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15:10 Plumpton

Betfair.com Novices' Handicap Hurdle (Class E)

  • 11 Runners
  • Distance: 2m
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf
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Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 3m 51.50s
  • 11 Ran
1
Silk - Orange, Dark Blue and Orange striped sleeves and striped cap
  • Form 0/02407-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 99

led to 2nd, tracked leader, led 4th, clear 6th, driven and held on under pressure flat

2
Silk - Red, Cream and Green hooped cap
9/2
  • Form 314-3
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-11
  • Official Rating 98

held up, steady headway 6th, weakened next, fell 2 out

3
Silk - BLACK, RED chevrons on sleeves, RED cap
10/1
  • Form 6B935/F-
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-8
  • Official Rating 95

pulled hard, mistake 1st, led next, headed 6th, weakened quickly, pulled up before last

5
Silk - Red and Royal Blue diabolo, Yellow sleeves, Red armlets, Red cap

Mariday

25
20/1
  • Form 35964
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-3
  • Official Rating 90

tracked leaders, chased winner 6th to after 3 out, stayed on same pace from next

6
Silk - PINK and YELLOW diamonds, YELLOW sleeves and cap

The Rip

159
17/2
  • Form 854-0
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-12
  • Official Rating 85

held up, steady headway from 3 out, ridden to dispute fourth place when not fluent next, no impression

7
Silk - Grey, maroon chevron and sleeves, quartered cap

Alekhine (IRE)

11 b BF
7/2
  • Form 4045
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-9
  • Official Rating 82

jumped poorly, held up, blundered 2nd and not jumped well after, weakened under pressure 3 out

8
Silk - Gold and White stripes, Cherry cap
33/1
  • Form 370-7
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-9
  • Official Rating 82

chased leaders, weakened 6th, tailed off and pulled up before 2 out

9
Silk - Yellow, Royal Blue stars and armlets
  • Form 2332
  • Age 3
  • Weight 10-7
  • Official Rating 97

held up, not fluent 6th, headway to chase winner after 3 out, stayed on under pressure flat

10
Silk - Red, White cross belts, chevrons on sleeves, Red cap, White star
7/1
  • Form 6P1
  • Age 3
  • Weight 10-5
  • Official Rating 95

pulled hard, held up, hit 5th, stayed on from 3 out to dispute 4th 2 out, weakened

11
Silk - Royal Blue, White spots, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow armlets and cap
25/1
  • Form 88502-0
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 67

in touch until hit 3rd, under pressure 3 out, no chance when hampered 2 out

12
Silk - Red, White hoops, Royal Blue sleeves, White stars, Red cap
  • Form 98-60
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 64

held up, weakened 6th, tailed off when refused 2 out

4
NR
  • Form 1389P-1
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-5
  • Official Rating 92

Nonrunner

In depth

Verdict

Not the strongest of handicap hurdles and could fall to The Castilian, New Time and Dishdasha are also expected to run well. Martin Pipe's three-year-old has shown plenty of promise in all his races to date and he is now learning to settle thanks to the new fitted visor. He gets in here on a very handy mark and should be there or thereabouts. New Time showed improved form to win first time out this season and there may be plenty more to come from Jonjo O'Neill's charge. Dishdasha caused a bit of a shock when winning last time and the handicapper hasn't overreacted so he has to be considered a threat to all. Alekhine is from a yard in great form and may do best of the others, but in a pretty modest event, The Castilian should be good enough to land first rize.

Formwatch

Madison de Vonnas (FR) 9-1 (11-3) Chased leader, ridden 3 out, weakened approaching 2 out, 7th of 8, well behind Alikat (11-6) at Taunton 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (D) gf in Apr.

Tignasse (FR) 9-1 (11-3) Held up in touch, ridden behind leaders approaching 2 out, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 7, 4l behind Looks The Business (10-9) at Wincanton 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (E) frm.

Mariday 16-1 (10-9) Held up last, ridden approaching 8th and outpaced, plugged on same pace from last, 4th of 8, 24l behind Yourman (11-12) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-110 (E) gf in Sept.

The Rip 11-2 (11-8) In touch, ridden approaching 2 out, soon weakened, 10th of 18, 35l behind Poor Tactic's (11-7) at Perth 2m hcp hdl (F) gd in May.

Alekhine (IRE) 11-8fav (10-10) Held up mid-division, headway on bit after 3 out, ridden approaching 2 out, not quicken, 5th of 9, 15l behind Nesnaas (10-13) at Wincanton 2m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (E) frm.

The Castilian (FR) 15-2 (10-12) Pulled early and held up in touch, ridden and chased leader approaching 2 out, mistake 2 out and last, not quicken, 2nd of 7, 4l behind Palace Walk (10-12) at Wincanton 2m 3yo nov hdl (E) frm.

Dishdasha (IRE) 40-1 (10-12) Held up in last, steady headway approaching 3 out, led flat, ridden out, won at Huntingdon 2m 3yo nov hdl (E) gf in Sept beating Time For You (10-5) by 1 1/2l, 17 ran.

New Time (IRE) 13-8fav (11-1) Held up, headway 8th, led approaching 3 out, all out, won at Towcester 2m 5f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (E) gf beating Romany Dream (10-2) by a nk, 5 ran.