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Wednesday 15 September 2021

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    Happy Retirement Brian Handicap Chase

  • 4YO plus  |   Class 3  |   2m 1f 14y  |   Good (Good to Firm in places)  |   5 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 18:04  |   Winning time: 3m 59.5s
3
Horse silk
Empire De Mauldep58
Age: 7|  Weight: 11-9| J: B S Hughes| T: J Ewart| OR:  132| C| DWS
10/3
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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Timeform
4
Horse silk
Tonto's Spirit16
Age: 9|  Weight: 11-6| J: C O'Farrell| T: Mrs Dianne Sayer| OR:  129| D
9/2
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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Timeform
5
Horse silk
El Borrachot20
Age: 6|  Weight: 10-11| J: Henry Brooke| T: O Greenall| OR:  120| D
9/4
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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Timeform
6
Horse silk
Duke Of Navan28
Age: 13|  Weight: 10-11| J: Danny McMenamin| T: N G Richards| OR:  120| CD
11/2
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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Timeform
7
Horse silk
Sword Of Fate10
Age: 8|  Weight: 10-0| J: D R Fox| T: L Kerr| OR:  106| D
10/3
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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Timeform

Non-Runners

1
Horse silk
Some Reign150
Weight: 11-13|  Age: 10
T: R Dobbin  J: Craig Nichol
NR
2
Horse silk
Cracking Destiny27
Weight: 11-12|  Age: 8
T: Ewan Whillans  J: Callum Bewley
NR

Forecasts

El Borracho (9/4), Empire De Maulde (10/3), Sword Of Fate (10/3), Cracking Destiny (7/2), Tonto's Spirit (9/2), Duke Of Navan (11/2), Some Reign (8/1)

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.

  1. CRACKING DESTINY (IRE)
  2. SOME REIGN (IRE)
  3. DUKE OF NAVAN (IRE)

Previous Winners

2020
Lake Takapuna
Weight: 11-1  |Age: 9
11/2

Prize Money

1st: £6,045.002nd: £2,785.003rd: £1,392.004th: £697.005th: £350.006th: £350.007th: £350.008th: £350.00

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