headed over 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression when lost 2nd inside final furlong

2(6)
11/4
  • Form: 8044-
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-11
  • Official Rating: 66
  • Trainer: D R Lanigan
  • Jockey: S Donohoe

slowly into stride, outpaced in rear, detached halfway, ridden over 2f out, late headway under pressure on outside over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never nearer

4(1)

Azets

20 b
3/1
  • Form: 00-3674
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-6
  • Official Rating: 61
  • Trainer: Mrs A J Perrett
  • Jockey: P J Dobbs

led, headed 3f out, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong

5(7)
10/1
  • Form: 4-96271
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-5
  • Official Rating: 60
  • Trainer: S C Williams
  • Jockey: David Probert

tracked leaders, hung right briefly over 4f out, outpaced over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, stayed on to take 2nd inside final furlong, no impression with winner

6(2)
4/1
  • Form: 05609-2
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-4
  • Official Rating: 59
  • Trainer: C L Tizzard
  • Jockey: Charlie Bennett

slowly into stride, behind until driven to pressed leader after 2f, lost place over 4 out, outpaced over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

7(4)
  • Form: 980-4
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-8
  • Official Rating: 49
  • Trainer: M P Tregoning
  • Jockey: Hayley Turner

tracked leaders, outpaced and reminder over 3f out, headway under pressure on outside over 2f out, led over 1f out, soon ridden and edged left, clear inside final furlong, driven out

3(3)
NR

Mr Fox

22 D
12/1
  • Form: 09-4125
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-7
  • Official Rating: 62
  • Trainer: M J Attwater
  • Jockey: Callum Shepherd

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Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Vin D'Honneur won in this grade at Lingfield in March and is 5lb higher today while Mr Fox remains 7lb higher than when scoring at Chelmsford earlier. Catch The Cuban finished runner-up at Salisbury recently and is preferred to Sadlers Beach while Irish Art steps up in trip for his debut on Turf. Ballet Red has a shout on his fourth in a higher grade at Chepstow but AZETS also drops in class. He posted a better effort at Goodwood last time and the handicapper has taken a chance dropping Amanda Perrett’s charge a further 2lb.

Formwatch

Ballet Red (FR) 18-1 (9-5) Led, headed over 8f out, chased leader, led again over 3f out, soon headed and edged left, stayed on one pace inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Lady Reset (9-10) at Chepstow 1m 2f hcp fll (5) gf in May.

Irish Art (IRE) 4-1 (9-11) Started slowly, behind, good headway on inside over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, every chance inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 4th of 10, 1 1/4l behind Rambaldi (9-12) at Kempton 1m (6) pol in Nov.

Azets 4-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 2f out, ridden to challenge over 1f out, 4th and one pace inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Dreamweaver (8-10) at Goodwood 1m 2f hcp (5) gd in May.

Vin D'Honneur (IRE) 17-2 (9-7) Headway on outer to lead 7f out, ridden clear entering final furlong, comfortable, won at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (6) pol in Mar beating Bonneville (9-3) by 1 3/4l, 14 ran.

Catch The Cuban 14-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, soon mid-division, headway on outside chasing leaders over 2f out, ridden to challenge and hung right 2f out, soon led, hung left inside final furlong, headed and no extra final 50 yards, 2nd of 14, 1l behind Seascape (9-7) at Salisbury 1m 2f hcp (6) gf in May.

Sadlers Beach (IRE) 22-1 (8-5) Keen led 1f, tracked leader, led again over 1f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, no extra, 4th of 11, 1 1/4l behind Lieutenant Conde (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in May.

Mr Fox 3-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, no extra, 5th of 7, 4 3/4l behind Spirit Of Angel (9-3) at Chelmsford City 1m 2f hcp (6) pol in May.