May 18 / 18.15 Bangor-on-Dee

18.15

Good

Bangor-On-Dee Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £5281
  • 2m 1f 77y
  • Class 5
  • 8 runners
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Bangor-On-Dee Handicap Chase

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.50
  • Place: £2.10

Form: /3729- D

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 9lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict
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.
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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: 5934-3

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Generally disappointing since winning novice hurdle in early 2022 but has made the frame in three consecutive chases since cheekpieces were added in March, most recently when third to Boston Joe at Ffos Las (2m, good to soft) this month; 1lb lower here and enters calculations.
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2nd

3

18th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 77y

Class 5

18:15 Bangor-on-Dee

Limetree Boy

11st 11lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo & A J O’Neill

in touch with leaders, left in fourth 4th, went second 2 out, kept on but not pace to challenge

6/1

2nd

3

18th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 77y

Class 5

18:15 Bangor-on-Dee

Limetree Boy

11st 11lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo & A J O’Neill

Generally disappointing since winning novice hurdle in early 2022 but has made the frame in three consecutive chases since cheekpieces were added in March, most recently when third to Boston Joe at Ffos Las (2m, good to soft) this month; 1lb lower here and enters calculations.

6/1

6/1

  • Place: £1.70

Form: P1331- D

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 3lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict
Veteran who is 2-7 since joining Gary Hanmer in the autumn, the latter win gained at Warwick (2m, good) last month; recent 3lb rise ought to be manageable if he's in the right mood again.
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2nd

2

11th Jun 2024

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

15:15 Southwell

Abaya Du Mathan

11st 10lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Gary Hanmer

prominent, went second 10th, pressed leader 3 out, led narrowly 2 out, headed approaching last, soon outpaced, no match for winner

4/1

4th

12

4th Jun 2024

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

14:15 Southwell

Abaya Du Mathan

10st 12lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Gary Hanmer

Veteran; suited by good ground and Warwick winner off 3lb lower in April (2m, good); bit disappointing when a well-beaten third on softer ground at Bangor last time; could bounce back.

10/1

3rd

7

18th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 77y

Class 5

18:15 Bangor-on-Dee

Abaya Du Mathan

11st 3lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Gary Hanmer

Veteran who is 2-7 since joining Gary Hanmer in the autumn, the latter win gained at Warwick (2m, good) last month; recent 3lb rise ought to be manageable if he's in the right mood again.

6/1

OUR TIP

Form: 23/P-F CD

Last run: 11 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict
Dual chase winner on good ground in summer 2022 (once over C&D); struggled to cope with heavy ground when returning from long absence over hurdles in March then fell heavily in recent Ffos Las chase won by Boston Joe; current ability hard to gauge.
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4th

1

18th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 77y

Class 5

18:15 Bangor-on-Dee

Shareef Star

12st 0lb

J: James Bowen

T: Peter & Michael Bowen

in touch with leaders, weakened 3 out, jumped left 2 out, tailed off

16/1

4th

1

18th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 77y

Class 5

18:15 Bangor-on-Dee

Shareef Star

12st 0lb

J: James Bowen

T: Peter & Michael Bowen

Dual chase winner on good ground in summer 2022 (once over C&D); struggled to cope with heavy ground when returning from long absence over hurdles in March then fell heavily in recent Ffos Las chase won by Boston Joe; current ability hard to gauge.

16/1

6

7th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

17:05 Ffos Las

Shareef Star

11st 9lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Peter & Michael Bowen

in touch with leaders on inner, fell heavily 6th

20/1

Form: 5345-1 D

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict
Back in excellent nick when coming from off the pace to win comfortably by over 7l at Ffos Las (2m, good to soft) 11 days ago and now 4-11 over fences; 8lb higher here but could still have a bigger performance in him.
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8th

9

30th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 83y

Class 4

15:00 Ffos Las

Boston Joe

11st 2lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Rebecca Curtis

Came from off the pace to win comfortably over 2m here (good to soft) this month and reportedly lost his action at Bangor; struggles with consistency but has a big run in him.

7/2

4

18th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 77y

Class 5

18:15 Bangor-on-Dee

Boston Joe

11st 9lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Rebecca Curtis

led, pressed leader when headed after 1st, hit 3rd, awkward jump and hampered 4th, soon lost action and pulled up

11/4

4

18th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 77y

Class 5

18:15 Bangor-on-Dee

Boston Joe

11st 9lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Rebecca Curtis

Back in excellent nick when coming from off the pace to win comfortably by over 7l at Ffos Las (2m, good to soft) 11 days ago and now 4-11 over fences; 8lb higher here but could still have a bigger performance in him.

11/4

Form: 4/P78- D

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict
Not beaten far when eighth of ten over hurdles at Huntingdon (2m3f, good) last month, after a break, but has not made any significant progress since winning hurdle debut in autumn 2022 and will need to up his game on today's chasing debut; pulled up the only previous time he wore cheekpieces.
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6

18th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 77y

Class 5

18:15 Bangor-on-Dee

Spirit Of Regulus

11st 6lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

held up in rear, mistake 1st, weakened 3 out, soon pulled up

10/1

6

18th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 77y

Class 5

18:15 Bangor-on-Dee

Spirit Of Regulus

11st 6lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

Not beaten far when eighth of ten over hurdles at Huntingdon (2m3f, good) last month, after a break, but has not made any significant progress since winning hurdle debut in autumn 2022 and will need to up his game on today's chasing debut; pulled up the only previous time he wore cheekpieces.

10/1

8th

2

25th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 137y

Class 5

17:45 Huntingdon

Spirit Of Regulus

11st 13lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Donald McCain

took keen hold, prominent, mistake 7th

11/2

Form: 86633-

Last run: 60 days

W: 10st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict
0-5 over hurdles but looked suited by drop back to 2m when very respectable third at Wetherby (soft) in March, and connections are evidently keen to switch him to fences; unraced on ground faster than good to soft.
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9

18th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 77y

Class 5

18:15 Bangor-on-Dee

Lone Soldier

10st 9lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Dan Skelton

prominent, led narrowly 4th, clear with one other after 6th, mistake and headed 3 out, soon weakened, pulled up before 2 out

4/1

9

18th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 77y

Class 5

18:15 Bangor-on-Dee

Lone Soldier

10st 9lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Dan Skelton

0-5 over hurdles but looked suited by drop back to 2m when very respectable third at Wetherby (soft) in March, and connections are evidently keen to switch him to fences; unraced on ground faster than good to soft.

4/1

Form: 44/7-6

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict
Safely held in two soft-ground handicap hurdles this spring and now 0-5 in that sphere; might be better suited by today's conditions but is 6lb wrong for his chasing debut and needs to take a big step forward.
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6th

6

26th May 2024

Soft

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

17:20 Uttoxeter

Fort Nelson

10st 3lb

J: James Turner

T: Sarah-Jayne Davies

prominent

50/1

6th

6

26th May 2024

Soft

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

17:20 Uttoxeter

Fort Nelson

10st 3lb

J: James Turner

T: Sarah-Jayne Davies

prominent

50/1

Non-runners

Fanfan Du Seuil, Rafferty, Lonimoss Bareliere

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £27.80
Straight Forecast £29.34
Tricast £127.23
Trifecta £128.90

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Boston Joe

POSTDATA:

Limetree Boy

TOPSPEED:

Abaya Du Mathan

SPOTLIGHT:

Lone Soldier

The Sun:

Fanfan Du Seuil

WEST COUNTRY:

Limetree Boy

Daily Mirror:

Limetree Boy

The Times:

Boston Joe

Telegraph:

Boston Joe

Daily Mail:

Boston Joe

D Express:

Boston Joe

Daily Record:

Boston Joe

The Guardian:

Abaya Du Mathan

The Star:

Abaya Du Mathan