Bangor-on-Dee

  • 15:40 Broxton Gates Handicap Hurdle 2m 4f

  • Winner £3,422 2nd £998 3rd £499
  • Going: Good to Soft (Soft in places on paddock bend)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 57.50s
  • Off time: 15:40:58
15:40 Bangor-on-Dee Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Rocky Stone (IRE) 7/2
2nd Valrene 9/2
3rd Ballycracken (IRE) 33/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 132554 White, Dark Green triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves, White cap, Dark Green diamond Tribal Dance (IRE) 36
Course and Distance Winner
8 11-12 J G M O'Shea Ciaran McKee (7) 100 10/111.00
2 393189 Royal Blue, Yellow stripe, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow stars Rocky Stone (IRE) 30
6 11-11 D McCain Jnr Henry Brooke 99 7/24.50
3 23P-PP6 Dark Blue, Red cross belts, quartered cap Valrene 26
8 11-7 R Dickin C Poste 95 9/25.50
4 5400F0 EMERALD GREEN, red sash, halved sleeves, red cap Miller's Maverick 11
6 11-6 J G Cann T J O'Brien 94 10/111.00
5 36/3P58- Royal Blue, Yellow disc, Yellow sleeves, Royal Blue spots, Yellow cap Blazing Desert 32
10 11-3 W Kinsey Thomas Garner (5) 91 7/18.00
6 3/P-4427 Purple and yellow stripes, light blue sleeves, yellow cap Mist The Boat 197
6 11-2 Tim Vaughan Michael Byrne 90 11/43.75
7 04468 White, Black sleeves, Red cap, White hoop Delineate (IRE) 10
5 11-1 G C Maundrell Mr Z Baker (7) 89 22/123.00
8 5-P65PP Royal Blue, White chevron, Royal Blue sleeves, White stars, Red cap Ballycracken (IRE) 26
10 10-2 b1 D Pearson Joseph Cornwall (5) 76 33/134.00
9 434179 Red, Grey hooped sleeves, Red cap, Grey star Peqeno Diablo (IRE) 48
Distance Winner
9 10-0 pt Miss C Dyson Gerald Quinn (7) 72 12/113.00
10 0/0050 Black, Red stars, Red sleeves, Black armlets and star on Red cap Femme D'espere 14
8 10-0 T Wall Josh Wall (7)(ex1) 69 66/167.00

Verdict

ROCKY STONE is dropped in trip and that may just enable him to recapture his best form, though he did win over 3m1f at Wetherby in January. Tribal Dance only beat Mist The Boat by a head over course and distance back in September and the runner-up is 12lb better off now, though hasn't raced since. Peqeno Diablo won at Fontwell on Boxing Day but has gone backwards since and none of the others have shown enough lately to suggest they can get involved.