It’s off to the delights of Britain’s highest racecourse Bath for a seven-race card on Wednesday afternoon.
There will be an abundance of competitive action in Somerset, with a string of fair-field handicaps, while conditions are expected to be quick.
13:40 – Miss Lightfandango @ 11/2
The day opens with an apprentice handicap over one-mile-and-two-furlongs and the Charlie Hills-trained Miss Lightfandango looks an interesting contender.
The three-year-old showed glimpses of ability in a pair of two-year-old runs and in a novice race at Newmarket, but progress when switching to handicaps had been limited.
However, the filly ran pretty well when finishing third at Windsor 18 days ago and that suggested that there was more to come from Miss Lightfandango.
That run wasn’t a major improvement on any of her previous efforts, but it looks good enough form to take a hand in a contest of this quality.
15:25 – Coronation Cottage @ 11/2
Course regular Coronation Cottage is back for her 32nd start at Bath and the latest of those was a commanding victory over today’s course and distance.
Malcolm Saunders’ charge has scored four times at the Somerset track on ground ranging from good-to-soft to firm and the nine-year-old clearly retains plenty of ability.
Coronation Cottage moves back into handicap company after scoring in classified company last time out, but this is a race full of out-of-form horses and Saunders’ runner arrives in excellent nick.
17:10 – Art Of Romance @ 8/1
Art Of Romance finished second behind Covey, who has since run in the Jersey Stakes and City Of York Stakes, on debut at Newmarket and Brian Meehan’s charge could prove a lot better than his rivals in the mile handicap that closes the card at 17:10.
Progress has been limited since that debut run, but Art Of Romance has since been gelded and he was given a considerate ride on his comeback appearance at Newbury last time out.
The three-year-old will be suited by the forecast quick conditions and there should be plenty more to come from the son of Caravaggio.