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16:30 Plumpton

Happy 21st Birthday Sophie Mellett Handicap Hurdle (Class 5)

  • 10 Runners
  • Distance: 3m 217y
  • Going: Good to Soft (Good to soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £6,821 added
  • Winner: £3,119
  • 2nd: £916
  • 3rd: £458
  • 4th: £450
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 6m 25.20s
  • Off Time: 16:30:37
  • 10 Ran
1
Silk - Red and White stripes, Maroon and White striped sleeves
  • Form 13-4549
  • Age 11
  • Weight 12-2
  • Official Rating 102

held up towards rear, headway after 4 out, never on terms

2
Silk - Royal blue, white diamond, grey sleeves, royal blue cap, white diamonds
6/1
  • Form 436142
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 98

mid-division, headway 3 out, chased leaders next, never able to challenge

3
Silk - Yellow, Orange star, Orange sleeves, Yellow stars, Yellow cap, Orange star
  • Form 21-8P71
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-9
  • Official Rating 95

mid-division, headway 4 out, led just after next, strongly challenged when hit 2 out, held on gamely

4
Silk - Emerald green, dark blue stars, emerald green sleeves, emerald green cap, dark blue star
  • Form P565PP
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-7
  • Official Rating 93

prominent, led after 5th, headed 8th, led again 10th, headed just after 3 out, weakened next

5
Silk - Dark blue, large light blue spots, light blue sleeves, dark blue spots and cap
9/1
  • Form 623224
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-7
  • Official Rating 93

held up in rear, under pressure 10th, soon beaten

6
Silk - Dark green and yellow (quartered), dark green sleeves, yellow stars and cap
7/1
  • Form 2-85649
  • Age 11
  • Weight 11-1
  • Official Rating 87

led until 3rd, chased leaders next, led again 8th, headed 10th, soon lost place

7
Silk - Black, Pink epaulets, sleeves and cap
  • Form PR-PP46
  • Age 11
  • Weight 10-5
  • Official Rating 77

in touch, headway to chase leaders before 3 out, soon weakened

8
Silk - Yellow, Maroon triple diamond, Maroon and Yellow halved sleeves, Yellow cap, Maroon diamond
7/1
  • Form 02P2P5-
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-2
  • Official Rating 74

prominent, led 3rd, headed 5th, weakened 4 out, behind when pulled up before next

9
Silk - Light Green, Black epaulets, White and Black hooped sleeves and cap
  • Form 50P486
  • Age 12
  • Weight 10-1
  • Official Rating 73

chased leaders, lost place 5th, pushed along from next, behind when pulled up before 4 out

10
Silk - Dark Blue, Royal Blue star, Yellow cap
  • Form 6350P-P
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 71

chased leaders, driven to challenge when hit 2 out, soon every chance, no extra closing stages

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Moving In Style looked beaten in second at Taunton last time but the clear leader fell and he just held on to win by a neck. INDIAN REEL is preferred on his recent second at Huntingdon and Fergal O’Brien’s charge gets the nod only 2lb higher today. Kublai had been threatening to score before running poorly over these obstacles a fortnight ago and could get involved but Boher Lad has struggled since winning at Southwell at this time last year.

Formwatch

Boher Lad (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, weakened after 4 out, 9th of 10, 26 3/4l behind Darius Des Bois (11-12) at Newbury 3m hcp (4) sft in Mar.

Indian Reel (IRE) 20-1 (11-8) Held up in rear, headway on outside before 3 out, every chance 2 out, held by winner flat, stayed on, 2nd of 12, 3l behind Minella Whisper (11-8) at Huntingdon 3m 1f hcp (5) gs in Mar.

Moving In Style (IRE) 13-2 (11-6) Took keen hold, held up, headway on inside chasing leaders 3rd, 2nd after 3 out, ridden and about 10 lengths down when left in lead 2 out, joined run-in, stayed on gamely to assert towards finish, won at Taunton 3m hcp (5) sft in Mar beating Brother Norphin (10-6) by nk, 9 ran.

Howlongisafoot (IRE) 9-1 (11-1) Chased leaders, reminders 4th, weakened 7th, tailed off and pulled up bypassing omitted 10th, at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp (4) hvy in Feb.

Kublai (FR) 8-1 (11-5) Held up towards rear, headway when mistake 3 out, stayed on same pace before 2 out, went 4th last, no extra flat, 4th of 7, 15 3/4l behind Ramore Will (12-0) at Plumpton 2m 5f hcp (5) hvy in Apr.

Yukon Delta (IRE) 11-1 (11-2) Raced wide, soon towards rear, never a factor, tailed off, 9th of 13, dist behind Jully Les Buxy (11-8) at Plumpton 2m 5f hcp (5) hvy in Jan.

Boardwalk Empire (IRE) 9-1 (10-6) In touch until 3 out, soon beaten, 6th of 9, 24 1/2l behind Garrane (12-2) at Chepstow 3m hcp (5) hvy in Mar.

King Charlie (IRE) 15-2 (10-8) Led, jumped right at times, headed after 4th, mistake 12th, no extra 2 out, 5th of 8, 26l behind Knight Ofthe Realm (11-7) at Fontwell 3m 1f hcp (4) gd in Apr.

Blackwell Synergy (FR) 28-1 (10-4) Led, headed before 3 out, ridden before 2 out, one pace, 6th of 8, 18 1/4l behind Cheque En Blanc (11-9) at Doncaster 3m hcp (5) sft in Jan.

Sweet'n'chic (IRE) 13-2 (10-2) In rear, ridden 3 out, weakened next, pulled up approaching last, at Plumpton 2m hcp (5) hvy in Mar.