April 20 / 16.00 Bangor-on-Dee

16.00

Soft

weatherbysshop.co.uk Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5281
  • 2m 3f 123y
  • Class 4
  • 11 runners
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weatherbysshop.co.uk Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly sunny

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8/1 (Won)

  • Win: £8.50
  • Place: £2.50

Form: 2-1

Last run: 29 days

W: 12st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict
Seen only twice again since winning Irish point debut in 2021 but his hurdling debut in January 2023 was very promising and he returned from his latest absence with a narrow win at Hexham (2m, heavy) last month; up in trip for handicap debut; should have more to offer.
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1st

1

15th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

18:22 Perth

Galunggung

12st 0lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

Very low mileage for his age, having missed 18 months after dead-heating in an Irish point and more than a year after his debut over hurdles; won easily on his handicap debut recently and holds leading claims upped 8lb now switched to chasing.

4/5

1st

1

15th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

18:22 Perth

Galunggung

12st 0lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

made all, not fluent 3 out, ridden and kept on run-in

4/5

1st

3

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 123y

Class 4

16:00 Bangor-on-Dee

Galunggung

12st 1lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

prominent, switched right and went second before 2 out, pushed along and led approaching last, ridden clear run-in, readily

8/1

20/1

  • Place: £3.50

Form: 13-P42

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Now back on same mark as when winning on handicap debut at Ludlow (2m, good) last March but is yet to strike form after three starts this season (remote when second on latest outing) and needs to up his game.
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1st

1

1st Jun 2024

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

16:05 Worcester

Thankyourluckystar

12st 0lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Alastair Ralph

prominent

11/2

4/1

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 541251 D

Last run: 31 days

W: 12st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict
2-4 since moving into handicaps, and was one of two to pull a long way clear of the others when scoring at Haydock (2m3f, soft) last month; another 6lb higher here but good 5lb claimer Luke Scott is enlisted; respected.
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3rd

1

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 123y

Class 4

16:00 Bangor-on-Dee

Yealand

12st 2lb

J: Luke Scott

T: Jennie Candlish

held up in rear, headway after 3 out, outpaced before 2 out, kept on

4/1

3rd

1

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 123y

Class 4

16:00 Bangor-on-Dee

Yealand

12st 2lb

J: Luke Scott

T: Jennie Candlish

held up in rear, headway after 3 out, outpaced before 2 out, kept on

4/1

1st

7

20th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 2f 191y

Class 4

16:25 Haydock

Yealand

11st 1lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jennie Candlish

First and second in his opening handicaps (2m4f; soft/heavy) and perhaps found the stiff nature of Carlisle against him 13 days ago when just missing out on the places; could still win races off this mark.

7/2

Form: 13763-

Last run: 410 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict
Unexposed 7yo who made promising handicap debut when third at Sandown (2m, soft) for the Hobbs and Johnson stable last March; not seen again since but it will be very interesting to see what Harry Derham can do with him.
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2nd

2

27th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 145y

Class 5

15:50 Huntingdon

Far Sight

11st 10lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

led

7/2

2nd

2

27th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 145y

Class 5

15:50 Huntingdon

Far Sight

11st 10lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

led

7/2

4th

10

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 123y

Class 4

16:00 Bangor-on-Dee

Far Sight

11st 5lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

took keen hold, held up in rear, headway after 3 out, no extra after 2 out

4/1

50/1

Form: -25P84 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 10st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
2-13 over hurdles, the latter win gained in a seller in autumn 2022; belied 80-1 odds when keeping-on fourth at Taunton (2m3f, soft; first-time visor) last month but others have much more convincing profiles.
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4th

8

30th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 83y

Class 4

15:00 Ffos Las

Iron Heart

11st 4lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Peter & Michael Bowen

Won a Market Rasen hurdle (2m4f) by over 7l before going close over fences at Bangor (3m, good to soft); disappointed only three days later though and they're keeping him busy.

6/1

5th

1

21st May 2024

Good

2m 3f 189y

Class 5

19:10 Huntingdon

Iron Heart

12st 0lb

J: James Bowen

T: Peter & Michael Bowen

Back in good form this month, winning easily by over 7l over hurdles at Market Rasen (2m4f, good) before going close over fences at Bangor (3m, good to soft) on Saturday; obvious contender if tough enough to cope with another quick reappearance.

13/8

5th

1

21st May 2024

Good

2m 3f 189y

Class 5

19:10 Huntingdon

Iron Heart

12st 0lb

J: James Bowen

T: Peter & Michael Bowen

Back in good form this month, winning easily by over 7l over hurdles at Market Rasen (2m4f, good) before going close over fences at Bangor (3m, good to soft) on Saturday; obvious contender if tough enough to cope with another quick reappearance.

13/8

Form: 8033F6 BF

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 100

Form & Verdict
Disappointing favourite when upped to 3m last month and now 0-6 over hurdles but held narrow lead before last-flight fall at Sandown (2m4f, soft) two starts ago and has obvious claims if judged on that performance.
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6th

12

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 123y

Class 4

16:00 Bangor-on-Dee

Elle Est Beau

11st 4lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Dan Skelton

took keen hold, held up in rear, not fluent 5th, no impression from 3 out

6/1

6th

12

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 123y

Class 4

16:00 Bangor-on-Dee

Elle Est Beau

11st 4lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Dan Skelton

took keen hold, held up in rear, not fluent 5th

6/1

6th

9

27th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 150y

Class 3

15:00 Wincanton

Elle Est Beau

10st 3lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Lightly raced mare; in her first handicap she was third behind last week's clear Newbury second Pretending and back at Sandown two months ago (2m4f, soft) she held every chance when capsizing at the final flight; up 2lb but looks a handicap winner waiting to happen, though stamina has to be taken on trust now going beyond 2m4f for the first time.

9/4

33/1

Form: 44-064

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict
0-6 over hurdles; both runs for new stable this year (2m4f/2m) were very respectable but he needs to find something extra here and others have more pressing claims.
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3rd

1

14th Jun 2024

Good

2m 7f 16y

Class 5

20:05 Market Rasen

Kapamazov

11st 12lb

J: Ben Poste

T: James Evans

Couldn't sustain a promising move when a weakening fourth of ten at Southwell (3m, soft) last time; has eased another 1lb in the handicap and remains relatively unexposed over this distance; handles soft/heavy ground, so further rain shouldn't prove problematic; possibilities.

15/2

4th

2

22nd May 2024

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

20:40 Southwell

Kapamazov

11st 13lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: James Evans

Fared okay on second start for this trainer at Hereford (2m, soft; fourth) but failed to build on that when stepping back up in trip at Bangor (2m3f) subsequently; 2lb lower on first attempt at 3m+.

16/1

4th

2

22nd May 2024

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

20:40 Southwell

Kapamazov

11st 13lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: James Evans

Fared okay on second start for this trainer at Hereford (2m, soft; fourth) but failed to build on that when stepping back up in trip at Bangor (2m3f) subsequently; 2lb lower on first attempt at 3m+.

16/1

Form: 33-98

Last run: 83 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict
Not beaten far when third of five on hurdle debut in summer 2022 but returned from long absence with two very underwhelming runs in January (2m-2m1f); still unexposed but needs to take a big step forward on handicap debut.
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3rd

6

21st Jun 2024

Good

2m 7f 16y

Class 5

13:35 Market Rasen

Konfusion

11st 4lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Sue Smith

midfield, headway after 2 out, went third inside final 110yds, stayed on

25/1

8th

14

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 123y

Class 4

16:00 Bangor-on-Dee

Konfusion

11st 0lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Sue Smith

held up in rear, not fluent 7th, no impression before 3 out

25/1

8th

14

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 123y

Class 4

16:00 Bangor-on-Dee

Konfusion

11st 0lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Sue Smith

held up in rear, not fluent 7th

25/1

Form: 66-372

Last run: 52 days

W: 11st 9lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict
Without a win since 2022 and evidently not as good as he was but ran game race in defeat over fences here (2m1f, heavy) in February and will be suited by today's less testing ground; could have a say.
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4th

1

15th Jun 2024

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

19:45 Uttoxeter

Malpas

12st 0lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

prominent, pressed winner 5th, lost position but in touch with leaders 10th, weakened gradually after 4 out

5/1

1st

5

18th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 77y

Class 5

18:15 Bangor-on-Dee

Malpas

11st 9lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

prominent, hit 4 out, led 3 out, kept on well from 2 out, ridden out

12/1

1st

5

18th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 77y

Class 5

18:15 Bangor-on-Dee

Malpas

11st 9lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

Went close over C&D (heavy) in February and will also be suited by today's faster ground but finished down the field over hurdles here last month and remains without a win since March 2022; others have more appealing profiles.

12/1

Form: 032220

Last run: 42 days

W: 12st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict
Well beaten in valuable novices' handicap at Sandown last month but was placed four consecutive times beforehand, including when close second on handicap debut at Hereford (2m3f, soft); back in calmer waters here and a likely contender.
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2

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 123y

Class 4

16:00 Bangor-on-Dee

Thank You Maam

12st 2lb

J: Miss Olive Nicholls

T: Georgina Nicholls

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, lost position 4 out, pulled up after 3 out

8/1

2

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 123y

Class 4

16:00 Bangor-on-Dee

Thank You Maam

12st 2lb

J: Miss Olive Nicholls

T: Georgina Nicholls

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, lost position 4 out

8/1

13th

16

9th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 173y

Class 1

13:50 Sandown

Thank You Maam

11st 0lb

J: Miss Olive Nicholls

T: Georgina Nicholls

Still a maiden and couldn't hold a candle to Fire Flyer before coming up just short on his handicap debut at Hereford (2m3f, soft); could have done without the 4lb rise in this much stronger race.

33/1

Form: 54-2P7

Last run: 126 days

W: 11st 9lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 105

Form & Verdict
Four-time hurdle winner (3m-3m1f); back down to a workable mark and drying ground will aid her cause but she ended 2023 with two heavy defeats over fences and may find today's trip a bit sharp; had wind op during four-month break.
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10th

1

19th May 2024

Good

3m 2f 83y

Class 5

14:35 Stratford

Lily Glitters

12st 0lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Henry Daly

took keen hold, prominent, outpaced after 2 out, weakened approaching last

12/1

10th

1

19th May 2024

Good

3m 2f 83y

Class 5

14:35 Stratford

Lily Glitters

12st 0lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Henry Daly

took keen hold, prominent, outpaced after 2 out, weakened approaching last

12/1

6

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 123y

Class 4

16:00 Bangor-on-Dee

Lily Glitters

11st 9lb

J: Alice Stevens

T: Henry Daly

prominent, lost position before 6th, detached 4 out, pulled up before 3 out

33/1

Non-runners

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Payout
Exacta £123.90
Straight Forecast £93.16
Tricast £460.58
Trifecta £443.80

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Yealand

SPOTLIGHT:

Far Sight

POSTDATA:

Malpas

The Star:

Elle Est Beau

WEST COUNTRY:

Tregele

Daily Record:

Galunggung

The Times:

Yealand

Telegraph:

Yealand

The Sun:

Yealand

The Guardian:

Far Sight

Daily Mail:

Far Sight

D Express:

Far Sight

Daily Mirror:

Malpas