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12:10 Bangor-on-Dee

Christmas Novices' Chase (Class 4)

  • 5 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 1f 110y
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • £6,000 added
  • Winner: £3,899
  • 2nd: £1,145
  • 3rd: £572
  • 4th: £286
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 36.60s
  • Off Time: 12:12:34
  • 5 Ran
1
Silk - Beige, Red and White hooped sleeves and cap
  • Form 21-413F
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-0

held up towards rear, headway before 3 out, chased winner before last, kept on and held towards finish

2
Silk - Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap
  • Form 1F2P-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-0

in rear, weakened after 3 out, pulled up before last

3
Silk - Yellow, Light Blue star, Light Blue cap
14/1
  • Form 1160-34
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-0
  • Official Rating 125

tracked leader until after 3rd, weakened 3 out

4
Silk - Purple, Gold braid, Scarlet sleeves, Black velvet cap, Gold fringe
2/1
  • Form 110/310-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-0
  • Official Rating 133

tracked leaders in 3rd, went 2nd after 3rd, led before 3 out, kept on well from last

5
Silk - Yellow, Royal Blue seams, Grey sleeves, Royal Blue seams, Royal Blue cap
  • Form 1F116-4
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-0

led, headed before 3 out, soon reminders, weakened and lost 2nd place before last

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

There are only five runners in this novice chase but it's a very competitive affair. Open Hearted had one run over fences last year, finishing third at Newbury, and there should be plenty more to come this term. But that's also the case with UP AND GO, who didn't stay 2m7f on his reappearance at Haydock. He'll probably get his own way out in front here, but can make all over the shorter trip. Lord Of House doesn't look a natural chaser while Ahyaknowyerself may need today's experience. Festive Affair has won between the flags but over further and is facing a tough task in this grade after a lay-off.

Formwatch

Ahyaknowyerself (IRE) 33-1 (11-10) Prominent, led after 1st, headed 3rd, with lead when fell next, in a race won by Dell' Arca (10-5) at Cheltenham 2m hcp hdl Grade 3 (1) gd in Nov, 18 ran.

Festive Affair (IRE) 11-2 (11-5) Tracked leaders in 5th, took keen hold early, mistake 6 out and dropped to 6th, no impression after next and lost touch when pulled up before 3 out, collapsed on way back, in a race won by Salsify (11-11) at Punchestown 3m 1f hts chs hvy in Apr, 7 ran.

Lord Of House (GER) 5-1 (11-1) Led to 4th, tracked winner, led again after 6th, headed 4 out, lost 2nd when mistake next, soon no chance with front pair, 4th and weakened after next, last of 4, 33l behind Top Of The Range (11-1) at Ascot 2m 3f beg chs (3) gs in Nov.

Open Hearted 16-1 (11-5) Held up towards rear, some headway after 7th, weakened approaching 3 out, mistake last, 14th of 21, 29l behind Battle Group (10-9) at Aintree 3m hcp hdl Grade 3 (1) gd in Apr.

Up And Go (FR) 3-1 (11-2) Led, slow 12th, ridden when challenged 4 out, headed next, weakening when blundered 2 out, last of 4, well behind Black Thunder (11-7) at Haydock 2m 7f nov chs (2) sft in Nov.