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3:20 Bangor-on-Dee 16 Apr 2016

Excel Signs Handicap Hurdle (Div II)

(Class 5) (0-100, 4yo+) (2m3f123yds) 2m3½f Heavy 11 hurdles
1st £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238.50


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
5 108 87 54 100
b g King's Theatre (IRE) - Clairefontaine (Alflora)
Tracked leaders, led after 3 out, mistake 2 out, drew clear before last, comfortably (trainer's rep said, regarding apparent improvement in form, that this was a weak race and the yard appeared to be coming back into form) (op 5/1)
2  16
10 108 h 85 34 81
b g Convinced - Carole's Dove (Manhal)
In rear, not fluent 1st, mistake 4 out, effort after 3 out, stayed on under pressure to take 2nd run-in, no chance with winner (op 5/1)
3  1 [17]
7 101 tb 75 23 68
b g Scorpion (IRE) - Skipcarl (IRE) (Carlingford Castle)
Held up, headway approaching 4 out, ridden before 3 out, went 2nd before 2 out, unable to go with winner before last, lost 2nd run-in, kept on under pressure (op 9/2)
4  ½ [17½]
10 106 t 83 30 77
gr g Dubai Destination (USA) - Amellnaa (IRE) (Sadler's Wells)
Raced keenly, tracked leaders, not fluent 7th, led approaching 3 out, headed after flight, ridden and outpaced before 2 out, kept on under pressure run-in, no chance with winner (op 7/1)
5  ¾ [18¼]
8 116 p 94 40 87
ch m Needwood Blade - My Tern (IRE) (Glacial Storm)
Prominent, led 2nd, headed approaching 3 out, ridden and outpace 2 out, kept on under pressure run-in, no chance with winner (op 16/1)
8 100 tp 74
b g Milan - Katie Snurge (IRE) (Snurge)
Prominent, mistake 3 out, soon weakened, eased and pulled up before last (op 13/2)
9 109 86
b m Alflora (IRE) - Dominie Breeze (Primo Dominie)
Midfield, ridden and lost place after 6th, behind when pulled up before 4 out (trainer's rep said mare was unsuited by the heavy ground)
6 117 h 100
b m Robin Des Champs (FR) - Someone Told Me (IRE) (Saddlers' Hall)
Led, headed 2nd, remained prominent, pushed along and weakened quickly approaching 4 out, behind when pulled up before next (trainer said mare had a breathing problem) (tchd 33/1)
5 118 96
b g Layman (USA) - Woven Silk (USA) (Danzig)
Held up, ridden after 3 out, soon beaten, eased and pulled up before last (tchd 9/2)
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