Bailey, who pulled off an excellent marketing ploy when he saddled Subway Surf to win for former Countdown host Carol Vorderman at Ludlow last week, can give his owners – the May We Never Be Found Out Partnership – further success with TWO FOR GOLD (3.25, nap) at Bangor.
Two For Gold, a useful bumper performer, was an excellent fourth behind the smart Elixir De Nutz on his hurdling debut at Cheltenham before winning with something in hand at Wetherby in December.
Bailey clearly rates the gelding as he holds an entry in the Ballymore Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival in March.
Hexham winner Know The Score represents the danger. Like the selection, he has some decent bumper form but is shaping up to be a better prospect over hurdles.
Jonjo O’Neill and his son, Jonjo jr, can successful team-up with TRANSPENNINE STAR (2.50, nb).
This consistent performer has slipped down the weights and his trainer looks to have found an ideal opportunity for him to open his account over hurdles.
The lightly-raced DIVINE PORT (2.35, treble) can make up for lost time by making two from two over fences.
He is expected to improve from his winning debut over fences at Carlisle in December and take this weak event.
12.55 MAGIC OF MILAN
1.25 QUEENS CAVE
2.00 LAS TUNAS
2.35 DIVINE PORT (TR)
3.45 RIBBLE VALLEY
1.40 STEPS AND STAIRS
2.50 TRANSPENNINE STAR (N.B)
3.25 TWO FOR GOLD (NAP)
3.55 FRENCHY DU LARGE
3.40 LOUD AND CLEAR
4.45 SEDUCTIVE MOMENT
5.15 EL HOMBRE
5.45 SET PIECE
6.15 CHERRY OAK
6.45 LORNA COLE
7.15 WIFF WAFF