14:30 Bath

Bartercard Handicap (Class 5)

  • 3 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 2f 37y
  • Going: Firm (Hard in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £7,021 added
  • Winner: £3,752
  • 2nd: £1,116
  • 3rd: £558
  • 4th: £300
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 2m 7.83s
  • Off Time: 14:31:24
  • 3 Ran
Silk - Purple, Gold braid, Scarlet sleeves, Black velvet cap, Gold fringe
  • Form 54-747
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-8
  • Official Rating 71

led, ridden inside final 2f, headed and not quicken entering final furlong, well held when lost 2nd inside final 50 yards

Silk - Silver, tassel on cap
  • Form 288232
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 70

tracked rival pair, driven over 1f out, stayed on to take 2nd inside final 50 yards, no impression with winner

Silk - DARK BLUE and WHITE check, DARK BLUE sleeves, WHITE cap, DARK BLUE star
  • Form 099-11
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-6
  • Official Rating 69

pressed leader, shaken up over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, stayed on to lead entering final furlong, soon clear, driven out

  • Form 0-79071
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-8
  • Official Rating 65


Previous results

In depth


Optimum Time got his head in front at Windsor when dropped back to a mile last time while Any Little Rhyme attempts a longer trip having been well beaten in better company at Newmarket. Branscombe has been thereabouts over today’s distance of late but MATCHMAKING shrugged off a penalty to land the odds at Brighton last time and the hat-trick beckons for Sir Mark Prescott’s progressive charge.


Any Little Rhyme 16-1 (8-10) Close up, ridden over 2f out, soon beaten, last of 7, 22 1/4l behind Simply Breathless (9-4) at Newmarket 1m hcp fll (4) gf in Jun.

Branscombe 5-2 (9-5) Steadied in rear, headway over 3f out, every chance over 1f out, soon ridden, not run on, 2nd of 6, 2 1/2l behind Show Of Force (8-13) at Chepstow 1m 2f hcp (5) gf in Jul.

Matchmaking (GER) 2-5fav (9-7) Took keen hold, tracked leader, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, soon rallied, led again inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Brighton 1m 2f hcp (5) fm in Jul beating Berkshire Spirit (9-7) by hd, 3 ran.

Optimum Time (IRE) 14-1 (8-10) Raced keenly, headway to lead 7f out, made rest, kept to near side rail in straight, ridden over 1f out, edged left towards finish, kept on well, won at Windsor 1m hcp (5) gf in Jul beating Glorious Army (9-4) by 1 1/4l, 7 ran.