April 20 / 13.05 Bangor-on-Dee

13.05

Soft

Weatherbys nhstallions.co.uk Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £5281
  • 2m 7f 32y
  • Class 3
  • 7 runners
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Weatherbys nhstallions.co.uk Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly sunny

2/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.00
  • Place: £1.30

Form: 2241 D

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict
Only blip so far over hurdles came in a Grade 2 and he made light work of his opposition in a 2m7f heavy-ground maiden at Chepstow a month ago; beat a horse who had been consistent in handicaps; major player.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

2

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 32y

Class 3

13:05 Bangor-on-Dee

Haiti Couleurs

11st 12lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Rebecca Curtis

took keen hold, prominent, pressed leader 7th, pushed along after 3 out, ridden 2 out, kept on well and led towards finish, gamely

2/1

1st

2

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 32y

Class 3

13:05 Bangor-on-Dee

Haiti Couleurs

11st 12lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Rebecca Curtis

took keen hold, prominent, pressed leader 7th, pushed along after 3 out, ridden 2 out, kept on well and led towards finish, gamely

2/1

1st

2

17th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

14:25 Chepstow

Haiti Couleurs

11st 6lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Rebecca Curtis

Dragon Dancer gelding who quickly showed fairly useful form when runner-up on his first two hurdling starts here and at Ludlow; faced a stiff task when a remote fourth in Grade 2 at Haydock (3m) last time and he's a big player back in this lower grade.

7/4

OUR TIP

2/1

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 2321 C

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict
Winning pointer who has shown steady improvement in each of his hurdle starts and comfortably made all over 2m3f (soft) here four weeks ago; has plenty of stamina in his pedigree and unlikely that he's reached anything like his limit.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
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

Form: 2P213

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict
Irish point winner; form figures of 221 in maiden hurdles (2m3f-3m1f) and the heavier defeats have come in a Grade 2 and last time when finishing weakly on handicap debut (3m1f, good; first-time cheekpieces); plenty to like at this level if returning to his best.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

4

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 32y

Class 3

13:05 Bangor-on-Dee

Illico De Cotte

11st 12lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Dan Skelton

took keen hold, prominent, outpaced 3 out, kept on from 2 out, no match for first two

9/2

3rd

4

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 32y

Class 3

13:05 Bangor-on-Dee

Illico De Cotte

11st 12lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Dan Skelton

took keen hold, prominent, outpaced 3 out, kept on from 2 out, no match for first two

9/2

3rd

2

25th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

3m 1f 10y

Class 4

15:05 Huntingdon

Illico De Cotte

11st 12lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Irish point winner; showed ability either side of being pulled up (lost a shoe) in a Grade 2 Cheltenham event and was off the mark at Hereford (3m1f, soft) latest; cheekpieces fitted; he should be open to some improvement in handicaps.

7/4

Form: 2-

Last run: 549 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Has been a long-time absent but still interesting as this winning pointer was easily best of the rest behind a now 141-rated horse in a 2m7f good-ground maiden at Worcester in October 2022; heed market signals.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

5

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 32y

Class 3

13:05 Bangor-on-Dee

Galassian

11st 6lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Mel Rowley

raced wide, took keen hold, held up in rear, headway 6th, outpaced 3 out, kept on

14/1

4th

5

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 32y

Class 3

13:05 Bangor-on-Dee

Galassian

11st 6lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Mel Rowley

raced wide, took keen hold, held up in rear, headway 6th, outpaced 3 out, kept on

14/1

2nd

3

19th Oct 2022

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 4

16:20 Worcester

Galassian

11st 4lb

J: Alex Edwards

T: Mel Rowley

led, headed 3 out, not fluent and ridden 2 out, not fluent last, stayed on towards finish

12/1

Form: 1/3-6

Last run: 40 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Bumper winner more than two years ago; has had some lengthy breaks already in his career and has yet to offer much over hurdles.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

7

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 32y

Class 3

13:05 Bangor-on-Dee

Record High

11st 6lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Suzy Smith

held up in last, some headway before 2 out, no extra approaching last

50/1

5th

7

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 32y

Class 3

13:05 Bangor-on-Dee

Record High

11st 6lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Suzy Smith

held up in last, some headway before 2 out, no extra approaching last

50/1

50/1

Form: 6-6

Last run: 151 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Outpaced and beaten 22l when favourite for an Exeter bumper and fared no better on his switch to hurdling at Lingfield (2m3f, good to soft) when easier to back at 16-1; reservations for now.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

11th

13

7th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 192y

Class 4

14:25 Ffos Las

Top Kap

11st 3lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Alan King

With a good stable but displayed only minor promise when sixth on both hurdling starts last season (2m3f/2m7f) and will probably be of greater interesting when qualified for handicaps.

66/1

11th

13

7th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 192y

Class 4

14:25 Ffos Las

Top Kap

11st 3lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Alan King

With a good stable but displayed only minor promise when sixth on both hurdling starts last season (2m3f/2m7f) and will probably be of greater interesting when qualified for handicaps.

66/1

6th

8

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 32y

Class 3

13:05 Bangor-on-Dee

Top Kap

11st 6lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Alan King

took keen hold, midfield, no impression from 3 out

50/1

Form: 904-PP

Last run: 106 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Beaten 9l in a soft-ground Perth bumper 12 months ago but has pulled up in both hurdles at Aintree (2m1f, heavy) and Ludlow (2m5f, soft); now has some questions to answer.
Place /
No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

6

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 32y

Class 3

13:05 Bangor-on-Dee

Industrialist

11st 6lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Henry Daly

took keen hold, midfield, outpaced before 3 out, soon no impression

50/1

7th

6

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 32y

Class 3

13:05 Bangor-on-Dee

Industrialist

11st 6lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Henry Daly

took keen hold, midfield, outpaced before 3 out, soon no impression

50/1

0

8

5th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 4

15:20 Ludlow

Industrialist

11st 8lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Henry Daly

Showed promise in his final bumper last season but he started his hurdling career with a pulled-up effort at Aintree (2m1f, heavy; 22-1) last month; this step up in trip looks a good move on pedigree but he has something to prove after that last run; one of two runners for the yard.

16/1

Non-runners

Heros De Romay

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £4.80
Straight Forecast £4.81
Trifecta £11.60

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Grand Albert

TOPSPEED:

Heros De Romay

SPOTLIGHT:

Haiti Couleurs

The Guardian:

Galassian

POSTDATA:

Grand Albert

Telegraph:

Grand Albert

Daily Mail:

Grand Albert

The Sun:

Grand Albert

Daily Record:

Grand Albert

WEST COUNTRY:

Heros De Romay

The Times:

Heros De Romay

D Express:

Heros De Romay

The Star:

Heros De Romay

Daily Mirror:

Haiti Couleurs