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13:30 Plumpton

Book For Plumpton's Easter Festival Now! Novices' Hurdle (Class 4)

  • 9 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 7f 195y
  • Going: Good (Good to Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £6,300 added
  • Winner: £4,094
  • 2nd: £1,202
  • 3rd: £601
  • 4th: £301
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 3m 54.90s
  • Off Time: 13:31:58
  • 9 Ran
2nd
Silk -
3rd
Silk -
12/1

    1
    Silk - Emerald Green, Pink seams, sleeves and star on cap
    • Form 1
    • Age 6
    • Weight 11-8

    always towards rear, pushed along and struggling before 4 out, tailed off and pulled up before 2 out

    2
    Silk - Light blue, large royal blue spots, royal blue cap, light blue spots
    • Form 321-45
    • Age 6
    • Weight 11-2

    chased leaders, switched right and went 2nd 3 out, led next, clear before last, stayed on well

    3
    Silk - Red and Purple (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Red cap
    11/4
    • Form 626
    • Age 5
    • Weight 11-2

    chased leaders on inside, led going well before 3 out, joined when went left hit 2 out and headed, ridden and no impression before hit last

    4
    Silk - Black and White (quartered), Brown sleeves
    12/1
    • Form 3P
    • Age 5
    • Weight 11-2

    led until 5th, chased leader until driven and one pace in 3rd after 3 out

    5
    Silk - Light green, red stripe, white and red hooped sleeves, light green and red quartered cap
    25/1
    • Form P
    • Age 7
    • Weight 11-2

    chased leader until mistake 2nd, chased leaders, lost place before blundered 4 out, weakened before next, tailed off

    6
    Silk - Black and white stripes, white sleeves, quartered cap
    100/1
    • Form 80-680
    • Age 5
    • Weight 11-2

    always behind, mistake and struggling 5th, tailed off

    7
    Silk - Maroon, Black armlets, Black cap
    • Form 6F-4326
    • Age 7
    • Weight 10-9

    raced wide, held up, plugged on in modest 4th after 3 out

    8
    Silk - Yellow, emerald green and yellow striped sleeves
    40/1
    • Form -
    • Age 4
    • Weight 10-5

    soon detached, mistake 4th, tailed off

    9
    Silk - Light Blue and Dark Blue diamonds, halved sleeves
    100/1
    • Form 70P
    • Age 4
    • Weight 10-5

    raced keenly, tracked leader 2nd, led 5th until before 3 out, chased leaders, weakened 3 out

    In depth

    Verdict

    WEST DRIVE, three times a winner on the Flat, fought off the hat-trick seeking Competition to make a successful debut over timber at Fontwell in August when the third was a long way behind. Gary Moore's charge has an absence to overcome but should progress further and can defy a penalty. Baddesley Knight won a bumper here in April and has run in two strong novices' contests over hurdles subsequently. He looks certain to be winning soon while Fly To Mars, who made a very bright start over timber when tackling 2m4f on this track, found Class 2 company too hot over this trip at Kempton on Boxing Day. Mach One made a reasonable debut here in November but was soon beaten in a better race at Doncaster and the remainder make no appeal.

    Formwatch

    West Drive (IRE) 6-4 (11-0) Tracked leading pair and keen, mistake 3rd, 2nd after 3 out, led approaching next, joined last, driven and kept on gamely run-in, won at Fontwell 2m 2f (4) gd in Aug beating Competition (12-0) by 3/4l, 9 ran.

    Baddesley Knight (IRE) 11-2 (10-12) Tracked leaders, driven to challenge 2 out, weakened approaching last, 5th of 10, 12 3/4l behind I Can't Explain (10-12) at Sandown 2m (3) hvy in Dec.

    Fly To Mars 20-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, pushed along 3 out, ridden and weakened before next, last of 6, 37l behind Mister Fisher (11-0) at Kempton 2m (2) gs in Dec.

    Mach One 25-1 (10-12) Prominent on outside, lost place 4 out, soon struggling, tailed off when pulled up before next, at Doncaster 2m 1f (3) gd in Dec.

    Moayadd (USA) 25-1 (10-12) Always in rear, tailed off 4 out, pulled up after next, at Southwell 2m mdn (5) sft in Dec.

    Test Ride (IRE) 66-1 (11-5) Off the pace in 8th, never on terms, tailed off, last of 12, dist behind Brandon Castle (11-11) at Plumpton 2m (4) gs in Jan.

    Witches Glen (IRE) 10-1 (10-7) Behind, headway 4 out, weakened next, 6th of 13, dist behind Mr Pumblechook (11-0) at Plumpton 2m 5f mdn (4) sft in Dec.

    Given Name 33-1 (9-2) Dwel, always towards rear, pushed along and struggling halfway, ridden and beaten over 2f out, last of 9, 12l behind Mandalayan (9-2) at Lingfield 1m stks (5) pol in Feb.

    Noble Saffron 14-1 (10-12) Very hesitant and well behind, well tailed off 5th, pulled up after, at Hereford 2m mdn (5) gs in Jan.