April 20 / 13.40 Bangor-on-Dee

13.40

Soft

Mayor Of Wrexham Novices’ Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £4224.8
  • 3m 0f 30y
  • Class 5
  • 9 runners
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Mayor Of Wrexham Novices’ Handicap Chase

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly sunny

100/30 (Won)

  • Win: £3.25
  • Place: £1.40

Form: 8093 BF

Last run: 38 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict
Awarded his point; just minor promise in three runs over hurdles before attracting market support on chase/handicap debut at Huntingdon (2m7f, soft; this new headgear combination) and running quite well to finish third after some untidy jumping; should have every chance here if finding greater fluency.
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5th

2

11th Jun 2024

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

14:15 Southwell

Dusautior

11st 9lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

midfield, niggled along briefly after 11th, headway 16th

11/4

1st

3

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 30y

Class 5

13:40 Bangor-on-Dee

Dusautior

11st 5lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Awarded his point; just minor promise in three runs over hurdles before attracting market support on chase/handicap debut at Huntingdon (2m7f, soft; this new headgear combination) and running quite well to finish third after some untidy jumping; should have every chance here if finding greater fluency.

100/30

7/1

  • Place: £1.60

Form: -62452

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict
Eight-race maiden; runner-up on chase debut and again last time at Exeter (3m, soft), though was no match for the 17l winner; doubt he gave his running the time before when tailed off behind Nine Nine Nine and should hold some sort of chance.
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2nd

6

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 30y

Class 5

13:40 Bangor-on-Dee

Caeruleum

11st 0lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Robert Walford

Eight-race maiden; runner-up on chase debut and again last time at Exeter (3m, soft), though was no match for the 17l winner; doubt he gave his running the time before when tailed off behind Nine Nine Nine and should hold some sort of chance.

7/1

2nd

6

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 30y

Class 5

13:40 Bangor-on-Dee

Caeruleum

11st 0lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Robert Walford

Eight-race maiden; runner-up on chase debut and again last time at Exeter (3m, soft), though was no match for the 17l winner; doubt he gave his running the time before when tailed off behind Nine Nine Nine and should hold some sort of chance.

7/1

2nd

4

19th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 54y

Class 5

16:00 Exeter

Caeruleum

11st 2lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Robert Walford

Seven-race maiden; made pretty good start to chasing career when second over C&D (soft) in December but two very disappointing runs have followed and he now has a point to prove.

6/1

11/2

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 7U3722 BF

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict
Winning hurdler in France; 0-14 over fences but good to see him post solid back-to-back efforts in defeat the last twice at about 3m; unlikely to be far away.
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3rd

5

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 30y

Class 5

13:40 Bangor-on-Dee

Le Grand Vert

11st 0lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Micky Hammond

Winning hurdler in France; 0-14 over fences but good to see him post solid back-to-back efforts in defeat the last twice at about 3m; unlikely to be far away.

11/2

3rd

5

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 30y

Class 5

13:40 Bangor-on-Dee

Le Grand Vert

11st 0lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Micky Hammond

Winning hurdler in France; 0-14 over fences but good to see him post solid back-to-back efforts in defeat the last twice at about 3m; unlikely to be far away.

11/2

2nd

6

26th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 91y

Class 5

16:35 Newcastle

Le Grand Vert

11st 0lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Micky Hammond

raced in last

4/1

Form: 131334 BF

Last run: 6 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
Had a productive season in winning two chases and also accruing some place money; recent defeats suggest he might be high in the weights now and his best form has been shy of 3m.
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4th

2

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 30y

Class 5

13:40 Bangor-on-Dee

Nine Nine Nine

11st 6lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Sarah-Jayne Davies

Had a productive season in winning two chases and also accruing some place money; recent defeats suggest he might be high in the weights now and his best form has been shy of 3m.

10/1

4th

2

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 30y

Class 5

13:40 Bangor-on-Dee

Nine Nine Nine

11st 6lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Sarah-Jayne Davies

Had a productive season in winning two chases and also accruing some place money; recent defeats suggest he might be high in the weights now and his best form has been shy of 3m.

10/1

4th

2

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 194y

Class 5

17:17 Hereford

Nine Nine Nine

11st 7lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Sarah-Jayne Davies

Currently in a consistent vein of form and this drop back in grade is perfect, having gained both wins in Class 5 (at Leicester on soft ground); solid chance.

7/2

OUR TIP

Form: 53-211 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict
Beat a subsequent winner with the pair clear on his chase debut at Exeter (3m, soft) and had little trouble in defying a 6lb rise back there on heavy; up another 8lb but this 7yo would appear to be going places at this sort of level.
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5th

1

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 30y

Class 5

13:40 Bangor-on-Dee

Bampton Star

12st 0lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Jeremy Scott

Beat a subsequent winner with the pair clear on his chase debut at Exeter (3m, soft) and had little trouble in defying a 6lb rise back there on heavy; up another 8lb but this 7yo would appear to be going places at this sort of level.

11/8

5th

1

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 30y

Class 5

13:40 Bangor-on-Dee

Bampton Star

12st 0lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Jeremy Scott

Beat a subsequent winner with the pair clear on his chase debut at Exeter (3m, soft) and had little trouble in defying a 6lb rise back there on heavy; up another 8lb but this 7yo would appear to be going places at this sort of level.

11/8

1st

6

25th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 54y

Class 4

16:20 Exeter

Bampton Star

10st 11lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Jeremy Scott

Runner-up on handicap hurdle debut at Lingfield (2m7f, soft) last month then went one better on recent chase debut over today's C&D (soft) in first-time cheekpieces (retained); he was clear with the in-form runner-up and could have plenty more to offer over fences; a 6lb rise may not stop him.

9/4

Form: 9645P5

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
Three-time Irish point winner; promising fifth on his handicap debut over hurdles but then pulled up on chase debut (behind Nine Nine Nine) and again disappointed back hurdling here four weeks ago; now has a point to prove.
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6th

4

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 30y

Class 5

13:40 Bangor-on-Dee

Tara Cove

11st 2lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

Three-time Irish point winner; promising fifth on his handicap debut over hurdles but then pulled up on chase debut (behind Nine Nine Nine) and again disappointed back hurdling here four weeks ago; now has a point to prove.

16/1

6th

4

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 30y

Class 5

13:40 Bangor-on-Dee

Tara Cove

11st 2lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

Three-time Irish point winner; promising fifth on his handicap debut over hurdles but then pulled up on chase debut (behind Nine Nine Nine) and again disappointed back hurdling here four weeks ago; now has a point to prove.

16/1

5th

5

23rd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 32y

Class 5

16:15 Bangor-on-Dee

Tara Cove

11st 7lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

Three-time Irish point winner who made quite promising handicap hurdle debut when fifth at Uttoxeter (2m6f, heavy; first-time tongue-tie) in December; that form has worked out well but his chasing debut in January was very disappointing and he quickly reverts to hurdling with a point to prove.

8/1

Form: -09674

Last run: 62 days

W: 10st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict
15-race maiden; had some hurdle form in Ireland but tailed off in four runs for this yard, divided between hurdles and fences (from 2m to 2m4f).
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10

7th Jun 2024

Good

2m 4f 139y

Class 5

14:48 Market Rasen

Leading The Way

10st 2lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Georgie Howell

Placed over hurdles in Ireland last spring but has struggled over hurdles/fences for current stable since the autumn; 7lb out of the weights; very difficult to enthuse over.

66/1

9

4th May 2024

Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 5

18:18 Uttoxeter

Leading The Way

10st 3lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Georgie Howell

Placed over hurdles in Ireland last spring but has struggled over hurdles/fences for current stable since the autumn; very difficult to enthuse over.

100/1

9

4th May 2024

Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 5

18:18 Uttoxeter

Leading The Way

10st 3lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Georgie Howell

Placed over hurdles in Ireland last spring but has struggled over hurdles/fences for current stable since the autumn; very difficult to enthuse over.

100/1

Form: /3/P-P

Last run: 40 days

W: 10st 2lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict
Regressive maiden who has pulled up over fences and hurdles on his last two starts some 514 days apart; no obvious appeal.
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9

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 30y

Class 5

13:40 Bangor-on-Dee

Black Market

10st 2lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: John Norton

Regressive maiden who has pulled up over fences and hurdles on his last two starts some 514 days apart; no obvious appeal.

66/1

9

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 30y

Class 5

13:40 Bangor-on-Dee

Black Market

10st 2lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: John Norton

Regressive maiden who has pulled up over fences and hurdles on his last two starts some 514 days apart; no obvious appeal.

66/1

Form: PP-0PP

Last run: 105 days

W: 10st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 45

Form & Verdict
Winning pointer just over two years ago; pulled up in both his chases and he's 29lb out of the handicap here; had wind surgery.
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10

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 30y

Class 5

13:40 Bangor-on-Dee

Glenavaddra

10st 2lb

J: Edward Austin

T: George Bewley

Winning pointer just over two years ago; pulled up in both his chases and he's 29lb out of the handicap here; had wind surgery.

100/1

10

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 30y

Class 5

13:40 Bangor-on-Dee

Glenavaddra

10st 2lb

J: Edward Austin

T: George Bewley

Winning pointer just over two years ago; pulled up in both his chases and he's 29lb out of the handicap here; had wind surgery.

100/1

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Payout
Exacta £11.60
Straight Forecast £12.32
Tricast £63.99
Trifecta £62.40

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Bampton Star

RP RATINGS:

Dusautior

POSTDATA:

Caeruleum

Daily Mirror:

Le Grand Vert

The Star:

Dusautior

WEST COUNTRY:

Bampton Star

Telegraph:

Bampton Star

The Guardian:

Bampton Star

Daily Mail:

Bampton Star

D Express:

Bampton Star

The Sun:

Bampton Star

Daily Record:

Bampton Star

The Times:

Caeruleum