Plumpton

  • 15:20 Sicame UK Amateur Riders' Handicap Hurdle2m 5f

  • Winner £3,743 2nd £1,161 3rd £580 4th £290
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 41.22s
  • Off time: 15:20:23
15:20 Plumpton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Invicta Lake (IRE) 11/4
2nd Henryville 11/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2/34612- Light Blue, Emerald Green star, Emerald Green cap, Light Blue star Henryville 211
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
5 11-12 h H Fry Mr W Biddick 118 11/43.75
2 193-922 Light blue, maroon chevron and sleeves, white cap Auld Sthock (IRE) 14
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 11-11 G L Moore George Gorman (7) 117 7/24.50
3 746-6F1 YELLOW, large red spots, red cap Invicta Lake (IRE) 22
Nag me
6 11-8 p Miss S Smith Mr H A A Bannister (5) 114 11/43.75
4 91824-8 Black, White hoops, Red sleeves and cap Arrayan 202
Nag me
8 11-7 A Dunn Mr G Ball (7) 113 10/111.00
5 88320-P Purple, Yellow star, Yellow sleeves, Purple stars, Yellow cap King Ozzy (IRE) 43
Nag me
9 11-3 pt Mrs L Hill Miss G Andrews 109 25/126.00
6 322355 Dark Green, Red epaulets, chevrons on sleeves, Red cap Cru Classe (FR) 31
Nag me
7 10-0 t1 F lagarde Mr C Coste 92 7/24.50

Verdict

Invicta Lake landed a large-field Wincanton hurdle last month - a notable improvement on previous efforts - and has obvious claims if in the same mood here. However, a 9lb rise for a 1.5 length success does seem a little harsh. Cru Classe is obviously an interesting French raider for the Lagarde team and must be checked in the market, especially in receipt of so much weight all round. Auld Sthock has already shown how well he acts around this unique circuit in finishing runner-up here the last twice and seems sure to be involved once again now stepping into handicap company. He has a definite fitness edge over HENRYVILLE with those recent runs under his belt but Harry Fry usually has his charges revved up first time. The topweight showed considerable promise last term and may have too much class for the opposition, especially as he is guaranteed to receive maximum assistance from the saddle.