Today's racecards

Bangor-on-Dee

  • 15:25 Bet At bangorSPORT Novices' Hurdle2m 1f

  • Winner £3,422 2nd £998 3rd £499
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 7.40s
  • Off time: 15:27:43
15:25 Bangor-on-Dee Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Franciscan 4/9

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1 Pink, black braces, white and black striped sleeves, black and pink hooped cap Purple 'n Gold (IRE) 14
Nag me
4 11-4 v D Pipe T Scudamore 11/43.75
3 Yellow, Royal Blue seams, Grey sleeves, Royal Blue seams, Royal Blue cap Franciscan 51
Nag me
5 10-12 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 4/91.44
4 White, Purple sash, White sleeves, Yellow armlets and cap Saint Thomas (IRE) 12
Nag me
6 10-12 J Mackie B Hughes 15/28.50
Non runners
2341-432Trend Is My Friend (USA)411-4D McCain JnrA P Lane109

Verdict

Purchased from Luca Cumani at last month's sales, Donald McCain wastes no time sending FRANCISCAN over hurdles. Jockey bookings suggest he's preferred to stablemate Trend Is My Friend and he's rated higher on the Flat than Purple 'n Gold. The latter made a winning start over timber at Uttoxeter in July and should be in the mix once again despite carrying a penalty for that success. A multiple winner at Beverley on the Flat, Saint Thomas is another making his debut over hurdles though he's rated much lower than Franciscan on the level.