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15:30 Plumpton

Retirement Villages Novices' Handicap Hurdle (Class 5)

  • 8 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 7f 195y
  • Going: Good (Watered)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £5,000 added
  • Winner: £3,249
  • 2nd: £954
  • 3rd: £477
  • 4th: £238
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 3m 48.90s
  • Off Time: 15:30:58
  • 8 Ran
1st
2nd
1
  • Form: P65-33P
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12
  • Official Rating: 100
  • Trainer: J Scott
  • Jockey: Nick Scholfield

led, blundered and headed 3 out, ridden and weakened after next

3

Bolister (FR)

217 BF
11/4
  • Form: 60639P-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-9
  • Official Rating: 97
  • Trainer: G L Moore
  • Jockey: Joshua Moore

mid-division, headway on outside 4 out, driven to lead before 2 out, ridden when hard pressed between last 2, headed flat, kept on same pace

4

Ganymede

29 t BFD
9/2
  • Form: 660310
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-8
  • Official Rating: 96
  • Trainer: A M Hales
  • Jockey: Harry Bannister

mid-division, outpaced before 3 out, ridden and weakened before next

5
  • Form: 875-308
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-5
  • Official Rating: 93
  • Trainer: Jim Best
  • Jockey: J E Moore

tracked leader, led 3 out, driven and headed before next, weakened between last 2

6
40/1
  • Form: 7UF5-0
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-1
  • Official Rating: 89
  • Trainer: J W Mullins
  • Jockey: Kevin Jones

chased leaders, mistake 3rd, outpaced when not fluent 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off when pulled up before next

7
66/1
  • Form: F73F/
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-13
  • Official Rating: 87
  • Trainer: Miss M P Bryant
  • Jockey: M Goldstein

chased leaders to before 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off

8
12/1
  • Form: PP009-9
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-9
  • Official Rating: 83
  • Trainer: Jim Best
  • Jockey: Brendan Powell

in rear, pushed along from 4th, rallied after 3 out, chased leaders next, soon ridden, upsides when mistake last, led flat, kept on

9
  • Form: 0575
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-8
  • Official Rating: 82
  • Trainer: Ian Williams
  • Jockey: T J O'Brien

held up behind, headway after 5th, tracked leaders 3 out, ridden to challenge between last 2, kept on and every chance until no extra final 50 yards

2
NR
  • Form: 45465-6
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-12
  • Official Rating: 100
  • Trainer: Tim Vaughan
  • Jockey: R Johnson

Nonrunner

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Ganymede beat a subsequent winner at Uttoxeter last month but flopped on a return visit off this higher mark. Bolister started favourite here back in March but was pulled up and now has plenty to prove. Looksnowtlikebrian may be improving, however, and his yard is in good form but he's conceding 18lb to GOODWOOD MOONLIGHT (NAP). Ian Williams' grey hinted at ability on his handicap debut at Ludlow and has been dropped a further 3lb since. He's unlikely to get a better chance to open his account over timber.

Formwatch

Executive Prince (IRE) 11-1 (11-12) Prominent, not much room 1st, lost place when not fluent 3rd, weakened 5th, pulled up before 2 out, at Newton Abbot 2m 1f hcp (4) gf in Jul.

Bolister (FR) 7-4fav (11-12) In touch, pushed along and soon lost touch 5th, behind when pulled up before 2 out, at Plumpton 2m hcp (5) sft in Mar.

Ganymede 9-2fav (11-8) Led until 3 out, lost place before next, 10th of 14, 29 1/4l behind Wistari Rocks (11-2) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp (5) gd in Sep.

Little Buxted (USA) 9-1 (11-8) Chased leaders, weakened approaching 6th, 8th of 12, 23l behind Osgood (11-10) at Plumpton 2m hcp (5) gf in Sep.

Rest Easy 50-1 (11-6) Held up towards rear, ridden and struggling 5th, soon behind, last of 12, dist behind Karl Marx (10-3) at Exeter 2m 1f hcp (5) gf in Oct.

Ron Waverly (IRE) 20-1 (9-12) Dwelt, held up towards rear, beaten over 4f out, 6th of 8, 31l behind Roy Rocket (11-0) at Brighton 1m 4f hcp (6) gs in Jun.

Austin Friars 7-1 (11-0) In touch in mid-division, hit 1st, struggling after 5th, never on terms after, 9th of 12, 23 3/4l behind Osgood (11-10) at Plumpton 2m hcp (5) gf in Sep.

Goodwood Moonlight 12-1 (10-3) Held up, headway 2 out, never on terms, 5th of 10, 11 1/4l behind Bobble Emerald (11-12) at Ludlow 2m hcp (4) gf in Oct.

Looksnowtlikebrian (IRE) 8-1 (11-12) Mid-division, not fluent 3 out, some headway when not fluent 2 out, no impression, well beaten when mistake last, 6th of 14, 13 1/4l behind Wistari Rocks (11-2) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp (5) gd in Sep.