Bath

  • 21:10 Happy Birthday Paul Handicap5f 160y

  • Winner £5,387 2nd £1,613 3rd £806 4th £404
  • Going: Good (Good to Firm in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 9.48s
  • Off time: 21:13:00
21:10 Bath Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Beyond Equal 11/2
2nd Blaine 16/1
3rd Red Alert 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (8) 633341 Red, Mauve sash, White cap Little Boy Blue 8 (ex5)
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 10-0 h W G M Turner Ryan While (5) 82 11/43.75
2 (7) 68-2160 Yellow, black seams, black sleeves, yellow armlets, yellow and black quartered cap The Daley Express (IRE) 19
Beaten FavouriteCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-13 p1 R Harris F Norton 86 10/111.00
3 (11) 595-956 Black, White hollow box, diabolo on sleeves Helvetian 25
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-12 M R Channon David Probert 85 7/18.00
4 (3) 11-7405 Grey, maroon chevron, maroon and grey halved sleeves Beyond Equal 13
Distance Winner
4 9-10 W S Kittow Rob Hornby 83 11/26.50
5 (5) 439017 ROYAL BLUE, YELLOW and ROYAL BLUE diabolo on sleeves, YELLOW cap Red Alert 30
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-8 p A W Carroll Darragh Keenan (5) 81 20/121.00
6 (4) 310-880 Royal Blue, Yellow diamond, checked sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Yellow diamond He'zanarab (IRE) 39
Distance Winner
3 9-6 R Hannon Tom Marquand 86 11/112.00
7 (12) 120-703 Maroon, Beige stars, Maroon sleeves and cap Iconic Knight (IRE) 17
4 9-5 Ed Walker L P Keniry 78 8/19.00
8 (6) 197-011 White, Purple hoop, armlets and cap Dark Shadow (IRE) 23
Course and Distance Winner
3 9-5 C G Cox Hector Crouch 85 6/17.00
9 (2) 05U-804 Royal Blue and Yellow check Blaine 17
Distance Winner
9 9-4 B Barr T E Whelan 77 16/117.00
10 (1) 44-4339 Black, yellow braces, black and red hooped sleeves, black cap, yellow star Global Academy (IRE) 48
4 9-4 Miss Gay Kelleway Toby Eley (7) 77 25/126.00
11 (9) 61362 Purple, Light Blue chevron, Light Blue cap Major Blue 42
Distance Winner
3 8-6 J M P Eustace L Morris 72 14/115.00
12 (10) 52-5375 Dark green, orange diamonds on sleeves and cap Champion Brogie (IRE) 23
Distance Winner
3 8-4 J S Moore Nicola Currie 70 25/126.00

Verdict

The three-year-old DARK SHADOW has won here and at Windsor and though up 4lb for his latest victory that was a Class 3 handicap and this represents a drop in grade. Little Boy Blue has been alternating between here and Brighton and has been going well but his latest victory puts him on his highest ever mark. Iconic Knight ran his best race for a long time at Goodwood and has been left on the same mark while the lightly-raced Major Blue was unlucky in-running here last time and is capable of a big run. The Daley Express won here in April but ran poorly on a return visit early last month.