Rea Valley Juvenile Maiden Hurdle 2m 1f

  • (3yo, 2m 1f, Class 4, 7 runners)
  • Winner £2,534 2nd £744 3rd £372 4th £186
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 14.20s
  • Off time: 14:31:06
Full result
Result 14:30 Bangor-on-Dee
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 2 Counsel 6/1
2nd 4 Moidore 7 10/11f

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 4
Yellow, light green stripe, halved sleeves, light green and yellow quartered cap Bells Of Berlin 13
  • T:Tim Vaughan
  • J:Aidan Coleman
  • Form: 4
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 10-12t
  • OR:
  • Naps:
3 152 10-12 t Tim Vaughan Aidan Coleman 66/1
2 4
Yellow, Royal Blue seams, Grey sleeves, Royal Blue seams, Royal Blue cap Counsel (IRE) 17
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:J M Maguire
  • Form: 4
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 10-12t1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
3 152 10-12 t1 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 6/1
4 3
Dark blue, white chevron, white and dark blue striped sleeves Moidore 17
  • T:J J Quinn
  • J:D C Costello
  • Form: 3
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
3 152 10-12 J J Quinn D C Costello 10/11f
5 3
MAROON Suraj 14
  • T:Jonjo O'Neill
  • J:R P Mclernon
  • Form: 3
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
3 152 10-12 Jonjo O'Neill R P Mclernon 9/4
6
Yellow, Red epaulets, Red sleeves, Yellow diamonds, Red cap Take Two 19
  • T:J G M O'Shea
  • J:Donal Fahy
  • Form:
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
3 152 10-12 J G M O'Shea Donal Fahy 14/1
7 P
Emerald Green, White seams, White sleeves, Emerald Green armlets, Yellow cap Watt Broderick (IRE) 17
  • T:Ian Williams
  • J:Robert McCarth
  • Form: P
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
3 152 10-12 Ian Williams Robert McCarth (5) 50/1
8 F
Red, purple and red check sleeves Za'lan (USA) 64
  • T:C J Mann
  • J:D Crosse
  • Form: F
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 10-12b
  • OR:
  • Naps:
3 152 10-12 b C J Mann D Crosse 40/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
3 7
Dropzone (USA) 35
  • Nag Me
  • T:R Lee
  • J:C Poste
  • Form: 7
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
3 1012 R Lee C Poste NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   Cuban Piece (IRE)
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:A P McCoy
3 10-12 D McCain Jnr A P McCoy 7/2
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In depth

Verdict

Za'Lan fell on his hurdles bow at Worcester while Watt Broderick was pulled up in the Aintree race in which Counsel finished fourth, a long way behind third Moidore. The latter should have few problems confirming that form and will be winning soon but SURAJ will be a tough nut to crack here. Despite showing signs of inexperience Jonjo O'Neill's colt, a decent staying handicapper on the Flat, only gave best after the last at Haydock and will be more the finished article here - he can recoup losses. Take Two was also a winner on the level and is preferred to the once-raced Bells Of Berlin and Dropzone of the others, though this looks a tough start.

Formwatch

Dropzone (USA) 14-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, not fluent 2nd, ridden approaching 3 out, no impression, 7th of 9, 26l behind Haymarket (10-9) at Ludlow 2m 3yo mdn hdl (4) gd in Oct.

Counsel (IRE) 7-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, lost place 2nd, headway 5th, ridden after next, weakened approaching 3 out, tailed off, 4th of 7, 37l behind Handazan (11-0) at Aintree 2m 1f 3yo hdl (4) sft in Oct.

Moidore 2-1fav (11-0) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, not fluent 1st, held in 3rd when mistake 2 out, blundered last, closed on tiring rivals towards finish, almost got 2nd, 3rd of 7, 4l behind Handazan (11-0) at Aintree 2m 1f 3yo hdl (4) sft in Oct.

Suraj 4-7fav (10-12) Towards rear and in touch, took keen hold, jumped right 4th, not fluent 4 out, chased winner from 3 out, ridden before last, lost 2nd flat, kept on same pace, 3rd of 5, 4l behind Right To Rule (10-12) at Haydock 2m 3yo hdl (4) gs in Oct.

Bells Of Berlin 20-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders, ridden and no chance with winner 2 out, weakened before last, tailed off, 4th of 6, 42l behind Vasco Du Ronceray (10-12) at Hereford 2m 1f 3yo hdl (4) gs.

Watt Broderick (IRE) 50-1 (10-9) Held up in rear, mistake 4th, not fluent next, ridden and weakened after 6th, soon pulled up, in a race won by Handazan (11-0) at Aintree 2m 1f 3yo hdl (4) sft in Oct, 7 ran.

Za'lan (USA) 10-1 (10-5) Prominent when not fluent 1st, chased leaders, ridden and lost place 3rd, 8th when fell 5th, in a race won by Third Half (10-12) at Worcester 2m 3yo hdl (4) gd in Sep, 11 ran.

Take Two 15-2 (9-7) Awkwardly away, in rear, headway under pressure 2f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, never reached leaders, 5th of 9, 6l behind Anya (9-5) at Newbury 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) hvy in Oct (flat).