• 18:25 Caps On 4 Cancer Novices' Hurdle2m 1f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 59.10s
  • Off time: 18:25:42
18:25 Bangor-on-Dee Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Thumbs Up 7/4
2nd Sambulando (FR) 17/2
3rd Kack Handed 15/8


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 602/ Light blue, white seams, dark blue sleeves, light blue and dark blue quartered cap Dona 451
5 10-12 A King Wayne Hutchinson 9/110.00
2 89/2352- Light blue and maroon diamonds, maroon sleeves, light blue armlets Kack Handed 47
6 10-12 H D Daly A Tinkler 117 15/82.88
3 60- Red, White cross belts, White and Red diabolo on sleeves, Red cap, White star Mister Rez 65
6 10-12 S Wynne C Poste (3) 200/1201.00
4 45F2/2- White, Black sleeves, and hoop on Yellow cap Morning Farewell 359
5 10-12 W Clay T Scudamore 109 33/134.00
5 2- EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW stripe, YELLOW cap Sambulando (FR) 33
6 10-12 T R George P J Brennan 17/29.50
6 0- Light Blue, Black and Light Blue halved sleeves, Black cap Snark (IRE) 11
6 10-12 Simon Earle David England 150/1151.00
7 302P- Red and White check, White cap Rouge Et Blanc (FR) 8
4 10-8 O Sherwood L P Aspell 118 8/19.00
8 Emerald green, orange hoops, white cap Tarvini (IRE) 223
4 10-8 Jonjo O'Neill R P McLernon (5) 20/121.00
9 36- Yellow, Royal Blue seams, Grey sleeves, Royal Blue seams, Royal Blue cap Thumbs Up 29
4 10-8 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 7/42.75
10 6/0- BLACK, WHITE diamond, armlets and star on cap Smiths Tempest 54
5 10-5 B Eckley M Bradburne 66/167.00


SAMBULANDO did more than enough on debut to believe that he can win a race of this nature and is taken to get the better of Kack Handed and Thumbs Up.. Thumbs Up enters calculations back at a realistic level and the form of his debut effort has certainly been given a boost by the winner; he could be popular. Kack Handed struggled on his one start in handicap company and keeps finding at least one too strong in novices and maidens. He's bumped into fair sorts on both previous runs over course and distance and could prove hard to keep out of the frame. Support would look significant for any of French import Dona (who twice chased home US Ranger), Rouge Et Blanc (who failed to give his running at Perth having chased home Trenchant prior to that) or Tarvini (a well bred maiden winner for John Oxx) but Sambulando gets the nod. He was clear of the field when chasing home a progressive rival at Newton Abbot where he made much of the running and he may have derived sufficient improvement from that to be competitive here. We'll take that chance and select Sambulando.