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15:20 Bangor-on-Dee

Hampton Veterinary Group Novices' Hurdle (Class 3)

  • 4 Runners
  • Distance: 3m
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
  • £11,000 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 6m 19.30s
  • Off Time: 15:25:40
  • 4 Ran
1st
2
4/5
  • Form: 12-2214
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-5
  • Official Rating: 120
  • Trainer: D McCain Jnr
  • Jockey: J M Maguire

made all, ridden approaching 2 out, stayed on

3
  • Form: U16/31
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-5
  • Official Rating: 130
  • Trainer: M Keighley
  • Jockey: W Marston

chased winner, hit 5 out, soon pushed along, kept on from last

4
8/1
  • Form: 086-851
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-5
  • Official Rating: 111
  • Trainer: J G M O'Shea
  • Jockey: R Johnson

held up, headway approaching 3 out, ridden and weakened approaching last

6
  • Form: 414P
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-7
  • Trainer: Tim Vaughan
  • Jockey: Major Harry Wallace

held up and keen, weakened approaching 3 out

1
NR
  • Form: 11/4-15
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-8
  • Official Rating: 147
  • Trainer: P F Nicholls
  • Jockey: S Thomas

Nonrunner

5
NR
  • Form: 147-632
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-0
  • Trainer: M G Rimell
  • Jockey: Stephen Craine

Nonrunner

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

MASSASOIT is confidently nominated in this weaker company ahead of Picture In The Sky. Officially rated 147, Paul Nicholls gelding was perhaps a tad disappointing last time out at Newbury. This former Malcolm Jefferson inmate had previously been impressive when beating On Raglan Road at Aintree; the step up in trip should suit. Picture In The Sky receives 3lb from the selection and he looks a potential improver; he seemed to improve quite considerably for the longer distance last time out and should be happy rolling around in the mud today. Fabalu should appreciate the return to a longer trip and he is proven on testing ground, but the rest look to be making up the numbers. A fair race, with Massasoit taken to successfully concede weight all-round.

Formwatch

Fabalu (IRE) 10-1 (11-11) Led to 4th, chased leaders until weakened after 5 out, 4th of 16, 20l behind Tarablaze (11-11) at Haydock 2m 4f nov hdl (4) sft in Jan.

Picture In The Sky (IRE) 5-2 (11-6) In touch, not fluent 9th, led after 10th, ridden clear after 2 out, eased flat, won at Hereford 3m 2f mdn hdl (5) sft in Jan beating House Of Bourbon (11-6) by 12l, 8 ran.

Radmores Revenge 12-1 (11-3) Held up, ridden and headway 4 out, stayed on well to lead approaching last, all out, won at Chepstow 3m mdn hdl (5) hvy in Jan beating Mr Mackay (11-6) by a ns, 13 ran.

Enchanted Approach (IRE) 22-1 (10-7) Led, raced keenly, clear after 2nd until 5th, soon headed, weakened approaching 8th, tailed off when pulled up 3 out in race won by Dancingwithbubbles (11-0) at Ludlow 2m 5f mrs mdn hdl (4) sft in Jan, 14 ran.

Massasoit (IRE) 5-2 (11-7) Disputed lead, slight advantage 4 out, blundered badly and headed 3 out, weakened before next, not recover, 5th of 6, 34l behind Diamond Harry (11-7) at Newbury 2m 5f nov hdl Grd 1 (1) gs in Dec.

King Raven (IRE) 4-1 (10-9) Held up, in touch, chased winner over 3f out, under pressure and hung right over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 2nd of 10, 14l behind Pliny (10-7) at Towcester 2m nhf (5) gs in Dec.