• 16:10 At The Races Virgin 534 Handicap Hurdle3m 1f 110y

  • Winner £2,190 2nd £638 3rd £319
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 7m 13.60s
  • Off time: 16:10:24
16:10 Plumpton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Strange Bird (IRE) 9/2
2nd Twopoundsofbutter (IRE) 11/2
3rd Torran Sound 5/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 F7-P670 Light Blue, White spots, chevrons on sleeves Twopoundsofbutter (IRE) 58
7 11-12 t1 Tim Vaughan R Johnson 100 11/26.50
2 383523 EMERALD GREEN, BLACK star, striped sleeves, BLACK cap, EMERALD GREEN star Torran Sound 32
7 11-11 p Mrs L Hill Joshua Moore (3) 99 5/16.00
3 632603 Dark Green and Yellow diamonds, Dark Green sleeves Zafaraban (IRE) 10
7 11-7 b1 A Sadik Lee Edwards 95 12/113.00
4 5-3F313 Purple, pink cross belts, hooped sleeves, quartered cap Royaume Bleu (FR) 21
Course and Distance Winner
9 11-0 A M Hales Killian Moore (5) 88 3/14.00
5 PB5-686 Light Blue, Pink sash, Royal Blue cap Maccabees 21
5 10-8 h R Curtis Mr F Tett (7) 82 20/121.00
6 97/6-7P7 Yellow, Dark Green stars, Dark Green sleeves, Yellow stars, Yellow cap Landerbee (IRE) 42
7 10-3 J W Mullins Kevin Jones (7)(ex3) 77 15/28.50
7 112F-7P White, Red triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves and cap Dushy Valley (IRE) 42
Course and Distance Winner
7 10-0 P Henderson James Best (3) 74 7/18.00
8 P448-54 Dark Blue, Royal Blue star, Yellow cap Strange Bird (IRE) 50
9 10-0 R Rowe Aidan Coleman 73 9/25.50
9 880-0PP Mauve, Purple hollow box, Pink sleeves, Mauve cap, Purple star Alfie Alexander (IRE) 70
6 10-0 b M R Hoad James Banks (5) 69 33/134.00


ROYAUME BLEU is rated 10lb lower over hurdles than fences and has been in decent form over the larger obstacles lately. Dushy Valley was pulled up when he ran over 3m2f here six weeks ago and last year's winner, Royal Kicks, arrived with a similar profile. Maccabees finished just ahead of Landerbee over 2m here last month but whether either of that pair will stay this far is anybody's guess. Torran Sound has been keeping slightly better company but is woefully one-paced and another who has his stamina to prove. Zafaraban is still a maiden but has a chance on his best form, though better ground would suit.