15:00 Plumpton Mon 3 December 2018

  • Sky Sports Racing Sussex National 6th January Handicap Hurdle (Class 5)
  • 1m 7f 195y, Soft
  • 14 Runners
  • Winner£3,119.002nd£916.003rd£458.004th£350.005th£350.006th£350.007th£350.008th£350.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Weighed In

Winning time:3m 57.6sOff time:15:00:54
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511-12OR: 98D
16/1

Out of form on the Flat this autumn and did little better back over hurdles when tailed off at here last time over longer trip. Drops back in trip and is 4lb lower now but doesn't look to be in great heart at present.

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2
611-10OR: 96
9/2

Formerly trained by Tony Martin but unplaced in nine starts, although did occasionally hint at ability. Decent first run for new connections when fourth at Fontwell two weeks ago and has been eased 1lb so may not be far away.

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611-10OR: 96CD
9/2

Scored over C&D in heavy ground off 2lb lower mark in February but lost his way in two subsequent starts. Makes debut for new yard here and market may well indicate if he's being showing any form at home.

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4
911-9OR: 95D
11/2

Only win came on debut in Uttoxeter bumper in July 2014 and has been absent for well over two years. Has joined a new yard but more than likely to be in need of the outing after such a long spell on the sidelines.

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611-9OR: 95
12/1

Nine-race maiden who has looked a weak finisher over a variety of distances. Runner-up at Fakenham last time but that wasn't strong form and will do well to repeat the feat despite further 2lb drop in weights.

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511-9OR: 95
20/1

Eight races without success to date and finished a distant fifth on reappearance here two weeks ago. Much more needed if he is to figure at the finish this time.

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7
511-6OR: 92
25/1

Yet to reach a place in eight starts so far and has failed to threaten in any of her six races over timber. 6lb lower than latest poor effort and is very hard to enthuse over.

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8
711-4OR: 90C
12/1

Had looked of little account until popping up at 20/1 here last time out over slightly further on 18th career start. Raised 10lb and doesn't usually handle soft ground but cannot be ruled out given improvement shown last time.

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9
1010-13OR: 85BF
7/1

2-30 over hurdles but last win came nearly six years ago at Taunton. Has shown little in two starts for current in-form trainer and 5lb drop may still not be enough for her to figure in the shake-up.

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10
810-11OR: 83C
7/1

Won here over fences in April and decent runner-up to Golden Cannon here last time. Easier ground no problem and races off same mark so has claims if in similar mood.

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11
1210-10OR: 82CD
20/1

Veteran who last won in March 2015. Well handicapped on best form of last year, but hard to know how much ability he retains on return from 203-day break.

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12
910-0OR: 71D
25/1

Landed selling handicap hurdle off mark of 75 at Catterick last Christmas but showed nothing in five jumps outings since then. Has light weight but doesn't look one to rely on.

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510-0OR: 71
33/1

Shown very little in six starts so far and although time is on her side, she does looks as if this will once again prove too much for her.

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14
910-0OR: 69
12/1

Placed three times from 15 starts over hurdles but was beaten a long way when third at Fontwell last time in poor event and runs here from 3lb wrong at the weights.

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Last Year's Winner

DRAWHORSEAWGTSP
Our Merlin510-129/4
T: R WalfordJ: H Cobden

Betting

Forecast

Seaweed (9/2), Cassivellaunus (9/2), Generous Jack (11/2), Landscape (7/1), Brother Bennett (7/1), Golden Cannon (12/1), Micquus (12/1), Highway Star (12/1), Multigifted (16/1), Kastani Beach (20/1), Dream Baie (20/1), Legend Of France (25/1), Shalamzar (25/1), Remember Me Well (33/1)

Verdict

A lot of dead wood in this handicap hurdle and nothing would surprise, but a chance is taken that BROTHER BENNETT can build on a fair effort last time and reverse places with Golden Cannon on ground that should suit much better. Seaweed is one capable of being in the shake-up if things fall right for hime, while Highway Star is another who may be thereabouts although he isn't the strongest of finishers. Worth keeping an eye out for both Cassievallaunus and Generous Jack who would both have a proper chance if fit and well.
  1. Brother Bennett
  2. Seaweed
  3. Cassivellaunus

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