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19:00 Bangor-on-Dee

Jt Hughes (honda & Mitsubishi) Group Novices' Hurdle (Class 4)

  • 11 Runners
  • Distance: 3m
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • £4,750 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 48.20s
  • Off Time: 19:01:05
  • 11 Ran
1
  • Form: 1115/11-
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-12
  • Trainer: Jonjo O'Neill
  • Jockey: A P McCoy

held up, headway approaching 8th, hit next, led after 2 out, left clear last

2
66/1
  • Form: 4078F-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-0
  • Official Rating: 92
  • Trainer: J L Spearing
  • Jockey: J M Maguire

led, soon clear, hit and headed 8th, weakened next, pulled up before 2 out

4
50/1
  • Form: 0P-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-0
  • Trainer: Heather Dalton
  • Jockey: T J Phelan

always towards rear, weakened approaching 7th, pulled up before 8th

5
  • Form: 08/7P-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-0
  • Trainer: John R Upson
  • Jockey: J Diment

towards rear, saddle soon slipped, pulled up before 2nd

6
  • Form: 77379-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-0
  • Trainer: B G Powell
  • Jockey: M A Fitzgerald

in rear, not fluent 6th, pushed along halfway, weakened approaching 8th, pulled up before 2 out

7
  • Form: 1D24648-
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-0
  • Official Rating: 110
  • Trainer: Mrs Caroline Bailey
  • Jockey: T Messenger

chased leader, led 8th, ridden and headed 3 out, weakened 2 out

8

Point

13
33/1
  • Form: 3PP867-
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-0
  • Official Rating: 90
  • Trainer: W Jenks
  • Jockey: Mr T Greenall

mid-division, ridden after 7th, weakened 3 out

9
  • Form: 732393-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-0
  • Official Rating: 104
  • Trainer: A King
  • Jockey: R Thornton

held up in touch, headway 6th, led 3 out, hit and headed 2 out, soon hard ridden, 2 lengths down when jinked badly right and unseated rider last

10
80/1
  • Form: 13/0PPU-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-7
  • Trainer: J L Spearing
  • Jockey: Charlie Studd

chased leaders and jumped right, lost place 6th, pulled up before 8th

11
7/1
  • Form: 4/23F82-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-7
  • Official Rating: 100
  • Trainer: O Sherwood
  • Jockey: T Doyle

towards rear, headway on inner after 7th, weakened approaching 2 out, left poor 2nd approaching last

12
14/1
  • Form: 0/U24-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-7
  • Official Rating: 98
  • Trainer: B J Eckley
  • Jockey: M Bradburne

chased leaders, weakened approaching 2 out

3
NR
  • Form: 0477-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-0
  • Trainer: Ian Williams
  • Jockey: D R Dennis

Nonrunner

In depth

Verdict

A large field goes to post for this novices hurdle but on closer inspection not many can be given a serious chance of winning and the principals look to be Spirit of New York, The Big Canadian and Iron Maid with the narrow vote given to Spirit Of New York. The selection won well last time out when beating Raslan. Granted he has a double penalty but he again he has conditions to suit and we will side with him until he is beaten. The Big Canadian rates the main danger on his latest third behind My Imortal but he looked very one-paced on that occasion and the suspicion is he will be seen to better effect with more cut in the ground. Iron Maid is another worthy of respect on her latest second behind Xila Fontenailles but she has yet to prove she stays this far and is taken on with this in mind. Of the remainder, Jaunty Flight has conditions to suit and could go well at a price in receipt of the weight for age allowance but for the winner we are happy to return to the progressive Spirit Of New York.

Formwatch

Spirit of New York (IRE) 10-11fav (11-6) Held up, headway when hit 9th, went 2nd after 3 out, ridden to lead last, driven out, won at Bangor 3m nov hdl (4) gd in Apr beating Raslan (11-0) by a nk, 5 ran.

Abit Irish (NZ) 16-1 (11-0) Keen and fell at the 2nd in race won by Quarterback (11-0) at Stratford 2m 6f nov hdl (3) gd in Apr, 16 ran.

Calusa Caldera (IRE) 7-1 (11-0) In touch, weakened 7th, 9th of 15, well behind Ballamusic (11-0) at Chepstow 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Apr.

Killard Point (IRE) 6-1 (11-4) In touch, lost place 5th, soon well behind, 8th of 16, well behind Shannon Springs (11-4) at Ludlow 3m mdn hdl (4) gd in Feb.

Point 12-1 (10-10) Raced in mid-division on outside, struggling approaching 6th, no danger after, 7th of 17, 18l behind Waldo's Dream (11-4) at Bangor 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (4) gd in Apr.

The Big Canadian (IRE) 6-1 (11-1) Held up, headway 8th, ridden to chase leaders 3 out, kept on, 3rd of 10, 2l behind My Immortal (11-7) at Ludlow 3m nov hdl (4) gf in Apr.

Iron Maid 16-1 (10-12) Held up, headway 8th, ridden after 3 out, ran on and every chance flat, edged left and no extra, 2nd of 9, shd behind Xila Fontenailles (10-3) at Warwick 2m 5f mrs hcp hdl (4) gd in Mar.

Jaunty Flight 11-2 (10-12) Held up towards rear, headway after 4th, ridden and every chance 4 out, not fluent 3 out, weakened and edged left 2 out, 4th of 15, 19l behind Mago Santhai (10-12) at Chepstow 2m mrs nov hdl (4) gd in Mar.