Racecards

16:40 Plumpton

Andrew Stewart Supports The Moorcroft Centre Maiden Open National Hunt Flat (Class H)

  • 8 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 2f
  • Going: Good
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Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 20.50s
  • 8 Ran
1
Silk - BLACK and WHITE check, YELLOW sleeves, BLACK and WHITE quartered cap
5/1
  • Form 30-4
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-4

took keen hold, held up behind leaders, going well enough 6f out, ridden and beaten 4f out

2
Silk - ROYAL BLUE, EMERALD GREEN sleeves, WHITE cap, EMERALD GREEN spots
6/4
  • Form 2-
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-4

led after 2f, headed narrowly 8f out, led again over 6f out, shaken up and drew clear inside final 2f, eased near finish

3
Silk - RED and YELLOW stripes, YELLOW sleeves, RED armlets, RED cap
  • Form 2
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-4

led for 2f, stayed prominent, pushed along 8f out, ridden and beaten final 3f

4
Silk - Yellow, Royal Blue epaulets, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow armlets and star on Royal Blue cap
16/1
  • Form 6
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-4

prominent over 12f

5
Silk - Mauve, Black stars on sleeves and cap
20/1
  • Form 05-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-4

always prominent, led narrowly 8f out to over 6f out, chased winner after, ridden 4f out, outpaced and no chance inside final 2f, but kept on to hold clear second

6
Silk - Red, Black hoop and spots on cap
25/1
  • Form 0-
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-11

held up last, tailed off final 6f

7
Silk - Dark Blue, White triple diamond, Orange sleeves and cap
25/1
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-11

took keen hold in touch until outpaced and well behind final 7f

8
Silk - Black, Yellow stars on sleeves, Black cap, Yellow star
  • Form 00/
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-11

whipped round start, refused to race and took no part

In depth

Verdict

Golden Duck can break his duck at the expense of Bubba Boy and Beluga. Second in a Chepstow race, the performance was a fair one although he did not consent to help his rider by hanging markedly in the closing stage. With Nigel Twiston-Davies' yard in such barnstorming form, it seems almost beyond the pale to oppose him. Bubba Boy was clear of all bar the winner on fast ground at Exeter. He should pay his way over hurdles. Beluga has to reverse form with our selection although Mark Pitman's supporters will note that the yard had a decent winner in this sphere last week. Of the remainder, Oscar Bill has shown a modicum of ability in the past although he will be very much open to question by lesser exposed opposition. Golden Duck gets our vote in the bumper.