Bangor-on-Dee

  • 14:30 Rea Valley Juvenile Maiden Hurdle2m 1f

  • Winner £2,534 2nd £744 3rd £372 4th £186
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 14.20s
  • Off time: 14:31:06
14:30 Bangor-on-Dee Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Counsel (IRE) 6/1
2nd Moidore 10/11

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 4 Yellow, light green stripe, halved sleeves, light green and yellow quartered cap Bells Of Berlin 13
3 10-12 t Tim Vaughan Aidan Coleman 66/167.00
2 4 Yellow, Royal Blue seams, Grey sleeves, Royal Blue seams, Royal Blue cap Counsel (IRE) 17
3 10-12 t1 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 6/17.00
4 3 Dark blue, white chevron, white and dark blue striped sleeves Moidore 17
Beaten Favourite
3 10-12 J J Quinn D C Costello 10/111.91
5 3 MAROON Suraj 14
Beaten Favourite
3 10-12 Jonjo O'Neill R P McLernon 9/43.25
6 Yellow, Red epaulets, Red sleeves, Yellow diamonds, Red cap Take Two 19
3 10-12 J G M O'Shea Donal Fahy 14/115.00
7 P Emerald Green, White seams, White sleeves, Emerald Green armlets, Yellow cap Watt Broderick (IRE) 17
3 10-12 Ian Williams Robert McCarth (5) 50/151.00
8 F Red, purple and red check sleeves Za'lan (USA) 64
3 10-12 b C J Mann D Crosse 40/141.00
Non runners
37Dropzone (USA)310-12R LeeC Poste

Verdict

Za'Lan fell on his hurdles bow at Worcester while Watt Broderick was pulled up in the Aintree race in which Counsel finished fourth, a long way behind third Moidore. The latter should have few problems confirming that form and will be winning soon but SURAJ will be a tough nut to crack here. Despite showing signs of inexperience Jonjo O'Neill's colt, a decent staying handicapper on the Flat, only gave best after the last at Haydock and will be more the finished article here - he can recoup losses. Take Two was also a winner on the level and is preferred to the once-raced Bells Of Berlin and Dropzone of the others, though this looks a tough start.