• 14:30 Football In Play At Novices' Hurdle2m 5f

  • Winner £4,874 2nd £1,431 3rd £716 4th £358
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 17.80s
  • Off time: 14:30:13
14:30 Plumpton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Henryville 5/2
2nd Mr Steel (IRE) 9/4


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 76 Dark green, orange hoops, orange cap Foxes Bridge 25
5 11-1 C L Tizzard Brendan Powell (3) 20/121.00
3 2-346 Light Blue, Emerald Green star, Emerald Green cap, Light Blue star Henryville 36
5 11-1 h H Fry N D Fehily 5/23.50
5 3 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Mr Steel (IRE) 37
6 11-1 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 9/43.25
6 5F1-2 Pink, maroon hoops, dark blue sleeves, pink and maroon quartered cap Bebinn (IRE) 17
6 10-8 B I Case Killian Moore (5) 5/23.50
7 640 Pink, black sash, black and pink striped sleeves, black cap Mon Reve 120
5 10-8 Violet Jordan W T Kennedy 100/1101.00
8 6-572 Yellow, Royal Blue epaulets, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow armlets and star on Royal Blue cap Shine In Time (IRE) 32
5 10-8 Mrs L J Mongan Tom Cannon (3) 6/17.00
Non runners
1211Top Gamble (IRE)511-7D PipeC O'Farrell
4183654King Spirit (IRE)511-1B G PowellA Tinkler113


TOP GAMBLE looked an above average hurdling recruit when smoothly accounting for a dozen rivals at Ffos Las in early February. Making all, the son of Presenting was always in command and is hard to oppose here in pursuance of the three-timer. He also appears a gelding with scope for considerable progress. The sole concern is that all three runs to date have seen him encounter heavy conditions and he will face notably quicker ground here. King Spirit is far more exposed but the formbook still reveals him as the likeliest danger, although it would not surprise were Henryville to prove himself a decent sort in time. The Generous gelding has hinted at promise in bumper company prior to this hurdling debut for Harry Fry who is enjoying such a splendid time of things in his first season in the training ranks.