Bangor-on-Dee

  • 15:10 Racing Welfare 24/7 Novices' Hurdle2m 1f

  • Winner £3,252 2nd £955 3rd £478 4th £238
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 23.70s
  • Off time: 15:11:56
15:10 Bangor-on-Dee Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Safran De Cotte (FR) 7/1
2nd Scoter Fontaine (FR) 4/6
3rd Heron Bay 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 292462 Red, White epaulets, Emerald Green sleeves, White armlets and cap Heron Bay 18
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6 11-5 p P Bowen Donal Devereux (3) 123 7/24.50
2 70 Emerald Green, Yellow hoops, Emerald Green cap, White star Barrie Burn (IRE) 18
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4 10-12 Jonjo O'Neill S Thomas 100/1101.00
3 0 Red, Black seams, Red cap, Black spots Daggerman 14
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5 10-12 B Leavy L Heard 100/1101.00
4 58 Dark blue, light blue triple diamond, light blue sleeves, dark blue spots Don Jose (USA) 32
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7 10-12 R Lee C Poste 150/1151.00
5 35- Royal blue, white braces, halved sleeves Dune Shine 251
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5 10-12 O Sherwood Charlie Huxley (3) 66/167.00
6 340-25 BLACK, LIGHT BLUE disc, BLACK sleeves, LIGHT BLUE stars, BLACK cap, LIGHT blue star Grafite 12
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5 10-12 M F Harris W Marston 25/126.00
7 76-00 Light Blue, Dark Blue diamond, Dark Blue and Light Blue diabolo on sleeves, Light Blue cap, Dark Blue diamond Kayfton Pete 13
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4 10-12 R Hollinshead Peter Hatton (7) 100/1101.00
8 2403-4 Dark green and maroon (quartered), maroon and dark green diabolo on sleeves Pie At Midnight 32
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4 10-12 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 106 16/117.00
10 B345-5 Dark Blue, Light Blue hoop, checked sleeves and cap Prince Of Denial (IRE) 26
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6 10-12 N A Twiston-Davies P J Brennan 20/121.00
12 3/ Royal Blue, Orange star, sleeves and star on cap Russian Music (USA) 42
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5 10-12 Ian Williams N D Fehily 33/134.00
13 11- Light Blue and White diabolo, White sleeves, Light Blue cap, White diamonds Safran De Cotte (FR) 221
Nag meDistance Winner
4 10-12 H D Daly R Johnson 7/18.00
14 4-13 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Scoter Fontaine (FR) 18
Nag meDistance Winner
4 10-12 Miss R Curtis A P McCoy 4/61.67
Non runners
9U11130-Pret A Thou (FR)710-12J GroucottHarry Challoner
11900/Racing With Angels810-12Mrs P FordPeter Toole

Verdict

SCOTER FONTAINE was third at Aintree last month in a race that is working out well and Tony McCoy can get him home in front. The Rebecca Curtis-trained four-year-old looked smart when a wide-margin bumper winner in the spring and that hurdling debut last time will have him spot on for this. The runner-up has since come out and won and the seventh that day has also finished runner-up since, adding confidence. Prince Of Denial would have finished much closer but for jumping issues at Cheltenham and if Nigel Twiston-Davies has ironed those out then he could prove a threat, while dual bumper winner Safran De Cotte merits plenty of respect on his first try over timber. Pie At Midnight can improve for his recent return while, if he could transfer his chase form to hurdles Pret A Thou would be a serious player.