14:05 Bangor-on-Dee

Tuesday 25 August 2020

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Betsafe Proud To Sponsor Donald McCain Racing Handicap Hurdle

Class 5  |   2m 7f 7y  |   Soft  |   8 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 14:05  |   Winning time: 6m 12.64s
Weighed In
1
Age: 11|  Weight: 12-0  |  J: Theo Gillard |  T: D McCain Jnr|  OR: 102|  C
13/2

Course winner but looked rusty after 14 months off when eighth of 13 in handicap at Cartmel (22.1f, good to soft) 18 days ago. Dropped 3 lb but more is needed now.

Timeform
2
Age: 7|  Weight: 11-13  |  J: Jonjo O'Neill Jr. |  T: Jonjo O'Neill|  OR: 101|  BF
5/2

Unreliable type but has posted two good efforts on the bounce since the restart, third of 10 in handicap at Southwell (20.4f) last time. Blinkers refitted and on handy mark.

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3
Age: 9|  Weight: 11-12  |  J: Sean Houlihan |  T: Jake Coulson|  OR: 100|  CD
14/1

C&D winner but he ended last season out of form for Katy Price. Questions to answer now after 6 months off for his new yard.

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4
Age: 9|  Weight: 11-12  |  J: Abbie McCain |  T: D McCain Jnr|  OR: 100|  CD
13/8

C&D winner who wasn't discredited on his return when third of 12 in handicap at Uttoxeter (23.3f). Nudged up 1 lb but form has been franked so rates big player.

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6
Age: 8|  Weight: 11-3  |  J: M D Grant |  T: N A Twiston-Davies|  OR: 91
25/1

Lightly-raced 8-y-o who has been off 6 months since pulled up in handicap at Huntingdon (25f). Very hard to make a case for.

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7
Age: 8|  Weight: 11-3  |  J: Henry Brooke |  T: D McCain Jnr|  OR: 91
16/1

Modest maiden hurdler who beat only two on chasing bow at Cartmel 18 days ago after 13-month absence/wind op. Back hurdling now with plenty to prove.

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8
Age: 9|  Weight: 10-10  |  J: Lorcan Murtagh |  T: F P Murtagh|  OR: 84|  C
18/1

Course winner but back in 2016 and pulled up in handicap at Cartmel on return. Temperamental sort who is easily opposed.

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9
Age: 11|  Weight: 10-9  |  J: Lee Edwards |  T: Dave Roberts|  OR: 83
13/2

Thirteen runs since her last win in 2018 but she ended last season in good form for Arthur Whitehead and can race off 3 lb lower mark here. Worth considering back with Dave Roberts.

Timeform

Non-Runners

5
Kiera Royale261
Weight: 11-7|  Age: 9
T: D A Rees  J: S Bowen

Betting

Forecast

Gray Day (13/8), His Dream (5/2), Wazowski (13/2), Milan Of Crystal (13/2), Kiera Royale (10/1), Farm The Rock (14/1), The Cattlejobber (16/1), Samtu (18/1), Whiskey Moon (25/1)

Verdict

GRAY DAY could prove the answer in a trappy handicap as he can boast a C&D win and his reappearance third at Uttoxeter is proving solid form. His Dream isn't the most straightforward but arrives in a good vein of form so must enter calculations, while Milan of Crystal can have a say too if fully tuned up for her return.

  1. GRAY DAY (IRE)
  2. HIS DREAM (IRE)
  3. MILAN OF CRYSTAL (IRE)

Prize Money

1st: £3,444.002nd: £1,011.003rd: £506.004th: £253.00

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