Youngs Chartered Surveyors Handicap Chase 3m 1f

  • (4yo+, 3m 1f, Class 5, 5 runners)
  • Winner £1,916 2nd £559 3rd £279
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 7m 7.20s
  • Off time: 17:25:38
Full result
Result 17:25 Hexham
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Cilliseal 11/8f
2nd 5 Billsgrey 7/2

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 714-225
Purple and red (quartered), purple sleeves Cilliseal (IRE) 103
  • T:N C Kelly
  • J:D R Fox
  • Form: 714-225
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-12t
  • OR: 93
  • Naps:
7 166 11-12 t N C Kelly D R Fox (7) 93 11/8f
2 71243-3
DARK BLUE and RED (halved), RED sleeves and cap Stormion (IRE) 111
  • T:Miss Lucinda V Russell
  • J:P Buchanan
  • Form: 71243-3
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-4p
  • OR: 85
  • Naps:
7 158 11-4 p Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 85 5/2
3 77-6081
Red, White hoop, diamonds on sleeves, Red cap, White diamond Moon Melody (GER) 29
  • T:M E Sowersby
  • J:Samantha Drake
  • Form: 77-6081
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-2pt
  • OR: 83
  • Naps:
9 156 11-2 pt M E Sowersby Samantha Drake (7) 83 10/1
4 P4-P446
Dark blue, light blue sleeves, black cap Sycho Fred (IRE) 48
  • T:M E Sowersby
  • J:G Sheehan
  • Form: P4-P446
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 10-10t
  • OR: 77
  • Naps:
11 150 10-10 t M E Sowersby G Sheehan (7) 77 12/1
5 2P/3443-
Royal Blue and Brown (halved), halved sleeves, hooped cap Billsgrey (IRE) 211
  • T:W Amos
  • J:B Harding
  • Form: 2P/3443-
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 10-10
  • OR: 77
  • Naps:
10 150 10-10 W Amos B Harding 77 7/2

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
6 63494-2
Archie's Wish 29
  • Nag Me
  • T:Micky Hammond
  • J:B Hughes
  • Form: 63494-2
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-9
  • OR: 76
  • Naps:
8 109 Micky Hammond B Hughes 76 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   Quetzal (IRE)
  • T:M Todhunter
  • J:J Reveley
6 11-9 M Todhunter J Reveley 8/1
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In depth

Verdict

Stormion won over hurdles at Ayr in the spring but didn't impress in a couple of tries over fences here at this time last year so we'll give another chance to Irish raider CILLASEAL. The former pointer gets on well with claimer Derek Fox and, though well beaten over track and trip on his latest start, was second over C&D previously and is only 4lb higher now. Moon Melody beat Archies Wish by almost four lengths at Sedgefield last month but the runner-up is 7lb better off now and fancied to turn the tables. He's preferred to Sycho Fred and the disappointing Billsgrey.

Formwatch

Archie's Wish 7-2 (10-0) Held up towards rear, in rear from 13th, headway before 4 out, went 2nd before 3 out, kept on and no chance with winner, 2nd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Moon Melody (9-7) at Sedgefield 3m 3f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gf in Sep.

Cilliseal (IRE) 2-1fav (10-12) In rear, headway before 17th, ridden after 2 out, soon went remote 3rd, weakened, 5th of 11, well behind Lutin Du Moulin (10-9) at Hexham 3m 1f hcp chs 0-100 (5) hvy in Jun.

Billsgrey (IRE) 5-1 (10-1) In touch, went 3rd from 13th, no impression, 3rd of 8, 33l behind Mr Woods (10-2) at Carlisle 3m 2f hcp ch 0-110 (4) hvy in Mar.

Stormion (IRE) 2-1fav (11-10) Prominent, led 2nd, headed next, stayed prominent, pushed along 7th, outpaced 9th, well beaten after 3 out, went remote 3rd flat, tailed off, 3rd of 8, 47l behind Bollin Fiona (11-0) at Hexham 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Jun.

Sycho Fred (IRE) 14-1 (10-10) Always behind, weakened 2 out, tailed off, 6th of 7, well behind Ballybough Gorta (11-12) at Market Rasen 3m 1f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gf in Aug.

Moon Melody (GER) 25-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, led 12th, clear from 3 out, ran on strongly, won at Sedgefield 3m 3f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gf in Sep beating Archie's Wish (10-0) by 3 1/2l, 8 ran.