Steve Ryder has three selections for Monday's racing.
The Malcolm Saunders trained Ruby Cottage (best priced at 11/2) has been running consistently well at Bath in handicaps this season with form figures of 31222. She won over this course and distance in July off a mark of 55 before placing off marks of 61, 62 and 64 on her previous three starts.
Connections stepped Ruby Cottage up in class last time to contest a Class 2 from 2lb out of the weights but she put in a career-best performance to finish only ¾ length behind the well regarded Chipstead. She now drops back in grade to a Class 4 0-80 handicap and this consistent filly should give another good account of herself in this race.
The Jim Goldie trained Lord Of The Glen (best priced at 7/2) won this race last season and he should hold strong claims this year coming into the race unpenalised for a recent course and distance success. The gelding won this race off a mark of 49 before finishing 2nd off a mark of 54 on his next start at the venue.
Lord Of The Glen had previously been running well on turf but switched back to the AW when victorious over this course and distance on Friday. That win came in an apprentice handicap under Amie Waugh off a mark of 56 and the pair get to run here unpenalised for that success so he should prove hard to beat.
Fennaan (best priced at 4/1) joined Phillip Makin from John Gosden in 2019 rated 91 and the gelding now looks incredibly well handicapped off a career-low mark of 66. The son of Footstepsinthesand won over this course and distance in October 2019 off a mark of 83 before appearing to completely lose his way in 2020 and most of 2021 so far.
Fennaan was well supported last time into 5/1 over this course and distance and he actually performed a lot better than his finishing position of 4th suggests. He was held up under Callum Rodriguez and had to wait for a gap before running on under hands and heels to take 4th late on. The run was hugely eyecatching and I expect him to prove hard to beat under a more positive ride.