17:45 Bangor-on-Dee

Bert Loud 25th Anniversary Novices' Hurdle

  • 5 Runners
  • Distance: 3m
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 6m 23.60s
  • 5 Ran
Silk - Dark Green, Yellow spots, Yellow sleeves, Dark Green spots, Yellow cap
  • Form 0/2PP-
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-0

held up, went 2nd approaching 5th, led after 7th, fell 9th

Silk - Yellow, Black triple diamond and armlets
  • Form 1/PF726-
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-0
  • Official Rating 88

held up, headway 8th, led last, hard ridden and headed near finish

Silk - YELLOW, WHITE Cross of Lorraine, sleeves and cap
  • Form 2-
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-0

jumped badly right, led 1st, mistake 6th, headed after 7th, left in lead 9th, ridden after 3 out, headed last, rallied to lead near finish

Silk - RED and WHITE (halved), RED sleeves, WHITE armlets, quartered cap
  • Form 317817-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-13
  • Official Rating 98

in touch, headway 7th, ridden and weakened approaching 2 out

Silk - Yellow, Black hoop, spots on sleeves, quartered cap
  • Form 00/P0P-
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-7

set slow pace to 1st, chased winner until 5th, last when hampered 9th, tailed off

In depth


This should not take a great deal of winning and Make It A Double should be able to confirm the promise of his debut success at Newbury and score at the main expense of Combat Drinker and Simple Glory. The selection lost no caste in defeat behind the River Phantom at the Berkshire venue when having 14 runners behind him and a reproduction of that effort should suffice. Combat Drinker has shown signs of ability and makes more appeal than Carluccios Quest, who has given little sign of encouragement so far. Edgemoor Princess is likely to be similarly outclassed and of more interest may be Chepstow winner Simple Glory, who was made to struggle under a penalty in a better race at Newbury last time but should appreciate the drop in class. Make It A Double has an obvious chance though and gets a confident vote.


Carluccios Quest 33-1 Keen, always behind, tailed off when pulled up 2 out in race won by Rowley Hill at Bangor 3m nov hdl (E) gs, 13 ran.

Make It A Double (IRE) 25-1 Held up rear, ridden and outpaced 5 out, ridden and stayed on when switched left approaching last, kept on, just failed, 2nd of 16, 3/4l behind River Phantom at Newbury 2m 5f mdn hdl (D) gs.

Edgemoor Princess 100-1 Behind when pulled up 4 out in race won by Underwriter at Hereford 2m 3f mdn hdl (E) gd, 15 ran.