Moment of triumph at Bangor

  • By: Chris Wilson
  • Last Updated: February 26 2013, 18:03 GMT

Chris Wilson says Morning Moment is a good fit for the Weatherbys Hamilton Insurance Handicap Chase at Bangor on Wednesday.

Bangor's card has one of the day's best bets

WEDNESDAY SELECTIONS:

BANGOR: 2.20 Diocles, 2.50 Valrene, 3.20 Herdsman, 3.50 Morning Moment, 4.20 Coverholder, 4.50 Tara Rose, 5.20 Lotus Pond.

FAIRYHOUSE: 1.55 Midnight Oil, 2.25 Ma Belle Amie, 2.55 Smart Money, 3.25 War Correspondent, 3.55 Western Man, 4.25 Bowfinger, 4.55 Apache Jack.

KEMPTON: 5.30 NOGUCHI (NAP), 6.00 Desert Donkey, 6.30 Haywain, 7.00 South Cape, 7.30 Tanawar, 8.00 Countess Lovelace, 8.30 Wom, 9.00 Tiger's Home.

LINGFIELD: 2.10 Irish Buccaneer, 2.40 Grace And Fortune, 3.10 Sawago, 3.40 Qalinas, 4.10 Camden, 4.40 Penmore Mill, 5.10 Giveagirlachance.

WINCANTON: 2.00 Grand Exit, 2.30 Orion Express, 3.00 Sustainability, 3.30 Xaarcet, 4.00 Gizzit, 4.30 Ice Cool Benny.

DOUBLE: Noguchi and Morning Moment.

Morning Moment is a good fit for the Weatherbys Hamilton Insurance Handicap Chase at Bangor on Wednesday.

Caroline Bailey's 11-year-old made a fine return from a long absence at Doncaster earlier this month and ought to be fully fired up for this assignment.

Despite having been off the track since January 2012, he took fourth spot on Town Moor behind Relax in what was a competitive handicap chase over three miles.

Morning Moment has had his problems over the years - he has only been sighted 10 times - but is not without ability, as his two wins over fences in 2011 illustrated.

He races off a 4lb higher mark than when he was last victorious in a similar race at Haydock and will be ideally suited by the likelihood of drying ground at the Wrexham circuit.

Sawago should be up to the task in the Oxted Handicap Chase at Lingfield.

The Gary Moore-trained seven-year-old arrested a troubling run of form at Fontwell in December when he got to within two and a half lengths of the likeable Quapriland over this two-mile trip.

Despite having been raised 2lb for that decent effort, he remains reasonably treated on his best form.

He is also seemingly competent enough to handle whatever the ground might be like at the Surrey venue.

Noguchi can gain a long overdue success in the Free Entry Every Wednesday For Betdaq Members Handicap at Kempton.

Trained in Newmarket by Michael Murphy, the eight-year-old gelding has been in fine fettle throughout the winter and deserves to be recognised as a leading player for this mile-and-a-quarter affair.

The chestnut son of Pivotal has finished in the money on his last two visits to the Sunbury venue, and was a little unfortunate to be chinned by just a nose here on January 28.

Noguchi looked the winner for most of the one-mile-three-furlong trip, but edged to his right inside the final furlong as Reflect pounced at the death.

Such are the slender margins in all-weather racing, this slight drop in trip might just be enough to see him hit the target for the first time since November 2010.

Desert Donkey looks the solution to the Win Big With Betdaq Multiples Handicap.

Andrew Balding's three-year-old makes his handicap bow off a mark of 64, which appears fair enough given his encouraging second in maiden company at Lingfield.

The gelded son of Acclamation improved significantly on two moderate earlier runs when he succumbed by just a short head to Secret Of Success over this six-furlong trip.

Indeed, the form from that race should soon look pretty good as the winner, who was making her racecourse debut, seems above average.

There appears nothing of that calibre of animal in this line-up, which will give his supporters plenty of hope.

Tiger's Home could go well at a fair price in the Kempton For Weddings Fillies' Handicap.

The Julia Feilden-trained three-year-old will be having her first outing for 121 days, but her Lingfield turf form in the summer deserves close scrutiny.

Feilden's filly twice finished off her races to some effect at the Surrey course and could be interesting off a humble mark of 57 in what looks a trappy affair.


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