Bangor-on-Dee

  • 15:45 Excel Signs Handicap Hurdle2m 1f

  • Winner £3,119 2nd £916 3rd £458 4th £229
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 23.10s
  • Off time: 15:47:48
15:45 Bangor-on-Dee Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Swaledale Lad (IRE) 15/2
2nd Mecox Bay (IRE) 4/1
3rd Peaks Of Fire (IRE) 13/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 222334 Royal blue, white star, diamonds on sleeves, royal blue cap, white star Peaks Of Fire (IRE) 34
Nag me
6 11-12 p Miss J E Foster Samantha Drake (7) 110 13/27.50
2 322-597 Maroon, dark blue chevrons, quartered cap Swaledale Lad (IRE) 41
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-9 R Ford Harry Challoner (5) 107 15/28.50
3 0FR-42 Red, Black hoop, hooped sleeves Engai (GER) 33
Nag me
7 11-5 D G Bridgwater T J Phelan 103 6/17.00
4 0-11586 ROYAL BLUE, WHITE braces, checked sleeves, ROYAL BLUE cap, WHITE star Behtarini (IRE) 130
Nag me
6 11-4 C N Kellett R Flint 102 66/167.00
5 2PP21P BLACK, WHITE diamond, armlets and star on cap Lucky Prince 24
Nag me
6 11-2 B Eckley Gary Derwin (7) 100 9/25.50
6 4P-05 Dark Green and White stripes, Dark Green sleeves, White armlets, White cap Louxor Des Mottes (FR) 32
Nag me
5 11-1 t1 F O'Brien P J Brennan 99 9/110.00
7 055 Light blue, maroon star, maroon sleeves, light blue stars, maroon cap, light blue star Mecox Bay (IRE) 31
Nag me
6 11-0 Jennie Candlish S Quinlan 98 4/15.00
8 411286 Pink, Pink and Black diabolo on sleeves, White cap, Black star Lean Burn (USA) 31
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 10-5 B Leavy Danny Cook 89 10/34.33

Verdict

This is little better than a seller but we ran out of patience with Peaks Of Fire a long time ago and Swaledale Lad, who showed promise last season, has barely picked his feet up in a couple of runs this winter. LUCKY PRINCE was second over course and distance in December and should figure back over his best trip as he has the beating of Lean Burn on the form book. He gets the nod though Engai ran his best race so far in this country at Plumpton last month. The German import makes more appeal than Behtarini. Louxor Des Mottes and Mecox Bay.