Through The Card: Bath, Wednesday August 31

There is racing at Bath on Wednesday
There is racing at Bath on Wednesday

Timeform take you through the card at Bath on Wednesday.

14:00 - Nuclear Power (4) has been highly tried so far (ran in the Norfolk Stakes at Royal Ascot) and improved on his first start for William Muir when a half-length second to Queen In Waiting at Chelmsford 11 days ago. Provided this race doesn't come too soon (bearing in mind he'd had over two months off prior to that latest run) he should take plenty of beating. Polly's Angels hasn't been seen since her Windsor debut in May but is likely to improve, while expensive newcomer Trump's Magic deserves respect.

14:30 - C&D winner Edged Out (1) bounced back to form when third to the progressive three-year-old Go On Go On Go On over half a furlong shorter here three weeks ago, and in a race where a number have something to prove - including the out of form duo Silverrica and Go Nani Go - she gets the nod to resume winning ways. Racquet has probably attracted some support by virtue of the fact she's the only three-year-old in the field, but she's not really looked like she's about to capitalise on a falling mark in recent starts.

15:00 - It's easy to see why Lapilli (1) is odds-on here as he was a comfortable winner on just his second start in handicaps at Yarmouth recently, travelling strongly and quickening clear in impressive fashion. He's got scope for plenty of improvement and should follow up, possibly at the main expense of Irish raider Nora Batt.

15:30 - The well-bred Canonbury (4) - a daughter of the same connections' four-time Group 1 winner Islington - looks a typical Sir Michael Stoute improver now having her attentions switched to handicaps and is confidently selected to get off the mark. She probably should be odds-in, in fact. Zaakhir makes most appeal of the remainder.

16:00 - A tricky handicap, mainly because not many of them make any appeal. Elle Rebelle (5) has been holding her form well of late and looks one of the more solid runners in this field, especially from a Placepot point of view. Tamujin and and the unexposed Cranwell appeal most of the remainder.

16:30 - This is an open race, though it could pay to take The Salmon Man (4), who is best excused his latest run and remains of interest, and the thriving three-year-old Mia Tesoro (8) who is chasing her fourth straight win. Cosmic Storm had plenty in her favour the way the race went when winning a lady riders' handcap at Salisbury last time, not least the most experienced rider (Serena Brotherton) and the fact she was the only three-year-old in the field, so could be vulnerable today.

17:00 - Ballyfarsoon ran out a comfortable winner at Chelmsford last week with the visor back on, and he looks well-in turned out under a penalty. That said, his overall profile suggests he's not one for maximum faith, so this probably a race to leave alone.

Recommendations:

Back Edged Out in the 14:30
Back Canonbury in the 15:30

14:00 - 4
14:30 - 1
15:00 - 1
15:30 - 4
16:00 - 5
16:30 - 4, 8

Placepot permutation:
2 lines

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