Huntingdon

  • 15:00 Macer Gifford Handicap Chase2m 110y

  • Winner £6,635 2nd £1,948 3rd £974 4th £487
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 12.10s
  • Off time: 15:03:36
15:00 Huntingdon Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sunday City (JPN) 9/2
2nd Grand Lahou (FR) 8/1
3rd Knight Legend (IRE) 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2U111P- White, Emerald Green cross belts, Emerald Green cap Fighting Chance (IRE) 226
Distance Winner
10 11-12 R Lee A Thornton 130 8/19.00
2 831F04 White, Maroon star, Dark Blue sleeves, Dark Blue and White quartered cap Grand Lahou (FR) 18
Distance Winner
7 11-11 Tim Vaughan Mr Tom David (7) 129 8/19.00
3 7F4424 PINK and YELLOW diamonds, YELLOW sleeves and cap Knight Legend (IRE) 65
Distance Winner
11 11-7 t P J Hobbs R Flint 125 5/16.00
4 1F-4417 RED and WHITE diabolo, WHITE sleeves, EMERALD GREEN diamonds, RED cap Viable 28
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-4 Mrs P Sly Miss G Andrews (7) 122 12/113.00
5 P6119-5 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Award Winner 29
Distance Winner
7 11-2 B G Powell A P McCoy 120 10/111.00
6 U12662 Light Blue, Brown chevrons on sleeves, Black cap Sunday City (JPN) 8
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-1 P Bowen J E Moore 119 9/25.50
7 328-21P Beige, Purple hoops, White cap, Purple tassel Marc of Brilliance (USA) 29
Distance Winner
7 11-0 b G L Moore Joshua Moore (7) 118 14/115.00
8 232062 Emerald Green, Royal Blue hooped sleeves and cap High Bird Humphrey 10
Distance Winner
11 10-13 S G West Paul Callaghan (5) 117 8/19.00
9 27/3434- Light Blue and White diabolo, White sleeves, Light Blue cap, White diamonds Arctic Ben (IRE) 193
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 10-9 H D Daly R Johnson 113 3/14.00

Verdict

Viable ran poorly here last time out and is opposable with Grand Lahou also avoided off a mark that looks too high, but Sunday City has claims after a creditable run at Stratford. Fighting Chance pulled up when he was last seen in a Grade 3 at Cheltenham and his mark may also be a shade too high. AWARD WINNER looked less than impressive at Fontwell on reappearance after a summer vacation, but Tony McCoy is booked for the ride and Brendan Powell is a shrewd trainer who has booked the champion for four of his gelding's five wins. The trainer is also 2-4 with entries over the fences here this year and we side with his option to add to that tally. Marc Of Brilliance pulled up last time to cast doubts over his fitness but at his best he could challenge. Arctic Ben is worth considering on his chasing debut, with Knight Legend who has won Grade 2 and Grade 3 chases earlier in his career potentially a big player if he can find the pick of his ability.