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Bangor-on-Dee

  • 12:10 Malise Nicolson Bright Future Novices' Chase2m 1f 110y

  • £11,000 added 4yo+ 5 ran
  • Winner £7,148 2nd £2,099 3rd £1,049 4th £525
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 4m 20.00s
  • Off time: 12:10:41

Full result

12:10 Bangor-on-Dee Result 26th November 2011
Pos Draw Dist Horse Weight Jockey Trainer Age SP
1st Peddlers Cross (IRE) 11-7 J M Maguire D McCain Jnr 6 2/13f
Led after 1st, shaken up 2 out, clear last, ran on well, easily opened 1/6 touched 1/6 £200-£900
2nd 8 Minella Class (IRE) 11-0 D Bass (3) N J Henderson 6 9/2
Chased leaders, went 2nd 6th, driven to challenge approaching 3 out, stayed on same pace from next opened 9/2 touched 9/2
3rd 68 Character Actor (IRE) 11-0 Mr J T Carroll (5) A Kennedy 7 100/1
Led 1st, remained prominent until lost place 6th, weakened 5 out, remote 3rd opened 100/1 touched 100/1
4th 14 Rye Rocket 11-0 J W Farrelly R Lee 6 200/1
Jumped right 1st, held up in touch, weakened before 5th, remote 4th opened 150/1 touched 200/1
F Brother Bob (IRE) 11-0 W Hutchinson C E Longsdon 5 25/1
Held up in touch when fell 6th opened 25/1 touched 25/1

Betting breakdown

Tote Win: £1.10 Tote Place: £1.02,1.40
Straight Forecast: £1.44 Exacta: £1.30

Placepot: £27.10, Pool: £41041.66, 1103.8 winning tickets
Quadpot: £6.80, Pool: £2964.21, 321.53 winning tickets

Verdict

Another taking performance from PEDDLERS CROSS who was asked more of a question than when winning over the same course and distance on his chasing debut. He was up against a useful type in Minella Class and Nicky Henderson's runner did give him something to think about with Maguire asking the Champion Hurdle second a question four from home and he wasn't foot-perfect at that fence. That fence aside, his jumping was again exemplary and he remains firmly on target for the Arkle. His trainer is in no rush to step him up in grade as he knows his horse is good enough to compete at that level but he is keen to give this exciting prospect more experience. Minella Class had won the Grade One Tolworth Hurdle and finished a respectable sixth in the Neptune at the Cheltenham Festival so is no slouch and David Bass was keen to ensure that this was a proper test. His mount couldn't live with Peddlers Cross in the closing stages and wasn't given a hard time when the race was over but this was a very likeable display on his chasing debut. His jumping was sound, he's entitled to come on for the outing and this son of Oscar looks a useful addition to the chasing ranks. He failed to win in three starts between the flags in Ireland but did finish a close second to Al Ferof on his second outing in that sphere and will not be long in opening his account over birch. Despite his win in the Tolworth, this trip looks a bare minimum for him and he should come into his own granted a stiffer test.