July 29 / 15.10 Bangor-on-Dee

15.10 Bangor-on-Dee

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Clwyd Compounders Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5064.78
  • 2m 3f 123y
  • Class 4
  • 14 runners
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Clwyd Compounders Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

11/2 (Won)

  • Win: £3.50
  • Place: £1.30

Form: 8847-2

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 6lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict
Nearly two years since he won a couple of novice hurdles and was badly out of form earlier this year; perked up in a major way by this combination of aids (both on for first time) when close second to a subsequent winner at Uttoxeter last month and leading claims if repeating.
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2nd

3

26th Nov 2022

Good

2m 3f 88y

Class 3

14:57 Doncaster

Finisk River

11st 7lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Donald McCain

Front-runner who made it four wins from his last five starts when easily seeing off three rivals at Sedgefield (2m4f, good to firm) six weeks ago; raised 7lb but Peter Kavanagh takes off 5lb; another prominent showing is likely.

5/2

2nd

2

13th Aug 2022

Good

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

15:05 Perth

Finisk River

11st 13lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

led, ridden before 2 out, not fluent 2 out, soon headed and outpaced, kept on run-in, no match for winner

7/1

20/1

  • Place: £4.20

Form: 736-56 C

Last run: 66 days

W: 11st 5lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict
Won off 15lb higher last August but only flashes of that form since; tailed off over 2m7f here in May and Brian Hughes has jumped ship.
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6th

2

2nd Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 4

14:07 Musselburgh

Blakeney Point

11st 12lb

J: Abbie McCain

T: Donald McCain

in rear throughout, not fluent 10th, lost touch 3 out

7/2

3rd

1

11th Oct 2022

Good To Firm

3m 1f 119y

Class 4

14:45 Hereford

Blakeney Point

12st 0lb

J: Abbie McCain

T: Donald McCain

travelled strongly, prominent, went second and ridden 2 out, lost second and no extra last, weakened final 110yds

2/1

5th

1

28th Sep 2022

Good

2m 7f 7y

Class 4

15:36 Bangor-on-Dee

Blakeney Point

12st 0lb

J: Abbie McCain

T: Donald McCain

midfield, hit 5th, lost position with one circuit to go, soon stumbled, rallied 4 out, pushed along and weakened after 3 out (jockey said gelding was never travelling having made a mistake at an early hurdle)

13/8

10/1

  • Place: £3.70

Form: 172-47

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict
Racked up a four-timer in the second half of last year, all over 2m and the latest off today's mark; yet to prove he stays this trip and last month's heavy Uttoxeter defeat, after wind surgery, asks some questions.
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3rd

4

29th Jul 2022

Good

2m 3f 123y

Class 4

15:10 Bangor-on-Dee

Orchard Grove

11st 8lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Kerry Lee

in touch with leaders, close up 2 out, ridden and chased winner approaching last, no extra run-in

10/1

Form: 82-334 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict
Hasn't really convinced in two recent chasing attempts and reverts to hurdling with a bit to prove, for all that trainer is in fine form.
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18

22nd Oct 2022

Good To Firm

2m 7f 208y

Class 2

15:50 Cheltenham

Ted’s Friend

10st 2lb

J: Max Kendrick

T: Fergal O’Brien

Capitalised upon some help from the handicapper at Worcester (2m7f, good to soft) last month but had to settle for third in another Class 4 race a fortnight later and is 3lb out of the weights here.

33/1

3rd

4

28th Sep 2022

Good

2m 7f 7y

Class 4

15:36 Bangor-on-Dee

Ted’s Friend

11st 11lb

J: Max Kendrick

T: Fergal O’Brien

held up in rear, headway 4 out, chased leaders and ridden when not fluent 2 out, kept on but not pace to challenge

7/2

1st

6

12th Sep 2022

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 4

15:40 Worcester

Ted’s Friend

11st 4lb

J: Max Kendrick

T: Fergal O’Brien

held up in rear, headway when edged left and bumped rival before 3 out, led and jumped right 3 out, clear 2 out, ridden and idled run-in, always doing enough, ridden out

12/1

Form: 3-443P C

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict
Chase winner on stable debut last September but recent efforts have been modest; pulled up in a visor at Stratford 12 days ago and now reverts to hurdles; on the plus side, won on only previous visit here.
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5th

9

29th Jul 2022

Good

2m 3f 123y

Class 4

15:10 Bangor-on-Dee

Caddyhill

11st 2lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jennie Candlish

prominent, weakened 3 out

20/1

Form: 14-713 BF

Last run: 40 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict
Has won three of his last six starts (one in the stewards' room) and decent effort when third at Worcester latest; remains on a fair mark and this front-runner has live claims if showing his best, though this trip is a concern (well beaten two previous attempts beyond 2m).
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9th

2

6th Oct 2022

Good

2m 3f 0y

Class 4

16:00 Warwick

Chasamax

11st 13lb

J: Nathan Brennan

T: Nicky Henderson

reluctant to line up, midfield, jumped left 2nd, ridden after 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off

13/2

3

27th Sep 2022

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

16:11 Southwell

Chasamax

11st 12lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

Not seen since disappointing 2m3f run in July but was in good form over 2m beforehand, notably when winning at Ffos Las (good) three starts ago; had wind op during his break; on workable mark if back on song.

8/1

Form: F1U3-4 D

Last run: 67 days

W: 11st 2lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 106

Form & Verdict
Chase winner in March and reverted to hurdling with a very fair display at Ludlow in May; will need to build on that but trainer going well so quite possible that she can.
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1st

6

12th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

3m 1f 0y

Class 3

13:10 Cheltenham

Anightinlambourn

11st 1lb

J: Mr Jack Andrews

T: Ben Pauling

Looked in very good nick when winning twice at Worcester (2m4f, good) in August/September and took form to another new level when close second to Jimmy The Digger in 20-runner C&D (good) event three weeks ago; another 6lb higher today but must be considered in current mood.

6/1

2nd

4

21st Oct 2022

Good To Firm

3m 1f 0y

Class 3

16:30 Cheltenham

Anightinlambourn

11st 11lb

J: Miss Gina Andrews

T: Ben Pauling

midfield, headway after 12th, prominent 15th, led 3 out, 4 lengths ahead when stumbled last, soon ridden, drifted right final 110yds, no extra when headed towards finish

10/1

1st

1

23rd Sep 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

13:55 Worcester

Anightinlambourn

12st 1lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

tracked leader, led 4 out, shaken up 3 out, soon went clear, jumped badly left 2 out, jumped left last, ridden out

6/4

Form: 312-4F

Last run: 69 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 106

Form & Verdict
Chase winner last October (three ran); in the process of running well in a strong Stratford handicap in May until falling at the final fence; first attempt over hurdles for 11 months and a bit to prove.
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5th

6

7th Sep 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

14:05 Uttoxeter

Lost In Montmartre

10st 10lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Alastair Ralph

held up in behind leaders, nudged along after 10th, in touch with leaders when ridden after 4 out, weakened 2 out

6/1

4th

2

24th Aug 2022

Good

2m 1f 0y

Class 4

18:20 Sedgefield

Lost In Montmartre

11st 8lb

J: Alex Edwards

T: Alastair Ralph

jumped right throughout, led, headed 3rd, soon prominent, pressed leader from 5th, not fluent 7th, led narrowly 8th, jumped right and jockey lost iron briefly 9th, joined 3 out, pushed along when headed home turn, not fluent 2 out, weakened before last

9/2

Form: 10-346 D

Last run: 38 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict
Hat-trick last autumn but yet to recover that form; well beaten on chasing debut in May and again, back over hurdles, at Newton Abbot last month; not ruled out, given stable form, but enough to prove.
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9th

6

29th Jul 2022

Good

2m 3f 123y

Class 4

15:10 Bangor-on-Dee

Samba Dancer

11st 7lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

midfield, lost position halfway, awkward jump 4 out, weakened and lost touch 3 out

16/1

Form: 0P35-6 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict
Won off 8lb higher just over a year ago but has been below form in five of his last six starts, the latest when beaten 28l at Uttoxeter this month; down in trip, which may help, but needs to bounce back.
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3rd

3

5th Dec 2022

Soft

2m 3f 110y

Class 4

14:55 Lingfield

Breaking Waves

11st 13lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Harry Whittington

January 2021 was the last time he raced on worse than good to soft; well down the weights before winning in good style at Southwell (2m4f, good to firm) in September; back up 9lb (still 15lb off his peak handicap mark) when runner-up at Ffos Las six weeks ago; enters calculations.

11/4

2nd

8

23rd Oct 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 3

15:30 Ffos Las

Breaking Waves

11st 6lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Harry Whittington

disputed lead, pressed leader with one circuit to go, not fluent 5th, going okay when disputed lead before 2 out, pushed along when lost position before last, hung left and no extra run-in

5/1

1st

6

27th Sep 2022

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

15:36 Southwell

Breaking Waves

11st 7lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Harry Whittington

prominent, disputed lead 7th, pressed leader after 3 out, disputed lead 2 out, led approaching last, went clear run-in, comfortably

12/1

Form: 3-0841

Last run: 26 days

W: 10st 6lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict
Hinted at a return to form at Aintree two starts ago and scrambled home at Market Rasen this month; probably stays this trip but all four hurdle wins at around 2m1f and this will prove a tougher test; each-way claims.
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5th

7

5th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 188y

Class 4

14:15 Sedgefield

Pateen

10st 6lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Jessica Bedi

prominent, ridden 2 out, weakened before last

20/1

5th

10

22nd Sep 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 47y

Class 4

15:55 Perth

Pateen

10st 3lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Jessica Bedi

midfield, pushed along home turn, outpaced and ridden before 2 out, well held but rallied approaching last, kept on

10/1

2nd

7

6th Sep 2022

Good

2m 0f 48y

Class 4

17:25 Hexham

Pateen

11st 0lb

J: Miss Jessica Bedi

T: Jessica Bedi

took keen hold, towards rear, headway and prominent 3rd, disputed lead 2 out, lost ground but raced in second when awkward jump last, soon ridden and hung left, no match for winner

14/1

Form: 742-35 D BF

Last run: 50 days

W: 10st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Hasn't been in top form this year and well beaten on the Flat this month on first start since wind surgery; two novice hurdle wins (four ran in both) came in 2019; needs blinkers to have a major impact.
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12th

13

29th Jul 2022

Good

2m 3f 123y

Class 4

15:10 Bangor-on-Dee

Red Royalist

10st 12lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Stuart Edmunds

midfield, slow jump 6th, weakened 4 out

12/1

OUR TIP

Form: 5-2341 D

Last run: 4 days

W: 11st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict
Consistent and gained a first handicap win (at the ninth attempt) when thrashing four rivals at Newton Abbot on Monday; strongly considered after that but 7lb penalty in more competitive contest asks more of him.
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4th

4

30th Sep 2022

Good

2m 1f 162y

Class 3

14:15 Fontwell

Bucko’s Boy

11st 0lb

J: Page Fuller

T: Jamie Snowden

prominent, pressed leader after 5th, ridden before 2 out, soon lost two places, weakening when drifted left last

6/1

3rd

1

30th Aug 2022

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 3

17:40 Newton Abbot

Bucko’s Boy

11st 11lb

J: Page Fuller

T: Jamie Snowden

led, ridden when drifted left and hit 2 out, soon headed, every chance from last, kept on

7/4

Form: 22721-

Last run: 281 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 104

Form & Verdict
Twice ran well over C&D last year and finally off the mark, at the 34th attempt, when beating two rivals in a Ludlow maiden in October; could figure on return from a break but others preferred for win purposes.
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5th

10

16th Nov 2022

Good

2m 3f 0y

Class 4

12:45 Warwick

Sinndarella

10st 13lb

J: Chris Ward

T: Sarah Hollinshead

midfield

16/1

3rd

10

25th Oct 2022

Good

2m 3f 123y

Class 4

16:05 Bangor-on-Dee

Sinndarella

11st 0lb

J: Chris Ward

T: Sarah Hollinshead

midfield, dropped to rear but in touch with leaders 8th, headway on inner before 2 out, went third and mistake last, made no impression

16/1

4th

3

27th Aug 2022

Good

2m 6f 31y

Class 4

15:25 Cartmel

Sinndarella

11st 5lb

J: Chris Ward

T: Sarah Hollinshead

towards rear, not fluent and pushed along briefly 5th, pushed along 5 out, chased leaders 4 out, not fluent 3 out, soon ridden, mistake 2 out, soon weakened gradually (jockey said mare made several jumping errors)

8/1

Non-runners

Bucko's Boy, Sinndarella

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £33.90
Straight Forecast £31.46
Tricast £244.52
Trifecta £314.30

Selections

The Times:

Bucko's Boy

SPOTLIGHT:

Finisk River

WEST COUNTRY:

Anightinlambourn

LAMBOURN:

Chasamax

Telegraph:

Bucko's Boy

The Guardian:

Bucko's Boy

Daily Mail:

Bucko's Boy

Daily Mirror:

Bucko's Boy

The Star:

Bucko's Boy

RP Ratings:

Finisk River

TOPSPEED:

Finisk River

POSTDATA:

Finisk River

The Sun:

Finisk River

Daily Record:

Finisk River

Daily Express:

Anightinlambourn