Bangor-on-Dee

  • 13:45 Paramount Security 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle2m 1f

  • Winner £2,274 2nd £668 3rd £334 4th £167
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 58.70s
  • Off time: 13:45:48
13:45 Bangor-on-Dee Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Magnifique Etoile 5/4
2nd Amron Lad (IRE) 33/1
3rd Billy Merriott (IRE) 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 1-1 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Ballyclough (IRE) 29
Distance Winner
4 11-5 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 7/42.75
2 342-11 Yellow, Royal Blue diamond, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow diamonds Magnifique Etoile 53
Distance Winner
4 11-5 C E Longsdon Kielan Woods (5) 5/42.25
3 5-85 Royal Blue and White check, White sleeves, Yellow armlets, Royal Blue and Yellow quartered cap Ali Baba 28
5 10-12 A King Charlie Huxley (3) 50/151.00
4 D-8 Black, emerald green chevrons on sleeves Amron Lad (IRE) 25
4 10-12 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 33/134.00
5 222-7 Royal Blue, Yellow Cross of Lorraine, hooped sleeves, Yellow cap Billy Merriott (IRE) 44
5 10-12 t P F Nicholls D A Jacob 20/121.00
6 158-8 Grey, Pink epaulets, quartered cap Cousin Khee 19
4 10-12 H Morrison T J O'Brien 9/110.00
7 3 White, Royal Blue diamond, Royal Blue and White hooped sleeves, Orange cap Flicka Williams (IRE) 19
4 10-12 D McCain Jnr Henry Brooke (3) 40/141.00
8 0 Emerald green, yellow hoops, emerald green and yellow quartered cap Future Profit (IRE) 50
5 10-12 Jonjo O'Neill Mr A J Berry (3) 100/1101.00
9 23- YELLOW, PURPLE hoops and armlets, hooped cap Little Fritz (FR) 259
Beaten Favourite
4 10-12 N J Henderson D Bass (3) 16/117.00
10 3-05 Red, Yellow sash, Brown sleeves, Yellow cap, Red star Orangeaday 60
4 10-12 B I Case D Crosse 100/1101.00
11 78P- Dark Blue, Red disc, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Orlittlebylittle 411
5 10-12 D McCain Jnr J Kington (3) 200/1201.00
12 960 Red, Yellow triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves, Red cap, Yellow diamond Velator 9
4 10-12 A J Honeyball Rachael Green (5) 50/151.00
13 76 EMERALD GREEN & yellow HOOPED, Red cap Whistling Senator (IRE) 13
4 10-12 Jonjo O'Neill Maurice Linehan (7) 200/1201.00
14 6 Dark blue, orange disc, diabolo on sleeves, orange cap Cherry Vine 18
5 10-5 K C Bailey Sean Quinlan 66/167.00

Verdict

Ballyclough followed a shock bumper victory at Haydock in March with a smooth debut success over timber at Folkestone. He looks certain to improve again but will need to if he's to see off MAGNIFIQUE ETOILE, who could hardly have been more impressive in his victories in a Market Rasen bumper and a maiden over timber at Stratford which he won by 13 length. The latter gets the vote though both carry penalties here and Little Fritz is likely to make a bold bid with his allowance. Nicky Henderson's charge has cost his supporters dearly in two bumpers, however, where he has looked short of pace. This should be his game and he rates a threat alongside Flicka Williams, who will be better for a recent run in a Musselburgh bumper.