Today's racecards

Bangor-on-Dee

  • 12:10 Direct Mortgages Novices' Chase2m 1f 110y

  • Winner £2,599 2nd £763 3rd £382 4th £191
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 35.20s
  • Off time: 12:12:10
12:10 Bangor-on-Dee Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Skint 8/11
2nd Ultimate 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 35P-106 Black and Light Blue check, Black sleeves, Light Blue armlets, Red cap Ultimate 11
Nag me
5 11-7 B Ellison Danny Cook 134 7/18.00
2 1/12231- Dark Blue, White star, Red sleeves, White stars, Red cap, White star Skint 277
Nag me
5 11-0 N J Henderson A P McCoy 8/111.73
3 P/1023-6 RED, WHITE seams, ROYAL BLUE and WHITE hooped sleeves and cap Spear Thistle 39
Nag me
9 11-0 p C J Mann D A Jacob 120 16/117.00
4 00/480-P MAROON and WHITE STRIPES, maroon cap, white hoop Wilde Rebel (IRE) 39
Nag me
6 11-0 A Lynch Robert Colgan 100/1101.00
5 3/5F-3P0 Yellow, pink cross belts, quartered cap Laughing Game 28
Nag me
7 10-7 Miss L Hurley Peter Carberry (5) 250/1251.00
6 21130-2 White and Orange (quartered), White sleeves, Orange stars, Orange cap Silver Gypsy (IRE) 40
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 10-7 t D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 2/13.00

Verdict

Ultimate scored on the Flat in September before making a winning debut over fences at Huntingdon. He's since run well in the Greatwood Hurdle but his jumping went to pieces in the Grade 1 Henry VIII Novices' Chase at Sandown. Nicky Henderson had five entries at the early stage and relies on SKINT, who makes his chasing debut after costing 100,000gns at the sales in April. He's out of a half-sister to a Grand National winner so this should be his game and he can make a winning start. Silver Gypsy did well over hurdles and went to Fontwell for her chasing debut as an odds-on chance. She had no answer to Rith Bob that day but the experience should have done her good. Spear Thistle has won five times over timber but hasn't shown much in three starts over fences and Laughing Game looks outclassed.