April 20 / 16.35 Bangor-on-Dee

16.35

Soft

Nightingale House Hospice ‘Junior’ National Hunt Flat Race (Category 1 Elimination) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £3696.7
  • 2m 0f 145y
  • Class 4
  • 12 runners
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Nightingale House Hospice ‘Junior’ National Hunt Flat Race (Category 1 Elimination) (GBB Race)

Runners: 12 runners

Type: NH Flat

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly sunny

Form: 4 BF

Last run: 88 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Out of a Listed-placed sister to high-class chaser Hinterland; raced a bit too freely and was unable to justify warm favouritism when fourth of ten at Newbury (soft) in January but that was still a promising debut, and he features prominently in calculations here.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

4

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

16:35 Bangor-on-Dee

Doctor Kildare

11st 0lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nicky Henderson

prominent, switched right 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, kept on well final 110yds

11/10

1st

4

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

16:35 Bangor-on-Dee

Doctor Kildare

11st 0lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nicky Henderson

prominent, switched right 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, kept on well final 110yds

11/10

4th

9

23rd Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 4

16:20 Newbury

Doctor Kildare

10st 3lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

took keen hold, prominent

100/30

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
£3,200 3yo; 11th foal; brother to bumper winner Vanilla Dancer, half-brother to four other winners; dam 7f 2yo winner; stable 0-17 in bumpers during last five seasons.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

8

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

16:35 Bangor-on-Dee

Romeo Foxtrot

11st 0lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Jo Davis

took keen hold, led, headed over 1f out, weakened final 110yds

33/1

3rd

8

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

16:35 Bangor-on-Dee

Romeo Foxtrot

11st 0lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Jo Davis

took keen hold, led, headed over 1f out, weakened final 110yds

33/1

Form: 4

Last run: 40 days

W: 10st 7lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
From a good jumping family and arguably shaped with more promise than eventual 22l defeat might suggest when fourth of seven at Stratford (heavy) last month; could quite plausibly get closer to the target if better suited by the less testing ground here.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

14

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

16:35 Bangor-on-Dee

Alexandra Larose

10st 7lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Georgina Nicholls

held up in rear, headway 2f out, went fourth over 1f out, stayed on

20/1

4th

14

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

16:35 Bangor-on-Dee

Alexandra Larose

10st 7lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Georgina Nicholls

held up in rear, headway 2f out, went fourth over 1f out, stayed on

20/1

20/1

Form: 5

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Out of a French Flat winner; raced a bit too freely but still displayed significant promise when fifth of 12 at Taunton (soft) last month; needs to build on that performance here.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

7

9th May 2024

Good

1m 7f 171y

Class 5

17:03 Huntingdon

Walden

10st 12lb

J: Cian Chester

T: Tom Weston

in rear, ran green and outpaced under 3f out, rallied and headway on outer from 2f out, went third towards finish

20/1

3rd

7

9th May 2024

Good

1m 7f 171y

Class 5

17:03 Huntingdon

Walden

10st 12lb

J: Cian Chester

T: Tom Weston

Fifth on both outings this spring, albeit last time's effort in a Bangor junior contest rates the somewhat weaker form; could be that hopes rest on this first attempt on ground quicker than soft.

20/1

5th

11

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

16:35 Bangor-on-Dee

Walden

11st 0lb

J: Lewis Stones

T: Tom Weston

midfield, headway 5f out, weakened from 2f out

20/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
First foal; dam useful hurdler/chaser for same stable; trainer has very modest 1-53 strike-rate in bumpers during last five seasons.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

2

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

16:35 Bangor-on-Dee

Bongo Man

11st 0lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Paul Webber

prominent, weakened from 2f out

33/1

6th

2

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

16:35 Bangor-on-Dee

Bongo Man

11st 0lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Paul Webber

prominent, weakened from 2f out

33/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
14th foal; half-brother to seven winners including useful Irish bumper/hurdle winners Mumbo Jumbo and Mumbo Bay; dam unraced; stable 4-27 in bumpers during last five seasons; a possible.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

1

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

16:35 Bangor-on-Dee

Aceofadiamond

11st 0lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Ella Pickard

took keen hold, held up in rear, no impression from 3f out

25/1

7th

1

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

16:35 Bangor-on-Dee

Aceofadiamond

11st 0lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Ella Pickard

took keen hold, held up in rear

25/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
32,000euros 3yo; eighth foal; brother to point/bumper/smart jumps winner Black Op, half-brother to 2m7f hurdle winner April's Moon; dam unraced half-sister to bumper/smart hurdle winner Younevercall; stable not known for success in bumpers.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

8th

13

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

16:35 Bangor-on-Dee

Willow Caught

11st 0lb

J: Ben Bromley

T: Chris Down

held up in rear, no impression from 3f out

33/1

8th

13

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

16:35 Bangor-on-Dee

Willow Caught

11st 0lb

J: Ben Bromley

T: Chris Down

held up in rear

33/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
13th foal; closely related to bumper/fair hurdle winner Norton Hill, half-brother to useful jumper Westren Warrior and bumper winner Meep Meep; dam unraced sister to useful jumper Feathered Leader; stable has healthy strike-rate in bumpers (12%); no surprise if he features on debut.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

8

12th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 1f 164y

Class 5

17:35 Plumpton

Walk With Charisma

10st 10lb

J: David Noonan

T: Tom Lacey

midfield, ran green from over 6f out

10/1

7th

8

12th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 1f 164y

Class 5

17:35 Plumpton

Walk With Charisma

10st 10lb

J: David Noonan

T: Tom Lacey

Interesting to see how he goes in the betting, having been sent off at just 4-1 for last month's debut at Bangor (2m, soft); however, he was tailed off and needs to be an entirely different proposition today.

10/1

9th

12

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

16:35 Bangor-on-Dee

Walk With Charisma

11st 0lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

midfield, ran green halfway, no impression from over 4f out

8/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
First foal; dam triple bumper winner and third in 1m4f Listed Flat race, half-sister to Australian 1m2f Group 1 winner Harlem; stable not known for bumper winners but this newcomer has the right type of pedigree.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

10th

5

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

16:35 Bangor-on-Dee

Full Of Secrets

11st 0lb

J: Jonathan England

T: Sam England

held up in rear, always behind

16/1

10th

5

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

16:35 Bangor-on-Dee

Full Of Secrets

11st 0lb

J: Jonathan England

T: Sam England

held up in rear, always behind

16/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Fourth foal; half-brother to useful hurdler Nightboattoclyro and fair hurdler/chaser No Tackle; dam bumper/hurdle/chase winner, sister to bumper/useful jumps winner Wychwoods Brook; yard does very well in bumpers (23% strike-rate).
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

11th

6

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

16:35 Bangor-on-Dee

Moon Over Clyro

11st 0lb

J: Charlotte Jones

T: James Moffatt

midfield, dropped to rear 5f out, soon no impression

8/1

11th

6

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

16:35 Bangor-on-Dee

Moon Over Clyro

11st 0lb

J: Charlotte Jones

T: James Moffatt

midfield, dropped to rear 5f out, soon no impression

8/1

Form: 7

Last run: 56 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Half-brother to bumper/hurdle winner Gitche Gumee; dam bumper/hurdle winner; raced too freely and made underwhelming debut when seventh of nine at Kempton (soft) in February; needs to have learned from that experience.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

10

24th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

16:45 Kempton

Mythical Moon

10st 6lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

£42,000 yearling; half-brother to bumper/2m hurdle winner Gitche Gumee; dam bumper/2m5f hurdle winner, sister to bumper/useful 2m4f-3m jumps winner Chilli Filli from talented family; very plausible on pedigree; yard 12% in bumpers in recent seasons.

9/2

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
29,000euros 3yo; first foal; unraced dam half-sister to useful Irish hurdler Western Honour; stable has fair bumper strike-rate; worth a glance in the betting.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

9

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

16:35 Bangor-on-Dee

Saffin Storm

11st 0lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Alastair Ralph

prominent, weakened over 3f out, pulled up inside final furlong

16/1

9

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

16:35 Bangor-on-Dee

Saffin Storm

11st 0lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Alastair Ralph

prominent, weakened over 3f out

16/1

Non-runners

Captain Trigger, Shady Wadey

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Straight Forecast £13.62

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Doctor Kildare

POSTDATA:

Walk With Charisma

The Times:

Full Of Secrets

WEST COUNTRY:

Shady Wadey

Telegraph:

Bongo Man

The Star:

Walk With Charisma

RP RATINGS:

Doctor Kildare

LAMBOURN:

Doctor Kildare

The Guardian:

Doctor Kildare

Daily Mail:

Doctor Kildare

D Express:

Doctor Kildare

Daily Mirror:

Doctor Kildare

The Sun:

Doctor Kildare

Daily Record:

Doctor Kildare