Plumpton

  • 15:20 Follow AtTheRaces On Twitter Handicap Hurdle2m 5f

  • Winner £7,798 2nd £2,290 3rd £1,145 4th £572
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  • Surface: Turf

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
1 63611 EMERALD GREEN and GREY diamonds, EMERALD GREEN sleeves, EMERALD GREEN cap, GREY diamond De Blacksmith (IRE) 36
Course and Distance Winner
5 11-12 G L Moore J E Moore 128 1001
2 10-5457 Beige, Purple hoops, White cap, Purple tassel Sircozy (IRE) 30
Course and Distance Winner
7 11-7 G L Moore Mr L Oswin (10) 123 1001
3 251164 White and Light Green check, White sleeves, hooped cap Likearollingstone (IRE) 41
Distance Winner
8 11-6 t S Curran Jack Quinlan (3) 122 1001
4 022-1F6 DARK BLUE, PINK sash, PINK sleeves, DARK BLUE armlets, DARK BLUE cap, PINK spots Kuilsriver (IRE) 36
Course and Distance Winner
6 11-6 t N J Gifford Thomas Garner (7) 122 1001
5 FP0P-56 Black and pink (quartered), maroon sleeves and cap Sarando 44
Course Winner
8 11-4 pt P R Webber L Treadwell 120 1001
6 12-012P Yellow, Purple seams, striped cap Madame Jasmine 46
Course Winner
8 11-1 Miss S Smith G Sheehan (5) 117 1001
7 41/PP4P- YELLOW, EMERALD GREEN spots and armlets, DARK GREEN cap Coup Royale (FR) 359
Course WinnerDistance Winner
9 10-13 t C L Tizzard Mr M Legg (7) 115 1001
8 118650 BLACK, WHITE sleeves, YELLOW cap Royal Riviera 37
7 10-10 t1 N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 112 1001
9 9F54 Orange, white triple diamond, armlets and cap Leeroar (IRE) 34
5 10-2 Miss J S Davis A P Cawley 104 1001

Verdict

Coup Royale lost his way over fences last season but it will be interesting to see how he fares back over the smaller obstacles as he's nicely treated on his best form. Royal Riviera has been woefully out of form lately, however, while Sarando is another needing to rediscover his best but De Blacksmith is on an upward curve and jockey bookings suggest he's the pick of Gary Moore's two runners. Likearollingstone may be a shade high in the weights now but Madame Jasmine could figure as she was biting off more than she could chew at Kempton over Christmas, though seems better over extreme distance. KUILSRIVER has never realised his undoubted potential but knows his way around here and gets on well with useful 7lb claimer Tom Garner - he may be the one to beat.