John Hardy 70th Birthday Handicap Chase 3m 1f

  • (5yo+, 3m 1f, Class 4, 9 runners)
  • Winner £6,011 2nd £1,765 3rd £882 4th £441
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 6m 44.46s
  • Off time: 19:30:23
Full result
Result 19:30 Hexham
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 5 Ultra Du Chatelet 9/2
2nd 4 Mister Philson 2 6/1
3rd 1 Chavoy 6 7/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 0/617P2-
Dark blue, beige stripe and armlets, hooped cap Chavoy (FR) 26
  • T:Rebecca Menzies
  • J:Tony Kelly
  • Form: 0/617P2-
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-12pt
  • OR: 118
  • Naps:
9 166 11-12 pt Rebecca Menzies Tony Kelly (3) 118 7/1
2 15U55P-
DARK BLUE, large PINK spots, PINK cap You Know Yourself (IRE) 20
  • T:Mrs S J Smith
  • J:Ryan Mania
  • Form: 15U55P-
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 116
  • Naps:
11 164 11-10 Mrs S J Smith Ryan Mania 116 10/1
3 5/36422-
White, Dark Blue hoops, White sleeves, Dark Blue stars, White cap Danners (IRE) 39
  • T:G R I Smyly
  • J:Mr M Wall
  • Form: 5/36422-
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-7b1
  • OR: 113
  • Naps:
8 161 11-7 b1 G R I Smyly Mr M Wall (5) 113 11/4f
4 642184-
Black and amber checks, black cap Mister Philson (IRE) 8
  • T:S R B Crawford
  • J:Anthony Fox
  • Form: 642184-
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-3v
  • OR: 109
  • Naps:
9 157 11-3 v S R B Crawford Anthony Fox (7) 109 6/1
5 34U552-
Dark blue, white cross belts, red sleeves, white armlets, hooped cap Ultra Du Chatelet (FR) 25
  • T:Miss Lucinda V Russell
  • J:P Buchanan
  • Form: 34U552-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-2t
  • OR: 108
  • Naps:
6 156 11-2 t Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 108 9/2
6 415/83P-
Dark Blue, Red stripe, halved sleeves, Red cap Golden View (IRE) 287
  • T:F P Murtagh
  • J:Henry Brooke
  • Form: 415/83P-
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-11
  • OR: 103
  • Naps:
9 151 10-11 F P Murtagh Henry Brooke 103 18/1
7 P5/311P-
White, Black sash, chevrons on sleeves, Black cap Arc Warrior (FR) 72
  • T:W Amos
  • J:Brian Harding
  • Form: P5/311P-
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 10-5t
  • OR: 97
  • Naps:
10 145 10-5 t W Amos Brian Harding 97 12/1
8 4/F124F-
Emerald Green, Emerald Green and Dark Blue hooped sleeves Dingo Bay 33
  • T:J Wade
  • J:B Hughes
  • Form: 4/F124F-
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-4
  • OR: 96
  • Naps:
8 144 10-4 J Wade B Hughes 96 10/1
9 68511P-
Yellow, black seams and armlets, quartered cap Boris The Blade 17
  • T:Miss T Jackson
  • J:Samantha Drake
  • Form: 68511P-
  • Age: 12
  • Weight: 10-2b
  • OR: 94
  • Naps:
12 142 10-2 b Miss T Jackson Samantha Drake (5) 94 9/1

In depth

Verdict

MISTER PHILSON boasts strong claims for a yard that excels with its raiders to the UK with the proviso that he's over what looked a hard race just eight days ago when fourth in a gruelling 3m7f Perth chase behind Bertie Milan. Connections are presumably happy with him and his ability to stay the trip on this ground is a big plus. A course and distance winner too, he's been kindly dropped 3lb by the assessor and must go close. Dingo Bay is appealingly weighted but all three career success have come at Newcastle, whilst Arc Warrior will enjoy conditions and is a player if putting a February disappointment behind him. Danners was only inched out at Fontwell latest and has place claims but Ultra Du Chatelet could prove the main opposition if getting the trip over which he's unproven. His latest effort when hunting up Indian Voyage at Wetherby was a good effort, suggesting he's very much knocking on the door.

Formwatch

Ultra Du Chatelet (FR) 11-4 (11-0) Held up towards rear, headway before 4 out, chased winner before 3 out, kept on and always held, 2nd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Indian Voyage (11-2) at Carlisle 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in Apr.

Mister Philson (IRE) 20-1 (10-6) In touch, driven 4 out, soon outpaced, stayed on to take moderate 4th approaching last, no chance with leaders, 4th of 12, 23l behind Bertie Milan (10-0) at Perth 3m 7f hcp chs 0-125 (3) sft in Apr.

Chavoy (FR) 15-2 (11-7) In rear, headway before 4 out, ridden before 2 out, went remote 2nd from last, one pace, 2nd of 7, 18l behind Fentara (11-8) at Kelso 2m 7f hcp chs 0-125 (3) sft in Apr.

You Know Yourself (IRE) 14-1 (11-3) Held up towards rear, weakened before 10th, pulled up 2 out, in a race won by Everaard (10-5) at Wetherby 3m 1f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gs in Apr, 9 ran.

Dingo Bay 4-1 (11-9) Soon tracking leaders, outpaced 4 out, 6th when fell next, in a race won by Gibbstown (11-1) at Hexham 3m 1f hcp chs 0-100 (5) sft in Mar, 8 ran.

Golden View (IRE) 5-1 (11-9) Soon mid-division, reminder after 8th, headway before next, mistake and hampered 10th, soon weakened, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Cruchain (11-9) at Cartmel 2m 5f hcp chs 0-110 (4) gf in Jul, 11 ran.

Arc Warrior (FR) 10-3fav (10-3) Held up in rear, went poor 4th from 3 out, soon weakened, pulled up after 2 out, in a race won by Bennys Well (9-11) at Sedgefield 3m 3f hcp chs 0-120 (4) hvy in Feb, 6 ran.

Boris The Blade 8-1 (11-1) In touch, closed from 4th, challenged 8th until hit 11th, lost place from 12th, behind 14th, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Debt To Society (10-11) at Sedgefield 3m 3f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs in Apr, 10 ran.

Danners (IRE) 4-1 (11-7) In rear, headway 8th, went 2nd 5 out, every chance 2 out, not fluent last, switched right run-in, kept on and just held near finish, 2nd of 5, shd behind Tarraco (11-10) at Fontwell 3m 2f hcp ch 0-110 (4) gs in Mar.