• 18:15 Shade Oak Stud Novices' Hurdle2m 1f

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


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 58.20s
  • Off time: 18:15:46
18:15 Bangor-on-Dee Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Aazif (IRE) 4/6
2nd Kettlewell 5/2


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 243-112 Black, grey disc, armlets and cap Aazif (IRE) 27
Distance Winner
4 11-10 t D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 129 4/61.67
2 342/13- Dark blue and white check, white sleeves, dark blue stars, white cap, dark blue star Bob Tucker (IRE) 143
6 10-12 B G Powell A P Cawley 15/28.50
3 13-2U4 WHITE and BLACK diabolo, WHITE sleeves, BLACK and WHITE striped cap Wintered Well (IRE) 16
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 10-12 Jennie Candlish Sean Quinlan 16/117.00
4 35-12F Royal blue, red chevron, red and royal blue hooped sleeves, red cap, royal blue star Kettlewell 8
4 10-10 W Greatrex A P McCoy 5/23.50
5 7P Dark Blue, Light Blue sleeves, quartered cap Pru 21
5 10-5 Mrs M Evans Conor Ring (7) 200/1201.00


A race no easier for the lack of numbers and with Donald McCain holding the lion's share of the entries at the five-day stage, he relies upon AAZIF. The four-year-old made light work of his rivals in two easy wins at Sedgefield and though he will have a double penalty to carry, he still appears to be on the upgrade. Kettlewell overjumped at the first at Newton Abbot and gave his rider no chance of staying on board. The fact that Tony McCoy is prepared to get in the saddle makes him very much of interest. Bob Tucker won a bumper at Worcester on his debut for Brendan Powell and ran a fair race under a winner's penalty at Doncaster. Wintered Well never saw the track when with Jonjo O'Neill, but he has shaped with some promise for Jennie Candlish. That said, he would need to leave behind a very moderate effort at Market Rasen earlier in the month.