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13:10 Bangor-on-Dee

Nspcc Donors Beginners' Chase (Class 4)

  • 6 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 4f 110y
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • £6,500 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 12.84s
  • Off Time: 13:13:15
  • 6 Ran
2nd
Silk -
1
Silk - EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap
10/3
  • Form 113342-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-2

in rear, soon tracking leaders, led after 3 out, ridden approaching last, stayed on well

2
Silk - Royal Blue, Yellow disc, Brown sleeves, Orange cap
4/1
  • Form 341122-
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-2

held up in rear, hit 8th, tracked leaders approaching 11th, weakened approaching last

3
Silk - BLACK, Pink spots
16/1
  • Form 21310-9
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-2
  • Official Rating 127

led, headed after 6th, led 9th, soon headed, remained close up until weakened approaching 2 out

4
Silk - BLACK and WHITE (halved), RED sleeves and cap
11/10
  • Form 114/154-
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-2

tracked leaders, jumped right 7th, dropped to rear, headway to chase leaders 3 out, every chance 2 out, one pace

5
Silk - Light Blue, Dark Blue seams, Dark Blue and Light Blue halved sleeves, striped cap
33/1
  • Form 1/41623-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-2

prominent, ridden after 4 out, weakened next

6
Silk - Emerald Green, Yellow hoop, White sleeves, Black cap
17/2
  • Form 413-
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-7

soon with leader, led after 6th, headed 9th, soon led again, headed after 3 out, soon weakened

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

A small field to face the starter for this beginners' chase and there was little to choose between most of them on hurdles form, but the stand out was MASSASOIT, who gets the vote. The Paul Nicholls-trained runner loves to get his toe in and performed extremely well over hurdles, where he was just below top class in novice company. This trip looks ideal for his introduction to chasing, he is sure to have been well schooled, and he can making a winning debut. Burton Port also has conditions to suit, and while he was around a stone inferior to the selection over the smaller obstacles, he was a very decent performer and can go well. Comhla Ri Coig was good enough to finish runner-up in the Grade 1 Sefton Novices' Hurdle at Aintree in the spring and he stays at least this far and acts on the ground. With the yard going well he can too. Latanier would want more rain to be seen to best effect, as all three of his wins have come on heavy ground, but he stays well and adds to the strength of this contest. Our Hero may just be a little out of his depth but is not a bad performer, while Al Co will enjoy conditions and is something of an unknown quantity after just one hurdling start for the Jonjo O'Neill camp, so a market check is definitely advised. Massasoit gets the vote in a good contest.

Formwatch

Burton Port (IRE) 7-2fav (11-12) Held up, chased leader after 6th, ridden approaching 3 out, went 2nd approaching last, kept on, 2nd of 11, 2 3/4l behind Quinz (10-8) at Haydock 2m 4f nov hcp hdl (2) gd in Apr.

Comhla Ri Coig 100-1 (11-4) Held up in rear, headway approaching 3 out, chased winner 2 out, hanging left and every chance last, not quicken flat, 2nd of 15, 1/2l behind Ogee (11-4) at Aintree 3m nov hdl G1 (1) gd in Apr.

Latanier (FR) 28-1 (10-10) In touch, headway to join leader 6th, led next, headed 3 out, weakened next, 9th of 16, 27l behind Elzahann (10-5) at Haydock 3m hcp hdl (2) gd in May.

Massasoit (IRE) 3-1 (11-12) Held up in touch, headway when hit 3 out, soon weakened, 4th of 6, 10l behind Tarablaze (11-9) at Haydock 3m 1f nov hdl G2 (1) sft in Feb.

Our Hero (IRE) 13-2 (11-6) Mid-division, outpaced 4 out and mistake, kept on moderately, 3rd of 11, 18l behind Roman Conquest (10-13) at Chepstow 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Apr.

Al Co (FR) 22-1 (11-2) Raced keenly, held up in 3rd until 7th, still well there 2 out, weakening when jumped left last, 3rd of 7, 22l behind Bensalem (11-8) at Cheltenham 2m 5f nh nov hdl (2) gs in Apr.