Bangor-on-Dee

  • 13:40 Wrexham Lager Export Maiden Hurdle2m 145y

  • Winner £3,119 2nd £916 3rd £458 4th £229
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 0.10s
  • Off time: 13:42:43
13:40 Bangor-on-Dee Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ruthless Article (IRE) 12/1
2nd Point Taken (IRE) 4/1
3rd Purple King (IRE) Evs

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 /- Light blue and dark blue stripes, dark blue sleeves, light blue spots, light blue and dark blue hooped cap Caracas 19
5 11-2 Kevin Frost Lee Edwards 50/151.00
2 PP43P3- Purple, royal blue armlets Iconic Hero (IRE) 55
6 11-2 D Skelton Bridget Andrews 9/110.00
3 5513-6 Maroon, pink epaulets, sleeves and star on cap Lantiern (IRE) 12
5 11-2 h H Whittington Nico de Boinville 9/25.50
4 074-4 Light green, yellow inverted triangle, yellow sleeves, red diamonds, yellow cap, red diamonds Point Taken (IRE) 12
Beaten Favourite
5 11-2 p1 D Skelton Harry Skelton 105 4/15.00
5 832- Light blue, white epaulets, halved sleeves, red cap Purple King (IRE) 212
5 11-2 Dr R D P Newland Sam Twiston-Davies Evs2.00
6 52/249- Maroon and White diabolo, White sleeves, quartered cap Ruthless Article (IRE) 23
6 11-2 t Miss R Curtis S Bowen 12/113.00
7 /- Light blue, red and white striped sleeves, red cap, white seams, blue hoop Desert Trip (FR) 338
Beaten Favourite
4 10-12 Ian Williams T J O'Brien 33/134.00
8 /- Red, black star, black and white hooped sleeves, red cap, black star Silver Character (IRE) 252
4 10-12 D McCain Jnr B S Hughes 12/113.00
9 P/80-9 Light blue, red triple diamond and sleeves, quartered cap Amlovi (IRE) 14
6 10-9 A Wintle Benjamin Poste 125/1126.00
10 466- WHITE, RED braces, EMERALD GREEN and WHITE check sleeves, WHITE cap, RED star Potters Away (IRE) 22
5 10-9 Oliver Greenall Henry Brooke 50/151.00

Verdict

Purple King has placed over hurdles in France but debuts for new connections while Iconic Hero has placed between the flags and has his first start for Dan Skelton. But Harry Skelton sticks with the latter’s stablemate, POINT TAKEN, and much better is expected from him with headgear added on his second outing after wind surgery. Bumper winner Lantiern struggled on his hurdling bow but Silver Character is rated higher on the Flat than both Desert Trip and Caracas of those new to hurdles and Potters Way represents last year’s winning yard.