• 16:40 Best Racing Blogs On Novices' Handicap Chase2m 6f

  • Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 7.40s
  • Off time: 16:40:36
16:40 Towcester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Nail 'm (IRE) 8/1
2nd Take The Mick 8/13


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 16-5433 Royal Blue, Light Blue Seams, Royal Blue Cap Cloudingstar (IRE) 17
7 11-12 t Jonjo O'Neill R P McLernon 105 15/28.50
2 63-2321 Black, Red sash, White sleeves and cap Smart Exit (IRE) 35
Course Winner
7 11-11 p Mrs P Robeson T J O'Brien 104 5/16.00
3 4-853U4 White, royal blue and white chevrons on sleeves, striped cap Nail 'm (IRE) 66
6 11-10 p1 N J Hawke Sam Twiston-Davies 103 8/19.00
5 4-74221 White, Red triple diamond, Dark Green and White striped sleeves, Dark Green cap Take The Mick 4
7 11-8 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 101 8/131.62
7 U4/57-73 Maroon, Yellow triple diamond, Yellow sleeves, Maroon armlets, Maroon and Yellow quartered cap Ball Hopper (IRE) 20
10 10-13 t Mrs R Ford A Thornton 92 20/121.00
8 055-858 Red, Emerald Green epaulets and sleeves, Red and Royal Blue check cap I Know The Code (IRE) 65
9 10-10 Miss L C Siddall T Siddall 89 25/126.00
9 8/P88-U4 Hunting Robertson Tartan, Red and Green hooped cap Roparta Avenue 96
7 10-7 Mrs D Grissell L P Aspell 86 40/141.00
Non runners
4422534Cornish Ice1011-9R DickinC Poste102
6634/4Ortolan (GER)911-2D McCain JnrJ M Maguire95


Take The Mick is likely to be a short price for this after winning by 21 lengths at Ludlow on Wednesday. That was a conditionals' race so he has no penalty here and should take all the beating. But SMART EXIT is very much at home around here and, though 5lb higher than for a narrow success over course and distance last month, is worth a small bet to follow up. Cloudingstar has been thereabouts off today's mark over hurdles lately and the switch to fences should suit the former pointer. Ball Hopper was third at Southwell at the start of the month while Cornish Ice has the past form to figure but chasing debutant Ortolan is best watched today.