13:25 Bangor-on-Dee

Bet totepool On The Grand National Novices' Hurdle (Class 4)

  • 9 Runners
  • Distance: 3m
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
  • £3,200 added
  • Winner: £2,082
  • 2nd: £611
  • 3rd: £306
  • 4th: £153
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 48.06s
  • Off Time: 13:25:45
  • 9 Ran
Silk - Dark Blue, Maroon epaulets and armlets
  • Form 2-01256
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-7
  • Official Rating 132

tracked leaders in 4th, pushed along after 7th, challenged 4 out, ridden before 2 out, led before last, kept on well, ridden out

Silk - Red, Black epaulets, White sleeves and cap
  • Form 10-0P4
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-1

held up towards rear and keen, pushed along after 6th, soon struggling, ridden after 3 out and outpaced, stayed on well after 2 out, nearest at finish

Silk - BLACK, yellow seams, diabolo on sleeves, yellow cap
  • Form P21P52
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-1

led and keen, headed and hit 4 out, outpaced before 3 out, ridden before next, chased winner before last, kept on, always held

Silk - Red, royal blue sleeves, red armlets
  • Form 9-235
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-1

held up towards rear and wide, ridden and blundered 2 out, never dangerous

Silk - Purple, Light Blue star, Light Blue and Purple striped sleeves
  • Form 007
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-1

held up in rear, not fluent 2nd, pushed along after 6th, soon weakened, tailed off

Silk - Beige, Purple epaulets, armlets and cap
  • Form 09/P
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-1

held up mid-division and keen, not fluent 5th, pushed along before 7th, lost place and tailed off 8th

Silk - Dark Blue, White armlets
  • Form 555U
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-1

held up mid-division, in 4th after 7th, led 4 out, ridden before 2 out, headed before and in 3rd when blundered last, no extra

Silk - White, Black chevron, Black sleeves, White diamonds, quartered cap
  • Form 4-27339
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-1

tracked leaders in 3rd, challenged 4 out, not fluent 3 out, weakened after 2 out

Silk - LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets
  • Form 7
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-7

close up on outer, lost place 4 out, tailed off

  • Form 70
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-1


In depth


TULLYRAINE has a fine chance to cap a memorable week for Willie Twiston-Davies as the gelding should have too many guns for this field if reproducing his excellent run in the Grade 1 Challow Hurdle when a 15 length fifth to the ill-fated Backspin and the likes of Court In Motion and subsequent Supreme Novices winner Al Ferof. However, he must be forgiven a well below par effort last time. Areuwitmenow has taken time to get his act together since joining the in-form Charlie Longsdon yard but his latest improved effort suggests he's one to take seriously here. Cocacobana has shown bits and pieces of form, while it will be interesting to see if there is any notable market support for hurdling newcomer Farewell Bluebell.


Tullyraine (IRE) 9-2 (11-8) Made most until 6th, soon ridden, weakened approaching 3 out, tailed off, 6th of 14, 45l behind Maringo Bay (10-13) at Ffos Las 2m 4f NH nov hdl (4-7yo) (4) sft in Feb.

Amroth Bay 9-1 (11-1) Held up towards rear, headway from 3 out, kept on from last, 4th of 13, 15l behind Traffic Chaos (10-12) at Southwell 2m 4f NH mdn hdl (4) gd in Mar.

Areuwitmenow (IRE) 5-1 (11-3) Held up towards rear, headway 7th, ridden after next, chased winner approaching 3 out, stayed on same pace from next, 2nd of 10, 4l behind Wistow (11-2) at Warwick 3m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Mar.

Cocacobana (IRE) 25-1 (11-3) Held up last, outpaced after 3 out, rallied when bumped before 2 out, went 3rd 2 out until weakened before and hit last, 5th of 6, 22l behind Sum Laff (11-0) at Fontwell 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Mar.

Go To The Edge 100-1 (10-10) Took keen hold, chased leaders over 10f, soon behind, tailed off, last of 7, well behind Real Milan (11-3) at Hereford 2m 1f NH flat (6) gs in Mar.

Northorsouth 100-1 (10-12) Took keen hold, soon prominent on outside, steadied before 3rd, last 8th, well tailed off before 3 out, soon pulled up, in a race won by My Boy Paddy (10-9) at Uttoxeter 3m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Nov, 8 ran.

Sous Mix (FR) 33-1 (10-5) Mid-division when hampered and unseated rider 5th, in a race won by Eyre Square (10-12) at Hexham 3m nov hdl (4) gs in Mar, 12 ran.

Sunny Ledgend 100-1 (10-10) Led to over 7f out, ridden and lost place over 4f out, soon weakened, last of 9, well behind Ericht (11-3) at Newbury 2m nat hunt flat Grade 2 (1) sft in Feb.

Farewell Bluebell (IRE) 9-2 (10-10) Held up towards rear, ridden before 4f out, never dangerous, 7th of 8, 29l behind Chapter Five (10-3) at Newcastle 2m mdn nhf (6) sft in Mar.

Native Art (IRE) 25-1 (10-10) Mid-division, lost place 5th, behind approaching 4 out, tailed off, 12th of 16, well behind Oscargo (11-3) at Chepstow 3m NH mdn hdl (5) gd in Mar.