• 14:50 Edward Symmons Novices' Chase2m 4f 110y

  • Winner £3,054 2nd £897 3rd £448 4th £224
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 53.10s
  • Off time: 14:50:42
14:50 Bangor-on-Dee Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st What A Warrior (IRE) 7/1
2nd Benheir (IRE) 6/5
3rd Cross Of Honour (IRE) 11/4


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 5F1/311 Pink, black spots, black sleeves, pink armlets, white cap Alpine Breeze (IRE) 38
Distance Winner
6 11-5 D E Cantillon Peter Carberry (5) 120 12/113.00
2 284141 Red, yellow seams, striped sleeves and cap An Capall Mor (IRE) 22
Course WinnerDistance Winner
6 11-5 pt D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 125 10/111.00
3 7/11201- Dark Blue and White stripes, halved sleeves Benheir (IRE) 166
Course WinnerDistance Winner
6 10-12 Miss R Curtis A P McCoy 6/52.20
4 00-3117 Royal Blue, White stars, White sleeves, Red armlets, White and Red striped cap Captain Scarlett (IRE) 61
6 10-12 p J L Flint Donal Fahy 105 66/167.00
5 103217- Emerald Green and Red check, Yellow sleeves, Emerald Green armlets, Yellow cap Cross Of Honour (IRE) 201
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 10-12 t1 C E Longsdon R Johnson 11/43.75
6 217P13 Red, White triple diamond and armlets, Yellow cap Keenes Day (FR) 25
Distance Winner
7 10-12 t Mrs S Leech James Best (5) 40/141.00
7 32P24-1 Yellow, Brown sash, hooped sleeves and cap One Wish (IRE) 122
8 10-12 P J Hobbs T J O'Brien 25/126.00
8 7253PF- Dark Green, Light Blue hoop, Maroon sleeves, Light Blue cap Parsnip Pete 195
6 10-12 T R George P J Brennan 25/126.00
9 422256- Dark Blue and Maroon stripes, hooped sleeves Rebeccas Choice (IRE) 180
9 10-12 D Burchell Paul Moloney 115 22/123.00
10 0849S1- Yellow, dark blue cross belts, yellow sleeves, pink armlets, dark blue and yellow quartered cap What A Warrior (IRE) 207
Distance Winner
5 10-12 N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 118 7/18.00
Non runners
111/P16-15Meet Me At Dawn810-5N P MulhollandA Guerin74


A decent novice chase for the time of year and the two previous winners set a fair standard. The mare Alpine Breeze has already scored over the larger obstacles at Market Rasen and Huntingdon while An Capall Mor got off the mark at the first time of asking at Uttoxeter when beating a Philip Hobbs-trained odds-on shot. Hobbs runs winning pointer One Wish in this while winning hurdlers Captain Scarlett, Keenes Day and What A Warrior are worth a second look but may lack the scope of Cross Of Honour and BENHEIR. Charlie Longsdon's five-year-old has already won between the flags but may need the ground a little softer so we'll take Rebecca Curtis' charge to come out on top today. Thought good enough to contest the Albert Bartlett at Cheltenham in March, he's won over distance ranging from 2m and 3m and could be one to follow in the months ahead. Rebeccas Choice has gone close a couple of times already over fences but is starting to run out of chances.