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Henry Brooke: Getaway Glory Can Get Back Into The Winners’ Enclosure At Bangor

After a frustrating start to the week, it was nice to get a double at Uttoxeter on Thursday.

My wins on Phil De Pail and Lucky Boy Lover were both for Oliver Greenall and Josh Guerriero, whose horses continue to be in top form.

This Saturday, I’m off to Bangor-on-Dee, where I’ve got four rides on the card. I rode a winner the last time I was there, so it would be great to do the same again.

What is Bangor-On-Dee like to ride at?

It’s a fair left-handed track, which usually has lovely racing ground. You often want to be in the mix at three out, as the field will often quicken down to two out, and you don’t want to be left behind. If you let the leaders go on in the home straight, it can be hard to reel them back.

Olly and Josh like to run their horses there, so it’s a track I’m very familiar with. The weather looks like it’s going to be dry this weekend, and the ground is currently described as good, which will suit most of my rides on Saturday.

My Saturday rides at Bangor

1.40 – Dun Dancing (Oliver Greenall and Josh Guerriero)

He failed to complete when he made his racecourse debut at Uttoxeter last month. This time, the main aim will be to get him round and get some experience into him. Hopefully, he will take a step in the right direction here.

2.15 – Getaway Glory (Oliver Greenall and Josh Guerriero)

I feel like I probably should have won on him when I rode him at Bangor last time out. The race didn’t quite pan out as I wanted it to on that day, and I’ll probably ride him a little bit differently here. The handicapper raised him 2lb for his recent run, but all being well, I can see him getting back in the winners’ enclosure.

3.25 – Breizh River (Paul Robson)

He won well at Hexham last month, when he was making his chase debut. This is a different track for him, but I don’t think it will be a problem. There are a few horses in here you can make a case for, but I think my lad has a nice chance of going well.

4.00 – Silverbridge (Oliver Greenall and Josh Guerriero)

I thought he was a little bit disappointing last time out when he finished sixth around a fast track at Stratford. Returning to Bangor should be a positive, as he’s run well around here before. We are going to try first-time cheekpieces in this race, which will hopefully sharpen him up.

I am down for a few rides at Perth on Sunday, so it’s going to be a busy weekend for me.

I hope you all have a good weekend, and I’ll be checking in again with you soon.

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