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15:20 Bangor-on-Dee

Excel Signs Handicap Hurdle (Div 2) (Class 5)

  • 9 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 3f 123y
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
  • £5,000 added
  • Winner: £3,249
  • 2nd: £954
  • 3rd: £477
  • 4th: £238
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 28.60s
  • Off Time: 15:20:55
  • 9 Ran
1
Silk - Black, Orange triple diamond and sleeves, quartered cap
  • Form 7889P-P
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 100

led, headed after 6th, in touch, lost place 4 out, soon behind and pulled up

2
Silk - Dark blue, orange diamond, quartered cap
  • Form 447847
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-8
  • Official Rating 96

held up in touch, outpaced after 3 out, never on terms, weakened from next, pulled up before last

3
Silk - Emerald green, red seams, hooped sleeves, emerald green cap

Detour Ahead

18 p D
20/1
  • Form 85/11-PP
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-6
  • Official Rating 94

tracked leader, led after 6th, headed 3 out, soon ridden, lost place when not fluent next, no impression after

4
Silk - Light blue, black sleeves, light blue stars, black cap, light blue star
  • Form 29007F
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-13
  • Official Rating 87

tracked leaders, headway 3 out, led going well before next, ridden clear between last 2, stayed on well, comfortably

5
Silk - Royal blue, white sash and hoop on cap

Wymeswold

141 D
12/1
  • Form 448U51
  • Age 9
  • Weight 10-12
  • Official Rating 86

chased leaders to 6th, soon pushed along, behind when pulled up before 4 out

6
Silk - Maroon, yellow sleeves, royal blue armlets, royal blue cap, yellow star
  • Form 51U134
  • Age 10
  • Weight 10-11
  • Official Rating 85

led in start, held up in rear, mistake 1st, headway when blundered 4 out, ridden after 2 out, stayed on to take 2nd flat, no chance with winner

7
Silk - Red and Royal Blue check, Royal Blue sleeves, Red diamonds, Royal Blue cap, Red star
6/1
  • Form 843424
  • Age 10
  • Weight 10-9
  • Official Rating 83

took keen hold, tracked leaders, led 3 out, ridden and headed before next, no chance with winner between last 2, lost place flat

9
Silk - Emerald Green and Orange (quartered), Emerald Green sleeves, Orange armlets, Orange cap, Emerald Green spots

Desert Sting

21 bt D
7/2
  • Form F243U1
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-1
  • Official Rating 75

mid-division, headway 4 out, ridden to chase winner before 2 out, no chance between last 2, lost 2nd flat, kept on same pace

10
Silk - Royal Blue, Red triple diamond, sleeves and cap
8/1
  • Form 93P-PP3
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 74

in touch on outside, lost place after 3 out, weakened next, pulled up before last

8
NR
  • Form 457/5P-P
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-8
  • Official Rating 82

NonRunner

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Normandy King was heavily supported at Sedgefield last month but was only staying on at one pace when falling at the last. Winning bumper Wymeswold had only shown glimpses of form over hurdles before a shock victory over this trip at Doncaster in November though that was on quicker ground than she'll face here. Aaman's close second at Southwell in February came in a seller and he was well beaten at this level at Chepstow last time. FIDDLER'S FLIGHT isn't the most consistent but has won twice on testing ground at Sedgefield this winter and is just 1lb higher than his latest success so looks the one to be on.

Formwatch

Time For Champers (IRE) 100-1 (10-9) Towards rear, headway halfway and in touch, weakened 3 out, behind when hung left and pulled up next, at Wincanton 2m 5f (4) sft in Mar.

Leaving Las Vegas 12-1 (11-12) Held up mid-division, headway before 2 out, ridden before last, no impression, 7th of 12, 27 3/4l behind Beyondtemptation (10-9) at Wetherby 2m hcp (5) sft in Feb.

Detour Ahead 25-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, lost place 4 out, pulled up, at Southwell 3m hcp (4) sft in Mar.

Normandy King (IRE) 7-4fav (10-9) Tracked leaders, 3rd after 3 out, 3 lengths down when fell 2 out, at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp (4) sft in Mar.

Wymeswold 50-1 (10-7) Held up mid-division, pushed along before 3 out, headway before last, kept on to lead towards finish, won at Doncaster 2m 4f hcp (5) gd in Nov beating Polarbrook (11-8) by nk, 12 ran.

Fiddler's Flight (IRE) 6-1 (10-9) Held up in rear, lost touch after 3rd, left poor 4th 2 out, 4th of 7, 17l behind Azure Glamour (10-7) at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp (4) sft in Mar.

Aaman (IRE) 7-1 (10-12) Mid-division, pushed along and outpaced after 4 out, went modest 4th close home, 4th of 11, 20 3/4l behind Kayf Charmer (10-3) at Chepstow 2m hcp (5) gd in Mar.

Desert Sting 4-1 (12-0) (bl) a.p; led app last; rdn out, won at Sandon 3m gs in Mar beating Golden Tobouggan (12-0) by 5l, 7 ran.

Up Your Game (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Held up in touch, closed 3 out, ridden before next, 3rd and no extra last, 3rd of 8, 19 1/2l behind Shaddaii (10-9) at Huntingdon 2m 4f hcp (5) gs in Feb.

Present Trend (IRE) 25-1 (10-13) Took keen hold, held up in rear, weakened before 3 out, pulled up before next, at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp (5) gs in Jan.