Utilities Connections Management Ltd Handicap Hurdle 2m 4f

  • (4yo+, 2m 4f, Class 5, 6 runners)
  • Winner £2,274 2nd £668 3rd £334 4th £167
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 50.80s
  • Off time: 17:05:52
Full result
Result 17:05 Bangor-on-Dee
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 3 Walter De La Mare 11/4
2nd 7 Baltic Ben 12/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 664-346
White, maroon hoops, maroon and white striped sleeves, maroon cap River Clare (IRE) 40
  • T:J G M O'Shea
  • J:R Johnson
  • Form: 664-346
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 99
  • Naps:
6 166 11-12 J G M O'Shea R Johnson 99 10/3
3 233P-54
Red, dark blue sleeves, white armlets and star on dark blue cap Walter De La Mare (IRE) 15
  • T:Mrs A L M King
  • J:A P McCoy
  • Form: 233P-54
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-6t
  • OR: 93
  • Naps:
7 160 11-6 t Mrs A L M King A P McCoy 93 11/4
4 0/6-F521
Red, Yellow stars, Yellow sleeves, Red armlets, Red cap One For Hocky (IRE) 13
  • T:N G Richards
  • J:B Harding
  • Form: 0/6-F521
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 91
  • Naps:
6 158 11-4 N G Richards B Harding 91 6/4f
5 787867
White and Orange check, hooped sleeves and cap Moaning Butcher 10
  • T:Dave Roberts
  • J:Lee Edwards
  • Form: 787867
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-3b
  • OR: 78
  • Naps:
4 143 10-3 b Dave Roberts Lee Edwards 78 20/1
6 0/54995
Red, yellow cross belts, white sleeves Farmers Cross (IRE) 26
  • T:J C Haynes
  • J:Henry Brooke
  • Form: 0/54995
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 10-1p1
  • OR: 74
  • Naps:
10 141 10-1 p1 J C Haynes Henry Brooke 74 12/1
7 44939P/
Turquoise Blue, Scarlet hoops, striped sleeves, White cap Baltic Ben (USA) 687
  • T:J Farrelly
  • J:A P Cawley
  • Form: 44939P/
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-0t1
  • OR: 69
  • Naps:
7 140 10-0 t1 J Farrelly A P Cawley 69 12/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
2 F-73036
Diamond Gesture (IRE) 13
  • Nag Me
  • T:F O'Brien
  • J:Conor Shoemark
  • Form: F-73036
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-7h
  • OR: 94
  • Naps:
6 117 h F O'Brien Conor Shoemark 94 NR

In depth

Verdict

Walter De La Mare is usually thereabouts but McCoy rides him on a regular basis, but the champ still hasn't managed to get a win out of Anabel Murphy's charge. One For Hocky won at Perth earlier this month but is 9lb higher now, though still appears to have the beating of Diamond Gesture. RIVER CLARE may have found a longer trip too far at Stratford last month. He'd shown promise previously over 2m4f and, eased a little in the weights, can open his account here with none of the bottom three making much appeal.

Formwatch

Diamond Gesture (IRE) 9-2 (11-5) Tracked leaders, ridden before 2 out, weakened approaching last, 6th of 8, 18l behind One For Hocky (10-6) at Perth 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs.

Walter De La Mare (IRE) 7-2 (11-6) Held up mid-division, ridden and headway before 3 out, kept on from last, 4th of 10, 14l behind Jewellery (10-7) at Fontwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf.

Baltic Ben (USA) 33-1 (10-5) Held up in touch, reminders 4th, tailed off and pulled up before 5 out, in a race won by Ivor's King (11-5) at Exeter 2m 3f cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy in Oct '12, 10 ran.

One For Hocky (IRE) 5-2fav (10-6) Held up in rear, headway 7th, led and edged right last, stayed on well, drawing clear towards finish, won at Perth 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs beating Solway Dandy (10-12) by 5l, 8 ran.

River Clare (IRE) 8-1 (11-3) Held up in rear, took keen hold, not fluent 7th, headway 3 out, mistake 2 out, weakened before last, 6th of 9, 21l behind Sur La Mer (11-12) at Stratford 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Jul.

Farmers Cross (IRE) 33-1 (10-2) Tracked leader, led narrowly 3rd, headed after 3 out, lost place before next, weakened last, 5th of 10, 22l behind Dorry K (10-13) at Market Rasen 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd.

Moaning Butcher 66-1 (10-9) In rear, ridden 4th, behind 8th, tailed off, last of 7, well behind Byron Blue (11-5) at Worcester 2m 7f nh nov hdl (4) gf.