#TOTD – BATH TIPS – 1st June 2018

HIGH HORSE – Novice Stakes, 18.20

Novice Stakes are always dodgy to predict as newcomers and horses that have only run once often come out of the woodwork and beat the horse with the best form. Also Bath is an idiosyncratic track and like marmite the horse either loves it or hates it. So it is with some misgivings that I tip High Horse. However he has beaten Sunsprite and reopposes on the same terms and has had two runs so is relatively experienced. Whataguy might prove the main danger.

SECOND – Never underestimate that Bath will spring a few surprises. Sunsprite reversing a sound beating off the same terms can only be explained by more improvement in Sunnsprite than High Horse or the track?


ALTRA VITA – Hcp, 18.50

Represents a useful combo of Luke Morris and Sir Mark Prescott who often do well here at Bath. Making her handicap debut she could be a Sir Mark special having gained her mark on the all weather over inadequate distances. Significant improvement is expected and the initial mark of 55 may look generous. Purple Jazz is the alternative or one for the forecast.

WINNER – Well can’t say that was easy. Seemed to find more under pressure. May win again?



Malcolm Saunders has a 22% strike rate at Bath and is one of the leading trainers at the venue. So with this in mind that I go for this course and distance winner who has 5lbs taken off her back by a useful apprentice. That might be just enough to foil the 6lb penalised Waseem Faris who can be somewhat unreliable.

THIRD – Waseem Faris played up badly in the stalls and was withdraw but not before lighting up Coronation Cottage. However Met BY Moonlight looks to be well ahead of the handicapper and we should look out for him coming out again quickly under a penalty.


ON A ROLL – Confined Fillies Novice Stakes, 20.30

Improving sort who finished a good third at Lingfield last time. From the Richard Hannon yard with Hollie Doyle taking the ride she represents good connections and will win this if continuing her improvement.

FOURTH – One for Mick Channon and Charlie Bishop who do very well here. On A Roll did OK but seemed to stop quite quickly coming up the hill to the finish. The filly might need a sharper track or return to 5f.


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