• 14:35 Nicol Hughes Novices' Hurdle3m

  • Winner £5,393 2nd £1,584 3rd £792 4th £396
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 26.20s
  • Off time: 14:35:25
14:35 Bangor-on-Dee Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st O'Faolains Boy (IRE) 2/1
2nd Ballytober 6/1
3rd Perfect Candidate (IRE) 40/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 F114/71 Dark Blue, Light Blue hoop, checked sleeves and cap Ballytober 49
Distance Winner
7 11-8 P J Hobbs R Johnson 6/17.00
2 P23-211 Dark blue and red (quartered), chevrons on sleeves, white cap Dungeel (IRE) 38
7 11-8 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 130 9/25.50
3 1F-4132 Yellow, Red spots Midnight Appeal 14
Course WinnerDistance Winner
8 11-4 b A King Wayne Hutchinson 134 9/43.25
4 2F1-311 PURPLE and YELLOW stripes, BLACK sleeves and cap O'Faolains Boy (IRE) 34
Distance Winner
6 11-4 Miss R Curtis P E Corbett (7) 2/13.00
5 03P-P7U White, Red Cross of Lorraine and armlets Glenwood Present (IRE) 52
Distance Winner
6 10-12 t R H Buckler A Glassonbury 80/181.00
6 66 Light Green and White (quartered), White sleeves, Light Green cap Perfect Candidate (IRE) 31
Beaten Favourite
6 10-12 F O'Brien P J Brennan 40/141.00
7 P/F2-P5 Red, royal blue star, red sleeves, royal blue spots Susquehanna River (IRE) 30
6 10-12 N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 66/167.00
8 1411-52 Black, yellow seams, black sleeves, yellow spots, black cap, yellow star My Flora 71
Beaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 10-5 D McCain Jnr A P Lane 10/111.00
9 P7 Orange, Emerald Green Cross of Lorraine and armlets, Emerald Green and Orange quartered cap Turn The Tide 31
5 10-5 D L Williams Gerard Tumelty 250/1251.00


My Flora was a useful hunter chaser but proved no match for Scolastica on her hurdling debut at Uttoxeter and, though the much longer trip here will help, Jason Maguire prefers stablemate Dungeel who has won both starts over timber. Midnight Appeal will be a threat to all as he's been in good form, winning at Hereford in December before finishing third in a Grade 2 at Cheltenham and going close over an inadequate trip in a jumpers' bumper at Kempton. Ballytober has more to do than when winning a maiden hurdle at Ascot however. O'FAOLAINS BOY also needs to improve a little to land this but Rebecca Curtis has some decent staying prospects in her yard and rates this one quite highly. He impressed over 2m4f at Chepstow and the extra half-mile should be right up his street so he gets the vote.