16:20 Bangor

Monday 23 January 2017

All13:5014:2014:5015:2015:5016:20

Bangor Novices' Handicap Hurdle

Class 5  |   2m 3f 123y  |   Soft  |   10 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 16:22  |   Winning time: 5m 2.94s

1st
8
10/1
T: S FlookJ: David Noonan (3)
Held up in 8th, steady headway when left 5th bypassing 3 out, tracked leading trio and closed on long run before 2 out, switched right between last two, quickened to lead before the last, soon clear, easily op 12/1 tchd 9/1
2nd
11
9
9/2
T: D McCain JnrJ: A P Lane
Held up off the pace in 5th, closer approaching 4th, left in close 2nd bypassing 3 out, led 2 out, ridden and headed before the last, no chance with winner, just held on for 2nd op 3/1
3rd
nk
10
610-5
9/4f
T: Alexandra DunnJ: Adam Wedge
Pulled hard, tracked leaders, left close 2nd bypassing 3 out, led narrowly on long run before 2 out, headed 2 out, lost 2nd and weakened before the last, plugged on run-in op 4/1
4th
6
7
20/1
T: T WallJ: Mr L Johnson (7)
Jumped badly left, well in rear, detached after 3rd, plugged on in modest 5th before 2 out, went 4th run-in tchd 16/1
5th
3
6
22/1
T: Sam ThomasJ: Miss C R Crane (7)
Tracked leading pair, mistake 3rd, 2nd before mistake next, left in lead bypassing 3 out, ridden and headed on long run before next, weakened soon after op 33/1 tchd 40/1
6th
16
1
6/1
T: D A ReesJ: Paul Moloney
Held up towards rear, left modest 4th bypassing 3 out, weakened next op 11/2 tchd 13/2
7th
28
5
16/1
T: Sam ThomasJ: J M Davies
Held up in 6th place, ridden and struggling in 7th bypassing 3 out, tailed off tchd 20/1
8th
nk
4
20/1
T: M MullineauxJ: Kielan Woods
Took keen hold in last pair, pushed along and struggling in 6th after bypassing 3 out, weakened before next, tailed off op 16/1

Also Ran

T: Katy PriceJ: Benjamin Poste (3)
Pulled hard, chased leader until after 3rd, chased leaders, weakened quickly after next, soon behind, tailed off when blundered 2 out, soon pulled up tchd 9/2
UR
3
17/2
T: Tim VaughanJ: R Johnson
Raced keenly, led, ducked left and unseated rider bypassing 3 out op 15/2 tchd 9/1

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Betting

Forecast

Goonjim (9/4), Only A Tipple (9/2), Champagne Benefit (5/1), Steel Native (6/1), Without Frontier (17/2), Highland Life (10/1), El Tiburon (16/1), Tara's Rainbow (20/1), Manton Boy (20/1), Wonga Swinger (22/1)

Verdict
A weak novice hurdle with quite a few handicap debuts, it will be interesting to see how those runners perform off their opening marks. Of those who have run in handicaps before, however, STEEL NATIVE could be able to overcome top weight. His fourth last time out at Ffos Las is some of the better form on offer, and we know he'll handle some cut in the ground. He is taken to see off Only A Tipple, who could be worth chancing for a new yard after a break, and El Tiburon, who may well improve for the first time headgear. 1. Steel Native 2. Only A Tipple 3. El Tiburon
Prize Money
1st:
£2,274.00
2nd:
£668.00
3rd:
£334.00
4th:
£167.00

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