• 15:35 Novices' Chase2m 4f 110y

  • Winner £2,602 2nd £764 3rd £382 4th £191
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 58.30s
  • Off time: 15:35:42
15:35 Bangor-on-Dee Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Gus Macrae (IRE) 9/4
2nd Henry Hook (IRE) 4/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 4/35058- Dark Blue and Maroon (quartered), White sleeves Dr Livingstone (IRE) 30
6 10-12 C R Egerton Jimmy McCarthy 7/18.00
2 844948- Maroon and White diabolo, White sleeves, quartered cap Gus Macrae (IRE) 21
7 10-12 pt Miss R Curtis A P McCoy 117 9/43.25
3 10941P- Yellow, red seams, yellow sleeves, red spots, yellow cap Henry Hook (IRE) 64
Distance Winner
7 10-12 V R A Dartnall D F O'Regan 4/15.00
4 12552/2- Royal Blue, Yellow stripe, chevrons on sleeves, Yellow cap Princeful (FR) 86
8 10-12 Evan Williams R Flint 119 2/13.00
5 D22317- Light blue, white braces and sleeves Rawaaj 26
5 10-12 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 15/28.50


Henry Hook has ability but proved very hard to predict over hurdles and he is probably best watched on his fencing bow. Princeful has been difficult to train but has already had three runs over the larger obstacles, finishing second at Lingfield and Ffos Las. He can't be ignored along with Donald McCain's five-year-old Rawaaj but Gus Macrae is already beginning to look exposed in this sphere. DR LIVINGSTONE has a rating of a 124 over hurdles and has been fighting a losing battle with the handicapper for some time. He also has a high rating on the Flat so Charlie Egerton doesn't have much option but to send him over fences - he has the class to land this if jumping adequately.