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  • Date: 15 September 2021
  • Going: GOOD to FIRM
  • Surface: Turf
  • Status: Completed

Happy Retirement Brian Handicap Chase (3) (Class 3)

  • Distance: 2m 1f 14y
  • Age: 4 years old+
  • Runners: 5
  • Prize: £12,500
  • Race status: Weighed In

Admirable veteran who is often thereabouts for all his losing run is mounting up. Not disgraced in fourth at Worcester (16.5f) last time and the handicapper has given him a chance.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
18/08/21 Worcester 4/5 Chase 2m 110y Good 10st 13lbs Danny McMenamin 11
11/07/21 Perth 2/5 Chase 2m Soft 11st 11lbs Danny McMenamin 5.03
11/06/21 Aintree 4/9 Chase 1m 7f 176y Good 11st 7lbs Danny McMenamin 6.04
22/05/21 Stratford-On-Avon 2/3 Chase 2m 213y Soft 10st 13lbs Ryan Day 2.99
18/04/21 Ayr 3/6 Chase 2m 110y Good 10st 11lbs Ryan Day 12
06/03/21 Doncaster 2/7 Chase 2m 78y Good 11st 3lbs Ryan Day 22
12/12/20 Doncaster 5/8 Chase 2m 78y Soft 11st 6lbs Ryan Day 7.61
07/11/20 Aintree 3/8 Chase 1m 7f 176y Soft 11st 6lbs Ryan Day 22.02
18/02/20 Musselburgh 2/5 Chase 2m 195y Heavy 11st 11lbs Ryan Day 3.63
24/01/20 Doncaster 3/11 Chase 2m 78y Gd/Sft 10st 13lbs Ryan Day 7.8
27/11/19 Wetherby 5/7 Chase 1m 7f 36y Soft 11st 12lbs Ryan Day 11.91
26/10/19 Cheltenham 7/11 Chase 1m 7f 199y Heavy 11st 1lbs Ryan Day 24
13/04/19 Ayr -/12 Chase 2m 110y Gd/Frm 11st 0lbs Sean Quinlan 10.54
02/02/19 Leopardstown 3/14 Chase 2m 1f Good 11st 10lbs Ryan Day 31.36
27/12/18 Wetherby 5/7 Chase 1m 7f 36y Gd/Sft 11st 9lbs Ryan Day 8.16
24/11/18 Ascot -/13 Chase 2m 167y Good 11st 5lbs Paddy Brennan 16.5
27/10/18 Cheltenham 2/7 Chase 1m 7f 199y Gd/Sft 11st 7lbs Ryan Day 28.8
21/04/18 Ayr 3/11 Chase 2m 110y Good 11st 3lbs Ryan Day 11.5
27/01/18 Doncaster 1/8 Chase 2m 78y Soft 10st 10lbs Ryan Day 8.71
27/12/17 Wetherby 2/6 Chase 1m 7f 36y Soft 11st 9lbs Ryan Day 5.67
02/12/17 Newbury -/10 Chase 2m 92y Good 11st 5lbs Davy Russell 5.8

Enjoyed a good summer at Cartmel, adding third success to his tally over extended 17f a couple of weeks back. 5 lb higher mark to defy away from that venue but he's clearly in good heart.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
30/08/21 Cartmel 1/6 Chase 2m 1f 61y Good 9st 13lbs Conor O'Farrell 4.6
02/08/21 Carlisle 6/8 Flat 2m 1f 47y Gd/Frm - 10st 0lbs Joanna Mason 11.41
19/07/21 Cartmel 5/6 Chase 2m 1f 61y Good 11st 12lbs Conor O'Farrell 2.56
27/06/21 Cartmel 2/6 Chase 2m 5f 34y Gd/Sft 10st 4lbs Conor O'Farrell 3.68
02/06/21 Cartmel 1/8 Chase 2m 1f 61y Good 11st 10lbs Conor O'Farrell 2.47
31/05/21 Cartmel 1/8 Chase 2m 1f 61y Good 9st 13lbs Conor O'Farrell 3.15
10/05/21 Catterick Bridge 3/12 Flat 1m 7f 189y Soft 9st 9lbs James Sullivan 27.01
28/03/21 Carlisle 8/10 Chase 1m 7f 207y Soft 0 10st 9lbs Conor O'Farrell 4.9
01/03/21 Ayr 4/9 Chase 2m 4f 110y Heavy 0 11st 11lbs Conor O'Farrell 13.5
23/11/20 Musselburgh 3/6 Chase 1m 7f 182y Good 0 11st 8lbs Conor O'Farrell 10.5
07/11/20 Kelso 7/8 Chase 2m 1f 14y Gd/Sft 0 11st 7lbs Theo Gillard 19.12
22/10/20 Carlisle 6/12 Chase 2m 4f Soft 0 11st 11lbs Danny McMenamin 14.5
07/10/20 Sedgefield 5/6 Chase 2m 3f 65y Good 0 12st 3lbs Conor O'Farrell 5.52
20/09/20 Hamilton Park 7/8 Flat 1m 4f 15y Soft 0 9st 6lbs James Sullivan 110
07/09/20 Perth 6/9 Chase 2m 4f 20y Good 0 10st 7lbs Conor O'Farrell 34
23/08/20 Cartmel 8/11 Chase 2m 1f 61y Soft 0 11st 1lbs Conor O'Farrell 7.16
01/07/20 Southwell 6/12 Chase 1m 7f 182y Good 0 11st 11lbs Conor O'Farrell 12.96
25/06/20 Haydock Park 13/13 Flat 2m 45y Firm 0 9st 2lbs James Sullivan 42.32
07/03/20 Ayr -/6 Chase 2m 110y Heavy 0 11st 12lbs Conor O'Farrell 8
27/12/19 Wetherby 4/7 Chase 1m 7f 36y Heavy 0 11st 3lbs Conor O'Farrell 8.6
26/11/19 Sedgefield 2/6 Chase 2m 77y Heavy 11st 13lbs Conor O'Farrell 8.8

Dual hurdles winner who has made a bright start over fences, making it 2 wins from 4 starts at Sedgefield (17f) in August, registering an 11-length success. However, this is tougher.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
26/08/21 Sedgefield 1/6 Chase 2m 1f Gd/Frm z 11st 3lbs Henry Brooke 3.77
16/08/21 Bangor-On-Dee 3/5 Hurdle 2m 145y Good z 11st 3lbs Henry Brooke 3.48
15/07/21 Worcester 2/4 Chase 2m 110y Good z 11st 7lbs Henry Brooke 3.22
29/06/21 Stratford-On-Avon 2/8 Chase 2m 213y Good z 10st 12lbs Henry Brooke 5.08
05/06/21 Worcester 1/5 Chase 2m 110y Good z 11st 4lbs Harry Skelton 3.9
30/05/21 Uttoxeter 2/11 Hurdle 1m 7f 168y Good z 11st 8lbs Henry Brooke 9.6
10/04/21 Newcastle 4/5 Hurdle 2m 46y Good H 10st 10lbs Robert Dunne 4.08
30/03/21 Warwick 5/12 Hurdle 2m Good H 11st 12lbs Harry Skelton 7
16/02/21 Kempton Park 6/6 Flat 1m 7f 218y Slow H 9st 8lbs Richard Kingscote 18.36
25/10/20 Wincanton 4/9 Hurdle 1m 7f 65y Good 11st 9lbs Ross Turner 4
29/09/20 Bangor-On-Dee 4/8 Hurdle 2m 145y Gd/Sft 10st 9lbs Robert Dunne 5.68
05/09/20 Stratford-On-Avon 5/8 Hurdle 2m 70y Gd/Frm 10st 4lbs Henry Brooke 3.25
24/08/20 Southwell 1/8 Hurdle 1m 7f 182y Gd/Frm 11st 5lbs Henry Brooke 2.56
04/08/20 Southwell 1/14 Hurdle 1m 7f 182y Good 11st 0lbs Henry Brooke 3.89
16/07/20 Uttoxeter 2/11 Hurdle 1m 7f 168y Good H 11st 0lbs Henry Brooke 6.33
01/07/20 Southwell 3/12 Hurdle 1m 7f 182y Good H 11st 0lbs Henry Brooke 95
23/10/19 Wolverhampton 8/9 Flat 1m 5f 219y Std H 10st 2lbs Levi Williams 29.32
09/10/19 Kempton Park 7/14 Flat 1m 2f 219y Std H 9st 7lbs P. J. McDonald 19.55
19/09/19 Chelmsford City 4/6 Flat 1m 6f Slow H 10st 3lbs Levi Williams 11.7
29/08/19 Chelmsford City 1/5 Flat 1m 6f Std H 9st 10lbs Levi Williams 40
19/08/19 Windsor 7/7 Flat 1m 3f 99y Gd/Frm H 9st 8lbs Tom Marquand 22

Has enjoyed a productive summer, winning over hurdles at Perth and fences at Cartmel. Good second at first-named venue 10 days ago but this tougher operating from 3 lb out of the weights.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
05/09/21 Perth 2/10 Hurdle 2m 47y Good 11st 4lbs Derek Fox 9
30/08/21 Cartmel 4/6 Chase 2m 1f 61y Good 8st 10lbs Derek Fox 12.5
19/07/21 Cartmel 2/6 Chase 2m 1f 61y Good 10st 9lbs Derek Fox 4.4
11/07/21 Perth 4/11 Hurdle 2m 4f 35y Soft 10st 7lbs Derek Fox 5.5
27/06/21 Cartmel 1/9 Chase 2m 1f 61y Gd/Sft 11st 3lbs Derek Fox 3.36
19/06/21 Perth 1/9 Hurdle 2m 4f 35y Good 11st 4lbs Derek Fox 6.2
02/06/21 Cartmel 2/8 Chase 2m 1f 61y Good 10st 6lbs Derek Fox 9.4
18/04/21 Ayr 3/11 Hurdle 2m 4f 100y Good 9st 13lbs William Marshall 18.84
28/03/21 Carlisle 3/10 Chase 1m 7f 207y Soft 9st 11lbs Sean Quinlan 9.49
13/03/21 Ayr 2/5 Chase 2m 110y Heavy 10st 7lbs Sam Coltherd 5.44
03/03/21 Musselburgh 6/11 Hurdle 1m 7f 124y Good 10st 11lbs Brian Hughes 7.81
16/02/21 Carlisle 3/14 Hurdle 2m 1f Soft 11st 5lbs Brian Hughes 12.17
06/02/21 Musselburgh 2/13 Hurdle 1m 7f 124y Gd/Sft 10st 9lbs Ryan Mania 60
22/01/21 Musselburgh -/13 Chase 2m 4f 68y Soft 11st 8lbs Grant Cockburn 20.59
08/01/21 Newcastle 6/7 Bumper 2m 56y Std/Slow 11st 4lbs Derek Fox 17.73
04/11/20 Musselburgh 3/13 Chase 1m 7f 182y Good 11st 8lbs Derek Fox 21
30/08/20 Perth 9/14 Chase 2m 4f 20y Gd/Sft 11st 5lbs Derek Fox 8.99
07/08/20 Cartmel 1/9 Chase 2m 1f 61y Gd/Sft 10st 7lbs Derek Fox 28.87
21/07/20 Perth 9/11 Chase 2m Gd/Frm 11st 10lbs Derek Fox 13.5
27/02/20 Musselburgh 3/4 Chase 1m 7f 182y Heavy 11st 0lbs Sam Coltherd 5.46
28/01/20 Newcastle -/9 Chase 2m 75y Soft 12st 5lbs Sam Coltherd 75

Proved better than ever when resuming winning ways at Aintree (25f) in June. Good second from 8 lb higher mark at Cartmel (25.5f) in July and claims down markedly in trip/on back of a wind op.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
19/07/21 Cartmel 2/6 Chase 3m 1f 107y Good 0 11st 12lbs Brian Hughes 5.93
11/06/21 Aintree 1/8 Chase 3m 210y Good 0 11st 6lbs Brian Hughes 5.3
14/05/21 Aintree 2/7 Chase 2m 3f 200y Good 0 11st 1lbs Brian Hughes 23.63
11/04/21 Kelso 4/6 Chase 2m 7f 96y Good 0 11st 2lbs Rachael McDonald 6.41
29/12/20 Kelso 1/6 Chase 2m 6f 70y Heavy 0 11st 5lbs Rachael McDonald 14.67
10/12/20 Newcastle 3/6 Chase 2m 4f 19y Soft 0 12st 3lbs Rachael McDonald 4
27/11/20 Doncaster 2/8 Chase 2m 7f 214y Good 0 11st 12lbs Rachael McDonald 12.5
15/10/20 Carlisle 7/11 Chase 3m 110y Good 10st 13lbs Brian Hughes 11.66
02/09/20 Hexham 1/7 Chase 2m 4f 15y Soft 11st 11lbs Rachael McDonald 12
27/01/20 Kelso 6/8 Chase 2m 1f 14y Heavy 0 11st 12lbs Brian Hughes 6.62
17/12/19 Catterick Bridge 7/7 Chase 2m 3f 51y Gd/Sft 11st 12lbs Nick Scholfield 19.79
02/03/19 Doncaster 1/6 Hurdle 2m 128y Good 11st 8lbs Steven Fox 4
15/01/19 Newcastle 1/10 Hurdle 2m 98y Good 11st 10lbs Steven Fox 6.88
09/12/18 Kelso 7/11 Hurdle 2m 51y Good 11st 12lbs Brian Hughes 11.45
16/11/18 Newcastle 3/7 Hurdle 2m 98y Good 10st 12lbs Brian Hughes 16.5
05/02/18 Newcastle 4/5 Hurdle 2m 98y Heavy 10st 6lbs Conor O'Farrell 3.25
23/01/18 Wetherby 4/6 Hurdle 2m Heavy H 10st 12lbs Conor O'Farrell 7.51
10/09/17 Biguglia 1/5 Bumper 1m 3f 205y Good 10st 6lbs Sarah Callac -
27/08/17 Zonza 1/9 Bumper 1m 2f 206y Gd/Frm 10st 6lbs Sarah Callac -
30/07/17 Zonza 2/5 Bumper 1m 2f 206y Gd/Frm 10st 6lbs Guillaume Millet -
25/06/17 Prunelli 1/6 Bumper 1m 209y Gd/Sft 10st 3lbs Delphine Santiago -

Timeform Verdict Timeform Verdict

A competitive handicap despite the small field with the vote in favour of CRACKING DESTINY. He typically impressed with his jumping when resuming winning ways at Stratford last month and a 5 lb higher mark shouldn't prevent another big run. Some Reign goes particularly well fresh so is worth a look on his seasonal bow. Duke of Navan completes the shortlist.

Betting Forecast

8/1 Duke Of Navan (Ire), 6/1 Tonto's Spirit, 4/1 El Borracho (Ire), 14/1 Sword Of Fate (Ire), 5/1 Empire De Maulde (Fr)
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