Plumpton

  • 13:10 totepool Novices' Chase2m 4f

  • Winner £5,630 2nd £1,663 3rd £832 4th £416
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 3.50s
  • Off time: 13:11:37
13:10 Plumpton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Invictus (IRE) 7/4
2nd Gift Of Dgab (IRE) 13/8

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 212-501 Maroon, white star, armlets and star on cap Gift Of Dgab (IRE) 21
Distance Winner
7 11-7 A J Martin D N Russell 13/82.62
2 4U301-1 Grey, White epaulets Invictus (IRE) 18
Distance Winner
5 11-7 A King R Thornton 130 7/42.75
3 2P/7755- Purple, Yellow sleeves Ballinhassig (IRE) 294
6 11-0 Mrs S Wall M Goldstein (3) 49 250/1251.00
4 22/0318- Purple, gold cross sashes, emerald green cap Maringo Bay (IRE) 240
Distance Winner
6 11-0 C J Mann N D Fehily 11/26.50
5 2354F-9 Cerise, white circle, cerise sleeves, cerise cap Indian Daudaie (FR) 16
Beaten Favourite
4 10-7 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 9/25.50

Verdict

Ballinhassig is hard to fancy in this grade but the other quartet all have reasonable claims. GIFT OF DGAB has made the trip over from County Meath and was impressive in scoring by 17 lengths on his chasing bow at Limerick. Tony Martin's seven-year-old can follow up here, though Hereford winner Invictus already looks as if he'll make a better chaser than hurdler. Indian Daudaie was highly tried over hurdles last season and gets a handy weight-for-age allowance. He disappointed on his reappearance at Haydock, however, while Maringo Bay returns from a break and may be better suited by longer trips over fences.