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.
Race Sharp offers free tips for all meetings at Bangor throughout the year. Sign up to our free tips newsletter for the best prices on our UK racing tips.
Flying Verse looked back to form on his first start since a wind op when runner-up at Stratford last time, and he can go one better at Bangor today.
He was racing off a mark in the 90s for the first time since 2018 when just denied on his latest outing. Though he is 4lbs higher now and this represents a step up in grade, all bar Go On Chez have questions to answer, and that rival is up in the weights after two wins earlier this summer.
Flying Verse won this race last year off a 5lbs higher mark under Brian Hughes, who is riding at the top of his game. Flying Verse’s two other course runs came over hurdles, with a win and a head second, so he clearly loves it here.
2.45pm Bangor – Flying Verse win @ 13/8 (most firms)
The handicapper has given Courtandbould a real chance and though there wouldn’t be many trainers fancying their chances of improving off Fergal O’Brien at present, Dan Skelton will be keen to do just that.
The eight year old was rated 141 at his peak in 2020, and has conditions in his favour. A recent wind op could well bring about a return to form, and he is now 23lbs lower in the weights than when third on a return from a short break at Doncaster last November.
3.45pm Bangor – Courtandbould win @ 9/2 (most firms)
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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
Today’s best bets for Bangor can be seen below. Race Sharp offers free racing tips for all meetings at Bangor throughout the season. 7.10pm Bangor A four-runner novice handicap chase, in which Charlie Uberalles is a confident selection. He gives weight...
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...
Graeme McPherson is often a trainer to follow when sending horses to Southwell and Getthepot makes plenty of appeal on handicap debut today. I thought he shaped with promise on his bumper debut/return from 10 months off at Bangor in October and there was promise to be...