May 17 / 20.30 Perth

20.30

Soft

125 Years Of Bruce Farms “Grassroots” Hunters’ Chase (Corinthian Spirit Qualifier)

  • Prize money: £2483.5
  • 2m 7f 180y
  • Class 5
  • 4 runners
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125 Years Of Bruce Farms “Grassroots” Hunters’ Chase (Corinthian Spirit Qualifier)

Runners: 4 runners

Type: Hunter Chase

Surface: Turf

Weather: Sunny

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4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.50

Form: 23/U4- D

Last run: 353 days

W: 11st 12lb

13 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Veteran who wasn't discredited when 21l fourth to Steely Addition in 3m2f Kelso hunter chase last May and comes here after two recent seconds in points; respected.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

3

28th May 2023

Good To Firm

3m 2f 39y

Class 3

17:15 Kelso

Shanroe Street

12st 1lb

J: Mr Gregor Walkingshaw

T: G Walkingshaw

Opened his hunter chase account at Perth (3m; got up on line) 11 days ago, despite his advancing years; however, he's worse off with third-placed Steely Addition on the revised terms and finished 21l behind that rival in this race last year; no certainty to follow up the Perth win.

6/1

1st

2

17th May 2023

Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 5

20:30 Perth

Shanroe Street

11st 12lb

J: Mr Gregor Walkingshaw

T: G Walkingshaw

Veteran who wasn't discredited when 21l fourth to Steely Addition in 3m2f Kelso hunter chase last May and comes here after two recent seconds in points; respected.

4/1

Form: 7P5P-4

Last run: 4 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 58

Form & Verdict
A maiden in points and he's shown poor form under rules, coming a remote fourth in 3m hunter chase at Hexham four days ago; he's very hard to make a case for.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

7

28th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 96y

Class 4

14:04 Kelso

So Be It

10st 13lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: William Young Jnr

led, headed but prominent 12th, outpaced and dropped to last 4 out, soon weakened

20/1

0

1

27th Sep 2023

Soft

2m 4f 20y

Class 5

15:30 Perth

So Be It

12st 0lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: William Young Jnr

Needs to bounce back from a disappointing performance three weeks ago but was in good form over 3m beforehand, and is now 1lb lower than when second here in July; a possible if combination of drop back in trip and addition of cheekpieces aids his cause.

5/1

0

1

6th Sep 2023

Good

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

19:18 Hexham

So Be It

12st 0lb

J: Jamie Hamilton

T: William Young Jnr

Maiden; runner-up three times over fences this season, including to Hapy La Vie over C&D in June, and beaten little more than a length when fourth at Perth latest; entitled to be firmly on the premises again.

13/2

Form: 3/213- D

Last run: 77 days

W: 12st 6lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict
Won at Kelso last May; third in 3m Musselburgh hunter chase in March and has scored twice since in points, so looks the one to beat here.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

8

2nd Jun 2023

Good

3m 3f 119y

Class 2

19:05 Stratford

Steely Addition

12st 0lb

J: Mr John Dawson

T: C T Dawson

didn't always jump with fluency, in rear, awkward jump 1st, jockey lost iron after 1st

25/1

2

28th May 2023

Good To Firm

3m 2f 39y

Class 3

17:15 Kelso

Steely Addition

12st 4lb

J: Mr Paddy Barlow

T: C T Dawson

Added to his good tally in points with two wins this spring; close third to Shanroe Street at Perth, albeit beaten favourite, on the return to rules and now gets a 5lb pull with that rival; comfortably won this contest (on fast ground) 12 months ago and warrants respect back here.

2/1

3rd

1

17th May 2023

Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 5

20:30 Perth

Steely Addition

12st 6lb

J: Mr John Dawson

T: C T Dawson

Won at Kelso last May; third in 3m Musselburgh hunter chase in March and has scored twice since in points, so looks the one to beat here.

4/11

Form: 9/P2-3

Last run: 7 days

W: 11st 12lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
Fit from points when fair third of five in 2m2f Kelso hunter chase a week ago; this longer trip should suit, so he's no forlorn hope.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

3

17th May 2023

Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 5

20:30 Perth

Shaughnessy

11st 12lb

J: Mr Jack Holliday

T: Alison Hamilton

Fit from points when fair third of five in 2m2f Kelso hunter chase a week ago; this longer trip should suit, so he's no forlorn hope.

7/1

3rd

5

10th May 2023

Good

2m 5f 133y

Class 4

17:02 Kelso

Shaughnessy

11st 12lb

J: Mr Joe Wright

T: Alison Hamilton

Won a bumper for Oliver Sherwood in 2018; has since run 23 times over hurdles/fences and in points without winning, although was a good second in a Musselburgh hunter chase in March (3m, good to soft).

10/1

2nd

5

1st Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 170y

Class 5

17:00 Musselburgh

Shaughnessy

11st 12lb

J: Mr Gearoid Harney

T: Alison Hamilton

His sole win came in a bumper back in 2018 and based on more recent evidence he would be a shock winner here.

33/1

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £23.60
Straight Forecast £24.97
Trifecta £40.20

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Steely Addition

RP RATINGS:

Steely Addition

POSTDATA:

Steely Addition

The Times:

Steely Addition

Telegraph:

Steely Addition

The Guardian:

Steely Addition

Daily Mail:

Steely Addition

D Express:

Steely Addition

Daily Mirror:

Steely Addition

The Sun:

Steely Addition

The Star:

Steely Addition

Daily Record:

Steely Addition