Bangor-on-Dee

  • 15:55 Stella Artois Black Handicap Chase2m 4f 110y

  • Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 27.00s
  • Off time: 15:59:40
15:55 Bangor-on-Dee Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st King's Grace 10/3

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 10-5846 Light Blue and White diabolo, White sleeves, Light Blue cap, White diamonds Arctic Ben (IRE) 50
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-12 H D Daly Jake Greenall (3) 117 7/24.50
2 32P-312 Yellow, Royal Blue seams, Grey sleeves, Royal Blue seams, Royal Blue cap King's Grace 26
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-10 D McCain Jnr Henry Brooke 115 10/34.33
3 543351 Royal Blue, Light Blue Seams, Royal Blue Cap Cloudingstar (IRE) 6 (ex7)
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-7 t Jonjo O'Neill Maurice Linehan (5) 105 Evs2.00
4 11F-P5P Aquamarine, Black cap Marie Des Anges (FR) 29
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-3 t A J Honeyball R Mahon 108 7/18.00

Verdict

Arctic Ben would have leading claims if reproducing the form of his win at Newbury last March but has shown no signs of doing so of late. Marie Des Anges is another winner at Newbury and but is also struggling for form. Cloudingstar is penalised for his recent win at Ffos Las. That was only his second start over fences so there should be more to come, but KING'S GRACE is just preferred. He ran well off today's mark behind Kris Cross at Musselburgh last month having scored at Sedgefield before that and gets the vote dropping down a grade for this.