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APRIL MEETING REWIND: Bannixtown Glory set for Cartmel chase bow

Fame And Glory mare Bannixtown Glory gets her first tilt over fences at Cartmel this Wednesday



David Bass riding Bannixtown Glory clear the last to win The Racing TV Mares' Hurdle at Kempton Park Racecourse.

Recent April Meeting heroine Bannixtown Glory is set to reappear to the racetrack at Cartmel on Wednesday afternoon as she bids for a quickfire two-timer.

Cartmel hosts its second meeting of the week this Wednesday
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Donald McCain’s charge landed Listed honours at Prestbury Park two months ago under midweek partner Brian Hughes, beating two subsequent winners in the process.


And she will now join Eglantine Du Seuil, who she beat in Gloucestershire, in beginning a life over fences as she tops the bill in the three-runner field.

Former Willie Mullins and Paul Nicholls gelding Getareason aims for a second win over the larger obstacles after his Hexham success in May, while long-standing maiden Sussex Road aims to win for the first time in 70 attempts.

Getareason (second from the left) won only twice under Paul Nicholls and Willie Mullins but shed his maiden tag for new handler Rebecca Menzies last month

After Bannixtown Glory’s victory at Cheltenham, handler McCain described the 2020/21 race for the champion jockey’s title between Brian Hughes and Harry Skelton as “David versus Goliath”.

Bannixtown Glory’s trainer, Donald McCain

Talking to the Racing Post in April, the Cheshire-based trainer said: “We’ve nearly accepted it [defeat] and he [Hughes] has been very gracious about the whole thing. All we’re trying to do is our job properly, that’s all.

“We’re not running horses for the sake of it. Brian’s riding really well and we’re just doing all we can do.

Harry Skelton and Politolouge en route to winning the Queen Mother Champion Chase at the 2020 Cheltenham Festival
Harry Skelton’s association with Paul Nicholls helped him towards the 2020/21 Jump Jockeys’ crown following an injury to Ditcheat stable-pilot, Harry Cobden

“I think when they’re reeling Paul Nicholls into the situation it makes it like David and Goliath. We’re just trying to keep training winners, that’s all we can do.”

Dominic Chapman is senior content writer at Low6 with a passion for horse racing. He provides a NAP and NB every day throughout the week on selected National Hunt and Flat cards in both Britain and Ireland. Additionally, he hosts the Paddock Picks Podcast with former Welsh Grand National-winning pilot, Charlie Poste - the pair interviewing and discussing current racing topics with a special guest every week.