Bangor afternoon racing tips: Best bets for Wednesday, February 28

Spring is already on the horizon at north Wales' only racecourse as the Planet Sport tipsters search for winners at Bangor-on-Dee on Wednesday, February 28.

We start off with some details on our four selected horses at Bangor.

Don't forget to check out the full racecard, results and live odds in Planet Sport's racing live centre.

Good luck and please gamble responsibly.

(Please be aware selections could become non-runners after article's first publication)


14:20 (Bangor) Thatza Dazzler

Thatza Dazzler found success for the first time running 6.5L clear in this grade over 2m on soft ground at Ludlow last week and will be a leading contender again.

Robins Field brings strong form with a trio of runner-up efforts including a 22L defeat at Plumpton over 2m1f on Monday. Include if racing again.

Yellow Jacket did well attempting a course and distance handicap chase on similar going when second before a below par Market Rasen fifth.

Shady B can improve further making chase debut.


15:50 (Bangor) Pitwood Road


Pitwood Road has plenty going for her in the Camden Stout Mares’ Maiden Hurdle.

County Cork trainer Terence O’Brien brought her over to win a bumper at Ayr and he has now moved his attention from Scotland to Wales.

The six-year-old mare is owned by Derrick Mossop, who saw his colours carried to victory by Anglers Crag in the valuable Eider Chase last weekend, so he is on the crest of a wave currently.

Having chased home the useful Annalecka on her debut under rules having won a point to point, she was prominent in the betting at Thurles before Christmas but failed to lay a glove on Willie Mullins’ Femme Magnifique, who ran in a Grade Two next time out.

Brought to Ayr earlier this month, she won in a canter under Brian Hughes and he maintains the ride in a race in which his main employer Donald McCain has two runners.


16:20 (Bangor) Guard The Moon

The testing ground should suit Nigel Twiston-Davies’ Guard The Moon in the Ruabon Novices’ Hurdle.

The winner of two bumpers, he made his hurdling debut at Chepstow where he ran too keen to do himself justice.

It was to his credit he was beaten just over seven lengths into third and if he settles better, he should take all the beating.


16:50 (Bangor) Catch Him Derry

Catch Him Derry won with more in hand than the official three-quarter-length verdict suggests at Southwell in January.

Dan Skelton’s charge had shown glimpses of promise but always threatened to do better once handicapping.

Harry Skelton rode him with plenty of confidence for a horse racing over a mile further than he had ever tackled before but it was never really in any doubt.

Raised 6lb, that should not be enough to stop him.


Bangor selections in full:

BANGOR: 2.20 Thatza Dazzler, 2.50 Breeze Of Wind, 3.20 Gold Emery, 3.50 Pitwood Road, 4.20 Guard The Moon, 4.50 Catch Him Derry.

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