Today's racecards

Plumpton

  • 13:00 Race Passes At timeform.com Novices' Hurdle2m

  • Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 26.00s
  • Off time: 13:01:04
13:00 Plumpton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Uhlan Bute (FR) 8/11
2nd Raven's Tower (USA) 11/4
3rd Daveron (IRE) 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 F4-1272 Dark Blue, Pink stars, sleeves and star on cap Uhlan Bute (FR) 6
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-11 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 127 8/111.73
2 00/4 Orange and beige diamonds, beige sleeves, orange diamonds, orange and beige quartered cap Daveron (IRE) 14
Nag me
6 11-5 J Scott Nick Scholfield 12/113.00
3 6 Black, Grey epaulets, halved sleeves Freddy Q (IRE) 52
Nag me
5 11-5 t1 R A Teal R P Mclernon 20/121.00
4 6- Emerald Green, Royal Blue sleeves Harlequins Gleams 277
Nag me
6 11-5 Miss A M Newton-Smith A Thornton 100/1101.00
5 2 BLACK, GREY diamond, armlets and diamond on cap Minority Interest 28
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5 11-5 D O'Brien Tom Cannon 6/17.00
6 97 BLACK, GREY diamond and armlets, EMERALD GREEN cap, PINK star Spartilla 28
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5 11-5 D O'Brien Mr J Pearce (7) 66/167.00
7 221F3 Black, Scarlet hooped sleeves and hoop on cap Raven's Tower (USA) 17
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
4 10-13 B Pauling D Bass 119 11/43.75
8 267-390 Orange, Black triple diamond, chevrons on sleeves On The Move 189
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6 10-12 A J Honeyball Rachael Green (3) 66/167.00
9 PP Dark blue and light blue check, royal blue sleeves, yellow cap Saint Helena (IRE) 8
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6 10-12 Jim Best Matthew Batchelor 100/1101.00
10 57 Black, mauve triple diamond, purple and mauve hooped sleeves, black cap, mauve diamonds Hermosa Vaquera (IRE) 34
Nag me
4 10-0 Miss A M Newton-Smith Adam Wedge 66/167.00

Verdict

A tricky opener in which several look to have decent claims. Uhlan Bute will probably be sent off favourite as he's been keeping better company in the main this winter, though he continues to give the impression a longer trip wouldn't come amiss. The four-year-old RAVEN'S TOWER also has a penalty to carry and has been handicapping but he did win here in November and an earlier second to Ballyglasheen at Ludlow has worked out better than expected. He gets the nod as he's proven on the ground, which could be a real problem for last month's course and distance second Minority Interest. Freddy Q has scope but may need more time.