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Happy Retirement Brian Handicap Chase (3) Class 3

  • Distance: 2m 1f 14y
  • Age: 4yo
  • Runners: 5
  • Prize: £12,500

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.

Date Course/Class Pos Jockey Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT
18/08/21 Worcester 4/5 Danny McMenamin Chase 2m 110y Good 10st 13lbs
11/07/21 Perth 2/5 Danny McMenamin Chase 2m Soft 11st 11lbs
11/06/21 Aintree 4/9 Danny McMenamin Chase 1m 7f 176y Good 11st 7lbs
22/05/21 Stratford-On-Avon 2/3 Ryan Day Chase 2m 213y Soft 10st 13lbs
18/04/21 Ayr 3/6 Ryan Day Chase 2m 110y Good 10st 11lbs
06/03/21 Doncaster 2/7 Ryan Day Chase 2m 78y Good 11st 3lbs
12/12/20 Doncaster 5/8 Ryan Day Chase 2m 78y Soft 11st 6lbs
07/11/20 Aintree 3/8 Ryan Day Chase 1m 7f 176y Soft 11st 6lbs
18/02/20 Musselburgh 2/5 Ryan Day Chase 2m 195y Heavy 11st 11lbs
24/01/20 Doncaster 3/11 Ryan Day Chase 2m 78y Gd/Sft 10st 13lbs
27/11/19 Wetherby 5/7 Ryan Day Chase 1m 7f 36y Soft 11st 12lbs
26/10/19 Cheltenham 7/11 Ryan Day Chase 1m 7f 199y Heavy 11st 1lbs
13/04/19 Ayr -/12 Sean Quinlan Chase 2m 110y Gd/Frm 11st 0lbs
02/02/19 Leopardstown 3/14 Ryan Day Chase 2m 1f Good 11st 10lbs
27/12/18 Wetherby 5/7 Ryan Day Chase 1m 7f 36y Gd/Sft 11st 9lbs
24/11/18 Ascot -/13 Paddy Brennan Chase 2m 167y Good 11st 5lbs
27/10/18 Cheltenham 2/7 Ryan Day Chase 1m 7f 199y Gd/Sft 11st 7lbs
21/04/18 Ayr 3/11 Ryan Day Chase 2m 110y Good 11st 3lbs
27/01/18 Doncaster 1/8 Ryan Day Chase 2m 78y Soft 10st 10lbs
27/12/17 Wetherby 2/6 Ryan Day Chase 1m 7f 36y Soft 11st 9lbs
02/12/17 Newbury -/10 Davy Russell Chase 2m 92y Good 11st 5lbs

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.

Date Course/Class Pos Jockey Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT
30/08/21 Cartmel 1/6 Conor O'Farrell Chase 2m 1f 61y Good 9st 13lbs
02/08/21 Carlisle 6/8 Joanna Mason Flat 2m 1f 47y Gd/Frm - 10st 0lbs
19/07/21 Cartmel 5/6 Conor O'Farrell Chase 2m 1f 61y Good 11st 12lbs
27/06/21 Cartmel 2/6 Conor O'Farrell Chase 2m 5f 34y Gd/Sft 10st 4lbs
02/06/21 Cartmel 1/8 Conor O'Farrell Chase 2m 1f 61y Good 11st 10lbs
31/05/21 Cartmel 1/8 Conor O'Farrell Chase 2m 1f 61y Good 9st 13lbs
10/05/21 Catterick Bridge 3/12 James Sullivan Flat 1m 7f 189y Soft 9st 9lbs
28/03/21 Carlisle 8/10 Conor O'Farrell Chase 1m 7f 207y Soft 0 10st 9lbs
01/03/21 Ayr 4/9 Conor O'Farrell Chase 2m 4f 110y Heavy 0 11st 11lbs
23/11/20 Musselburgh 3/6 Conor O'Farrell Chase 1m 7f 182y Good 0 11st 8lbs
07/11/20 Kelso 7/8 Theo Gillard Chase 2m 1f 14y Gd/Sft 0 11st 7lbs
22/10/20 Carlisle 6/12 Danny McMenamin Chase 2m 4f Soft 0 11st 11lbs
07/10/20 Sedgefield 5/6 Conor O'Farrell Chase 2m 3f 65y Good 0 12st 3lbs
20/09/20 Hamilton Park 7/8 James Sullivan Flat 1m 4f 15y Soft 0 9st 6lbs
07/09/20 Perth 6/9 Conor O'Farrell Chase 2m 4f 20y Good 0 10st 7lbs
23/08/20 Cartmel 8/11 Conor O'Farrell Chase 2m 1f 61y Soft 0 11st 1lbs
01/07/20 Southwell 6/12 Conor O'Farrell Chase 1m 7f 182y Good 0 11st 11lbs
25/06/20 Haydock Park 13/13 James Sullivan Flat 2m 45y Firm 0 9st 2lbs
07/03/20 Ayr -/6 Conor O'Farrell Chase 2m 110y Heavy 0 11st 12lbs
27/12/19 Wetherby 4/7 Conor O'Farrell Chase 1m 7f 36y Heavy 0 11st 3lbs
26/11/19 Sedgefield 2/6 Conor O'Farrell Chase 2m 77y Heavy 11st 13lbs

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.

Date Course/Class Pos Jockey Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT
26/08/21 Sedgefield 1/6 Henry Brooke Chase 2m 1f Gd/Frm z 11st 3lbs
16/08/21 Bangor-On-Dee 3/5 Henry Brooke Hurdle 2m 145y Good z 11st 3lbs
15/07/21 Worcester 2/4 Henry Brooke Chase 2m 110y Good z 11st 7lbs
29/06/21 Stratford-On-Avon 2/8 Henry Brooke Chase 2m 213y Good z 10st 12lbs
05/06/21 Worcester 1/5 Harry Skelton Chase 2m 110y Good z 11st 4lbs
30/05/21 Uttoxeter 2/11 Henry Brooke Hurdle 1m 7f 168y Good z 11st 8lbs
10/04/21 Newcastle 4/5 Robert Dunne Hurdle 2m 46y Good H 10st 10lbs
30/03/21 Warwick 5/12 Harry Skelton Hurdle 2m Good H 11st 12lbs
16/02/21 Kempton Park 6/6 Richard Kingscote Flat 1m 7f 218y Slow H 9st 8lbs
25/10/20 Wincanton 4/9 Ross Turner Hurdle 1m 7f 65y Good 11st 9lbs
29/09/20 Bangor-On-Dee 4/8 Robert Dunne Hurdle 2m 145y Gd/Sft 10st 9lbs
05/09/20 Stratford-On-Avon 5/8 Henry Brooke Hurdle 2m 70y Gd/Frm 10st 4lbs
24/08/20 Southwell 1/8 Henry Brooke Hurdle 1m 7f 182y Gd/Frm 11st 5lbs
04/08/20 Southwell 1/14 Henry Brooke Hurdle 1m 7f 182y Good 11st 0lbs
16/07/20 Uttoxeter 2/11 Henry Brooke Hurdle 1m 7f 168y Good H 11st 0lbs
01/07/20 Southwell 3/12 Henry Brooke Hurdle 1m 7f 182y Good H 11st 0lbs
23/10/19 Wolverhampton 8/9 Levi Williams Flat 1m 5f 219y Std H 10st 2lbs
09/10/19 Kempton Park 7/14 P. J. McDonald Flat 1m 2f 219y Std H 9st 7lbs
19/09/19 Chelmsford City 4/6 Levi Williams Flat 1m 6f Slow H 10st 3lbs
29/08/19 Chelmsford City 1/5 Levi Williams Flat 1m 6f Std H 9st 10lbs
19/08/19 Windsor 7/7 Tom Marquand Flat 1m 3f 99y Gd/Frm H 9st 8lbs

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.

Date Course/Class Pos Jockey Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT
05/09/21 Perth 2/10 Derek Fox Hurdle 2m 47y Good 11st 4lbs
30/08/21 Cartmel 4/6 Derek Fox Chase 2m 1f 61y Good 8st 10lbs
19/07/21 Cartmel 2/6 Derek Fox Chase 2m 1f 61y Good 10st 9lbs
11/07/21 Perth 4/11 Derek Fox Hurdle 2m 4f 35y Soft 10st 7lbs
27/06/21 Cartmel 1/9 Derek Fox Chase 2m 1f 61y Gd/Sft 11st 3lbs
19/06/21 Perth 1/9 Derek Fox Hurdle 2m 4f 35y Good 11st 4lbs
02/06/21 Cartmel 2/8 Derek Fox Chase 2m 1f 61y Good 10st 6lbs
18/04/21 Ayr 3/11 William Marshall Hurdle 2m 4f 100y Good 9st 13lbs
28/03/21 Carlisle 3/10 Sean Quinlan Chase 1m 7f 207y Soft 9st 11lbs
13/03/21 Ayr 2/5 Sam Coltherd Chase 2m 110y Heavy 10st 7lbs
03/03/21 Musselburgh 6/11 Brian Hughes Hurdle 1m 7f 124y Good 10st 11lbs
16/02/21 Carlisle 3/14 Brian Hughes Hurdle 2m 1f Soft 11st 5lbs
06/02/21 Musselburgh 2/13 Ryan Mania Hurdle 1m 7f 124y Gd/Sft 10st 9lbs
22/01/21 Musselburgh -/13 Grant Cockburn Chase 2m 4f 68y Soft 11st 8lbs
08/01/21 Newcastle 6/7 Derek Fox Bumper 2m 56y Std/Slow 11st 4lbs
04/11/20 Musselburgh 3/13 Derek Fox Chase 1m 7f 182y Good 11st 8lbs
30/08/20 Perth 9/14 Derek Fox Chase 2m 4f 20y Gd/Sft 11st 5lbs
07/08/20 Cartmel 1/9 Derek Fox Chase 2m 1f 61y Gd/Sft 10st 7lbs
21/07/20 Perth 9/11 Derek Fox Chase 2m Gd/Frm 11st 10lbs
27/02/20 Musselburgh 3/4 Sam Coltherd Chase 1m 7f 182y Heavy 11st 0lbs
28/01/20 Newcastle -/9 Sam Coltherd Chase 2m 75y Soft 12st 5lbs

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.

Date Course/Class Pos Jockey Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT
19/07/21 Cartmel 2/6 Brian Hughes Chase 3m 1f 107y Good 0 11st 12lbs
11/06/21 Aintree 1/8 Brian Hughes Chase 3m 210y Good 0 11st 6lbs
14/05/21 Aintree 2/7 Brian Hughes Chase 2m 3f 200y Good 0 11st 1lbs
11/04/21 Kelso 4/6 Rachael McDonald Chase 2m 7f 96y Good 0 11st 2lbs
29/12/20 Kelso 1/6 Rachael McDonald Chase 2m 6f 70y Heavy 0 11st 5lbs
10/12/20 Newcastle 3/6 Rachael McDonald Chase 2m 4f 19y Soft 0 12st 3lbs
27/11/20 Doncaster 2/8 Rachael McDonald Chase 2m 7f 214y Good 0 11st 12lbs
15/10/20 Carlisle 7/11 Brian Hughes Chase 3m 110y Good 10st 13lbs
02/09/20 Hexham 1/7 Rachael McDonald Chase 2m 4f 15y Soft 11st 11lbs
27/01/20 Kelso 6/8 Brian Hughes Chase 2m 1f 14y Heavy 0 11st 12lbs
17/12/19 Catterick Bridge 7/7 Nick Scholfield Chase 2m 3f 51y Gd/Sft 11st 12lbs
02/03/19 Doncaster 1/6 Steven Fox Hurdle 2m 128y Good 11st 8lbs
15/01/19 Newcastle 1/10 Steven Fox Hurdle 2m 98y Good 11st 10lbs
09/12/18 Kelso 7/11 Brian Hughes Hurdle 2m 51y Good 11st 12lbs
16/11/18 Newcastle 3/7 Brian Hughes Hurdle 2m 98y Good 10st 12lbs
05/02/18 Newcastle 4/5 Conor O'Farrell Hurdle 2m 98y Heavy 10st 6lbs
23/01/18 Wetherby 4/6 Conor O'Farrell Hurdle 2m Heavy H 10st 12lbs
10/09/17 Biguglia 1/5 Sarah Callac Bumper 1m 3f 205y Good 10st 6lbs
27/08/17 Zonza 1/9 Sarah Callac Bumper 1m 2f 206y Gd/Frm 10st 6lbs
30/07/17 Zonza 2/5 Guillaume Millet Bumper 1m 2f 206y Gd/Frm 10st 6lbs
25/06/17 Prunelli 1/6 Delphine Santiago Bumper 1m 209y Gd/Sft 10st 3lbs