Today's racecards

Bangor-on-Dee

  • 15:55 Weatherbys Cheltenham Festival Betting Guide Handicap Chase3m 110y

  • Winner £5,653 2nd £1,660 3rd £830 4th £415
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 24.40s
  • Off time: 15:55:26
15:55 Bangor-on-Dee Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Fabalu (IRE) 11/2
2nd Valley View (IRE) Evs

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 30/41FP WHITE, red spots, red cap Bold Ransom (IRE) 9
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-12 K G Reveley Timmy Murphy 127 8/19.00
2 5F15PF- Light blue and pink (halved), sleeves reversed, light blue cap Marescsou (FR) 472
Nag me
7 11-8 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 123 11/26.50
3 41F-511 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Valley View (IRE) 76
Nag me
6 11-7 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 122 Evs2.00
4 2161/45 Yellow, Royal Blue seams, Grey sleeves, Royal Blue seams, Royal Blue cap Fabalu (IRE) 34
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 11-7 b1 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 122 11/26.50
5 43-22P4 ROYAL BLUE, PINK chevrons, ROYAL BLUE cap Daldini 38
Nag meDistance Winner
10 10-5 t Mrs S J Smith H Oliver 106 5/16.00

Verdict

VALLEY VIEW went up 9lb for scoring easily at Towcester and had a battle to complete the double in very heavy ground at Exeter. Both victories were over 2m4f but he has given the impression that today's trip is what he wants and a hat-trick beckons. Bold Ransom landed a class 2 handicap at Haydock but has struggled subsequently after being raised 9lb while it's difficult to know what to make of the ex-French Marescsou on his first start for Venetia Williams though entries at a higher level suggest he is well regarded. Fabalu likes it around here and is well handicapped if anywhere near his best but Daldini hasn't won for two years.