January 19 / 15.40 Plumpton

15.40 Plumpton

Good To Soft

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  • Prize money: £4247.88
  • 2m 0f 214y
  • Class 5
  • 7 runners
  • Win time: 4m 28s
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Runners: 7 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £3.75
  • Place: £1.70

Form: 1-7323 CD

Last run: 37 days

W: 10st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict
Not as fabulously handicapped as some here, but far from disgraced on either run since wind surgery, a pair of place finishes which have taken his C&D record to 21123; goes on any ground, and preference for chasing the pace rather than making it could prove an asset in this line-up; player.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

7

12th May 2022

Good

2m 1f 165y

Class 4

18:20 Fontwell

En Coeur

10st 10lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Seamus Mullins

3rd

4

17th Apr 2022

Good

2m 3f 164y

Class 5

17:10 Plumpton

En Coeur

11st 7lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Seamus Mullins

3rd

4

3rd Apr 2022

Good

2m 3f 164y

Class 4

16:50 Plumpton

En Coeur

11st 1lb

J: Daniel Sansom

T: Seamus Mullins

Chased home a subsequent winner at Fontwell last month and now returns to the scene of his three career wins (all 2m1f, stays this trip); easy to place him high on the shortlist.

5/2

11/2

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 26P-63 C BF

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Stamina to spare having recorded all three chase scores (one here) over 2m2f or further on testing ground, and 16lb below his last winning mark following recent charity; thumping loss over Christmas in first-time cheekpieces (retained) needs forgiving, and not the only pace influence here.
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1

21st Mar 2022

Good

3m 1f 152y

Class 5

16:15 Plumpton

Flaminger

11st 12lb

J: Ben Ffrench Davis

T: Gary Moore

His three wins have come over much shorter trips; only ran to form once this winter (2m1f here) and there are risks attached now tackling an extended 3m1f; stable also runs Call Off The Dogs.

11/4

4th

5

28th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 214y

Class 4

15:35 Plumpton

Flaminger

11st 5lb

J: Joshua Moore

T: Gary Moore

Stays further than this and even over longer trips he would prefer softer ground; was outpaced by the winner over C&D last month and it could be a similar story once more.

4/1

2nd

4

19th Jan 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 214y

Class 5

15:40 Plumpton

Flaminger

11st 11lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary Moore

Stamina to spare having recorded all three chase scores (one here) over 2m2f or further on testing ground, and 16lb below his last winning mark following recent charity; thumping loss over Christmas in first-time cheekpieces (retained) needs forgiving, and not the only pace influence here.

11/2

OUR TIP

Form: 34-681 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 12st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict
Possible to mark up Boxing Day's breakthrough Sedgefield chase success (2m1f, soft), obliging by a head despite having refused to settle, met traffic issues and hung left late; 5lb rise not ungenerous in the circumstances, and yard's sole runner on the card; among likeliest.
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3rd

3

17th Apr 2022

Good

2m 1f 43y

Class 4

15:36 Market Rasen

Blueberry Wine

11st 9lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

Has won two of his five races over fences since being fitted with a tongue-tie, the latest off a 4lb lower mark over 2m3f at Sedgefield last month (good to soft); previous win was at this trip; leading contender.

10/11

1st

2

15th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 65y

Class 5

15:10 Sedgefield

Blueberry Wine

11st 12lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

Narrow winner over 2m1f here (soft) on Boxing Day but safely held off higher marks the last twice; handicapper is relenting a little but he still looks to face a stiff task.

5/1

3rd

2

4th Feb 2022

Good

1m 7f 145y

Class 5

13:30 Catterick

Blueberry Wine

11st 12lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

Won at Sedgefield (2m1f, soft) on Boxing Day on his first run since wind surgery and he's also effective on good ground; key player if reproducing that winning form but he was disappointing at Plumpton subsequently.

7/2

Form: 4-5635 D BF

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict
Often headstrong and as likely as several here (one his stablemate) to want the early lead, so possibility of getting into a destructive early battle can't be ignored; still-declining mark compares very favourably to the RPRs he was recording on sound surfaces last spring, however, which could prove significant should conditions dry out.
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4th

7

19th Jan 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 214y

Class 5

15:40 Plumpton

Elisezmoi

10st 9lb

J: David Noonan

T: Gary Moore

Often headstrong and as likely as several here (one his stablemate) to want the early lead, so possibility of getting into a destructive early battle can't be ignored; still-declining mark compares very favourably to the RPRs he was recording on sound surfaces last spring, however, which could prove significant should conditions dry out.

9/1

5th

7

31st Dec 2021

Heavy

2m 0f 54y

Class 5

14:45 Warwick

Elisezmoi

11st 1lb

J: Jamie Moore

T: Gary Moore

Can be headstrong but the first-time hood could help in that regard and he was a fair third at Lingfield (2m, heavy) 11 days ago behind an easy winner who followed up at Newbury on Wednesday; player now 3lb lower.

7/2

3rd

6

20th Dec 2021

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

15:30 Lingfield

Elisezmoi

10st 13lb

J: Jamie Moore

T: Gary Moore

2m2f hurdle winner (very soft) in France but he's 0-7 over fences in Britain and was tailed off over C&D on his return last month (first run after wind surgery); dropped another 4lb but has a very mixed record in this sphere and he needs to turn things around.

12/1

Form: P6-P5P

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict
Winner of a Huntingdon hurdle and chase at nearer to 2m4f, the latter off 11lb higher; well backed when flopping here last time, but hope lies with the return of the tongue tie and debuted visor; this is much easier than his sole previous drop to around 2m over fences.
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Verdict Starting price

1st

5

8th Jun 2022

Good

2m 3f 104y

Class 5

14:10 Fontwell

Enrichissant

11st 1lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: David Bridgwater

prominent in chasing group, headway 4 out, led before 3 out, kept on strongly and went clear run-in, ridden out

8/1

6

17th May 2022

Good

2m 3f 189y

Class 5

19:17 Huntingdon

Enrichissant

11st 1lb

J: Mitchell Bastyan

T: David Bridgwater

4th

6

5th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 110y

Class 5

13:15 Worcester

Enrichissant

11st 5lb

J: Tom Scudamore

T: David Bridgwater

Form: 51P-12 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 12st 2lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict
Dual class 5 handicap chase scorer last season, and had same mix of 2m and soft ground when adding a Uttoxeter hurdle last month; reserves sometimes drain dry over further, as they did when both he and Flaminger were soundly beaten at Fontwell last time, and competition awaits if intending to front-run again today.
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5th

2

21st Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 47y

Class 5

16:55 Perth

Ben Brody

11st 11lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: D J Jeffreys

4th

1

1st Mar 2022

Soft

1m 7f 145y

Class 5

14:05 Catterick

Ben Brody

12st 7lb

J: Archie Bellamy

T: D J Jeffreys

Front-running 12yo who mixes hurdling and chasing these days; won in this sphere at Ludlow (2m, soft) last February, but his last two runs have been below par and he needs to bounce back.

7/2

5th

3

11th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

15:40 Bangor-on-Dee

Ben Brody

11st 9lb

J: Archie Bellamy

T: D J Jeffreys

Front-running 12yo who mixes hurdling and chasing these days; won in this sphere at Uttoxeter (2m, soft) in December before being beaten 48l on very heavy ground over fences at Fontwell on Boxing Day; needs to bounce back.

11/1

Form: 7P6P

Last run: 29 days

W: 10st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict
Tearaway in Irish points and not always proven much more bidable in 2m hurdles since, with an occasional tendency to jump left the last twice as well; almost certainly better than he's been able to show to date, therefore, but remains risky turning to fences now despite declining mark.
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6

19th Jan 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 214y

Class 5

15:40 Plumpton

Fraughan Hill

10st 10lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Warren Greatrex

Tearaway in Irish points and not always proven much more bidable in 2m hurdles since, with an occasional tendency to jump left the last twice as well; almost certainly better than he's been able to show to date, therefore, but remains risky turning to fences now despite declining mark.

33/1

5

21st Dec 2021

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

14:15 Ayr

Fraughan Hill

10st 11lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Warren Greatrex

Not obviously well treated for today's handicap debut but he took a step in the right direction when mid-division in a maiden hurdle at Southwell (2m, good) three weeks ago, and this lightly raced 5yo has far more realistic claims now going handicapping off a modest mark; a tongue-tie goes on.

9/1

6th

3

30th Nov 2021

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

14:30 Southwell

Fraughan Hill

11st 4lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Warren Greatrex

Beaten in a 1m AW maiden, three Irish points and twice over hurdles for current yard; was 50-1 the last time when hooded at Sandown; that aid soon removed and others appeal more.

33/1

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Selections

POSTDATA:

Blueberry Wine

SPOTLIGHT:

En Coeur

WEST COUNTRY:

Ben Brody

RP Ratings:

Elisezmoi

The Times:

Blueberry Wine

Daily Express:

Blueberry Wine

Daily Mirror:

Blueberry Wine

The Sun:

Blueberry Wine

Daily Record:

Blueberry Wine

TOPSPEED:

En Coeur

The Guardian:

En Coeur

Daily Mail:

En Coeur

The Star:

En Coeur

Telegraph:

Ben Brody