• 17:55 Countryside Alliance Open Hunters' Chase3m 110y

  • Winner £1,317 2nd £405 3rd £203
  • Going: Good to Soft (Soft in places on paddock bend)
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 33.40s
  • Off time: 17:55:48
17:55 Bangor-on-Dee Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st King Fontaine (IRE) 2/1
2nd How's My Friend 3/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 5P4-643 Brown, green diamond and sleeves, dark blue cap Best Served Cold 13
Distance Winner
8 12-0 J J O'Shea Conor Smith (7) 115 8/19.00
2 05354P Dark blue, red seams, dark blue sleeves, red stars, light blue cap Croan Rock (IRE) 29
Distance Winner
9 12-0 p R A Owen Mr J Lyttle (7) 93 6/17.00
3 334U32 Dark blue, light blue hooped sleeves, yellow cap How's My Friend 10
9 12-0 J G Cann Miss A Bush (7) 108 3/14.00
4 5-442P0 Yellow, Red Cross of Lorraine Island Life (IRE) 9
11 12-0 p S Flook Mr Derek Smith (7) 104 16/117.00
5 22-2U51 Brown, Green diamond and sleeves, Orange cap King Fontaine (IRE) 13
Distance Winner
11 12-0 J J O'Shea Mr G Crow (3) 111 2/13.00
6 0-22P33 Emerald green, dark blue stars, chevrons on sleeves, hooped cap Ski Sunday 23
Beaten Favourite
9 12-0 t Tim Vaughan MR A J Doyle (5) 112 7/24.50


Croan Rock ran in the Foxhunters at Cheltenham, though was pulled up. Ski Sunday wasn't beaten far at Chepstow last time but obviously isn't as good as he once was. KING FONTAINE won easily between the flags just under two weeks ago and was a decent performer under Rules in his day. That confidence-booster may have been required and he can beat stablemate Best Served Cold and consistent Wincanton runner-up How's My Friend to land this.