13:45 Bangor-on-Dee Sat 13 April 2019

  • Excel Signs Chase (Novices' Limited Handicap) (Class 4)
  • 2m 4f 72y, Good (Good to Soft in places)
  • 10 Runners
  • Winner£4,614.002nd£1,355.003rd£677.004th£350.005th£350.006th£350.007th£350.008th£350.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Winning time:5m 0.9sOff time:13:45:35
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1
711-10OR: 122D
11/2

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.

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2
711-8OR: 120D
5/1

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.

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3
711-7OR: 119D
25/1

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.

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4
811-6OR: 118
9/2

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.

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6
711-5OR: 117
9/1

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.

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7
1011-0OR: 112CD
4/1

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.

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8
610-11OR: 109
9/1

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.

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9
510-8OR: 106
22/1

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.

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10
710-6OR: 104
28/1

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.

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11
710-5OR: 103D
17/2

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.

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Non-Runners

5
Jaisalmer44
711-6OR: 118
T: M BradstockJ: J E Moore

Last Year's Winner

DRAWHORSEAWGTSP
Kapcorse511-56/1
T: P F NichollsJ: Bryony Frost

Betting

Forecast

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)

Verdict

AIR DE ROCK impressed in winning easily last time out and he can register another victory over fences in this opening contest. The selection represents a good yard and can get the better of top weight Barton Knoll who finished a decent third on his most recent start. Third place can go the way of Inanimma who was a winner last time out.
  1. Air De Rock
  2. Barton Knoll
  3. Inaminna

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