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Racegoers were treated to an exhibition round of jumping when Jacdor outclassed his rivals in the Wrexham LVA Novices' Chase at Bangor today.

Backed from 16-1 into 12-1, Robin Dickin's six-year-old never gave his supporters a moment's anxiety.

Robert Thornton had the bold-jumping Jacdor up with the pace from the start and sent his mount into a clear lead three out, from where the result was never in doubt as the son of Be My Native cruised home by 20 lengths from Cap It If You Can.

Jacdor was having his first run since disappointing over hurdles at Cheltenham in October and Dickin said: "He lost a lot of weight after Cheltenham and was just fretting a bit but the owners have been very patient.

"I've kept on schooling him and AP (Tony McCoy) rode him in work at Newbury a fortnight ago. He decided not to ride him today because he was probably thinking of Cheltenham next week but that's one he's got wrong."

Today's win on soft going came as no surprise to Dickin, who rates the gelding as the best prospect in his yard.

He said: "His dam is a sister to Bonalma and I've always thought he was a very nice horse. He will be a better horse on better ground."

Asked to compare Jacdor with his former stable-star Kadastrof, Dickin remarked: "If he's going to be as good as Kadastrof he'll have to improve 65 points."

Dalametre was another to put up a good jumping display when making all the running under Warren Marston in the Tilney Investment Management Novices' Handicap Chase'

Winning trainer Martin Evans, who won last year's Racing Post 10 To Follow competition over jumps with his entry 'Dalametre', explained the gelding's poor showing last time.

He said: "After he was pulled up last time Warren said he'd gone over the top and needed a holiday. He's only been back in work for a month and as I'm the only one whose sat on him I knew he was fit."

Hannigan's Lodger gained just reward for some decent efforts when gaining the upper hand on the run-in to land the Tote Bookmakers Novices' Handicap Hurdle for trainer Nigel Twiston-Davies and jockey Carl Llewellyn.

The 8-1 chance got up to beat Iris Royal by three-quarters of a length.

"She's had a lot of seconds against good horses and deserved that," said Twiston-Davies. "She was all right at the last - she jumped it and the other didn't."

Mick Fitzgerald took a heavy fall when Hooded Hawk crashed out of the Red Square Energising Chase at the 12th fence.

He was shaken after the incident and gave up his remaining mounts but hopes to be fit to ride tomorrow.

The race went to Tom George's Callfourseasons, who jumped well for Rupert Wakley to land the prize by 24 lengths from Radiation.

Even-money shot Silverdalesureshot became the first favourite of the afternoon to oblige when leading on the flat to beat Mister Horatio by a length and a quarter in the Hugh Peel Challenge Trophy Hunters' Chase.

And Water Stratford sent punters home happy when recovering from a blunder at the penultimate flight to get the better of Lord Youky by one and a quarter lengths to land odds of 4-7 in the Gobowen 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle'.