13:45 Bangor-on-Dee Sat 13 April 2019
Returning from a break when 15L third in a 2m4f novices' handicap chase at Uttoxeter (good) a fortnight ago. Dropped 3lb for that effort and one to note in this contest.
Registered a first chase success when winning by 5L over 2m4f at Huntingdon (good) in February. Given a break since and is interesting despite an 11lb rise in the weights.
Disappointing in three starts since wind surgery most recently when pulled up over an extended 2m at Newbury (good-to-soft) last month. Others hold stronger claims stepping up in distance.
Winner of a handicap chase over an extended 2m3f at Chepstow (good-to-soft) by 3L last month. Previously a decent third at Taunton (2m7f, good) and is interesting despite a 5lb rise in the weights.
Good third in a 2m4f handicap hurdle at Uttoxeter (good-to-soft) in November but pulled up on chase debut at Taunton (2m7f, good) subsequently. Worth a check in the market dropping in distance.
C&D winner improved on some decent efforts in defeat over fences when winning a 2m4f handicap hurdle at Ffos Las (soft) last weekend. Leading contender off a 2lb higher mark on his return to fences.
Decent efforts in defeat in recent starts including when 15L third at Hereford (2m5f, good-to-soft) last time out. Looking for a first Rules success in this event.
Point-to-point bumper winner and signs of ability in a bumper and four starts over hurdles. Well held on handicap debut last time out however and probably best watched on chase debut.
Fair third over 2m at Ludlow (good) in February but struggled at Market Rasen (2m1f, good) subsequently and step up in distance not certain to suit.
Sole success in 14 starts came in a 2m4f handicap hurdle at Worcester (good) last July. Decent 14L third in a 2m4f novices' handicap chase at Warwick (soft) in November but more needed on return from a break.
Last Year's Winner
|T: P F NichollsJ: Bryony Frost|
Gone Platinum (4/1), Inaminna (9/2), Air De Rock (5/1), Barton Knoll (11/2), Court Duty (17/2), Quiz Master (9/1), Overworkdunderpaid (9/1), Jaisalmer (14/1), Ninth Wave (22/1), Holryale (25/1), Dark Invader (28/1)
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- Barton Knoll
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