Through The Card: Bath, Friday April 20

There is Flat racing from Bath on Friday evening
There is Flat racing from Bath on Friday evening

Timeform take you through the card at Bath on Friday evening.

"...the Stuart Kittow yard is well capable of readying one after a break..."

Timeform on Youkan

16:40 - MAYGOLD (13) ended 2017 in fine form, value for extra when getting off the mark in a nursery at Lingfield. She remains potentially well treated from just 3 lb higher in the weights here and should take all the beating for the in-form Ed Walker yard (two winners and three seconds from last nine runners). Gangland and Kion can give the selection most to do in this opening leg of the Placepot.

17:10 - KINKS (2) knew his job and ran to a fair level when second on debut at Kempton two weeks ago, leading over a furlong out and keeping on well to be beaten just a head. That form is already good enough to win many a race of this nature and he rates by far the most solid proposition with the Placepot in mind here, representing the Mick Channon yard that has won two of the last seven renewals of this race and has also made a fine start with its juveniles this season.

17:45 - RAZZMATAZZ (9) showed a useful level of form in five starts as a three-year-old, producing her best effort on her first outing at this trip when a length second to Encore d'Or in a listed race at Doncaster. She failed to build on that when last seen at Ascot, but could yet have more to offer starting out for a new yard in 2018, still lightly-raced after all, and she looks worth backing to make a winning return. Mrs Danvers was a useful juvenile and is feared most if retaining all of her ability after a truncated three-year-old campaign.

18:15 - FOLLOWING BREEZE (15) posted her best performance to date when second at Kempton last time and, with form at this track, she's taken to repel the more lightly raced Ellen Gates, who has potential to improve, and the penalised Marietta Robusti. The race is lacking in depth outside of the three, though Spot Lite may be worth watching in the betting after his winter break.

18:45 - YOUKAN (3) was well-backed at long odds and made a most promising start to his career when winning readily at Salisbury last May, leading a furlong out and ultimately well on top at the finish. The fact he has been off the track since suggests he may not have been the most straightforward to train, but the Stuart Kittow yard is well capable of readying one after a break and Youkan is fancied to get the better of Cowboy Solider to maintain his unbeaten record here, with the prospect of more to come at three.

19:15 - THE DALEY EXPRESS (2) was gelded over the winter and produced a career-best effort to score on return here three weeks ago, staying on well to come clear with the runner-up. A 3 lb higher mark is fair on that evidence and he should prove a tough nut crack as he attempts to follow up in this concluding leg of the Placepot. Dougan is lurking on a dangerous mark and feared, ahead of Geoff Potts and Delagate This Lord.

19:45 - PROMINNA (4) represents a yard that has started the year in tremendous order and the C&D winner ran well after a break last season. He can see off the penalised La Fortuna, who attempts to make it four on the bounce. David's Beauty is a solid consistent mare and she is likely to fill the places.

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