• 18:00 Exterion Media Novices' Hurdle2m 1f

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


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 58.06s
  • Off time: 18:01:22
18:00 Bangor-on-Dee Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Bonobo (IRE) 11/10
2nd Mawaqeet (USA) 11/10


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 241-143 Dark Blue, Light Blue sleeves, quartered cap Bonobo (IRE) 27
7 11-5 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 120 11/102.10
2 5-7 Black, large White spots, Black sleeves, White spots, Black cap, White star Cockney Class (USA) 59
7 10-12 Dave Roberts Lee Edwards 25/126.00
3 87/P Light blue and red diamonds, light blue sleeves and cap Flemensworth (IRE) 6
6 10-12 t1 F O'Brien Conor Shoemark (5) 12/113.00
4 77 Grey, red cap, grey diamond Inca Kola 9
6 10-12 P Griffin Tony Kelly (3) 50/151.00
5 5 Red, black triple diamond, striped sleeves, hooped cap Mawaqeet (USA) 24
Beaten Favourite
5 10-12 b D McCain Jnr K Renwick 11/102.10


Bonobo is the one with experience and the ex-Irish Kevin Prendergast charge sets the standard on the book, albeit with nothing special about the form. Not that he'd need to be out of the ordinary, were in not for the presence of MAWAQEET. The McCain inmate was backed into favouritism in what looked a decent enough Aintree novice hurdle on debut but clearly needed the experience on the evidence of a relatively uninspiring effort. He'll improve for that and this drop in trip should help too. A useful performer on the level for Sir Michael Stoute, he should have too much class for the top-weight, especially in receipt of 7lb. Cockney Class is a token offering for the bronze medal.