Today's racecards

Plumpton

  • 12:50 Call Star Sports 08000 521 321 Novices' Hurdle2m

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 6.00s
  • Off time: 12:51:04
12:50 Plumpton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Regal Encore (IRE) 1/9
2nd Saffron Prince 7/1
3rd Mr Spiggott (IRE) 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 213500 Beige, beige and dark green diabolo on sleeves, black cap Forget And Forgive (IRE) 9
Nag me
5 10-12 A Middleton Paul Moloney 40/141.00
2 Dark Green, Royal Blue diamond Mr Spiggott (IRE) 28
Nag me
4 10-12 G L Moore Joshua Moore (3) 8/19.00
3 1/12-2 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Regal Encore (IRE) 23
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 10-12 A J Honeyball A P McCoy 1/91.11
4 46-5 Light Blue and Dark Blue diamonds, halved sleeves Saffron Prince 23
Nag me
5 10-12 D G Bridgwater T Scudamore 7/18.00
5 33457R Pink, light blue stars on sleeves and cap Slaney Star (IRE) 14
Nag me
5 10-12 Jim Best Matthew Batchelor 33/134.00
6 770- Maroon, yellow seams and sleeves, hooped cap Sweet Boy Vic (IRE) 218
Nag me
5 10-12 C Gordon M Goldstein 50/151.00
7 608 Black and red stripes, hooped sleeves, quartered cap Top Chief 28
Nag me
5 10-12 M G Rimell C O'Farrell 33/134.00
8 9 Black, Light Blue star, Black sleeves, Light Blue stars, Black cap, Light Blue star Two Sugars 14
Nag me
5 10-12 Mrs L J Mongan Tom Cannon 40/141.00
9 0 Black, Red diamond, White sleeves, Red armlets, Black cap, Red diamond Mariet 14
Nag me
4 10-5 h Miss S Smith W P Kavanagh (3) 28/129.00
10 Maroon, Beige and Maroon hooped sleeves Sudden Wish (IRE) 41
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 10-5 G L Moore J E Moore 10/111.00

Verdict

REGAL ENCORE is highly regarded by the Honeyball team and this potentially top-class prospect has been found a seemingly straightforward assignment in which to open his account over hurdles. Second in the Champion Bumper at the Cheltenham Festival in March behind Briar Hill, he was strongly supported into odds-on favouritism when beaten into second spot on his Aintree hurdling debut last month. Tony McCoy resumes the partnership here and the combination should go one better in a modest-looking affair. His rivals with form, such as Forget And Forgive, Saffron Prince and Slaney Star, already appear limited and it could be that Sudden Wish, a Kempton scorer on the level in September, may emerge as the main danger on his hurdling debut for a yard with a good record here.