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
- Winning time: 5m 6.00s
- Off time: 15:21:09
|2nd||3 Topaze Collonges||7||11/4|
Samenerve (FR) 28
|5||166 11-12 t1||N A Twiston-Davies||Sam Twiston-Davies||100||13/8f|
Top Benefit (IRE) 7
|10||161 11-7||R C Harper||James Banks (7)||95||10/1|
Topaze Collonges (FR) 17
|5||161 11-7 p||C E Longsdon||N D Fehily||95||11/4|
Kirkhammerton (IRE) 73
|10||154 11-0||B Leavy||D A Jacob||88||11/2|
Middlebrook (IRE) 46
|7||148 10-8 h||P D Niven||A Thornton (ex1)||82||8/1|
Dr Anubis (IRE) 7
|7||144 10-4 b1||David Lewis||R T Dunne (3)||78||12/1|
Apache Dawn 7
|8||140 10-0 t||A Sadik||T J Phelan||72||14/1|
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.
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.