Plumpton

  • 15:20 Retirement Villages Novices' Handicap Hurdle2m

  • Winner £2,053 2nd £598 3rd £299
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 52.56s
  • Off time: 15:20:31
15:20 Plumpton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Just When 10/1
2nd Meirig's Dream (IRE) 3/1
3rd Ivebeenthinking 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 49/3738- Dark Blue, Red star, sleeves and star on cap Nemo Spirit (IRE) 227
Distance Winner
8 11-12 pt Jim Best James O'Neill (7) 100 16/117.00
2 75555- Dark blue, orange and dark blue halved sleeves, orange cap Coup De Grace (IRE) 185
Distance Winner
4 11-12 P Phelan Joshua Moore (3) 100 33/134.00
3 97-5 Maroon, White stripe, White sleeves, Maroon armlets, Black cap Just When 162
4 11-12 v P R Chamings Nico de Boinville (5) 100 10/111.00
4 0/FP-36P Maroon, beige sleeves, maroon spots Rachael's Ruby 29
6 11-11 p R A Teal C Bolger 99 50/151.00
5 607-223 Dark Blue, large Light Blue spots, White sleeves, Red and White quartered cap Royal Trooper (IRE) 8
Beaten Favourite
7 11-9 vt Jim Best Matthew Batchelor 97 16/117.00
6 22-2F72 Red and White stripes, Red sleeves, White spots Benny The Swinger (IRE) 24
Distance Winner
8 11-8 C Gordon M Goldstein 96 5/16.00
7 007-927 Light Blue, White seams and sleeves, Red cap Ashcott Boy 87
5 11-7 p1 N P Mulholland N D Fehily 95 16/117.00
9 7-40 Light Green, Orange disc, sleeves and cap Hubood 118
5 10-5 p1 Miss Z C Davison D Crosse 79 100/1101.00
10 0-76001 Mauve, Purple star, Purple cap Ivebeenthinking 4 (ex7)
Distance Winner
5 10-4 T Symonds Felix de Giles 71 4/15.00
11 694-376 Yellow, emerald green star, armlets and star on cap Midnight Thomas 34
4 10-3 ht M Keighley Ian Popham 77 14/115.00
12 U44 Emerald Green and Red (quartered), Red sleeves, Emerald Green cap Night Of Passion (IRE) 84
5 10-3 J Scott Nick Scholfield 77 8/19.00
13 52/98P6 Maroon, Yellow triple diamond and sleeves, quartered cap Petrocelli 62
6 10-1 Tim Vaughan Mr Jason Kiely (7) 75 8/19.00
14 P070/22- Brown, Light Blue hoop, Light Blue cap Meirig's Dream (IRE) 185
7 10-0 P J Hobbs J M Davies 71 3/14.00
Non runners
83670-04Shadarpour (IRE)411-7G L MooreJ E Moore95

Verdict

MEIRIG'S DREAM seemed to turn a corner in the spring and races off the same mark as when second to Marie Deja La at Fontwell in April. He's 3lb out of the handicap here but that shouldn't matter too much if he's fully wound-up and Philip Hobbs' gelding gets the nod ahead of Uttoxeter winner Ivebeenthinking and Benny The Swinger. The latter was beaten less than a length at Worcester last month but Royal Trooper gets little respite from the handicapper, though still receives weight from stablemate Nemo Spirit. Shadarpour offered more encouragement at Towcester last time and is preferred to Ashcott Boy of the others.