While a weekday fixture in mid to late April on the flat doesn’t always set the pulse racing, this meeting is significant as it marks the beginning of Bath Racecourse’s popular racing season.
The seven-race card begins with a novice race over five furlongs, followed by a good Class 2 conditions race for the two-year-olds providing as Bath always does a good opportunity for some of the speedier juveniles to stake an early claim for a place at Royal Ascot in June.
It’s a fiery start here with two more Class 2 events, handicaps over a mile and a mile-and-a-half worth £50,000 each, also on the card alongside the feature race which is the Listed Lansdown Fillies’ Stakes. The Lansdown is a five-furlong sprint which has been won by some very fine types over the years.
Many horses who prove themselves capable on Bath’s unique camber often return, making the season opener a crucial early fixture.