16:20 Bangor-on-Dee

Friday 7 February 2020

All13:4014:1014:4515:1515:5016:2016:50
  • New tote British Stallion Studs EBF 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle
  • Class 4  |   2m 145y  |   Soft  |   11 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 16:21  |   Winning time: 4m 17.57s
1st
1
3/1
T: D McCain JnrJ: B S Hughes
Tracked leaders, led 2 out, held on close home op 7/2
2nd
nk
2
11/4
T: M F HarrisJ: Sean Quinlan
Held up mid-division, went 4th before 3 out, chased winner before last, kept on and held close home op 15/8
3rd
8
8
11/10f
T: P F NichollsJ: Mr D Maxwell (3)
Tracked leader, led before 2 out, headed 2 out, kept on same pace op 6/4 tchd 13/8
4th
15
11
16/1
T: J GroucottJ: L Heard
Led, headed before 2 out, soon weakened op 25/1
5th
12
7
16/1
T: K C BaileyJ: David Bass
Held up in mid-division, ridden before 2 out, soon weakened op 14/1
6th
2
9
20/1
T: N A Twiston-DaviesJ: Sam Twiston-Davies
Held up towards rear, raced wide, headway before 4 out, in 5th before 3 out, no impression op 16/1
7th
14
10
150/1
T: D BurchellJ: Ben Jones (3)
Towards rear, effort before 3 out, soon ridden and weakened op 200/1
8th
15
4
100/1
T: G HanmerJ: Alexander Thorne (5)
Always towards rear
9th
2 ¾
5
33/1
T: J GroucottJ: Lee Edwards
Always behind
10th
9 ½
3
150/1
T: J GroucottJ: L Treadwell
Tracked leaders, weakened and reminders before 4 out

Also Ran

PU
12
410-6
20/1
T: D SkeltonJ: Conor Shoemark
Always behind, pulled up op 25/1

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Non-Runners

6
Prince Escalus23
Weight: 11-2|  Age: 5
T: Jonjo O'Neill  J: Jonjo O'Neill Jr.
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£3.60Pl:£1.20, £1.10, £1.40EX:£14.30Trifecta:£27.30SF:£12.47Swingers:£1.80, £2.00, £1.80

Forecasts

Stratagem (11/10), Stimulating Song (11/4), Gaelik Coast (3/1), Maisiebella (16/1), Sadlermor (16/1), Prince Escalus (16/1), Waitonit (20/1), Rollo (20/1), Muse Of Fire (33/1), Knocknagoshel (100/1), Winged Isle (150/1), Battletank (150/1)

This is a competitive novice hurdle, and the winner will be worth following. Previous winners Gaelik Coast and Stimulating Song both set a good standard, with the former preferred out of those two given the form of the race he won last time out is that bit stronger than that of the former. However, it is difficult to get away from the Nicholls' newcomer STRATAGEM who is a bit of an unknown quantity, but arrives on these shores after making the perfect start to life over hurdles in France. He can repay a small figure of his €260,000 price tag by making a winning British/stable debut.
  1. Stratagem
  2. Stimulating Song
  3. Gaelik Coast

Prize Money

1st: £4,094.002nd: £1,202.003rd: £601.004th: £301.00
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