Plumpton

  • 14:20 Ron Rudolph 70th Birthday Handicap Chase2m 4f

  • Winner £5,523 2nd £1,622 3rd £811 4th £405
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 10.00s
  • Off time: 14:20:08
14:20 Plumpton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Beforeall (IRE) 5/2
2nd Venetian Lad 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 214P-9P White, Brown Star Nozic (FR) 9
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
12 11-12 p1 Miss Z C Davison L Treadwell 120 20/121.00
2 4/45P06- Pink, Dark Blue and White striped sleeves, White cap Carpincho (FR) 212
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-3 Mrs S J Humphrey Jack Quinlan (3) 111 9/25.50
3 P/2P7PP- Yellow, Light Blue chevron and armlets, Light Blue cap, Yellow star Reblis (FR) 216
Nag meCourse Winner
8 11-3 G L Moore Joshua Moore (3) 111 8/19.00
4 9740-12 Emerald green and orange (halved), quartered cap Beforeall (IRE) 11
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-1 O Sherwood L P Aspell 109 5/23.50
5 223-UP3 White, royal blue stars, royal blue sleeves, white stars, royal blue cap Venetian Lad 26
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-13 Mrs L Richards M Goldstein 107 16/117.00
6 2666-22 Emerald green, brown spots and sleeves, yellow cap Plum Pudding (FR) 24
Nag meBeaten Favourite
10 10-11 b1 D G Bridgwater T Scudamore 105 11/43.75
7 22P123 Purple, Red sleeves, Purple armlets, Red cap Upton Mead (IRE) 9
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 10-9 b K Tork R Johnson 103 5/16.00

Verdict

Upton Mead loves it round here and it would be no surprise to see this triple course winner add to his tally at the Sussex venue in receipt of weight all round. He commands great respect, as does Plum Pudding. The latter hasn't been in the winner's circle since the last day of 2011 but arrives in really good form having been only narrowly denied the last twice. Expect this prominent racer to go well once again but BEFOREALL may be too progressive for both of them. Oliver Sherwood's gelding is only five but has already had his attentions turned to the larger obstacles, just failing to get up in the dying yards on his fencing debut at Towcester. He is sure to benefit greatly from that first experience of fences and is taken to go one better now over a suitably longer trip.