The three-year-old has yet to get his head in front in five starts and possibly raised some suspicion about his ability over a mile when edged out over this course and distance earlier this month.
He went down by just a head to Queen Of Cash to make amends for a thoroughly disappointing performance on soft ground at Yarmouth previously.
Tried over seven furlongs and a mile by Sir Michael Stoute, the Medicean gelding may well be better at the shorter distance but from the bottom of the weights here, he could just shade it.
Always Like This (5/2 Skybet) makes a belated seasonal bow in the betdaq.com Exchange Price Multiples Maiden Stakes at 19:20 and can make up for lost time.
Owned by Joey Barton, the Cape Cross filly was second in a fillies’ maiden at Wolverhampton last December but the slow track did not look to be in her favour there.
Marco Botti has evidently had to exercise plenty of patience with this filly but Always Like This can repay that faith.
Protaras can notch a first career success in the Claim Your Bonuses At JustBookies.com Maiden Stakes at 16: 50 @ 3/1 with Skybet
The Lemon Drop Kid colt is one of Sir Henry Cecil’s lesser lights but following an eyecatching third on his seasonal return in handicap company, he could be ready to shed his maiden tag and remains open to some improvement.
Tamareen has performed with credit since switching to the car of Richard Fahey and can open his account for the yard in the Carlisle For Conferences Handicap at 18:35; 11/2 at Skybet
Twice a winner for Ed Dunlop last term, Tamareen was snapped up for 20,000 guineas in July but failed to sparkle when last over five furlongs on his first try for Fahey.
Upped to six furlongs at Chester last time, Tamareen looked much more at home, going down by just under a length to Rutterkin after being worn down in the finish.
The handicapper took a dim view of that performance putting him up 4lb but he still looks to be on a workable mark.
Madame Kintyre (11/2 Skybet) is on the upgrade and she should be supported in the SIS Live Handicap in the Bath 16:30
She helped force the pace last time and paid the price in finishing fifth at Leicester but Rod Millman’s runner remains well treated and a little unexposed.Skybet‘s 5/2 shot Vertige Dore was a winner first time out over fences only to lose the race at a subsequent stewards’ inquiry.
However, he can right that statistic with victory in the Bet With Your Mobile At victorchandler.com Novices’ Chase at 15:40 at Hereford.
The six-year-old just hung a bit in a tight finish at Hereford and was judged to have impeded runner-up Mad Moose, but following a fair run in a big-field hurdle, Vertige Dore is ready to put the record straight.
Bath: 2.30 Dream Of Fortune, 3.00 Captain Oats, 3.30 Shout For Joy, 4.00 Dubawi Dancer, 4.30 Madame Kintyre, 5.00 Sermons Mount, 5.30 Flaxen Lake.
Carlisle: 5.05 Duke Of Firenze, 5.35 Inca Blue, 6.05 Ingenti, 6.35 Tamareen, 7.05 Botham, 7.35 Royal Bonsai.
Folkestone: 2.20 Edgware Road, 2.50 Red Hearts, 3.20 Passing Stranger, 3.50 Midnight Rider, 4.20 Red Current, 4.50 Protaras.
Hereford: 2.10 Priors Gold, 2.40 Phoenix Eye, 3.10 Green Du Ciel, 3.40 Vertige Dore, 4.10 Before Bruce, 4.40 Jeczmien, 5.10 Hold The Fort.
Kempton: 5.50 Sit Tight, 6.20 Chilledtothebone, 6.50 La Bocca, 7.20 Always Like This, 7.50 Spunky, 8.20 SWITCHBACK (NAP), 8.50 High Note.
Today’s Double: Switchback and Madame Kintyre. 31/1 Skybet