Matt Mitter, CEO of Value Rater Racing Club - the free destination for news, tips, big race previews and reviews - gives his expert insights into the two Value Rater Racing Club Sprints & Stayers Series Qualifiers on Wednesday 3 July.
"We are back racing at Bath on Wednesday evening for another two Qualifiers for the 'Value Rater Racing Club' Sprints & Stayers series
Firm ground conditions can be expected, so finding horses who like to hear their feet rattle is key.
610pm,5½f (5f160y) Best Free Tips At valuerater.co.uk Handicap (Bath Summer Sprint Series Qualifier) (Class 6) (4yo+ 0-65)
LOOK SURPRISED was unlucky at the track last week when all dressed up with nowhere to go in the early part of the race when badly hampered. The race was over from that point and Sophie Ralston looked after him. Even though he is poorly drawn in stall 12, his form at Bath when third in the Silk Series looks strong form in the context of this race and with a clear run must go well under top lady rider Hollie Doyle.
JAGANORY won at Bath earlier in the season and returns to the venue under Jockey Poppy Bridgwater. The horse clearly showed a liking for Bath which is a big plus for his chances but it must be said that race didn’t work out and JAGANORY latest runs wouldn’t encourage you any further. However, Horses who have won at Bath in the past do go well again here and one to consider.
MOOROVERTHEBRIDGE has the perfect draw in stall 1 and ran a good fourth at Salisbury on his last start over 6 furlongs. Salisbury form has a habit of working out well and very interesting that the horse won off only a 1lb lower mark at Bath last May. My only concern is the slight drop back in distance on very fast ground but I expect Jockey Jimmy Quinn to attempt to make all from such a good draw."
Selection – MOOROVERTHEBRIDGE
Fancy a Forecast on the tote - 8 to beat 2
810pm - 1m3½f (1m3f137y) Value Rater Racing Club Handicap (Bath Summer Stayers' Series Qualifier) (Class 6) (3yo+ 0-55)
"Really looking forward to this heat with a few to consider!
CONFILS will be popular after her easy win at Bath last week but does have to prove he stays this distance. She isn't the biggest in the world and had quite a hard race last week and now with the burden of a 6lb penalty things will not be easy for her.
Another easy winner last time was SIGRID NANSEN who won very easy at Brighton. That win came out of the blue and I wonder the strength of depth in that race. Another horse that has to shoulder a penalty but it must be said if the horse is in the same mood as Brighton must go well.
I am really keen on the chances of FILAMENT OF GOLD who I backed 49 days ago when last seen at Bath under tonight’s rider John Egan. I was surprised to see the horse held up that evening but travelled like a dream under restraint before making late headway into the straight. Just when the Jockey appeared to make a challenge he got stooped in his run at a critical part of the race, the horse and rider done well to finish third and without the interference and a more positive ride would have won for me."
Selection – FILAMENT OF GOLD (NAP)
Fancy a Forecast of the Tote – 4 to beat 3
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