14:55 Bangor Wed 14 November 2018

  • Hays Travel Handicap Hurdle (Class 2)
  • 2m 3f 123y, Good to Soft
  • 11 Runners
  • Winner£14,076.002nd£4,158.003rd£2,079.004th£1,040.005th£520.006th£261.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Weighed In

Winning time:4m 57.6sOff time:14:55:54
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1
1111-12OR: 144D
9/1

Has completed a summer hat-trick for Alex Hales and has since moved to another new yard. Has struck up a good partnership with this rider but taking on stronger opposition here off a tough looking mark.

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2
911-4OR: 136CD
12/1

Jumped well when making all to win this 12 months ago off 1lb lower. but not at his best since. Record here reads 2121 so hard to write off with stable hitting form.

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3
711-3OR: 135C
3/1

Won here first time out last season and ended campaign with soft ground win at Warwick off 4lb lower mark. Arrives on the back of a solid reappearance and stable have an 8-24 record here with hurdlers in past five seasons.

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4
1011-2OR: 134
11/4

Has only had 10 runs in past five years so clearly fragile. Hard to argue he is well-handicapped at present and others arrive proven fit.

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5
1011-0OR: 132D
66/1

Wide margin winner at Hexham during the summer but she has been beaten on all seven starts from marks above 130.

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6
811-0OR: 132
16/1

Won Grade 3 handicap chase in heavy ground at Cheltenham in January off 133. Disappointing over fences on return and conditions promise to be on the quick side for him.

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7
610-9OR: 127
20/1

French Flat stayer fully appreciated this longer trip when scoring at Ludlow in April. Fairly weighted on that form but stable have made a slow start to the winter campaign.

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8
610-4OR: 122BF
25/1

Winner on hurdles debut at Hexham last year (heavy ground) and ran at least as well in two subsequent defeats before disappointing on final start. Had a break and should do better again, but this ground is a concern.

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9
910-4OR: 122D
33/1

Ex-Willie Mullins chaser/hurdler acquired recently for £21,000. Has a consistent profile but one which suggests he faces a stiff task at the weights.

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10
810-4OR: 122D
12/1

Consistent sort who got his head back in front at Uttoxeter in April after a string of placed efforts. Up in class and racing on quicker ground with his yard having gone off the boil lately.

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11
610-3OR: 121
3/1

Full brother to Grand National winner Ballabriggs has shown some promise whilst crying out for fences. Facing a tough task in tis company at the weights, but we are yet to see the best of him.

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Last Year's Winner

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Dashing Oscar711-02/1
T: H FryJ: N D Fehily

Betting

Forecast

Wilde Blue Yonder (11/4), Whatmore (3/1), Present Ranger (3/1), Mister Fizz (9/1), Secret Legacy (12/1), Dashing Oscar (12/1), Ballyhill (16/1), Shalakar (20/1), Silva Eclipse (25/1), Steel Wave (33/1), Card Game (66/1)

Verdict

Mister Fizz and Card Game have had good summers but are fully weighted as a result. Shalakar and Silva Eclipse should be winning races this term but both are likely to need this. Last year's winner Dashing Oscar has an excellent record here but his latest run makes him hard to recommend. As a result the vote goes to another course winner, WHATMORE, who ran well in the Silver Trophy having made much of the running. If building on that in a weaker race then he looks the obvious one to beat.
  1. Whatmore
  2. Dashing Oscar
  3. Present Ranger

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