Bangor 1:35 – Novices’ Hurdle, 2m145y, class 4
Fortified Bay won his bumper at Perth before being purchased by Paul & Clare Rooney for £70k back in July, who subsequently moved him to trainer Alan King.
Last month despite conceding weight all round he finished 3rd (1.75L off the winner) in a bumper at Uttoxeter.
The horse 4th that day placed in a maiden hurdle today.
Fortified Bay 6/1 0.5 points ew
Bangor 2:10 – Mares Handicap Hurdle, 2m3f, class 5
The sister to bumper/hurdle winner Montys Meadow made a fantastic reappearance last week at Uttoxeter.
Under a lovely ride from Brendan Powell, Marvellous Monty looked like she was going to get the better of the odds on fav Annie Alainn. However, she nodded on landing the last thus giving the advantage to favourite, who gained her 3rd win on the bounce. The front two pulled some 14 lengths clear that day.
Running off the same mark, I would expect her to go extremely close again.
Marvellous Monty 11/8 2 points WIN