• 14:15 Stella Artois Maiden Hurdle2m 4f

  • Winner £2,395 2nd £698 3rd £349
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 51.40s
  • Off time: 14:15:58
14:15 Bangor-on-Dee Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Hopstrings 6/4
2nd Swift Escape 11/4


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 00/607- White, Black chevron, Black sleeves, White diamonds, quartered cap Midnight Mustang 375
6 11-1 Andrew Martin Mr J Martin (7) 82 50/151.00
2 F2/33- White, dark blue and red chevrons on sleeves, red cap Spitfire Ace (IRE) 243
5 11-1 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 4/15.00
3 31/6-3 BLACK, EMERALD GREEN triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves, BLACK cap, EMERALD GREEN diamond Swift Escape 27
6 11-1 Tim Vaughan R Johnson 11/43.75
4 221 Dark Blue, White seams, striped sleeves, Dark Blue cap Dardanella 36
6 10-8 R Lee T Scudamore 10/34.33
5 1822 Blue and orange (quartered), blue and white striped cap Hopstrings 24
5 10-8 C P E Brooks Wayne Hutchinson 95 6/42.50


Midnight Mustang looks up against it but the remainder can all be given a chance of sorts. Better is expected from Spitfire Ace on only his second start over timber and Swift Escape should have come on for his comeback outing at Worcester last month. Bumper winner Dardanella is sure to figure if taking to the obstacles but HOPSTRINGS is just preferred. She's found the progressive As I Am too good on her last couple of starts in novice events including over track and trip last time but doesn't meet anything of that calibre in this and can go one better.