Racecards

16:40 Plumpton

Cenkos Securities Maiden Open NH Flat Race (Class H)

  • 12 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 2f
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 14.50s
  • 12 Ran
1st
Silk -
3rd
Silk -
1
Silk - Yellow, mauve epaulets, mauve cap
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-4

towards rear, under pressure 5f out, soon tailed off

2
Silk - Grey, Red cross belts, Emerald Green cap
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-4

behind, tailed off when broke down and unseated rider 2f out

3
Silk - EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW sash and star on cap
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-4

held up in rear, headway and close up halfway, weakened over 3f out

4
Silk - Emerald Green, Royal Blue stars, diamonds on sleeves
  • Form 5-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-4

led to 12f out, stayed tracking leader to over 4f out, soon lost place

5
Silk - Yellow, Red triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves and cap
  • Form 0/0-3
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-4

chased leaders until weakened over 4f out

6
Silk - Dark Blue, Pink triple diamond, diabolo on sleeves and diamond on cap
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-4

took keen hold and always behind

7
Silk - Red, Royal Blue diamond, Royal Blue sleeves, Red armlets, Red cap, Royal Blue diamond
25/1
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-4

always in rear, struggling final 5f

8
Silk - Yellow, Maroon Cross of Lorraine, White sleeves, Maroon and Yellow quartered cap
  • Form 23-P1
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-4

keen hold, tracked leaders, effort on outside from 2f out, chased winner over 1f out, strong challenge final furlong, just held

9
Silk - Red, White sleeves, Red cap, White star
16/1
  • Form 33
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-4

tracked leaders, went 2nd over 4f out, led over 2f out, hard driven final 2f, held on all out

10
Silk - Yellow, Dark Blue disc
2/1
  • Form 34-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-4

held up, in rear, rapid headway to track leaders over 6f out, went 2nd over 3f out, ridden and every chance 2f out, stayed on same pace

11
Silk - Light Blue, Purple hoop, Yellow cap
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-4

chased leaders until weakened over 3f out

12
Silk - Light Blue and Red (halved), sleeves reversed, quartered cap
  • Form 5/3-5
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-4

race keenly, pressed leader, led 12f out, hard driven and headed over 2f out, weakening when slightly hampered inside final 2f

In depth

Verdict

A fascinating bumper that should be well contested. Geordie Peacock and Mr Ex have both shown enough to warrant respect, but we will side with Nocturnally. The selection hails from a yard that do well in this type of event and he showed plenty of promise last season. He improved on his debut run to chase home the Jonjo O'Neill trained Young Dude, form that should be good enough to win a race of this nature. Geordie Peacock wasn't beaten far on his only outing last campaign in the race won by Regal Heights. There should be plenty more to come and he looks a big threat to all. Mr Ex is from a yard in great form and has shown a similar level of form in two outings, he could be set for more place money. Point to point winner Malt Sunflower and the newcomer Forensic Investor should be watched closely in the betting, but Nocturnally appears to have the strongest form on show and gets our vote.

Formwatch

Geordie Peacock (IRE) 9-1 (11-4) Prominent, went 2nd after 4f, every chance 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 17, 2l behind Regal Heights (10-13) at Towcester 2m mdn nhf (H) gs in Apr.

Jeepers Creepers 16-1 (11-4) Tracked leader, ridden and every chance over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 3rd of 6, 14l behind Brave Rebellion (11-11) at Huntingdon 2m nhf (H) gd.

Knocker Jock (FR) Medaaly gelding out of winning miler Glorieuse Shadows.

Lord West The West gelding, half-brother to dual 5f winner Montev Lady.

Malt Sunflower (IRE) Won at Dromahane 3m ptp gd in May beating Hold On Man by 7l, 12 ran.

Mr Ex (ARG) 4-1 (11-4) Held up, last, headway over 6f out, ridden 5f out, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 8, 12l behind Magical Legend (10-4) at Fontwell 2m 2f nhf (H) gd.

Nocturnally 5-2 (11-2) Held up, headway going well 4f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 19, 3l behind Young Dude (11-2) at Worcester 2m mdn nhf (H) gf in Apr.

The Baillie (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) Mid-division, headway 4f out, ridden 2f out, soon weakened, 5th of 15, 26l behind Leading Contender (11-4) at Chepstow 2m nhf (H) gs.