Macmillan Cancer Support Charity Handicap Chase 3m 110y

  • (5yo+, 3m 110y, Class 5, 10 runners)
  • Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 6m 51.70s
  • Off time: 13:40:16
Full result
Result 13:40 Towcester
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 2 Smart Exit 7/2
2nd 10 Samson Collonges nk 14/1
3rd 3 Mansonien L'as ½ 11/8f

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 315PP8
Orange, royal blue stars, sleeves and star on cap Bishophill Jack (IRE) 30
  • T:K C Bailey
  • J:Nick Scholfield
  • Form: 315PP8
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-12p
  • OR: 99
  • Naps:
8 166 11-12 p K C Bailey Nick Scholfield 99 28/1
2 963-232
Black, Red sash, White sleeves and cap Smart Exit (IRE) 31
  • T:Mrs P Robeson
  • J:Joshua Moore
  • Form: 963-232
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-12p
  • OR: 99
  • Naps:
7 166 11-12 p Mrs P Robeson Joshua Moore (3) 99 7/2
3 12PP-31
Light blue, pink striped sleeves Mansonien L'as (FR) 24
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:J M Maguire
  • Form: 12PP-31
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-8p
  • OR: 95
  • Naps:
8 162 11-8 p D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 95 11/8f
4 F1-6333
Maroon, grey hoops, maroon sleeves, grey cap Miss Saffron 56
  • T:Mrs S Gardner
  • J:Miss L Gardner
  • Form: F1-6333
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 94
  • Naps:
11 161 11-7 Mrs S Gardner Miss L Gardner (5) 94 14/1
5 4P42-37
Beige, Emerald Green Cross of Lorraine, striped sleeves and cap Black Is Beautiful (FR) 30
  • T:R Lee
  • J:J E Moore
  • Form: 4P42-37
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR: 93
  • Naps:
6 160 11-6 R Lee J E Moore 93 11/2
6 13P4-13
Maroon, Yellow triple diamond, Yellow sleeves, Maroon armlets, Maroon and Yellow quartered cap Somerby (IRE) 68
  • T:Mrs R Ford
  • J:A Thornton
  • Form: 13P4-13
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 11-0t
  • OR: 87
  • Naps:
11 154 11-0 t Mrs R Ford A Thornton 87 22/1
7 512368
White, red chevron, diamonds on sleeves Artic Night (FR) 28
  • T:N A Twiston-Davies
  • J:David England
  • Form: 512368
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-12bt
  • OR: 85
  • Naps:
8 152 10-12 bt N A Twiston-Davies David England 85 66/1
8 P56P74
Yellow, Black hoop and armlets, check cap Top Benefit (IRE) 31
  • T:R C Harper
  • J:James Banks
  • Form: P56P74
  • Age: 12
  • Weight: 10-6
  • OR: 79
  • Naps:
12 146 10-6 R C Harper James Banks (5) 79 33/1
9 334B22
RED and YELLOW stripes, YELLOW sleeves, RED armlets, RED cap Kilvergan Boy (IRE) 24
  • T:N A Twiston-Davies
  • J:S Twiston-Davies
  • Form: 334B22
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 10-1p
  • OR: 74
  • Naps:
10 141 10-1 p N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 74 12/1
10 5-858P2
Maroon, black star, white sleeves, black stars, maroon cap, black star Samson Collonges (FR) 15
  • T:Rebecca Menzies
  • J:Tony Kelly
  • Form: 5-858P2
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-0
  • OR: 72
  • Naps:
8 140 10-0 Rebecca Menzies Tony Kelly (3) 72 14/1

In depth

Verdict

Mansonien L'as easily beat Kilvergan Boy over track and trip on Boxing Day with a subsequent winner in third. Donald McCain's eight-year-old was raised 13lb for that effort but is still fancied to confirm running with the runner-up. Black Is Beautiful and Somerby could figure while Bishophill Jack won over course and distance off a 2lb higher mark last May, though it was faster ground that day. SMART EXIT couldn't quite peg back Gorgehous Lliege here last month but it was still a decent effort by Renee Robeson's charge, who has been left on the same mark. He can enjoy a deserved change of luck today.

Formwatch

Smart Exit (IRE) 9-4 (10-3) Pressed winner, led narrowly 7th to 11th, with winner, ridden before 2 out, 4 lengths down last, kept on under pressure flat, held towards finish, 2nd of 5, 1 1/4l behind Gorgehous Lliege (10-10) at Towcester 3m hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in Dec.

Samson Collonges (FR) 20-1 (9-11) Tracked leader, every chance before 3 out, kept on and no impression from before 2 out, 2nd of 8, 7l behind Dingo Bay (10-8) at Newcastle 2m 4f hcp chs 0-100 (5) hvy.

Mansonien L'as (FR) 11-2 (10-13) Prominent, led 14th, clear 2 out, stayed on well, won at Towcester 3m hcp chs 0-95 (5) hvy in Dec beating Kilvergan Boy (9-12) by 27l, 11 ran.

Somerby (IRE) 2-1fav (11-10) Prominent, lost place 5th, struggling after 4 out, went modest 4th 3 out, stayed on flat, went 3rd close home, 3rd of 8, 17l behind Seventh Hussar (11-2) at Lingfield 2m 4f hcp chs 0-95 (5) hvy in Nov.

Top Benefit (IRE) 22-1 (10-3) Led to 3rd, tracked leaders, lost place 4 out, weakened after next, left moderate 4th last, 4th of 9, 17l behind Bill The Lad (10-7) at Towcester 2m 3f hcp 0-100 (5) sft in Dec.

Black Is Beautiful (FR) 5-2fav (11-5) Behind, reminder 9th, struggling 12th, tailed off 4 out, 7th of 10, well behind Dark Glacier (11-9) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp chs 0-110 (4) hvy in Dec.

Bishophill Jack (IRE) 16-1 (11-0) Chased leaders to 13th, soon behind, tailed off when mistake 3 out, 8th of 10, well behind Dark Glacier (11-9) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp chs 0-110 (4) hvy in Dec.

Miss Saffron 7-1 (9-12) Behind, chased leaders 3 out, soon ridden, went remote 3rd approaching, no chance with leaders, 3rd of 10, 7l behind Musical Wedge (11-2) at Towcester 3m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gs in Nov.

Artic Night (FR) 12-1 (10-13) In rear, ridden 7th, never a factor, 8th of 11, 44l behind Night Of Passion (10-12) at Bangor 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Dec.

Kilvergan Boy (IRE) 8-1 (9-12) In touch, ridden in 4th after 12th, outpaced 4 out, stayed on from 2 out, went 2nd close home, no chance with winner, 2nd of 11, 27l behind Mansonien L'as (10-13) at Towcester 3m hcp chs 0-95 (5) hvy in Dec.