• 12:10 Christmas Novices' Chase2m 1f 110y

  • Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 36.60s
  • Off time: 12:12:34
12:10 Bangor-on-Dee Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Open Hearted 2/1
2nd Ahyaknowyerself (IRE) 10/3


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 21-413F Beige, Red and White hooped sleeves and cap Ahyaknowyerself (IRE) 26
Distance Winner
7 11-0 Dr R D P Newland T J O'Brien 10/34.33
2 1F2P- Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Festive Affair (IRE) 231
5 11-0 Jonjo O'Neill R McGrath 22/123.00
3 1160-34 Yellow, Light Blue star, Light Blue cap Lord Of House (GER) 21
Distance Winner
5 11-0 pt C J Mann N D Fehily 125 14/115.00
4 110/310- Purple, Gold braid, Scarlet sleeves, Black velvet cap, Gold fringe Open Hearted 253
6 11-0 N J Henderson A Tinkler 133 2/13.00
5 1F116-4 Yellow, Royal Blue seams, Grey sleeves, Royal Blue seams, Royal Blue cap Up And Go (FR) 21
5 11-0 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 6/42.50


There are only five runners in this novice chase but it's a very competitive affair. Open Hearted had one run over fences last year, finishing third at Newbury, and there should be plenty more to come this term. But that's also the case with UP AND GO, who didn't stay 2m7f on his reappearance at Haydock. He'll probably get his own way out in front here, but can make all over the shorter trip. Lord Of House doesn't look a natural chaser while Ahyaknowyerself may need today's experience. Festive Affair has won between the flags but over further and is facing a tough task in this grade after a lay-off.