14:45 Bangor Fri 8 February 2019
- Excel Signs Wrexham Novices' Hurdle (Class 3)
- 2m 7f 7y,
- 9 Runners
- Surface: Turf
Debut Irish point winner who would probably have been placed on his hurdles debut over C&D, but fell late on, before winning comfortably at Uttoxeter (soft) last time. Looks one of the leading lights again here.
Debut Irish point winner who won comfortably on his rules debut in a Chepstow maiden hurdle (2m3½f, soft) in November. Has not been rushed back to the track and should benefit from that and this longer trip. Claims.
Debut Irish point winner got achieved the win that he had been threatening to, in what looked an above average Chepstow novices' hurdle last time. Already placed in a Grade 2 over 3m, so stamina not an issue and he looks a strong contender.
Triple Irish point winner who has been placed in two bumpers and was just collared on debut over hurdles at Navan in December. Handles soft ground and should be very competitive.
Debut Irish point winner who showed promise on his first rules start at Haydock in December. Could not back that up at Uttoxeter last time, however, and will probably have to wait for other days.
Won a Limerick bumper on his second start for Thomas Cooper. Has been going back in the right direction since joining this trainer. Steps up again in trip here, which ought to suit. Wouldn't need huge improvement to figure.
Improving over fences lately and now switches back to hurdles after being 16L third in the Lincolnshre National at Market Rasen last time. Not written off, but others have stronger claims.
Has shown next to nothing in points or on last month's hurdles debut here. Can only watch.
Has looked potentially useful on his last two starts at Chepstow and Ffos Las, both at around 2m4f and on testing ground. Longer trip looks positive and he is another interesting runner in a competitive heat.
Last Year's Winner
|Good Man Pat||5||10-12||2/1|
|T: A KingJ: Thomas Bellamy|
Lisnagar Oscar (5/2), Captain Cj (11/4), Ardlethen (9/2), Deise Aba (9/2), Shaman Du Berlais (12/1), Jammy George (14/1), Late Romantic (16/1), Halloween Harry (16/1), Mon Garcon Frankie (250/1)
- Deise Aba
- Lisnagar Oscar
- Captain Cj
Next Race Off
Roger Fell is clearly keen to win the AGMA Stablemate Carlisle Bell, and Anita Chambers fancies Tadaawol to score.
Archie Perkins can claim his third win of the year, according to Anita Chambers - she has a tip for every race on Tuesday.
Ryan Moore is fancied to be among the winner aboard Nicklaus at Salisbury on Wednesday.