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Owned by Northern Racing and the highest course in the UK, it doesn not take much of a change in the weather to alter the going at Lansdown and a check of the forecast can be a valuable tool for punters. Left-handed and with a circuit of approximately 1m4f, the bend into the home straight is tight, as are all the other bends on the kidney-shaped track, and a high draw is a distinct disadvantage in big fields in sprints, which start on an extension to the home straight. Staying races over 2m1f also start on the chute.
The Listed EBF Lansdown Fillies Stakes, run over 5f in April, is one of Bath’s biggest races of the year and is normally won by a speedy sort which has already had an outing. Gilt Edge Girl won in 2010 and went on to land the Group 1 Prix de l’Abbaye at Longchamp later in the year. In the last 10 years, the winner of the race has been rated between 88 and 105.
Bath normally stages low-grade racing but occasionally suffers from small fields in summer when the ground tends to be very fast. Roger Charlton’s runners are always worth a second look, however, while Nick Littmoden, Robert Cowell and Rae Guest’s three-year-olds all have a decent strike rate considering the size of the stables. This is Ron Hodges’ local course but his win ratio suffers due to the large number of runners he sends here.
Take junction 18 off the M4 to the track which is two miles north of the city centre. A special bus service runs from Bath Spa station on race days.
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