19:35 Hexham

Saturday 6 May 2017

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Eve Aitchison Heart Of All England Maiden Hunters' Chase

Class 5  |   3m 41y  |   Good (Good to Soft in places, Watered)  |   14 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 18:35:22  |   Winning time: 6m 26.5s

1st
12
9/2
T: Miss Lucy HornerJ: Mr S Lee (7)
Tracked leaders, ridden to lead last, held on close home, driven out op 4/1 tchd 11/2
2nd
½
2
10/1
T: Mrs S E GrantJ: Miss A Waugh (3)
With leader, led 3 out, headed last, kept on and held close home tchd 12/1
3rd
4 ½
7
5/1
T: John DawsonJ: Mr J Dawson
Behind, headway 4 out, went 3rd before last, one pace op 6/1 tchd 13/2
4th
9
1
3/1f
T: J J O'SheaJ: Mr J Andrews (5)
In touch, led before and mistake 3 out, soon headed, one pace
5th
nk
13
14/1
T: Mrs A C HamiltonJ: Mr Nick Orpwood (5)
Mid-division, outpaced 3 out, kept on from next, no impression op 20/1 tchd 12/1
6th
4
8
40/1
T: J J O'SheaJ: Mr H Crow (7)
Mid-division, led 9th, headed 7 out, weakened from 4 out op 33/1
7th
28
3
25/1
8th
1 ¾
15
14/1
T: Miss S CowardJ: J M Andrews (7)
Mid-division, weakened from 5 out, tailed off
9th
2 ¼
9
25/1
T: V ThompsonJ: Miss C Walton
Led to 9th, led again 7 out, headed before 3 out, soon weakened op 22/1
10th
hd
14
5/1
T: Mrs K LynnJ: Mr C Dawson (3)
Held up in rear, effort 5 out, never dangerous op 6/1 tchd 9/2
11th
50
4
14/1
T: Miss G WaltonJ: Mr T Greenwood (7)
Chased leaders, lost place before 6th, struggling from 9th, tailed off

Also Ran

PU
5
812-0
80/1
T: Mrs L ColtherdJ: Miss H L Bryce (7)
Close up, blundered 1st, soon towards rear, struggling from 5 out, pulled up before 3 out tchd 100/1
PU
6
33/1
T: L KerrJ: Mr Ryan Nichol (5)
Mid-division, weakened from 6 out, pulled up before 3 out
F
10
66/1

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Non-Runners

11
Shantou Prince1
Weight: 12-0|  Age: 8
T: Mrs G B Walford  J: Mr C J W Furness
Betting

Forecast

Againn Dul Aghaidh (3/1), Shantou Prince (3/1), Tallow Fair (9/2), Mickey Miller (5/1), Viacometti (5/1), Bafana Choice (10/1), Towerburn (14/1), Wizadora (14/1), Forge Valley (14/1), Fight Away Boys (25/1), Senor Alco (25/1), Little Fritz (33/1), Norton Grove (40/1), Shannon Silver (66/1), For Yes (80/1)

Verdict
Guineas weekend in Newmarket, but the feature race up in Northumberland is the prestigious Heart of All England Maiden Hunters Chase, with the race being the flagship event of the entire season at Hexham. A sizeable field this time around signals that luck in running could prove a valuable asset to success. Mickey Miller looks of interest now based with John Dawson, and he has probably been acquired with this race firmly in mind. Shantou Prince holds strong claims on the basis of his fine run behind the 2016 winner of this race (Ardea) at Wetherby in March, but the young horse on an upward curve is very much the impossibly named AGAINN DUL AGHAIDH. He has won his last two races in Point-to-Points in similar conditions and has an excellent rider booked to do the steering.
  1. Againn Dul Aghaidh
  2. Shantou Prince
  3. Mickey Miller
Prize Money
1st:
£3,120.00
2nd:
£968.00
3rd:
£484.00
4th:
£242.00

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