15:00 Plumpton

Monday 25 February 2019

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  • Class 4  |   1m 7f 195y  |   Good  |   12 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 15:03  |   Winning time: 5m 31.65s
1st
13
5/2
T: N J HendersonJ: Nico de Boinville
Raced keenly, chased leaders, 2nd 4 out, led going well before 3 out, clear before next, very easily op 15/8 tchd 13/8
2nd
14
9
8/13f
T: G L MooreJ: J E Moore
Chased leaders on inside, 2nd after 3 out, ridden and well held before next, no chance with winner op 6/5 tchd 5/4
3rd
4
6
20/1
T: C GordonJ: L P Aspell
Chased leader2 until outpaced before 3 out, plugged on, went 3rd post op 16/1 20/1
4th
nse
3
11/2
T: A KingJ: Wayne Hutchinson
Held up well off the pace in rear, closer in about 8th but still plenty to do 3 out, went 4th before 2 out, went 3rd next, mistake last, far too much to do, lost 3rd post op 5/1 tchd 9/2
5th
4
7
16/1
T: C GordonJ: Tom Cannon
Mid-division, plugged on in 3rd after 3 out until 2 out, weakened between last 2 tchd 14/1
6th
3
12
20/1
T: D W P ArbuthnotJ: Bryony Frost
Made most until 4th, chased leader until 4 out, chased leaders, weakened after 3 out op 16/1
7th
8
4
125/1
T: Miss Z C DavisonJ: Tom Cheesman (5)
Held up and behind, some headway on wide outside chasing leaders before 5th, weakened quickly soon after
8th
10
5
711-2
150/1
T: Mrs D GrissellJ: M Goldstein
Pulled hard in mid-division, towards rear 5th
9th
1 ¾
8
100/1
T: R RoweJ: A Glassonbury
Took keen hold, soon held up towards rear, last and struggling 5th, never on terms tchd 125/1
10th
10
2
200/1
T: Miss Z C DavisonJ: Page Fuller (3)
Chased leaders on outside, weakened after 5th

Also Ran

PU
1
200/1
T: R IngramJ: Matthew Batchelor
Pulled hard towards rear, headway chasing leaders and went badly left 3rd, led 4th until next, chased leaders, weakened rapidly, tailed off when blundered and pulled up 3 out op 150/1
F
11
611-2
33/1
T: E De GilesJ: Sam Twiston-Davies
Pulled hard, held up towards rear, headway chasing leaders before led 5th, headed before 3 out, lost 2nd soon after 3 out, chased leading pair until weakened rapidly and fell 2 out tchd 40/1

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Non-Runners

10
Zamperini23
Weight: 11-2|  Age: 7
T: G L Moore  J: Joshua Moore
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£3.70Pl:£1.40, £1.02, £3.10EX:£5.20Trifecta:£25.00SF:£4.82Swingers:£1.02, £7.10, £4.80

Forecasts

The Flying Sofa (8/13), Pentland Hills (5/2), Grey Diamond (11/2), Shut The Box (16/1), Zamperini (16/1), Reallyradical (20/1), Neverbeen To Paris (20/1), Zlatan (33/1), Soarlikeaneagle (100/1), Harry Hazard (125/1), Milton (150/1), Brandy Cross (200/1), Awesome Rock (200/1)

Verdict

A question of experience versus promise here with the first of those element being provided by THE FLYING SOFA who was just touched off over C&D last time by the useful Acey Milan. A repeat of that effort on better ground ought to be enough to see off Pentland Hils who was promising on the Flat when with Chris Wall but lacks hurdling experience. Grey Diamond has a bigger performance in him if he can settle better and the faster the field go the better for him. The Chris Gordon duo Reallyradical and Shut The Box are worth keeping an eye on for the future whilst it will be interesting to see what two enigmatic former Flat performers Zamperini and Zlatan can bring to the table.
  1. The Flying Sofa
  2. Reallyradical
  3. Pentland Hills

Previous Winners

2018
The Premier Celtic
Weight: 11-2  |Age: 5
5/1

Prize Money

1st: £4,094.002nd: £1,202.003rd: £601.004th: £301.005th: £350.006th: £350.007th: £350.008th: £350.00
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