Bangor-on-Dee

  • 16:20 Heathcotes Outside Handicap Hurdle3m

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Off time: 16:20:30
16:20 Bangor-on-Dee Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st I'm The Decider (IRE) 6/4
2nd Mortimers Cross 9/1
3rd Snake Charmer 13/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 03/PP-7P Maroon and Yellow diamonds, halved sleeves, Yellow cap Dom d'Orgeval (FR) 67
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-12 p1 D Pipe T Scudamore 130 14/115.00
2 87137P Light Green, Brown chevrons, Light Green sleeves and cap Dan Buoy (FR) 25
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-2 p1 R C Guest D N Cullinane (5) 120 14/115.00
3 145-130 Pink and Maroon diamonds, Pink sleeves and cap Mortimers Cross 60
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-1 J L Needham J M Maguire 119 9/110.00
4 3U2153 Light Blue, large Royal Blue spots, sleeves and cap Snake Charmer 11
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-11 b M F Harris Mr O Greenall (5) 115 13/27.50
5 4-15P Red, White spots, White and Red halved sleeves, White cap Jeepstar 65
Nag me
9 10-11 t1 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman (3) 115 11/112.00
6 127-F65 Black, Orange diamond, White sleeves, Black cap, Orange star Scarvagh Diamond (IRE) 66
Nag me
8 10-9 N G Richards F Davis (3) 113 20/121.00
7 2462F1 Emerald green, orange hoops, white cap I'm The Decider (IRE) 41
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-9 p1 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 113 6/42.50
8 2B133-2 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Caipiroska 34
Nag meDistance Winner
10 10-6 Ferdy Murphy G Lee 110 9/25.50
9 56-2487 Orange, Black triple diamond, Black and Orange diabolo on sleeves, Orange cap, Black diamond Imtihan (IRE) 32
Nag me
10 10-3 Mrs S J Smith Tjade Collier (3) 107 16/117.00

Verdict

I'M THE DECIDER didn't win with too much in hand last time however he is unexposed at this trip and is tentatively selected ahead of Dom D'Orgeval and Caipiroska. The most interesting horse in the line-up is top-weight Dom D'Orgeval who returns to hurdles. He was last seen pulling up in a Listed Chase at Ascot and has now failed to complete in three of his last four starts. His chase mark has now plummeted to the same as his hurdles mark today and it is interesting to see him here; if the market speaks in his favour then it would be foolish to ignore his chance. Preference though is for I'm The Decider who has a different profile. Jonjo O'Neill's progressive gelding is fitted with cheek-pieces today as he perhaps fails to concentrate fully in his races. His chasing career has been put on hold for the time being and he can continue to progress over hurdles and defy a 7lb higher mark this afternoon. Caipiroska was firmly put in his place last time out at Warwick but the ground was very testing on that day. He has a decent record when the money comes for him and it would be no surprise to see him bounce back off the same mark today. Jeepstar represents a trainer enjoying a real purple patch but this experienced gelding was a low point in December. On a form line through Six Day War he has an awful lot to find with the selection. Snake Charmer looks high enough in the weights and the same applies to Mortimers Cross. On the other hand it is feasible that Scarvagh Diamond could be well-treated as he returns to hurdles off a mark 4lbs lower than his chase rating; however a safer bet looks to be recent winner I'm The Decider.