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12:50 Bangor-on-Dee

Last Orders Beginners' Chase (Class 5)

  • 4 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 1f 110y
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • £3,000 added
  • Winner: £2,055
  • 2nd: £599
  • 3rd: £300
1
Silk - Maroon and White diabolo, White sleeves, quartered cap
  • Form 12100-8
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-0
  • Trainer Miss R Curtis
  • Jockey J M Maguire
  • Rating: 4.5 out of 5

2
Silk - Light Blue and White diabolo, White sleeves, Light Blue cap, White diamonds
  • Form P15P-6P
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-0
  • Official Rating 115
  • Trainer P R Webber
  • Jockey D Elsworth
  • Rating: 0.0 out of 5

3
Silk - Purple, gold cross sashes, emerald green cap
  • Form 22-0
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-0
  • Trainer C J Mann
  • Jockey Peter Toole
  • Rating: 1.5 out of 5

5
Silk - Pink, Light Green cross belts and armlets
  • Form 7-00
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-7
  • Trainer T R George
  • Jockey P J Brennan
  • Rating: 1.0 out of 5

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NR
  • Form 11-1625
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-10
  • Trainer Evan Williams
  • Jockey B J Geraghty
  • Rating: 5.0 out of 5

In depth

Verdict

Evan Williams has been upgrading his stock for this season and looks to have come up trumps with CRISTAL BONUS. A Listed and Grade 3 winner over hurdles in France, he had no chance at the weights on his UK debut in the Grade 2 International Hurdle at Cheltenham last month but ran a superb race behind Menorah and Cue Card. He should have a bright future providing he takes to fences. Gus Macrae ran a shocker on his chasing bow over this C&D last month but that was his first start since April and this winning bumper and hurdler should do much better here. Llama Farmer was a shock winner of a novice hurdle at Haydock last January but has performed badly on all four subsequent starts while Maringo Bay, twice a runner-up between the flags, was beaten a distance on his hurdling debut at Fontwell in November.

Formwatch

Gus Macrae (IRE) 10-3 (11-0) Tracked leaders, lost place 5th, tailed off from 3 out, 8th of 9, well behind Dan Breen (11-0) at Bangor 2m 1f nov chs (4) gs in Dec.

Llama Farmer 20-1 (11-3) Towards rear after 7th, tailed off and pulled up, in a race won by Misstree Dancer (11-3) at Newbury 2m 6f nov hcp chs 0-130 (3) gs in Dec, 15 ran.

Maringo Bay (IRE) 8-1 (10-9) Chased leaders, hit 6th, weakened after 3 out, went left last 2, tailed off, 10th of 12, well behind Kauto The Roc (10-4) at Fontwell 2m 4f 4yo nov stks (4) gs in Nov.

Betty Browneyes 80-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders, weakened approaching 3 out, tailed off, 11th of 16, well behind Gibb River (10-12) at Huntingdon 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.

Cristal Bonus (FR) 25-1 (11-8) Held up behind, effort to chase leaders on inside approaching 2 out, soon outpaced, no impression approaching last, 5th of 9, 11l behind Menorah (11-4) at Cheltenham 2m 1f hdl G2 (1) gs in Dec.