Bangor-on-Dee

  • 14:10 Anne Duchess Of Westminster Memorial Handicap Chase3m 110y

  • Winner £8,872 2nd £2,621 3rd £1,310 4th £655
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 23.00s
  • Off time: 14:12:17
14:10 Bangor-on-Dee Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Summery Justice (IRE) 16/1
2nd Buffalo Bob (IRE) 7/2
3rd Major Malarkey (IRE) 3/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 P/653PP- Royal Blue, Red diamond, Red and Royal Blue diabolo on sleeves, Red cap, Royal Blue diamond Kilbeggan Blade 277
Nag meDistance Winner
11 11-12 R Dickin W P Kavanagh (3) 129 33/134.00
2 3-141P3 White, Red chevron, Emerald Green and Red striped sleeves, Red cap No Panic (IRE) 19
Nag me
7 11-12 p P Bowen R Johnson 129 16/117.00
3 3419/1P- RED, DARK BLUE seams, WHITE sleeves, DARK BLUE seams, DARK BLUE cap, WHITE star Summery Justice (IRE) 235
Nag me
6 11-9 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 126 16/117.00
4 4/F92F1- MAROON and RED check, RED sleeves and cap Costa Courta (FR) 228
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-8 C P Morlock J A McCarthy 125 25/126.00
5 21531-P Mauve and pink check, white sleeves, pink cap Sagalyrique (FR) 180
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
6 11-8 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 125 9/110.00
6 P51225- Dark Blue, Gold cross belts, Black cap, Red hoop Buffalo Bob (IRE) 221
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 11-8 K C Bailey S Quinlan 125 7/24.50
7 1P/7496- EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap The Vicar (IRE) 231
Nag me
7 11-8 Miss H C Knight Hadden Frost 125 16/117.00
8 3-25142 Maroon, white star, white cap Jimbatai (IRE) 52
Nag meCourse Winner
7 11-2 B Leavy Peter Toole (3) 119 9/110.00
9 F1932P- Pink, Light Green chevrons, Pink sleeves, Light Green spots, Light Green cap, Pink spots Minella Boys (IRE) 252
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-2 t1 C E Longsdon Felix de Giles 119 13/27.50
10 12/5584- Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Rate of Knots (IRE) 247
Nag me
7 11-0 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 117 10/111.00
11 20UF0/1 Yellow, large Black spots and armlets, Black and Yellow quartered cap Major Malarkey (IRE) 7 (ex7)
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-13 N A Twiston-Davies P J Brennan 109 3/14.00

Verdict

Competition is the name of the game here and Major Malarkey has a fitness edge after his recent Chepstow win, but that was after a lengthy absence due to fractured withers and there must be a risk that he will 'bounce', so we will take him on with SAGALYRIQUE. Thus far both in France and when with Alan King, the six-year-old could be described as an inconsistent performer, but he is decent on his day, relishes plenty of cut and has winning course and distance form. It may be that Donald McCain can elicit enough improvement to get his nose in front again. Rate Of Knots has slipped to a mark that should see him get involved while the unexposed Summery Justice would be feared more if Venetia Williams's inmates were showing more spark than at present. Costa Courta and Minella Boys (first-time tongue strap) are both course winners that merit respect.