Star Sports Cheltenham Preview At Plumpton 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle 2m 5f
- (5yo+, 2m 5f, Class 4, 6 runners)
- Winner £3,422 2nd £998 3rd £499
- Going: Soft, Heavy in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 27.10s
- Off time: 14:10:17
|1st||1 Broadway Buffalo||1/7f|
Broadway Buffalo (IRE) 17
|5||166 11-12||D Pipe||T Scudamore||1/7f|
Sharp Suit (IRE) 7
|6||152 10-12||J W Mullins||W P Kavanagh (3)||33/1|
Thelordbewithyou (IRE) 1331
|9||152 10-12 h||Miss Z C Davison||Gemma Gracey-davison (5)||150/1|
Whenindoubtdoit (IRE) 21
|6||152 10-12||D W P Arbuthnot||Tom Cannon (3)||116||6/1|
Candlefort Lady (IRE) 17
|8||145 10-5||G L Moore||J E Moore||66/1|
|7||145 10-5||Mrs L C Jewell||Gerard Tumelty||150/1|
||6||1012||F M O'Brien||P J Brennan||124||NR|
Diamond Sweeper (IRE)
||6||10-12||A King||W Hutchinson||9/4|
BROADWAY BUFFALO has been found an easy opportunity to retain his unbeaten record stretching over two bumpers and two hurdles. He wouldn't have been out of place at the Festival this week and connections are obviously playing safe as his jumping still needs some ironing out. Fiddlers Bid will be no pushover having only failed to shine when sent into Grade 2 company at Cheltenham. He just failed to cope with the promising Timesishard at Market Rasen last month and should provide the selection with a fair test. Whenindoubt was a 50/1 chance when producing a much-improved effort behind Titchwood at Southwell and looks easily the best of the remainder.
Fiddlers Bid 4-1 (11-3) Tracked leader, led before 2 out, pressed last, kept on and headed towards finish, 2nd of 13, 1/2l behind Timesishard (11-3) at Market Rasen 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Feb.
Broadway Buffalo (IRE) 1-2fav (11-8) Made all, clear when mistake 2 out, eased towards finish, won at Warwick 2m 3f NH nov hdl (4-7yo) (4) sft in Feb beating I Shot The Sheriff (11-8) by 5l, 6 ran.
Whenindoubtdoit (IRE) 50-1 (10-13) Held up in touch, stumbled 1st, not fluent 4th, lost place and wandered before 8th, rallied 2 out, went 3rd before last, stayed on same pae flat, 3rd of 11, 6l behind Titchwood (11-2) at Southwell 2m 4f NH nov hdl (4-7yo) (4) gs in Feb.
Candlefort Lady (IRE) 50-1 (10-9) Took keen hold, held up in rear, always behind, tailed off, 7th of 9, well behind Shotavodka (11-9) at Sandown 2m nov hdl (4) gs in Feb.
Sharp Suit (IRE) 100-1 (10-13) Towards rear, reminders after 4th, never dangerous, 8th of 12, 50l behind Wilton Milan (11-6) at Southwell 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd.
Thelordbewithyou (IRE) 25-1 (10-7) Never better than mid-division, 9th of 11, 44l behind Dan Breen (10-12) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f mdn NH flat (6) gd in Jul '09.
Redinga 50-1 (11-0) In rear, mistake 4th and pushed along, lost touch 6th, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Jean Fleming (11-0) at Lingfield 2m 3f mrs nov hdl (4) hvy in Feb, 8 ran.