May 18 / 17.05 Bangor-on-Dee

17.05

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Wrexham Lager Draught At Fat Boar Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £6337.2
  • 2m 0f 145y
  • Class 4
  • 13 runners
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Wrexham Lager Draught At Fat Boar Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £4.00
  • Place: £1.50

Form: /6102- D

Last run: 38 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict
Won on handicap debut at Plumpton in December and put lesser effort behind him when clear second of 15 at Market Rasen (also 2m, good to soft) last month; raised another 5lb for that but might still be on the upgrade.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

10

18th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

17:05 Bangor-on-Dee

Commanding View

11st 1lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Mel Rowley

Won on handicap debut at Plumpton in December and put lesser effort behind him when clear second of 15 at Market Rasen (also 2m, good to soft) last month; raised another 5lb for that but might still be on the upgrade.

7/2

1st

10

18th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

17:05 Bangor-on-Dee

Commanding View

11st 1lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Mel Rowley

Won on handicap debut at Plumpton in December and put lesser effort behind him when clear second of 15 at Market Rasen (also 2m, good to soft) last month; raised another 5lb for that but might still be on the upgrade.

7/2

7/1

  • Place: £3.90

Form: 19144- CD

Last run: 150 days

W: 11st 12lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict
Mixes hurdling with chasing and has won five times (twice over C&D) since joining current stable in March 2023; absent since two below-par runs in December but versatile regarding ground and resumes on a workable mark.
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

3

8th Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

14:50 Bangor-on-Dee

Feel The Pinch

11st 12lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Robbie Llewellyn

Mixes hurdling with chasing and has won five times (twice over C&D) since joining current stable in March 2023; creditable second of 13 over C&D (good) three weeks ago, after a break; likely contender again.

11/4

2nd

4

18th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

17:05 Bangor-on-Dee

Feel The Pinch

11st 12lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Robbie Llewellyn

Mixes hurdling with chasing and has won five times (twice over C&D) since joining current stable in March 2023; absent since two below-par runs in December but versatile regarding ground and resumes on a workable mark.

7/1

2nd

4

18th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

17:05 Bangor-on-Dee

Feel The Pinch

11st 12lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Robbie Llewellyn

Mixes hurdling with chasing and has won five times (twice over C&D) since joining current stable in March 2023; absent since two below-par runs in December but versatile regarding ground and resumes on a workable mark.

7/1

8/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 12578- C

Last run: 49 days

W: 11st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict
Ended last season on a low note but is now 3lb lower than when creditable fifth in Scottish County at Musselburgh (1m7f good to soft) in February and is sure to appreciate today's ease in grade; had wind op last month.
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Verdict Starting price

1st

11

7th Jun 2024

Good

2m 4f 139y

Class 2

15:48 Market Rasen

Ballygeary

10st 10lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

travelled strongly, prominent, led before 2 out, ridden and carried head slightly high run-in, soon kept on well and went clear

8/1

3rd

3

18th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

17:05 Bangor-on-Dee

Ballygeary

11st 13lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

Ended last season on a low note but is now 3lb lower than when creditable fifth in Scottish County at Musselburgh (1m7f good to soft) in February and is sure to appreciate today's ease in grade; had wind op last month.

8/1

3rd

3

18th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

17:05 Bangor-on-Dee

Ballygeary

11st 13lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

Ended last season on a low note but is now 3lb lower than when creditable fifth in Scottish County at Musselburgh (1m7f good to soft) in February and is sure to appreciate today's ease in grade; had wind op last month.

8/1

Form: 414- D

Last run: 100 days

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict
Three-time winner on the Flat (all low-grade events) who built upon promising stable/hurdle debut when winning against own age-group at Hereford (2m, good to soft) in January; only fourth of six on handicap hurdle debut the following month but may not have been ideally but the soft ground, and may still have potential in this sphere.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

4

(7)

12th Jun 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 6

20:15 Kempton (AW)

Goblet Of Fire

9st 8lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Nicky Henderson

Progressive when upped to 1m1f+ by Nigel Tinkler last summer, winning three times on turf; fair winning juvenile hurdler for Nicky Henderson this winter; still has plenty of potential on the Flat.

11/4

4th

11

18th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

17:05 Bangor-on-Dee

Goblet Of Fire

10st 13lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nicky Henderson

Three-time winner on the Flat (all low-grade events) who built upon promising stable/hurdle debut when winning against own age-group at Hereford (2m, good to soft) in January; only fourth of six on handicap hurdle debut the following month but may not have been ideally but the soft ground, and may still have potential in this sphere.

7/1

4th

11

18th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

17:05 Bangor-on-Dee

Goblet Of Fire

10st 13lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nicky Henderson

Three-time winner on the Flat (all low-grade events) who built upon promising stable/hurdle debut when winning against own age-group at Hereford (2m, good to soft) in January; only fourth of six on handicap hurdle debut the following month but may not have been ideally but the soft ground, and may still have potential in this sphere.

7/1

Form: P1/PP-

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict
Signed off for Sam Thomas with 2m4f chase win in March 2023 but has been pulled up in both chases for new stable this year and reverts to hurdling with a lot to prove.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

9

18th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

17:05 Bangor-on-Dee

Jazz King

11st 6lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Alastair Ralph

Signed off for Sam Thomas with 2m4f chase win in March 2023 but has been pulled up in both chases for new stable this year and reverts to hurdling with a lot to prove.

33/1

5th

9

18th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

17:05 Bangor-on-Dee

Jazz King

11st 6lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Alastair Ralph

Signed off for Sam Thomas with 2m4f chase win in March 2023 but has been pulled up in both chases for new stable this year and reverts to hurdling with a lot to prove.

33/1

Form: 14245-

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict
Bumper/hurdle/chase winner in Ireland; started off for Gary Hanmer with two low-key AW runs this year but his recent fifth over hurdles at Kempton (2m, good) was encouraging; contender if able to build on that performance.
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1st

3

1st Jun 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 205y

Class 4

18:28 Stratford

Rotten Row

11st 10lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Gary Hanmer

Bumper/hurdle/chase winner in Ireland; down the field in two 1m4f novices on the AW before finishing fifth and sixth in a pair of handicap hurdles at about 2m; reservations for now.

8/1

6th

5

18th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

17:05 Bangor-on-Dee

Rotten Row

11st 11lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Gary Hanmer

Bumper/hurdle/chase winner in Ireland; started off for Gary Hanmer with two low-key AW runs this year but his recent fifth over hurdles at Kempton (2m, good) was encouraging; contender if able to build on that performance.

10/1

6th

5

18th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

17:05 Bangor-on-Dee

Rotten Row

11st 11lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Gary Hanmer

Bumper/hurdle/chase winner in Ireland; started off for Gary Hanmer with two low-key AW runs this year but his recent fifth over hurdles at Kempton (2m, good) was encouraging; contender if able to build on that performance.

10/1

Form: P46/0- CD

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 6lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict
Returned from one-year absence with string of disappointing AW runs starting in December and was well beaten when back over hurdles last month; drops back from 2m4f with first-time blinkers fitted today.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

8

18th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

17:05 Bangor-on-Dee

Nelson River

11st 6lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Tony Carroll

Returned from one-year absence with string of disappointing AW runs starting in December and was well beaten when back over hurdles last month; drops back from 2m4f with first-time blinkers fitted today.

50/1

7th

8

18th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

17:05 Bangor-on-Dee

Nelson River

11st 6lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Tony Carroll

Returned from one-year absence with string of disappointing AW runs starting in December and was well beaten when back over hurdles last month; drops back from 2m4f with first-time blinkers fitted today.

50/1

10th

7

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

17:15 Southwell

Nelson River

11st 9lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Tony Carroll

Out of form over fences towards end of 2022 and returned from one-year absence with string of disappointing AW runs starting in December; has too much to prove on first hurdling start since 2021.

50/1

OUR TIP

Form: /1110/ D BF

Last run: 554 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict
Won three times in novice company for Gordon Elliott at Perth (2m-2m4f) in spring/summer 2022; absent since slightly disappointing handicap debut at Cheltenham the following autumn but still enters calculations on debut for Olly Murphy.
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Verdict Starting price

8th

1

18th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

17:05 Bangor-on-Dee

Enki Flacke

12st 0lb

J: Lewis Stones

T: Olly Murphy

Won three times in novice company for Gordon Elliott at Perth (2m-2m4f) in spring/summer 2022; absent since slightly disappointing handicap debut at Cheltenham the following autumn but still enters calculations on debut for Olly Murphy.

8/1

8th

1

18th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

17:05 Bangor-on-Dee

Enki Flacke

12st 0lb

J: Lewis Stones

T: Olly Murphy

Won three times in novice company for Gordon Elliott at Perth (2m-2m4f) in spring/summer 2022; absent since slightly disappointing handicap debut at Cheltenham the following autumn but still enters calculations on debut for Olly Murphy.

8/1

13

12th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 3f 0y

15:42 Naas

Enki Flacke

10st 1lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

Form: 1364-6 D

Last run: 9 days

W: 11st 7lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 111

Form & Verdict
Six-time hurdle winner on good ground; returned from seven-month break with satisfactory run in tactical race at Stratford this month and has slipped to a workable mark but others appeal more all the same.
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8th

5

14th Jun 2024

Good

2m 2f 110y

Class 4

18:45 Newton Abbot

Pillar Of Steel

11st 4lb

J: David Noonan

T: Henry Oliver

Six-time hurdle winner, most recently off today's mark at Stratford (2m, good to soft) last summer; made satisfactory reappearance last month and her subsequent defeat can be excused (badly hampered); ought to be aided by the refitted cheekpieces here but the forecast rain is not in her favour and younger rivals appeal more.

16/1

9th

7

18th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

17:05 Bangor-on-Dee

Pillar Of Steel

11st 7lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: Henry Oliver

Six-time hurdle winner on good ground; returned from seven-month break with satisfactory run in tactical race at Stratford this month and has slipped to a workable mark but others appeal more all the same.

12/1

9th

7

18th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

17:05 Bangor-on-Dee

Pillar Of Steel

11st 7lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: Henry Oliver

Six-time hurdle winner on good ground; returned from seven-month break with satisfactory run in tactical race at Stratford this month and has slipped to a workable mark but others appeal more all the same.

12/1

Form: /6251- D

Last run: 23 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict
Kept on well to score at Huntingdon (2m, good) last month and is now 3-9 over hurdles; latest 6lb rise demands more from him but he ought to give another good account.
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2

18th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

17:05 Bangor-on-Dee

Oslo

12st 0lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

Kept on well to score at Huntingdon (2m, good) last month and is now 3-9 over hurdles; latest 6lb rise demands more from him but he ought to give another good account.

4/1

2

18th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

17:05 Bangor-on-Dee

Oslo

12st 0lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

Kept on well to score at Huntingdon (2m, good) last month and is now 3-9 over hurdles; latest 6lb rise demands more from him but he ought to give another good account.

4/1

Form: 2159-

Last run: 47 days

W: 11st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict
Fairly useful Flat-racer who came good over hurdles at second attempt, in Catterick maiden (2m3f, soft; first-time cheekpieces) in December; not in same form on either subsequent hurdling start, though, and has a point to prove on this handicap hurdle debut.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

3

28th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

19:55 Bangor-on-Dee

Sea Grey

11st 13lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

Fairly useful Flat performer who came good over hurdles at the second attempt, in a Catterick maiden (2m3f, soft; first-time cheekpieces) in December; not in same form since and unseated early on handicap hurdle debut over C&D this month; remains with a point to prove.

10/1

7th

3

28th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

19:55 Bangor-on-Dee

Sea Grey

11st 13lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

Fairly useful Flat performer who came good over hurdles at the second attempt, in a Catterick maiden (2m3f, soft; first-time cheekpieces) in December; not in same form since and unseated early on handicap hurdle debut over C&D this month; remains with a point to prove.

10/1

6

18th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

17:05 Bangor-on-Dee

Sea Grey

11st 11lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

Fairly useful Flat-racer who came good over hurdles at second attempt, in Catterick maiden (2m3f, soft; first-time cheekpieces) in December; not in same form on either subsequent hurdling start, though, and has a point to prove on this handicap hurdle debut.

14/1

Form: P/F26-

Last run: 213 days

W: 10st 5lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Fairly useful Flat-racer who seemed to be getting her act together over hurdles when second in C&D (good) maiden in September; needs to make further progress to prevail on today's handicap hurdle debut but has a recent Flat run under her belt.
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12

18th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

17:05 Bangor-on-Dee

Arctic Fox

10st 5lb

J: William Maggs

T: Martin Todhunter

Fairly useful Flat-racer who seemed to be getting her act together over hurdles when second in C&D (good) maiden in September; needs to make further progress to prevail on today's handicap hurdle debut but has a recent Flat run under her belt.

12/1

12

18th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

17:05 Bangor-on-Dee

Arctic Fox

10st 5lb

J: William Maggs

T: Martin Todhunter

Fairly useful Flat-racer who seemed to be getting her act together over hurdles when second in C&D (good) maiden in September; needs to make further progress to prevail on today's handicap hurdle debut but has a recent Flat run under her belt.

12/1

4th

3

(8)

26th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 2f 43y

Class 5

16:15 Doncaster

Arctic Fox

9st 9lb

J: Mark Winn

T: Martin Todhunter

held up in rear

10/1

Form: 90/PP- D

Last run: 47 days

W: 10st 2lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict
Useful in his prime but looked badly out of sorts when pulled up on both outings this year and is 10lb out of the handicap here; needs recent wind op to have made a massive difference.
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13

18th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

17:05 Bangor-on-Dee

Equus Millar

10st 2lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Sarah-Jayne Davies

Useful in his prime but looked badly out of sorts when pulled up on both outings this year and is 10lb out of the handicap here; needs recent wind op to have made a massive difference.

50/1

13

18th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

17:05 Bangor-on-Dee

Equus Millar

10st 2lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Sarah-Jayne Davies

Useful in his prime but looked badly out of sorts when pulled up on both outings this year and is 10lb out of the handicap here; needs recent wind op to have made a massive difference.

50/1

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Payout
Exacta £42.00
Straight Forecast £36.99
Tricast £135.41
Trifecta £231.70

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Commanding View

RP RATINGS:

Ballygeary

WEST COUNTRY:

Oslo

Daily Mail:

Goblet Of Fire

The Star:

Rotten Row

POSTDATA:

Pillar Of Steel

The Times:

Arctic Fox

The Sun:

Goblet Of Fire

The Guardian:

Commanding View

D Express:

Commanding View

TOPSPEED:

Ballygeary

Daily Mirror:

Ballygeary

Telegraph:

Oslo

Daily Record:

Oslo