Plumpton

  • 13:10 Race Passes At timeform.com Novices' Hurdle2m

  • Winner £3,422 2nd £998 3rd £499
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 36.50s
  • Off time: 13:10:36
13:10 Plumpton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Valdez 1/2
2nd Asker (IRE) 5/1
3rd Islandmagee (IRE) 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1/14-217 Dark blue, light blue hoops and armlets, red cap Valdez 31
Distance Winner
6 11-11 A King R Thornton 125 1/21.50
2 0 Purple, White triple diamond, armlets and diamond on cap Aciano (IRE) 26
5 11-5 t B G Powell Brendan Powell (3) 50/151.00
3 1-6 Light blue, yellow and light blue halved sleeves Asker (IRE) 19
Distance Winner
5 11-5 b G L Moore J E Moore 5/16.00
4 P Beige and Red diamonds, Red cap Avison (IRE) 19
5 11-5 Mrs L Hill D Bass 100/1101.00
5 279 Purple, Red star and sleeves Bluegrass Bid (USA) 27
6 11-5 R T Phillips Wayne Hutchinson 80/181.00
6 Maroon, Black stripe Camera Shy (IRE) 193
9 11-5 M D Squance Adam Wedge (3) 80/181.00
7 342-4 Royal Blue, Pink hoop Islandmagee (IRE) 239
6 11-5 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 10/111.00
8 2197 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Listen And Learn (IRE) 63
5 11-5 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 16/117.00
9 60-5 Black, Yellow disc, Black sleeves, Yellow stars, quartered cap Mr Bingley 105
5 11-5 C L Tizzard J Tizzard 20/121.00
10 4 Black, White cross belts, diabolo on sleeves The Tiger 13
Beaten Favourite
5 11-5 E A L Dunlop L P Aspell 5/16.00
11 0-P Light Blue, Dark Blue chevron, quartered cap Byresteads Farm 70
6 10-12 t1 Mrs L C Jewell Gerard Tumelty 100/1101.00
12 0/57- Beige and Maroon check, Maroon sleeves, Maroon cap, Beige star I'm So Special (IRE) 362
7 10-12 Noel T Chance J McGrath (5) 50/151.00

Verdict

It is a bit of a worry that The Tiger apparently failed to get home when a remote fourth on his debut at Fakenham. He did pull much too hard that day, however, and this useful Flat performer should be a factor if settling better here. But we still fancy VALDEZ to give the weight away as he was taking on decent opposition at Cheltenham last month having won comfortably at Huntingdon earlier. Bumper winner Listen And Learn hasn't shown much over timber so far but Asker should improve for his run at Kempton on Boxing Day and Islandmagee has shown promise, though hasn't raced since May of last year.