• 17:05 A Cut Above Novices' Hurdle2m 4f

  • Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 59.00s
  • Off time: 17:05:23
17:05 Bangor-on-Dee Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Monkey Kingdom 4/1
2nd Big Hands Harry 1/2
3rd Shantou Tiger (IRE) 33/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 121 RED, WHITE sleeves, BLUE and WHITE striped cap Big Hands Harry 22
5 11-7 N J Henderson A Tinkler 137 1/21.50
2 12710-1 Beige, grey epaulets Monkey Kingdom 28
Distance Winner
6 11-7 t Miss R Curtis P E Corbett (5) 4/15.00
3 241 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Take The Cash (IRE) 20
Distance Winner
5 11-7 D McCain Jnr Henry Brooke 7/24.50
4 70P Purple, white hoops and armlets Alfie Moone 13
6 11-1 B Leavy Conor Smith (7) 100/1101.00
5 P8 Dark blue, yellow chevrons, light blue sleeves, yellow armlets, dark blue and yellow quartered cap Garton Star (IRE) 44
5 11-1 H Fry R Mahon 25/126.00
6 654 Dark Blue, Red disc, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Shantou Tiger (IRE) 25
5 11-1 D McCain Jnr James Cowley (7) 33/134.00
7 000 Red, Yellow seams, hooped cap Flobury 10
6 10-8 B Leavy L Heard 100/1101.00
8 88-P05 Royal blue, dark blue star, yellow sleeves and cap Izza Diva 22
6 10-8 t J R Holt Paul Moloney 100/1101.00


Monkey Kingdom won a maiden hurdle at Chepstow last month but another couple of recent winners look to have stronger form. BIG HANDS HARRY scored easily at Newbury last month and he gets the token vote on his yard's outstanding strike rate with hurdlers at the track. But Take The Cash has similar form given he also beat a previous winner when opening his account at Sedgefield and it would be no surprise if he came out best. Stablemate Shantou Tiger makes his hurdling bow and makes most appeal of the remainder who have shown little so far.