Bangor-on-Dee

  • 15:30 Turftv.co.uk Handicap Chase2m 4f 110y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 58.30s
  • Off time: 15:30:24
15:30 Bangor-on-Dee Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Grand Slam Hero (IRE) 5/1
2nd Royal Kicks (FR) 9/2
3rd Josear 11/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2/3252U- Light blue and maroon diamonds, maroon sleeves, light blue armlets Kack Handed 28
Nag meBeaten Favourite
7 11-12 H D Daly A Tinkler 115 10/111.00
2 360332- Red, Yellow triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves, Red cap, Yellow diamond Tot Of The Knar 28
Nag meBeaten Favourite
8 11-11 P Bowen Donal Devereux (5) 114 7/18.00
3 711/P23- Dark Blue and White diabolo, hooped sleeves and cap Grand Slam Hero (IRE) 157
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
9 11-10 t N A Twiston-Davies P J Brennan 113 5/16.00
4 83/7921- Dark Blue, Grey hoop, Grey sleeves, Dark Blue armlets, Dark Blue and Grey quartered cap Tighe Caster 34
Nag meDistance Winner
11 11-9 G McPherson Mr Tom David (7) 112 14/115.00
5 763P31- Grey, Maroon cross belts, Maroon cap Josear 37
Nag me
8 11-9 C J Down Giles Hawkins (5) 112 11/112.00
6 172P2P- Royal Blue and Yellow stripes, White sleeves Pamak D'airy (FR) 22
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-8 H Hogarth K Mercer 111 16/117.00
7 147794- MAROON, yellow chevrons on sleeves, yellow cap Miss Phoebe (IRE) 28
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-8 G R I Smyly David England 111 22/123.00
8 D12658- Yellow, Red diamond, chevrons on sleeves, Red cap Dais Return (IRE) 230
Nag me
6 11-7 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 110 8/19.00
9 P8/008-3 Light Blue, Brown chevrons on sleeves, Black cap Sunday City (JPN) 16
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
9 11-4 b D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 107 14/115.00
10 5762F3- DARK GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), striped sleeves Or d'Oudairies (FR) 34
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-4 t P Salmon G Lee 107 8/19.00
11 44012-3 Royal Blue, Yellow diamond, Yellow sleeves, Royal Blue armlets, Yellow cap Royal Kicks (FR) 15
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
9 11-1 Miss S Smith Jimmy Derham (5) 104 9/25.50
12 142756- Yellow, Dark Green star, hooped sleeves, quartered cap Marked Man (IRE) 177
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
14 10-7 R Lee D F O'Regan 96 16/117.00

Verdict

It may pay to focus on those at the head of the weights in this contest with GRAND SLAM HERO preferred to Kack Handed and Tot Of The Knar. Nigel Twiston-Davies' charge is very nicely treated on the pick of his hurdles form and he's at his best when the ground is quick. The gelding was in fair form when last seen and has been dropped another pound to a mark fully 19lbs below that he's earned over hurdles and therefore looks the most solid play here. Kack Handed can't be ruled out despite having unseated Andrew Tinkler last time; prior to that he'd come up against a couple of talented sorts and had aquitted himself well - this is easier. Tot Of The Knar represents a yard going well and she's another who is well handicapped on her form over hurdles although that again reflects the fact she's been disappointing over fences. That said her second to Otage De Brion (runs 14:55) looks solid form and she may have a race in her off this mark. Josear will attract support as one of only two last time out winners but he was rather handed that contest and is a better horse when the mud is flying so fellow recent winner Tighe Caster is of more interest particularly if they go off quick. Royal Kicks is consistent enough and Jimmy Derham has proved his worth in the plate of late but again perhaps he'd prefer some cut whilst Sunday City hasn't looked in love with the game of late and is easily opposed. Grand Slam Hero can land this wide open handicap chase if he consents to put it all together.