Today's racecards

Plumpton

  • 14:30 Vantis Maiden Hurdle2m

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 57.50s
  • Off time: 14:31:38
14:30 Plumpton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Zhukov (IRE) 9/1
2nd Zuckerpuppe (GER) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 323/244- Yellow, Dark Blue seams, striped sleeves, Yellow cap Ardmaddy (IRE) 20
Nag me
5 11-0 b G L Moore J E Moore 107 10/34.33
2 Black, White hoop, Black sleeves, White stars Blacktoft (USA) 60
Nag me
6 11-0 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 11/112.00
3 F- Chocolate, Old Gold hooped sleeves, Old Gold cap Jeczmien (POL) 49
Nag me
6 11-0 N J Gifford L Aspell 33/134.00
4 005/326- Royal Blue and White diamonds, Royal Blue sleeves, Emerald Green cap Kevkat (IRE) 29
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
8 11-0 v1 D Pipe T Scudamore 120 3/14.00
5 17/285- ROYAL BLUE, YELLOW sleeves, WHITE cap King Edmund 43
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-0 C Gordon N Fehily 115 5/23.50
6 070/504- Black, Grey seams, armlets and cap Zhukov (IRE) 22
Nag me
7 11-0 Tim Vaughan R Johnson 9/110.00
8 Mauve, black epaulets Zuckerpuppe (GER) 206
Nag me
5 10-7 Mrs E Mader A Thornton 7/18.00
Non runners
70830PF-The Slider510-7Mrs L C JewellA Glassonbury80
900-Miss Cruisecontrol410-2Jim BestD Crosse

Verdict

KEVKAT was the beaten favourite last time but we tip him to rectify that here and take his first victory of the year ahead of Blacktoft and Ardmaddy. David Pipe's gelding was a bumper winner in 2005 and had shaped with promise in two of his three starts over hurdles. Also a three-time Flat winner, he looked interesting on this debut for a top yard two starts ago. He failed to follow up on that run but had proven capable over this distance in the past and can return to winning ways here today. Blacktoft recorded a hat-trick of victories across the all-weather back in February. Whether that form can be transferred to the turf though remains to be seen, but this longer trip and good going should see him thereabouts at the finish. Ardmaddy is another gelding whose best form has come on the artificial surfaces. He was a winner at Lingfield earlier this year, his first run on the turf was promising though and a repeat performance should see him make the minors. Distance winner King Edmund stands out from the rest but a vast improvement on recent form is need if he is to pose a serious threat to our selection Kevkat.