Today's racecards

Bangor-on-Dee

  • 13:30 British Stallion Studs E.B.F. 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle 2m 1f

  • Winner £3,627 2nd £1,057 3rd £529
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 30.80s
  • Off time: 13:30:39
13:30 Bangor-on-Dee Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Golden Hoof (IRE) 5/4
2nd Gee Hi (IRE) 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2117 White, emerald green disc, black sleeves, emerald green and white hooped cap Golden Hoof (IRE) 34
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-12 N J Henderson A Tinkler 130 5/42.25
2 1-2212 Dark blue and yellow (quartered), striped sleeves Blackwater King (IRE) 41
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 11-8 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 118 11/102.10
3 7-344P White, red chevron, red sleeves, white spots, white and red striped cap Best Excuse 41
Nag me
6 11-2 Jennie Candlish S Quinlan 80/181.00
4 1/1- Dark green, pink and white striped sleeves, pink cap Gee Hi (IRE) 386
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-2 C R Egerton S Twiston-Davies 6/17.00
5 9-80P Red, white star, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap Pennant Dancer 44
Nag me
6 11-2 t Mrs D A Hamer Donal Devereux (3) 200/1201.00

Verdict

GOLDEN HOOF is conceding 4lb to Blackwater King but has a 12lb higher official rating. He was outclassed in the Tolworth Hurdle at Sandown last month but had won his first two starts over timber, at Kempton and Sandown, and can get back on track here. Donald McCain's charge was beaten in a handicap at Doncaster last time but his future lies in that sphere and he's proving consistent. Gee Hi is interesting as he won a point-to-point and a bumper two years apart and is unlikely to fail through lack of fitness but may do better when tackling further.