May 18 / 18.50 Bangor-on-Dee

18.50

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Bangor Supporting Mental Health Awareness Week Novices’ Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £4224.8
  • 2m 3f 123y
  • Class 5
  • 10 runners
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Bangor Supporting Mental Health Awareness Week Novices’ Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £12.00
  • Place: £3.60

Form: P/548-

Last run: 93 days

W: 10st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict
Well beaten on heavy ground in February, after a break, but made quite promising hurdle debut when fifth over C&D (good) last June and is back on a sound surface for this handicap debut.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

5

8th Jun 2024

Good

2m 3f 123y

Class 5

16:00 Bangor-on-Dee

Regal And Royal

10st 8lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jennie Candlish

didn't always jump with fluency, midfield, headway before 3 out

5/2

1st

7

18th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 123y

Class 5

18:50 Bangor-on-Dee

Regal And Royal

10st 10lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jennie Candlish

Well beaten on heavy ground in February, after a break, but made quite promising hurdle debut when fifth over C&D (good) last June and is back on a sound surface for this handicap debut.

12/1

Form: 93373-

Last run: 34 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict
0-12 over hurdles and much more exposed than some of these but kept on for very respectable third on last month's stable debut at Plumpton (2m4f, good; clear winner has won twice again since) and will probably be competitive again here.
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2nd

1

18th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 123y

Class 5

18:50 Bangor-on-Dee

Shandancer

12st 0lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

0-12 over hurdles and much more exposed than some of these but kept on for very respectable third on last month's stable debut at Plumpton (2m4f, good; clear winner has won twice again since) and will probably be competitive again here.

3/1

2nd

1

18th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 123y

Class 5

18:50 Bangor-on-Dee

Shandancer

12st 0lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

0-12 over hurdles and much more exposed than some of these but kept on for very respectable third on last month's stable debut at Plumpton (2m4f, good; clear winner has won twice again since) and will probably be competitive again here.

3/1

3rd

1

14th Apr 2024

Good

2m 4f 114y

Class 5

16:25 Plumpton

Shandancer

12st 0lb

J: Luke Scott

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

didn't always jump with fluency, towards rear

6/1

14/1

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 36475-

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict
Never looked dangerous when well-held fifth here (2m, soft) last month, after a break, and now 0-10 over hurdles; getting back on good ground ought to be in his favour but others have more pressing claims.
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

2

18th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 123y

Class 5

18:50 Bangor-on-Dee

Trick Of The Tail

11st 12lb

J: William Maggs

T: Donald McCain

Never looked dangerous when well-held fifth here (2m, soft) last month, after a break, and now 0-10 over hurdles; getting back on good ground ought to be in his favour but others have more pressing claims.

14/1

3rd

2

18th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 123y

Class 5

18:50 Bangor-on-Dee

Trick Of The Tail

11st 12lb

J: William Maggs

T: Donald McCain

Never looked dangerous when well-held fifth here (2m, soft) last month, after a break, and now 0-10 over hurdles; getting back on good ground ought to be in his favour but others have more pressing claims.

14/1

5th

10

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

15:25 Bangor-on-Dee

Trick Of The Tail

11st 1lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Donald McCain

Placed off 2lb higher over C&D (good) on last summer's handicap debut but absent since a poor run in November and the ground may not dry out quickly enough for him today; had wind op in December; tongue-tie added.

16/1

OUR TIP

Form: /7287-

Last run: 85 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
Irish point winner in 2022; well beaten on handicap debut for Mike Smith at Sedgefield (2m4f, soft) in February but remains unexposed and is well worth a glance in the betting before today's stable debut.
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5

4th Jul 2024

Good

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

15:48 Perth

Marty McFly

11st 3lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

Has taken his form up a notch for his current yard and he comfortably got off the mark in 2m handicap hurdle here 25 days ago; up 6lb but he's still very much one to consider.

100/30

2

9th Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 47y

Class 5

13:57 Perth

Marty McFly

11st 8lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

Irish point winner in 2022; well beaten on handicap debut in February (2m4f, soft) for Mike Smith but straight back to form when fourth of ten at Bangor (2m3f, good; favourite) three weeks ago for new stable; considered.

5/2

4th

3

18th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 123y

Class 5

18:50 Bangor-on-Dee

Marty McFly

11st 7lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

Irish point winner in 2022; well beaten on handicap debut for Mike Smith at Sedgefield (2m4f, soft) in February but remains unexposed and is well worth a glance in the betting before today's stable debut.

10/1

Form: 8424-3

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
0-8 over hurdles but has made the frame in his last four handicaps (2m-2m2f); dropped another 2lb since last time and might have untapped potential over today's trip; probably won't be far away.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

4

18th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 123y

Class 5

18:50 Bangor-on-Dee

Churchman

11st 3lb

J: Jay Tidball

T: Alastair Ralph

0-8 over hurdles but has made the frame in his last four handicaps (2m-2m2f); dropped another 2lb since last time and might have untapped potential over today's trip; probably won't be far away.

3/1

5th

4

18th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 123y

Class 5

18:50 Bangor-on-Dee

Churchman

11st 3lb

J: Jay Tidball

T: Alastair Ralph

0-8 over hurdles but has made the frame in his last four handicaps (2m-2m2f); dropped another 2lb since last time and might have untapped potential over today's trip; probably won't be far away.

3/1

3rd

5

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

19:25 Uttoxeter

Churchman

11st 4lb

J: Jay Tidball

T: Alastair Ralph

Just a respectable fourth at Stratford (2m2f, good to soft) last month and now 0-7 over hurdles but lost out only by a nose after keeping on well in the straight at Ludlow (2m, soft) two starts ago, and that performance makes him of interest here.

7/1

Form: 75PP-

Last run: 69 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict
Pulled up on both starts since reasonably encouraging hurdle debut at Uttoxeter (2m4f, heavy) in December but remains open to improvement in handicaps if this switch to much better ground suits.
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Verdict Starting price

8th

8

2nd Jul 2024

Good To Firm

2m 6f 7y

Class 4

19:40 Stratford

Westbrook Lad

11st 2lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Mel Rowley

Made little impact in a low-grade handicap at Bangor (2m3f) in May but posted a career best back in a novice this month at Uttoxeter on his first go at about 2m7f (good); unexposed as a stayer but he was hit with a 22lb hike since that latest run and that will ask a big question.

7/1

2nd

9

6th Jun 2024

Good

2m 7f 70y

Class 4

14:13 Uttoxeter

Westbrook Lad

11st 2lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Mel Rowley

Made no impact in a low-grade handicap at Bangor last time and looks up against it in a novice.

25/1

6th

6

18th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 123y

Class 5

18:50 Bangor-on-Dee

Westbrook Lad

10st 13lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Mel Rowley

Pulled up on both starts since reasonably encouraging hurdle debut at Uttoxeter (2m4f, heavy) in December but remains open to improvement in handicaps if this switch to much better ground suits.

12/1

Form: 4/446-

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
Five-time Flat winner; 0-4 over hurdles and was safely held in two handicaps towards end of last season (2m/2m4f) but may yet come good for Olly Murphy; cheekpieces removed after one use.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

4

(4)

8th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

2m 0f 68y

Class 6

17:45 Lingfield

Arabescato

9st 5lb

J: Ray Dawson

T: Martin Dunne

in rear

16/1

7th

5

18th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 123y

Class 5

18:50 Bangor-on-Dee

Arabescato

11st 3lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Olly Murphy

Five-time Flat winner; 0-4 over hurdles and was safely held in two handicaps towards end of last season (2m/2m4f) but may yet come good for Olly Murphy; cheekpieces removed after one use.

13/2

7th

5

18th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 123y

Class 5

18:50 Bangor-on-Dee

Arabescato

11st 3lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Olly Murphy

Five-time Flat winner; 0-4 over hurdles and was safely held in two handicaps towards end of last season (2m/2m4f) but may yet come good for Olly Murphy; cheekpieces removed after one use.

13/2

Form: 050-7

Last run: 12 days

W: 10st 8lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 79

Form & Verdict
Soundly beaten in three maiden hurdles last season and was unable to land a telling blow when midfield on recent handicap debut at Warwick (2m5f, good); improvement required.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8th

9

18th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 123y

Class 5

18:50 Bangor-on-Dee

Miss Ghillie

10st 8lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Warren Greatrex

Soundly beaten in three maiden hurdles last season and was unable to land a telling blow when midfield on recent handicap debut at Warwick (2m5f, good); improvement required.

10/1

8th

9

18th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 123y

Class 5

18:50 Bangor-on-Dee

Miss Ghillie

10st 8lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Warren Greatrex

Soundly beaten in three maiden hurdles last season and was unable to land a telling blow when midfield on recent handicap debut at Warwick (2m5f, good); improvement required.

10/1

7th

14

6th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 5

14:40 Warwick

Miss Ghillie

10st 5lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Warren Greatrex

Failed to complete in two points and she's been tailed off at big prices in three hurdle runs this winter; still early days and now goes handicapping off a lowly mark but she needs to show a lot more.

25/1

Form: 0786-

Last run: 47 days

W: 10st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict
Fair Flat-racer who won over 1m2f on fast ground last summer (RPR 69); showed no significant promise in four soft-ground novice/maiden hurdles in February-April and is 11lb out of the weights for today's handicap hurdle debut but this switch to good ground may enable some of that Flat ability to come to the fore; hood removed; tongue-tie fitted.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

9

25th Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 5

14:00 Newton Abbot

Karakoy

10st 2lb

J: Mr Tom Broughton

T: Robbie Llewellyn

The hood/tongue-tie combination is surprisingly binned after returning to form when fourth at Market Rasen, and he's 7lb out of the weights.

14/1

4th

13

7th Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 125y

Class 5

16:50 Market Rasen

Karakoy

10st 2lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Robbie Llewellyn

Showed no significant promise in four soft-ground novice/maiden hurdles last season and was tailed off in good-ground handicap at Bangor (2m3f) three weeks ago, having made a respiratory noise; out of the weights again here and has a lot to prove but may yet transfer some of his fair Flat form to this discipline; hood refitted.

10/1

9th

11

18th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 123y

Class 5

18:50 Bangor-on-Dee

Karakoy

10st 2lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Robbie Llewellyn

Fair Flat-racer who won over 1m2f on fast ground last summer (RPR 69); showed no significant promise in four soft-ground novice/maiden hurdles in February-April and is 11lb out of the weights for today's handicap hurdle debut but this switch to good ground may enable some of that Flat ability to come to the fore; hood removed; tongue-tie fitted.

13/2

Form: 658U-P

Last run: 12 days

W: 10st 9lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Ten-race maiden who unseated rider at second fence on last month's chasing debut and was pulled up when back over hurdles 12 days ago; needs first-time tongue-tie and/or cheekpieces to make a big difference here.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8

18th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 123y

Class 5

18:50 Bangor-on-Dee

Pollyonesock

10st 9lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Ten-race maiden who unseated rider at second fence on last month's chasing debut and was pulled up when back over hurdles 12 days ago; needs first-time tongue-tie and/or cheekpieces to make a big difference here.

20/1

8

18th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 123y

Class 5

18:50 Bangor-on-Dee

Pollyonesock

10st 9lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Ten-race maiden who unseated rider at second fence on last month's chasing debut and was pulled up when back over hurdles 12 days ago; needs first-time tongue-tie and/or cheekpieces to make a big difference here.

20/1

12

6th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 5

14:40 Warwick

Pollyonesock

10st 7lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Placed in Stratford maiden hurdle (2m, good to soft) for Alastair Ralph last spring but things have not gone well in two handicaps (hurdle/chase) for new yard this year; didn't get very far at Southwell last time and has questions to answer back in this sphere.

16/1

Non-runners

Northern Rose

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Payout
Exacta £67.70
Straight Forecast £60.80
Tricast £354.42
Trifecta £402.40

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Shandancer

The Guardian:

Miss Ghillie

SPOTLIGHT:

Karakoy

The Times:

Marty McFly

Telegraph:

Arabescato

The Star:

Miss Ghillie

POSTDATA:

Shandancer

Daily Mail:

Shandancer

D Express:

Shandancer

Daily Mirror:

Shandancer

The Sun:

Shandancer

Daily Record:

Shandancer