October 30th, 2018

Brian Hughes Blog: 30/10/2018

Today ‘Our Man Brian’ has five rides at Bangor in what looks like a great days racing from across the pond.


1.05 Inheritance Chief

Has two seconds to his credit from four bumper runs. He makes his hurdling debut returning from a six month break. If he translates his good bumper form to this discipline he may well be competitive.

Main Dangers:

Anytime will do and Grey Diamond look to be the main opponents in this meeting.


2.10 Rockalzaro 

A bumper winner who got off the mark over hurdles at Catterick in November 2017. He has raced well in a number of hurdles in the interim, making the frame for me at the end of August following wind surgery. He makes his chase debut today and retains the tongue tie and blinkers. My horse has an e/w chance in this one.

Main Dangers:

In this one I see Ballyantics being the main danger.


2.40 Tailor Tom

Successful at the track in January over a similar trip. Returns today after a seven month break without the cheekpieces worn on his last two runs. He is a genuine consistent type and has a good chance today.

Main Dangers:

Flying Verse and Captain Simon have been running well and should be prominent.


3.45 Cousin Oscar

A winner of two hurdles at the track in 2017, finished forth for me and was beaten under 12 lengths on his comeback run nineteen days ago after an eight month break and a wind operation. He has improved for the run and has an excellent chance today.

Main Dangers:

This one looks to be a competitive handicap with Solesauvage in good form recently and looks to be the main threat.


4.20 Armattiecan

Was forth in a good Irish point, makes his first rules start today. Most of this field are on racecourse debut, my horse is a grand big likeable type and hopefully he can make the frame.

Main Dangers:

Irish raiders Epalo De La Tinte and Present Chief are likely to be the main rivals.



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