Through The Card: Bath, Monday May 2

There is racing from Bath on Monday
There is racing from Bath on Monday

Timeform take you through the card at Bath on Monday.

"She will be one of the few horses held up out of the firing line here, which should see her to good effect..."

13:55 - Catalinas Diamond goes well here, and has dropped back to her last winning mark (which came over C&D last summer). She will be one of the few horses held up out of the firing line here, which should see her to good effect, and is worth including here. Krazy Paving is hard to win with, but has been running well recently (second at Wolverhampton last two outings) and is also one to include for the Placepot (should be ridden in behind the pace).

14:30 - Fitzwilly was disappointing on his last two starts over hurdles, but he had been in fair form on the Flat prior to that, and, representing an in-form trainer/jockey combination, looks a good candidate for the places with the potential for this to be a decent test at the trip, which should suit.

15:05 - Mutahaady certainly catches the eye on paper, but Richard Hannon's team have not quite yet hit full stride at this early stage of the season, and it could be worth taking him on at a short price here. Tom Dascombe's two-year-olds are going well and Cosmic Beau could be worth including for the places after she showed ability at Doncaster last month.

15:40 - Bakht A Rawan returned as an improved horse on his first start for Stuart Kittow at Leicester last time and could yet have more to offer, having clearly benefited plenty from the change of scenery. Silvestre de Sousa is a confident booking and he won't have to find much more improvement to get the better of some fairly exposed rivals here.

16:15 - Ed Dunlop enjoyed a double on 1000 Guineas day at Newmarket yesterday and can continue his good run with Kafoo here, who looks to have been found a good opportunity to get off the mark. Kafoo showed the benefit of a break/gelding operation when taking a step forward on his handicap debut at Kempton last time, and as the type to progress now he is up and running, it is worth siding with the least exposed contender in the field.

16:50 - Elocution is bred to relish this sort of trip and is interesting on handicap debut for Denis Coakley, but on current form she has plenty to find with Wharane, who was fourth here last time, having benefited from the step up from a mile, and with more to come after having just three prior starts in handicaps, he looks the more solid option of the two most interesting horses in the race.

17:25 - This is competitive between both Heartless, Kuriosa and Indira, who are preferred in that order, though this is probably more of a race to watch given Andrew Balding's horses may well be improving for their first outings of the season.

Recommendations:

Back Catalinas Diamond in the 13:55
Back Bakht A Rawan in the 15:40

Placepot permutation:
13:55 - 2, 8
14:30 - 6
15:05 - 3
15:40 - 6
16:15 - 2
16:50 - 2

= 2 lines

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