Bath Course Guide

Located high up on Lansdown Hill above the city, at 780 feet above sea level, Bath is the highest Flat racecourse in the UK. The track has hosted racing for over almost 300 years and is famous for its kidney-shaped circuit which means runners are nearly always on the turn.

The feature race of the year is the Listed Lansdown Fillies Stakes run in April over five furlongs for fillies and mares aged three and older. The race has produced some very smart winners, including Cassandra Go, who won the race as a four-year-old in 2000 before going on to be a very smart sprinter, registering wins in the Temple and King’s Stand Stakes, whilst Kind, third in the 2005 renewal, went on to become the dam of the great Frankel.

Flat Racing

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Left handed, galloping. The round course is an elongated oval track, just over twelve furlongs in extent, with a run-in of nearly half a mile, those that commit for home early in the straight often proving vulnerable in the closing stages, this due to the steady climb to the finish. The camera angle in the straight makes it one of the trickiest course in the country for in-running bettors as it's head-on from two furlongs out to inside the last. The highest course in the country, with no watering, so the ground can get very firm during a dry spell.

Bath races are usually run at a true gallop and, sometimes, horses start getting a bit too competitive a long way out. The sharp home turn makes it almost a specialist’s track and you see plenty of runners struggling around it. But, if you’re on one that rails and is fleet of foot, that bend can be a good point to grab an advantage, by turning the taps on while others are having trouble. The finish is quite stiff, so you need to get home, but you would love to be on a front-runner that handles the ups and downs.

View from the saddle: Jason WeaverJason Weaver

Advance Going

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    soft in places

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Rainfall: 0.07cm

Wind: 5.5mph SW

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Replays & Results

14:10 Iesis Group Nursery

(Class 5) (5f 160y)
Purple, orange stars, emerald green sleeves, purple armlets, orange cap (The Music Makers)
  • Winner: Michaels Choice
  • Jockey: S De Sousa
  • Trainer: W Jarvis
  • Owner: The Music Makers

14:45 For Daily Tips Apprentice Handicap

(Class 5) (5f 160y)
Black, yellow and white striped sleeves, black and white quartered cap (Mr Trevor Fox)
  • Winner: Little Palaver
  • Jockey: Amelia Glass
  • Trainer: C G Cox
  • Owner: Mr Trevor Fox

15:15 Dribuild Group Novice Stakes

(Class 5) (1m 2f 37y)
Royal blue and white (quartered), white sleeves, red armlets, royal blue cap, white diamonds (Mr Douglas Livingston)
  • Winner: Themaxwecan
  • Jockey: S De Sousa
  • Trainer: M Johnston
  • Owner: Mr Douglas Livingston

15:50 Champion Curo Homes Handicap

(Class 5) (1m 2f 37y)
Black, light blue armlets (John Connolly & Odile Griffith)
  • Winner: Dagian
  • Jockey: R Kingscote
  • Trainer: Mrs A J Perrett
  • Owner: John Connolly & Odile Griffith

16:20 Taylors Of Bath Handicap

(Class 6) (5f 10y)
Black and red diamonds, red and black striped sleeves, red cap, black diamonds (Mr Adrian Evans)
  • Winner: Union Rose
  • Jockey: Liam Jones
  • Trainer: R Harris
  • Owner: Mr Adrian Evans

16:55 Brakes Group Handicap

(Class 6) (1m 5f 11y)
White, red diamond, black sleeves, red diamonds, red cap, black diamond (Mr M A Geobey)
  • Winner: Filament Of Gold
  • Jockey: E J Walsh
  • Trainer: R Brotherton
  • Owner: Mr M A Geobey

17:30 Brakes Handicap (Div 1)

(Class 6) (1m)
Emerald green, yellow stars, hooped sleeves, white cap (P C F Racing Ltd)
  • Winner: Mr Mac
  • Jockey: Charles Bishop
  • Trainer: P R Hedger
  • Owner: P C F Racing Ltd

18:00 Brakes Handicap (Div 2)

(Class 6) (1m)
Grey and red stripes, red and grey striped cap (Mr David Renfree)
  • Winner: Princess Way
  • Jockey: Rhiain Ingram
  • Trainer: Paul George
  • Owner: Mr David Renfree
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