Sunday 12th August

starsports.bet Handicap (Class 5)

Distance: 5f 21y Going: Good

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A chance is taken that last year's winner VIMY RIDGE can return to form on a track where he has a great record over 5f.

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Vimy Ridge
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J: Liam Keniry
T: Ed Walker
Form: 9-0922
Age: 4
Weight: 9-12
One win and one place from two runs at this venue, the filly arrives here off the back of two solid seconds. Got to within a length of the winner in a better race last time out, so she’s one to take very seriously in first-time cheekpieces.
Had excuses since two wins last summer; in better form now; good C&D run latest; headgear
J: Ben Curtis
T: John Gallagher
Form: 7573-3
Age: 8
Weight: 9-12
Course and distance winner, who finished a respectable third after over 300 days off recently. Has lots of decent form to his name, while he’s now four pounds below his last winning mark. Merits plenty of consideration.
Last won in 2016; won only C&D start back in 2013; best form on good or slower ground
Vimy Ridge
J: Joshua Bryan
T: Alan Bailey
Form: 8-7607
Age: 6
Weight: 9-11
Has won twice over course and distance previously, though the gelding hasn’t scaled the heights of late. That said, he’s tumbled in the weights recently, so much so that he’s now below his last winning mark by five pounds.
Having low-key year but 5lb lower than the second of two C&D wins in 2017
Tylery Wonder
J: Luke Morris
T: Paul Midgley
Form: 382320
Age: 8
Weight: 9-11
Losing run continues to build for the gelding, who can be described as reliably unreliable. Has won at a higher level previously, while he's seven pounds below his last winning mark. Has certainly been given a chance by the handicapper.
Has run well in better 5f races than this in 2018; yard enjoying good strike-rate of late
J: Charlie Bennett
T: Malcolm Saunders
Form: 66-144
Age: 8
Weight: 9-6
One win from three runs in 2018, though she’s struggled to match the form of her Bath win in each of her last two races. Comes here having finished a modest fourth in a race of less depth. Handicapper probably has a tight enough grip for now.
Nearly all wins on stiff tracks; has run well here; just 1lb higher than reappearance win
J: Josephine Gordon
T: Malcolm Saunders
Form: -70538
Age: 7
Weight: 9-5
Hasn’t won since July 2017, though she hasn’t been the busiest since, while that lack of success has allowed her mark to fall slightly. Three pounds lower than when winning a competitive Bath handicap last summer.
Weights case off 3lb lower than latest win last July; weak effort latest; no course form
Edged Out
J: Finley Marsh
T: Christopher Mason
Form: 643344
Age: 8
Weight: 9-4
A winner at Salisbury back in May 2018, the mare has struggled to get seriously involved of late. Was tame at the finish in Class 5 company last time out, so it’s fair to say that improvement is required if she’s to make her presence felt in this contest.
Running respectably but infrequent winner these days and best form on stiff tracks
Jeopardy John
J: Paddy Bradley
T: Michael Attwater
Form: 420426
Age: 3
Weight: 9-2
Remains a maiden after eleven runs, though the gelding has delivered a few promising efforts. That said, he’s primarily been competing in weaker races, while his effort at Class 4 level last time out left plenty to be desired. Not tough to oppose on form.
Two good efforts from the front at Brighton; could go well over bare 5f for first time
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