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14:40 Plumpton

Totepool Handicap Hurdle (Class D)

  • 7 Runners
  • Distance: 3m 1f 110y
  • Going: Good
  • ¤0 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 6m 18.00s
  • 7 Ran
1st
Silk -
2nd
Silk -
1
Silk - Yellow, Purple diamond, Purple and Yellow halved sleeves, Yellow cap, Purple diamond
7/2
  • Form 243325-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-12

tracked leading pair, chased winner from 3 out, soon ridden and no impression before next, but get on well run-in to hold 2nd

2
Silk - RED, WHITE chevron, hooped sleeves and cap
  • Form 26/F1-F1
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-10

not always fluent, held up in 4th, closed on leading pair from 11th, driven and no impression after 3 out, held when hit last

3
Silk - Yellow, Dark Blue diamond, diamonds on sleeves, quartered cap
  • Form FB50-16
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-10

held up in rear, ridden and struggling in 11th, held off 3 out

4
Silk - Maroon, White epaulets, Emerald Green sleeves
9/1
  • Form 212503-
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-6

led until after 1st, chased winner after until weakened quickly 3 out

5
Silk - Yellow, Red sash, Dark Blue sleeves
10/1
  • Form 6-P2211
  • Age 11
  • Weight 11-6

led after 1st, made rest, stayed on well from 3 out, ridden out run-in

6
Silk - Beige, Red seams, Emerald Green sleeves, Red seams, Red cap
16/1
  • Form PP1/060-
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-0

held up in 6th, jumped right 7th, ridden 9th, mistake next, held off after 11th

7
Silk - BLACK, LIGHT GREEN sash, check cap
66/1
  • Form P004-06
  • Age 9
  • Weight 10-0

took keen hold, held up in 5th, driven after 10th, soon outpaced, plodded on

In depth

Verdict

Supreme Piper and Emphatic look closely matched but the vote goes to the former. This well-bred individual does at least have the potential of improvement within him and while this is probably a run ahead of a long-term chasing aim, the way in which he won novice events suggests that he has no problems with trip or going. Emphatic is another out-and-out stayer. He has ability although this is tempered by a tendency to hang under pressure when maximum effort is required. Its Wallace always runs well at this track and while the recent victories were at lesser grade, he is dangerous if given a soft lead. Cowboyboots is a likeable individual but he appears on the wrong end of a battle with the handicapper. Material World had solid form last term and is the ideal candidate to put Suzy Smith on the map. She does clout the odd hurdle or too and no doubt this has had remedial action on the gallops. Supreme Piper is open to improvement and we side with the Philip Hobbs inmate.