19:35 Hexham

Saturday 5 May 2018

All17:3518:0518:3519:0519:3520:0520:35
  • Eve Aitchison Heart Of All England 'Grassroots' Maiden Hunters' Chase
  • Class 5  |   3m 41y  |   Good  |   13 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 19:37  |   Winning time: 6m 36.55s
1st
9
12/1
T: C C PimlottJ: Mr Tom Strawson (7)
op 16/1
2nd
3
12
1011-7
66/1
T: Mrs C CowardJ: J M Andrews (7)
Mid-division, headway 4 out, left in lead 2 out, headed run-in, no extra op 50/1 tchd 80/1
3rd
1 ½
5
912-0
33/1
T: Mrs L ColtherdJ: Mr Kit Alexander
Tracked leaders, reminders before 5 out, ridden before 2 out, kept on and no impression tchd 40/1
4th
3
13
66/1
T: A G DobbinJ: Mr Connor Wood (7)
Always towards rear

Also Ran

F
1
15/8j
T: Justin LandyJ: Mr D Peters (7)
Tracked leader, led before 4th, fell 2 out op 5/2
PU
2
16/1
T: Mrs K SmylyJ: Mr D Maxwell
Led, headed before 4th, weakened from 5 out, pulled up
PU
3
80/1
T: Mrs D WaltonJ: Miss J Walton (3)
Mid-division, struggling from halfway, pulled up op 66/1
PU
4
33/1
T: J J O'SheaJ: Mr G Crow (3)
Always towards rear, pulled up
BD
6
1012-0
15/8j
T: W H EasterbyJ: Mr W Easterby
Mid-division, headway before 6 out, in 2nd when brought down 2 out op 6/4
PU
7
33/1
T: D F BourkeJ: Mr Nick Orpwood (5)
Always behind, pulled up
PU
8
4/1
T: Mrs C CowardJ: Mr J Dawson
tchd 7/2
PU
10
66/1
T: A G DobbinJ: Mr Liam Ruddy (7)
Towards rear, headway before 6 out, weakened before 4 out, pulled up op 50/1
PU
11
66/1
T: Mrs J ClarkJ: Miss E Todd (3)
Towards rear, never dangerous, pulled up op 50/1 tchd 80/1

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£11.30Pl:£2.80, £14.80, £5.20EX:£789.20Trifecta:£0.00SF:£545.45Swingers:£0.00, £0.00, £0.00

Forecasts

Ballinahow Bill (15/8), Greensalt (15/8), Path To Freedom (4/1), Streets Of Milan (12/1), Big Bang De Loire (16/1), For Yes (33/1), Fair Exchange (33/1), Milano Magic (33/1), Wizadora (66/1), Worcester Pearmain (66/1), Treliver Manor (66/1), Steel's Cotton (66/1), Call Zac (80/1)

Verdict

Forget the 2000 Guineas, the Kentucky Derby and the Thirsk Hunt Cup, in Northumberland the first Saturday in May is all about the Heart Of All England. A prestigious Maiden Hunters' Chase, no quarter will be given a fiercely competitive contest. Justin Landy has proved himself to be an able handler with Ardea, so Ballinahow Bill looks a likely type (holds Streets Of Milan). Both Daragh Bourke and Tony Dobbin know what is takes to ride Hexham winners, and they saddle Milano Magic, Worcester Pearmain and Treliver Manor. However, Aintree Foxhunters third GREENSALT brings the standout form into the race, and looks the likeliest winner for the Easterby's.
  1. Greensalt
  2. Ballinahow Bill
  3. Fair Exchange

Previous Winners

2017
Tallow Fair
Weight: 12-0  |Age: 12
9/2

Prize Money

1st: £3,120.002nd: £968.003rd: £484.004th: £242.00
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