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15:40 Plumpton

Commercial First Mortgages Novices' Hurdle (Class E)

  • 8 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 5f
  • Going: Good
  • added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 10.00s
  • 8 Ran
1
Silk - ROYAL BLUE, EMERALD GREEN sleeves, WHITE cap, EMERALD GREEN spots
  • Form 5-224F1
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-5

made all, jumped left from halfway, stayed on well from 3 out comfortably

3
Silk - Cambridge Blue, Scarlet sleeves, Red and White hooped cap
  • Form 00/3PP-
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-12

in touch until weakened and lost place after 5th, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out

4
Silk - Dark Blue, Emerald Green sash, diabolo on sleeves, Emerald Green cap
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-12

mistakes, behind, struggling 5th, tailed off when blundered 2 out

5
Silk - Black, large White spots, White sleeves, Black spots, White cap
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-12

raced keenly, tracked leaders, weakened and mistake 3 out, tailed off when pulled up before last

6
Silk - Pink, pink and white quartered cap
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-12

in touch, not fluent 7th, tracked leading pair from 5th, weakened and struggling before 3 out, lost poor 3rd run-in, finished tired

7
Silk - ROYAL BLUE, YELLOW stars, WHITE sleeves
  • Form 2F2P3/3-
  • Age 9
  • Weight 10-12

in rear when ridden 6th, well behind 8th, stayed on from 3 out to take poor 3rd run-in

8
Silk - Emerald Green, large Red spots, sleeves and spots on cap

The Bosun

511
100/1
  • Form 00/00-
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-12

in touch for 7th, mistake and pulled up after 8th

9
Silk - BLACK and WHITE check, YELLOW sleeves, BLACK and WHITE quartered cap
7/1
  • Form 30/260-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-12

chased winner throughout, mistake 4th, ridden after 3 out, kept on from next, never able to challenge

2
NR
  • Form 2503-3U
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-12

Nonrunner

In depth

Verdict

Escompteur looks to have scared off most of the meaningful opposition and he should beat Castlemore and Five Colours today. A cheeky winner of a Bangor novice race, the front two were miles clear of the rest and a penalty should not stop him here. Castlemore may struggle to find races as a second season novice and he was backed as if defeat was out of the question last time out. Compensation awaits, but probably not here. Five Colours is stoutly bred and is dutifully watched in the market. An ex-pointer, he will not fail for stamina. Magot De Grugy looks one for the future while 102-rated Spiritual Dancer sets the benchmark for the race from an analytical perspective. Escompteur has plenty of improvement left if his Bangor performance is anything to go by and we will not oppose.