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16:50 Bangor-on-Dee

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Bangor-On-Dee Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £6337.2
  • 2m 7f 32y
  • Class 4
  • 6 runners
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Bangor-On-Dee Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

9/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.50
  • Place: £2.30

Form: 634-1P C

Last run: 156 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

80-1 winner here on debut in October 2022 and doubled his tally in Ludlow handicap (2m5f, good to soft; made all) last May; showed little at Warwick (2m5f, good) in September when next seen and has since left Jonjo O'Neill (same owner); upped in trip and needs to resume improvement, for new yard which also runs Catch Him Derry.

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

1st

17

13th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 149y

Class 1

13:20 Aintree

Gwennie May Boy

10st 8lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Dan Skelton

Loves the mud and is unbeaten in two runs since joining Dan Skelton, grinding out a workmanlike success under Charlie Todd at Uttoxeter (2m7f; Floueur well held in fifth; Seefin, Classic Concorde and Lord Snootie pulled up) four weeks ago; may not have finished improving and must be seriously considered despite a 9lb rise in the weights.

7/1

1st

18

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 70y

Class 2

14:25 Uttoxeter

Gwennie May Boy

10st 6lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Dan Skelton

Two-time winner for Jonjo O'Neill; didn't go unbacked when repelling a stablemate at Bangor (2m7f, heavy; 4lb lower) but thrown into a much better race here.

14/1

1st

3

28th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 32y

Class 4

16:50 Bangor-on-Dee

Gwennie May Boy

11st 12lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: Dan Skelton

in touch with leaders, went second 9th, led going easily after 3 out, pushed along 2 out, ridden approaching last, good jump last, kept on well run-in, unbalanced final 110yds, pushed out

9/1

7/4

  • Place: £1.30

Form: 6331

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Third in two 2m novice hurdles here (soft/heavy) before justifying favouritism in 12-runner handicap at Southwell (3m, good to soft) six weeks ago, travelling best before knuckling down from two out to see off an in-form rival, the pair 9l clear; up 6lb but it's easy to envisage further progress.

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

1st

15

19th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 3

14:20 Ayr

Catch Him Derry

10st 10lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

held up in rear

2/1

2nd

6

28th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 32y

Class 4

16:50 Bangor-on-Dee

Catch Him Derry

11st 1lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

held up in rear, headway 3 out, pressed leader going best 2 out, ridden approaching last, not fluent last, outpaced run-in, no impression towards finish

7/4

1st

2

17th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

15:55 Southwell

Catch Him Derry

11st 13lb

J: Mr Sean O’Connor

T: Dan Skelton

held up in rear

6/1

Form: 52P23/

Last run: 683 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Eight-race maiden, best show when second at Haydock (3m, good) on handicap debut; tongue tied that day and when he ran respectably next time, but that was in 2022 and he's now been absent for 683 days; had wind surgery in July 2022; market can guide.

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

11th

17

19th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 3

14:20 Ayr

Phil De Pail

10st 6lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

in touch with leaders

20/1

5th

1

26th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 149y

Class 5

17:05 Newcastle

Phil De Pail

12st 0lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Well-beaten third on return from a 23-month absence at Bangor (2m7f, heavy; first start since wind surgery); is entitled to strip fitter for that comeback, and eased 2lb by the handicapper since; sports newly applied headgear, but likely to find a few of the others stronger.

3/1

3rd

4

28th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 32y

Class 4

16:50 Bangor-on-Dee

Phil De Pail

11st 6lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

towards rear, not fluent but headway on inner 9th, outpaced but steady headway after 3 out, went remote third 2 out, weakened approaching last

14/1

OUR TIP

Form: 2-3331

Last run: 26 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Floundered when favourite for handicap debut at Southwell (2m4f) in December but, with cheekpieces enlisted, he coasted home 16l in front in nine-runner handicap there (3m, again good to soft) early this month; up 8lb on different ground (he was third in a heavy-ground maiden) but no shock if he follows up for a red-hot stable.

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

4th

2

28th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 32y

Class 4

16:50 Bangor-on-Dee

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12st 0lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Stuart Edmunds

led, mistake 5th, good jump 6th, pushed along 3 out, soon headed, weakened quickly before 2 out

11/8

1st

2

2nd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 4

15:25 Southwell

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11st 11lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Stuart Edmunds

Second in his only bumper and third in two maiden hurdles; favourite for handicap debut in eight-runner race here (2m4f, good to soft) on latest outing but was floundering before the home straight and finished more than 20l behind the first two; needs much better than that and cheekpieces go on for yard among the winners.

3/1

Form: 18-39P C

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Won a bumper here; 2-9 over hurdles, latest win in a 2m handicap at Warwick (good to soft; below form both runs on soft) in November 2022; below-form third last November on return from an absence and has shown little in his two starts since; upped from 2m4f but best watched for now.

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

5th

5

28th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 32y

Class 4

16:50 Bangor-on-Dee

Iontach Cheval

11st 5lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Alastair Ralph

held up in rear, mistake 6th, outpaced with one circuit to go, reminders 8th, weakened 2 out

20/1

0

3

25th Jan 2024

Good

2m 4f 145y

Class 4

14:35 Huntingdon

Iontach Cheval

11st 13lb

J: David Noonan

T: Alastair Ralph

Back below the mark of November's Warwick success (2m) and will be happiest should conditions remain quicker than soft; never a factor at Doncaster latest but reckoned by connections to need today's trip now.

20/1

9th

5

15th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 128y

Class 4

11:25 Doncaster

Iontach Cheval

11st 10lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Alastair Ralph

Won at Warwick (2m, good to soft) last November on second handicap start and respectable third at Sandown (2m, soft) last month when back from an absence; could build on that latest performance now back on better ground and he's firmly in calculations.

15/2

Form: 25-147

Last run: 32 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

5l winner of a maiden hurdle at Exeter (2m2f, good) in October; not so good next time (on soft) and tailed off latest, admittedly in a Grade 2; dam won at up to 3m1f; player if tapping back into that Exeter promise.

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

1

28th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 32y

Class 4

16:50 Bangor-on-Dee

Big Fish

12st 0lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

raced in second, lost position gradually 9th, going okay when broke down and pulled up quickly after 3 out

6/1

7th

1

27th Jan 2024

Good

3m 0f 84y

Class 1

14:40 Doncaster

Big Fish

11st 0lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Emma Lavelle

Likely that he failed to give his true running when a remote fourth at Warwick (2m5f, soft) having previously looked good in winning on good ground at Exeter (2m2f); remains a horse of interest and his dam won over this far.

20/1

4th

1

22nd Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 5f 0y

Class 4

14:05 Warwick

Big Fish

11st 7lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

in touch with leaders, not fluent 2nd, went second 6th, lost second 4 out, not fluent and lost third 3 out, weakening when mistake last

7/2

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