Excel Signs Handicap Hurdle 2m 1f

  • (4yo+, 2m 1f, Class 4, 8 runners)
  • Winner £3,119 2nd £916 3rd £458 4th £229
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 23.10s
  • Off time: 15:47:48
Full result
Result 15:45 Bangor-on-Dee
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 2 Swaledale Lad 15/2
2nd 7 Mecox Bay 37 4/1
3rd 1 Peaks Of Fire 13/2

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 222334
Royal blue, white star, diamonds on sleeves, royal blue cap, white star Peaks Of Fire (IRE) 34
  • T:Miss J E Foster
  • J:Samantha Drake
  • Form: 222334
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12p
  • OR: 110
  • Naps:
6 166 11-12 p Miss J E Foster Samantha Drake (7) 110 13/2
2 322-597
Maroon, dark blue chevrons, quartered cap Swaledale Lad (IRE) 41
  • T:R Ford
  • J:Harry Challoner
  • Form: 322-597
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-9
  • OR: 107
  • Naps:
6 163 11-9 R Ford Harry Challoner (5) 107 15/2
3 0FR-42
Red, Black hoop, hooped sleeves Engai (GER) 33
  • T:D G Bridgwater
  • J:T J Phelan
  • Form: 0FR-42
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 103
  • Naps:
7 159 11-5 D G Bridgwater T J Phelan 103 6/1
4 0-11586
ROYAL BLUE, WHITE braces, checked sleeves, ROYAL BLUE cap, WHITE star Behtarini (IRE) 130
  • T:C N Kellett
  • J:R Flint
  • Form: 0-11586
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 102
  • Naps:
6 158 11-4 C N Kellett R Flint 102 66/1
5 2PP21P
BLACK, WHITE diamond, armlets and star on cap Lucky Prince 24
  • T:B Eckley
  • J:Gary Derwin
  • Form: 2PP21P
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR: 100
  • Naps:
6 156 11-2 B Eckley Gary Derwin (7) 100 9/2
6 4P-05
Dark Green and White stripes, Dark Green sleeves, White armlets, White cap Louxor Des Mottes (FR) 32
  • T:F M O'Brien
  • J:P J Brennan
  • Form: 4P-05
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-1t1
  • OR: 99
  • Naps:
5 155 11-1 t1 F M O'Brien P J Brennan 99 9/1
7 055
Light blue, maroon star, maroon sleeves, light blue stars, maroon cap, light blue star Mecox Bay (IRE) 31
  • T:Jennie Candlish
  • J:S Quinlan
  • Form: 055
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 98
  • Naps:
6 154 11-0 Jennie Candlish S Quinlan 98 4/1
8 411286
Pink, Pink and Black diabolo on sleeves, White cap, Black star Lean Burn (USA) 31
  • T:B Leavy
  • J:Danny Cook
  • Form: 411286
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-5
  • OR: 89
  • Naps:
7 145 10-5 B Leavy Danny Cook 89 10/3f

In depth

Verdict

This is little better than a seller but we ran out of patience with Peaks Of Fire a long time ago and Swaledale Lad, who showed promise last season, has barely picked his feet up in a couple of runs this winter. LUCKY PRINCE was second over course and distance in December and should figure back over his best trip as he has the beating of Lean Burn on the form book. He gets the nod though Engai ran his best race so far in this country at Plumpton last month. The German import makes more appeal than Behtarini. Louxor Des Mottes and Mecox Bay.

Formwatch

Swaledale Lad (IRE) 25-1 (11-3) Led, jumped left and headed 3 out, weakened before last, 7th of 11, 24l behind Renoyr (11-1) at Doncaster 2m nov hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Dec.

Mecox Bay (IRE) 25-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, challenged 5th, no extra 2 out, 5th of 12, 24l behind Pine Creek (11-5) at Leicester 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Jan.

Peaks Of Fire (IRE) 4-1 (11-3) Held up towards rear, weakened before 3 out, 4th of 6, 33l behind One For Harry (11-8) at Newcastle 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) hvy in Jan.

Lean Burn (USA) 12-1 (11-1) Held up towards rear, headway approaching 3 out, not able to get on terms with leaders, 6th of 9, 4l behind Thunderstorm (11-9) at Leicester 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Jan.

Engai (GER) 11-1 (11-5) Held up towards rear and keen, headway 4 out, led 3 out, ridden and pressed before last, headed run-in, kept on, 2nd of 12, 3l behind Rocky Elsom (11-1) at Plumpton 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Jan.

Behtarini (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) Towards rear, ridden after 3 out, soon weakened, 6th of 11, 35l behind Southway Star (11-5) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Oct.

Louxor Des Mottes (FR) 25-1 (11-6) In touch in mid-division, not fluent 5th or 7th, headway after 3 out, no extra before last, 5th of 8, 24l behind Sound Investment (11-6) at Taunton 2m 3f mdn hdl (5) sft in Jan.

Lucky Prince 4-1 (9-13) Prominent, hit 5th, weakened before 3 out, pulled up before next, in a race won by The Bear Trap (10-12) at Ffos Las 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Jan, 9 ran.