March 23 / 15.40 Bangor-on-Dee

15.40

Soft

Beck’s Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £5281
  • 2m 3f 123y
  • Class 3
  • 5 runners
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Beck’s Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 5 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

OUR TIP

4/5 (Won)

  • Win: £1.84
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 232

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict
Closely matched with Guard The Moon on their bumper clash over 2m here in December and, like his conqueror, has since improved for going further over hurdles; was clear of the rest behind a talented horse at Doncaster a month ago (2m3f, soft); every chance.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

1

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 32y

Class 3

13:05 Bangor-on-Dee

Grand Albert

11st 12lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

led, increased tempo before 3 out, good jump and going best 2 out, no extra and headed towards finish

2/1

2nd

1

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 32y

Class 3

13:05 Bangor-on-Dee

Grand Albert

11st 12lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

led, increased tempo before 3 out, good jump and going best 2 out, no extra and headed towards finish

2/1

1st

2

23rd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 123y

Class 3

15:40 Bangor-on-Dee

Grand Albert

11st 7lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

Closely matched with Guard The Moon on their bumper clash over 2m here in December and, like his conqueror, has since improved for going further over hurdles; was clear of the rest behind a talented horse at Doncaster a month ago (2m3f, soft); every chance.

4/5

5/4

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 61132 C BF

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict
Won two bumpers here, the second of them narrowly at the expense of Grand Albert (on heavy); placed in both his hurdles at this trip, latterly beaten by a promising hurdling debutant back here; hard to fault.
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1st

3

11th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 63y

Class 4

18:15 Hexham

Guard The Moon

11st 6lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Dual bumper winner and hasn't been far away in three maidens, all at about 2m3f on slow ground; something to prove on this surface but he sets the standard and there's stamina in his pedigree.

4/9

1st

3

11th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 63y

Class 4

18:15 Hexham

Guard The Moon

11st 6lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Dual bumper winner and hasn't been far away in three maidens, all at about 2m3f on slow ground; something to prove on this surface but he sets the standard and there's stamina in his pedigree.

4/9

2nd

3

23rd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 123y

Class 3

15:40 Bangor-on-Dee

Guard The Moon

11st 7lb

J: James Turner

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Won two bumpers here, the second of them narrowly at the expense of Grand Albert (on heavy); placed in both his hurdles at this trip, latterly beaten by a promising hurdling debutant back here; hard to fault.

5/4

Form: 337

Last run: 49 days

W: 11st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
3m point winner; couple of thirds under rules but was tailed off in a Wetherby maiden latest and he's again deserted by Brian Hughes.
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3rd

4

23rd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 123y

Class 3

15:40 Bangor-on-Dee

Jo Arengeot Bey AA

11st 7lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

3m point winner; couple of thirds under rules but was tailed off in a Wetherby maiden latest and he's again deserted by Brian Hughes.

20/1

7th

1

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 4

14:07 Wetherby

Jo Arengeot Bey AA

11st 4lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

3m point winner who has been a fair third on both rules runs, in a bumper at Uttoxeter (2m, heavy) and over hurdles (1m7f, heavy) at Haydock; this step up in trip may help but others have stronger claims.

10/1

3rd

4

30th Dec 2023

Heavy

1m 7f 144y

Class 3

12:50 Haydock

Jo Arengeot Bey AA

11st 0lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

raced in third, went second after 3rd

8/1

Form: 5

Last run: 12 days

W: 10st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Often flattered to deceive on the Flat and left Hugo Palmer a 15-race maiden; heavy ground was not ideal on hurdle debut at Stratford but he was always out the back and didn't jump well.
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11

4th Jun 2024

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

16:50 Southwell

Dragonball Prince

10st 6lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Ordinary maiden on Flat for Hugo Palmer and tailed off in three hurdles on ground ranging from heavy to good to soft; in a respected yard but has it all to prove on handicap debut.

10/1

Form: 8

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Odds-on when runner-up in an Irish point, then bought for £20,000; weak in the market ahead of hurdling debut at Hereford (2m3f, good to soft) and finished tailed off.
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4

21st Jun 2024

Good

2m 7f 16y

Class 4

14:05 Market Rasen

Kennys Park

11st 4lb

J: Charlie Price

T: Robbie Llewellyn

Runner-up in soft-ground Irish point debut in December but was soundly beaten in two 2m3f maiden hurdles in March (good to soft/soft); needs the added cheekpieces to make a big difference here.

25/1

5th

5

23rd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 123y

Class 3

15:40 Bangor-on-Dee

Kennys Park

11st 7lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Robbie Llewellyn

Odds-on when runner-up in an Irish point, then bought for £20,000; weak in the market ahead of hurdling debut at Hereford (2m3f, good to soft) and finished tailed off.

33/1

8th

8

9th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

13:42 Hereford

Kennys Park

11st 7lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Robbie Llewellyn

Out of a half-sister to smart jumper Tarxien; clear second to a subsequent dual hurdle winner on Irish point debut in December (soft ground) and joined up-and-coming stable for £20,000 the following month; fitted with tongue-tie for rules debut; interesting to see how he fares.

14/1

Non-runners

Galunggung

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £2.00
Straight Forecast £2.06
Trifecta £4.30

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Guard The Moon

TOPSPEED:

Grand Albert

RP RATINGS:

Guard The Moon

WEST COUNTRY:

Guard The Moon

The Times:

Guard The Moon

Telegraph:

Guard The Moon

The Guardian:

Guard The Moon

Daily Mail:

Guard The Moon

D Express:

Guard The Moon

Daily Record:

Guard The Moon

POSTDATA:

Grand Albert

Daily Mirror:

Grand Albert

The Sun:

Grand Albert

The Star:

Grand Albert