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14:30 Plumpton

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South Downs Cider Novices’ Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £4752.9
  • 2m 0f 214y
  • Class 5
  • 10 runners
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South Downs Cider Novices’ Handicap Chase

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

16/1 (Won)

  • Win: £9.50
  • Place: £2.40

Form: P/4-59

Last run: 48 days

W: 10st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Four Flat wins in 2020 (for Sir Mark Prescott) but no joy since; well beaten on handicap hurdle debut latest and lot to prove now chasing.

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4th

4

20th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 213y

Class 5

17:10 Stratford

Pleasure Garden

10st 13lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Karen Jewell

Well beaten after racing too freely on handicap hurdle debut in February but kept on well to make winning chase debut at Plumpton (2m1f, good) in April then ran well in defeat behind progressive rival at Fontwell (2m2f, good) last month; would have something to prove on ground slower than good to soft but, otherwise, he's a major player.

5/2

2nd

7

18th May 2023

Good

2m 1f 165y

Class 5

19:40 Fontwell

Pleasure Garden

10st 9lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Karen Jewell

Four Flat wins in 2020; little to show over hurdles for current yard but made a winning chase debut at Plumpton last month; may have been fortunate but jumped soundly and only 4lb higher; should play a leading part.

7/2

1st

6

9th Apr 2023

Good

2m 0f 214y

Class 5

14:30 Plumpton

Pleasure Garden

10st 9lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Karen Jewell

Four Flat wins in 2020 (for Sir Mark Prescott) but no joy since; well beaten on handicap hurdle debut latest and lot to prove now chasing.

16/1

4/1

  • Place: £1.70

Form: -53613

Last run: 18 days

W: 12st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Front-runner; beat four rivals at Catterick in February and soft ground may not have suited as well when only third at Warwick latest; should give it good go but may be vulnerable late on.

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7

26th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 1f 160y

15:15 Limerick

Elmount

10st 13lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: Eamon Courtney

Winner in Britain; pulled up on his sole Irish start at Thurles in October; hard to fancy.

33/1

0

5

19th Oct 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 112y

14:15 Thurles

Elmount

11st 7lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: Eamon Courtney

Sole win over fences in Britain came at Catterick last season; however, tailed off at Ludlow when last seen, has stamina to prove at this trip and probably best watched on yard debut returning from 163 days off (bought for £10,000 in August).

18/1

6th

1

9th May 2023

Good

1m 7f 212y

Class 5

19:30 Ludlow

Elmount

12st 1lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Alastair Ralph

Gained his breakthrough success at Catterick (2m) in February and posted another solid effort when second of nine in 2m1f Plumpton handicap chase 30 days ago; he needs considering off an unchanged mark.

11/2

25/1

  • Place: £7.80

Form: 43865P D

Last run: 27 days

W: 10st 2lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Placed six times over fences but not at his best in recent starts; 5lb out of the handicap; others much more likely.

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6

28th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 1f 165y

Class 4

14:32 Fontwell

Clondaw Robin

10st 2lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Andy Irvine

0-24 over fences; looked set to get off the mark before last-fence fall at Plumpton (2m1f, good to soft; form very well advertised by fortunate winner since) in January but ran very poorly over that C&D last month and is 9lb out of the weights here.

12/1

4th

4

26th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 214y

Class 5

16:30 Plumpton

Clondaw Robin

10st 9lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Andy Irvine

chased clear leader, reminder with one circuit to go, soon detached

3/1

Form: 5PP-66

Last run: 60 days

W: 10st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Well beaten over hurdles at Southwell in February on stable debut (second favourite); something to prove now tackling fences for the first time but return of cheekpieces and wind surgery both possible positives.

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10th

9

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19th Aug 2023

Good

1m 5f 11y

Class 6

19:10 Bath

Harry The Norseman

8st 12lb

J: Liam Keniry

T: Charlie Longsdon

First past the post by 18l in a chase in May, only to be disqualified for taking the wrong course, but both subsequent runs over jumps were very disappointing and it's hard to know what to expect from him on today's Flat return; best form has been on good or slower ground.

20/1

OUR TIP

Form: 4033U1 D

Last run: 5 days

W: 12st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Off the mark when beating four rivals at Fontwell last Tuesday (won by a wide margin but needed plenty of urging to gain the upper hand); 7lb penalty but may well prove up to it.

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8th

5

25th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 189y

Class 5

15:35 Huntingdon

Hector Jaguen

11st 6lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary Moore

Opened his chase account at Fontwell (2m2f) last April but he's failed to kick on subsequently, well held in second when unseating 2 out at Plumpton (2m1f) four weeks ago; his mark is slipping but more is needed.

5/1

1

26th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 214y

Class 5

16:30 Plumpton

Hector Jaguen

12st 0lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Gary Moore

chased clear leader, not fluent when raced in last 2nd

7/2

Form: 4U-524

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Maiden; runner-up on chasing debut (three ran, winner tailed off behind Hector Jaguen recently); heavy defeat at Stratford since, and subsequent wind surgery needs to offer plenty of help.

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0

2

22nd Jan 2024

Good

2m 0f 214y

Class 5

13:45 Plumpton

Extraordinary Man

11st 13lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: David Bridgwater

led, soon clear, much reduced lead before 6th, bumped 7th, headed before 4 out, not fluent 4 out, soon weakened, pulled up on turn before 2 out

5/1

2nd

5

8th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 12y

Class 4

14:25 Taunton

Extraordinary Man

10st 6lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: David Bridgwater

Battled on well to win from the front at Hereford (2m, good) in November, after a break, and his second at Fakenham (2m, good to soft) a fortnight later was also a good effort, but he moves up from Class 5 today and others appeal more; cheekpieces (worn once over hurdles last May) refitted.

9/2

Form: P-PP4P

Last run: 125 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Disappointing over hurdles for Gary Moore and was pulled up on chasing debut on final start for him four months ago; stable debut.

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5

9th Apr 2023

Good

2m 0f 214y

Class 5

14:30 Plumpton

Albert Van Ornum

11st 1lb

J: Luke Scott

T: Paddy Butler

Disappointing over hurdles for Gary Moore and was pulled up on chasing debut on final start for him four months ago; stable debut.

50/1

5

5th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

13:25 Lingfield

Albert Van Ornum

11st 7lb

J: Jamie Moore

T: Gary Moore

Flat winner in France; 0-8 over hurdles and pulled up three times (had respiratory issue on two occasions) before his remote fourth in a seller three weeks ago; switch to fences needs to spark a big revival.

9/2

4th

1

14th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 4

13:40 Plumpton

Albert Van Ornum

11st 4lb

J: Jamie Moore

T: Gary Moore

Flat winner in France; 0-7 over hurdles and pulled up the last three times (had respiratory issue on two occasions); however, this switch to selling grade may help.

12/1

Form: 652U83

Last run: 136 days

W: 10st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Placed in two of four chases; runner-up over longer trip here last September and third at Taunton (jumped left, in these aids) two months later; absent since but not difficult to see him playing a serious role.

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9th

14

2nd Jul 2023

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

17:00 Uttoxeter

Agent Saonois

10st 2lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Neil Mulholland

Similar profile to African Sun, having gained sole success over C&D last July; far from certain to repeat that form, having achieved little (over fences/hurdles) this year.

25/1

6th

8

8th Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

17:05 Ffos Las

Agent Saonois

10st 2lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Neil Mulholland

Won a 2m handicap hurdle at Uttoxeter last summer (effectively off this mark) and he ran some fair races over fences in the latter part of 2022; he hasn't gone with much enthusiasm in two runs this spring though and reverts to hurdling with something to prove.

12/1

8th

7

23rd May 2023

Good

2m 3f 189y

Class 5

16:00 Huntingdon

Agent Saonois

10st 2lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Neil Mulholland

Won over hurdles last summer (2m, good) and was second on chase debut at Plumpton (2m3f, good) in September but dropped out tamely at Plumpton last month, after a break, and needs to prove his wellbeing here.

11/2

Form: -8PP7R

Last run: 10 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Has lost her way and refused on chasing debut (after wind surgery) 10 days ago; 6lb out of the handicap.

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15

14th May 2023

Good

1m 7f 195y

Class 5

15:15 Plumpton

Checkitsme

10st 2lb

J: Charlie Price

T: Cynthia Woods

Has refused in two chases this spring; little appeal back hurdling from 6lb out of the handicap; aids worn in combination for first time.

66/1

10

9th Apr 2023

Good

2m 0f 214y

Class 5

14:30 Plumpton

Checkitsme

10st 2lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Cynthia Woods

Has lost her way and refused on chasing debut (after wind surgery) 10 days ago; 6lb out of the handicap.

50/1

7

30th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

13:25 Warwick

Checkitsme

10st 2lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Cynthia Woods

held up in rear, not fluent 5th

25/1

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Payout
Exacta £581.00
Straight Forecast £513.00
Tricast £20108.80
Trifecta £16350.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

Hector Jaguen

WEST COUNTRY:

Extraordinary Man

SPOTLIGHT:

Agent Saonois

Daily Mirror:

Mordred

POSTDATA:

Hector Jaguen

The Times:

Hector Jaguen

Telegraph:

Hector Jaguen

D Express:

Hector Jaguen

The Sun:

Hector Jaguen

The Star:

Hector Jaguen

Daily Record:

Hector Jaguen