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15:31 Bangor-on-Dee

Soft

Excel Signs Open National Hunt Flat Race (Category 1 Elimination) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £2639.97
  • 2m 0f 145y
  • Class 5
  • 4 runners
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Excel Signs Open National Hunt Flat Race (Category 1 Elimination) (GBB Race)

Runners: 4 runners

Type: NH Flat

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

OUR TIP

9/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.34

Form: 6

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

From a family that has served his owners very well, but he was left toiling from over 3f out when only sixth of 13 at Newbury (good to soft; 33-1) on debut three weeks ago; at least this is weaker.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

3

23rd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 123y

Class 3

15:40 Bangor-on-Dee

Guard The Moon

11st 7lb

J: James Turner

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Won two bumpers here, the second of them narrowly at the expense of Grand Albert (on heavy); placed in both his hurdles at this trip, latterly beaten by a promising hurdling debutant back here; hard to fault.

5/4

2nd

3

28th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 123y

Class 3

16:20 Bangor-on-Dee

Guard The Moon

11st 2lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Well related; won two small-field bumpers here (soft/heavy) in December; much better form when third of ten in a maiden hurdle at Chepstow (2m3f, soft) five weeks ago and that sets a good standard.

10/11

3rd

4

24th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 4

12:55 Chepstow

Guard The Moon

11st 6lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Half-brother to smart chaser Potterman; made low-key bumper debut in November but won two small-field Bangor bumpers last month (soft/heavy); that form isn't anything to get too excited about but he ought to have a future over jumps.

8/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

18,000euros 3yo; by Cokoriko; dam placed over jumps in France, half-sister to French winners Saphira Mans (1m4f AQPS flat and 2m1f-2m6f hurdle/chase) and Nidea Du Moulin (1m5f AQPS flat and 2m1f-2m3f hurdle/chase); pulled up in an Irish point in April but worth a market check.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

4

18th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

15:00 Southwell

Joyeux Mans

11st 8lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Max Young

Pulled up in an Irish point; 10l-second in a slowly run four-runner Bangor bumper on rules debut and subsequently bought for 10,500gns; more needed on stable debut.

10/1

2nd

4

2nd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 145y

Class 5

15:31 Bangor-on-Dee

Joyeux Mans

11st 2lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: C W J Farrell

raced in second, pressed leader over 3f out, briefly disputed lead over 2f out, soon no extra

8/1

11/10

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

28,000euros foal, 75,000euros 3yo; brother to 2m/2m3f hurdle winner Kingofthewest, half-brother to a point winner; dam half-sister to talented jumpers Oh Crick and Othermix; trainer has a healthy strike-rate in bumpers.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

14th

4

13th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

12:35 Wetherby

Gallonray

11st 8lb

J: Fergus Gregory

T: Olly Murphy

towards rear, midfield with one circuit to go

8/1

3rd

1

2nd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 145y

Class 5

15:31 Bangor-on-Dee

Gallonray

11st 2lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

28,000euros foal, 75,000euros 3yo; brother to 2m/2m3f hurdle winner Kingofthewest, half-brother to a point winner; dam half-sister to talented jumpers Oh Crick and Othermix; trainer has a healthy strike-rate in bumpers.

11/10

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Four goes in Irish points, winning in good style (soft/heavy; made all by 11l) on the last of them; new stable has stacks of winners here.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3

5th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 171y

Class 5

19:10 Musselburgh

Isholo Du Vivien

11st 9lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

raced in second, in touch with leaders from 4th, weakened after 3 out

13/8

3rd

4

27th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 156y

Class 4

15:50 Catterick

Isholo Du Vivien

11st 7lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

Irish point winner; beaten 11l and 7l in his two hurdles, on heavy and good to soft; a weakener on both those occasions but may be sharper now.

4/1

3rd

4

29th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 53y

Class 4

16:00 Hereford

Isholo Du Vivien

11st 5lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Donald McCain

Won the second of two completions in Irish points; modest bumper form on British debut but he ran well for a long way when switched to hurdles at Kelso (2m, heavy) and this less testing ground may well suit; open to improvement either way.

9/2

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Exacta £146.00
Straight Forecast £231.00
Trifecta £339.00

Selections

POSTDATA:

Gallonray

SPOTLIGHT:

Isholo Du Vivien

WEST COUNTRY:

Guard The Moon

The Times:

Gallonray

The Guardian:

Gallonray

D Express:

Gallonray

Daily Record:

Gallonray

Telegraph:

Guard The Moon

Daily Mail:

Isholo Du Vivien

Daily Mirror:

Isholo Du Vivien

The Sun:

Isholo Du Vivien

The Star:

Isholo Du Vivien