Weatherbys Bank Handicap Chase 2m 3f 110y

  • (4yo+, 2m 3f 110y, Class 5, 7 runners)
  • Winner £1,819 2nd £534 3rd £267 4th £134
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 6.00s
  • Off time: 15:21:09
Full result
Result 15:20 Towcester
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Samenerve 13/8f
2nd 3 Topaze Collonges 7 11/4

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 65-720P
EMERALD GREEN and RED diabolo, WHITE sleeves, EMERALD GREEN diamonds, WHITE cap, RED diamond Samenerve (FR) 28
  • T:N A Twiston-Davies
  • J:S Twiston-Davies
  • Form: 65-720P
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-12t1
  • OR: 100
  • Naps:
5 166 11-12 t1 N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 100 13/8f
2 PPF567
Yellow, Black hoop and armlets, check cap Top Benefit (IRE) 7
  • T:R C Harper
  • J:James Banks
  • Form: PPF567
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 95
  • Naps:
10 161 11-7 R C Harper James Banks (7) 95 10/1
3 P3P1-2F
Pink, light green cross belts Topaze Collonges (FR) 17
  • T:C E Longsdon
  • J:N Fehily
  • Form: P3P1-2F
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-7p
  • OR: 95
  • Naps:
5 161 11-7 p C E Longsdon N Fehily 95 11/4
4 322566
Red, white braces, diabolo on sleeves and diamond on cap Kirkhammerton (IRE) 73
  • T:B Leavy
  • J:D A Jacob
  • Form: 322566
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 88
  • Naps:
10 154 11-0 B Leavy D A Jacob 88 11/2
5 F3FR48
Royal Blue, Red epaulets, Dark Blue cap Middlebrook (IRE) 46
  • T:P D Niven
  • J:A Thornton
  • Form: F3FR48
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-8h
  • OR: 82
  • Naps:
7 148 10-8 h P D Niven A Thornton (ex1) 82 8/1
6 P22464
Royal Blue, Yellow disc, White sleeves and cap Dr Anubis (IRE) 7
  • T:David Lewis
  • J:R T Dunne
  • Form: P22464
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-4b1
  • OR: 78
  • Naps:
7 144 10-4 b1 David Lewis R T Dunne (3) 78 12/1
7 832463
Dark Green and Yellow diamonds, Dark Green sleeves Apache Dawn 7
  • T:A Sadik
  • J:T J Phelan
  • Form: 832463
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-0t
  • OR: 72
  • Naps:
8 140 10-0 t A Sadik T J Phelan 72 14/1

In depth

Verdict

This won't take much winning and it may be worth giving another chance to French import SAMENERVE, who has plenty of experience over fences and was probably a little too keen when pulled up on his UK debut at Exeter. Topaze Collonges was second at Fontwell before falling at Plumpton but Kirkhammerton is usually worth opposing and Apache Dawn hasn't managed a single victory in 48 tries over hurdles and fences. The remaining trio also appear to have little going for them.

Formwatch

Samenerve (FR) 3-1 (11-5) Led, blundered and headed 13th, reminders before 4 out, soon weakened, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Bennys Mist (11-5) at Exeter 3m Beginners Chase (0-110) (4yo+) (4) hvy in Oct, 6 ran.

Topaze Collonges (FR) 5-1 (11-12) Tracking leader when fell 5th, in a race won by Truckers Benefit (11-7) at Plumpton 2m 4f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gs in Oct, 10 ran.

Top Benefit (IRE) 33-1 (11-1) With leaders, weakened before 3 out, 7th of 10, 48l behind Boomtown (9-10) at Stratford 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft.

Dr Anubis (IRE) 13-2 (10-7) Held up, headway 6th, weakened after 4 out, 4th of 7, 25l behind Daneva (10-12) at Hereford 2m hcp 0-100 (5) gs.

Kirkhammerton (IRE) 8-1 (11-2) Behind, headway 2 out, never dangerous, 6th of 12, 20l behind Heezagrey (9-11) at Huntingdon 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf in Aug.

Apache Dawn 9-2 (9-12) Prominent early, held up in touch, hit 4th, stumbled next, ridden 7th, went 3rd after 2 out, no impression, 3rd of 7, 18l behind Daneva (10-12) at Hereford 2m hcp 0-100 (5) gs.

Middlebrook (IRE) 12-1 (10-8) Tracked leaders, mistake 4th, weakened approaching 2 out, 8th of 16, 31l behind Gud Day (11-9) at Uttoxeter 2m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Sep.