Bangor Tips and Racecourse Guide
Race Sharp provides free tips for every meeting at Bangor throughout the National Hunt season.
Bangor is unique, being the only racecourse in the UK without a grandstand. A beautiful course that has staged racing for over 150 years, the left-handed circuit provides a good test for novices and is well-used by some of the UK’s leading National Hunt trainers.
Racing takes place throughout the year, with racing during 11 out of 12 months. However, the best of the action is over the winter, the feature race being the Listed Novice Chase for mares that is run every November.
It is one of three racecourses in Wales and the only one in North Wales, with the other two being Chepstow and Ffos Las.
Olly Greenall and Josh Guerriero have made a bright start to their training partnership and Ecossais can give them another winner at Bangor today (3.11pm).
The eight year old finished second at Kelso last time out, travelling really well through the race but just looking to get caught out by the 3m4f trip. The return to three miles should see him in a better light and the cheekpieces worn for the first time on his latest outing are retained today.
A bit of cut is perfect for him and he is capable of winning from this mark, with Toby Wynne claiming a valuable 7lbs.
Bangor Top Trainers (2020/21)
1. Jonjo O’Neill (pictured) 6 winners (35%)
1. Nigel Twiston-Davies 6 winners (35%)
3. Donald McCain 6 winners (12%)
4. Fergal O’Brien 5 winners (33%)
5. Olly Murphy 4 winners (19%)
Bangor Top Jockeys (2020/21)
1. Sam Twiston-Davies 6 winners (26%)
2. Brian Hughes 6 winners (17%)
3. Paddy Brennan 5 winners (29%)
4. Jonjo O’Neill Jnr 5 winners (28%)
5. Kielan Woods 4 winners (36%)
How to get there
A taxi from Wrexham station to the racecourse takes around 20 minutes and costs £25-30.
There are regular train services into Wrexham station, taking an hour and a half from Birmingham and just under three hours from London. There is a complimentary shuttle bus service on racedays, which takes roughly 25 minutes.
Liverpool Airport and Manchester Airport are both within an hour of the racecourse. A taxi costs around £80.
Bangor Top Races
November – Listed Mares’ Novice Chase
Bangor Tips Archives
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