Today's racecards

Bangor-on-Dee

  • 13:40 Sportech Plc Sir John Hanmer Graduation Chase2m 1f 110y

  • Winner £15,655 2nd £4,625 3rd £2,312 4th £1,158
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 26.80s
  • Off time: 13:41:03
13:40 Bangor-on-Dee Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Fiendish Flame (IRE) 5/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 F21/0PP- Dark Blue, Pink and Dark Blue hooped sleeves, Pink cap Atouchbetweenacara (IRE) 237
Nag meCourse Winner
9 11-8 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 137 9/110.00
2 0164-56 Dark Green, Maroon stars, Maroon cap Calgary Bay (IRE) 11
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-8 Miss H C Knight Hadden Frost 145 9/43.25
3 3163-72 EMERALD GREEN and RED STRIPES, white cap Fiendish Flame (IRE) 11
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-8 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 140 5/23.50
4 1110-21 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Rock Noir (FR) 8
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-8 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 7/42.75

Verdict

Another cracking race in prospect despite the dearth of runners and, while we know all about the abilities of the giant Calgary Bay we will take him on with potential shooting star ROCK NOIR. Jonjo O'Neill's five-year-old disappointed on his chase debut at Huntingdon but intensive schooling saw him get in right in beating Phidippides (rated 140 over hurdles) in a decent Exeter race last week. He was much more fluent there and won with a fair bit in hand. Conditions and trip look ideal for him right now and he can continue up the ranks. Calgary Bay ran in the Gold Cup in March and the Charlie Hall last time out, being well beaten on both occasions, and this drop back to a much shorter trip does not look ideal. He is vulnerable and Fiendish Flame may actually prove a bigger danger after a nice introduction at Ascot.