1:00 – Betting.Bet “National Hunt” Novices’ Hurdle
Despite only five runners lining up, this looks a competitive and high-quality contest to kick off the six-race card. The Gary Moore-trained Hecouldbetheone was very impressive when notching a 12-length win over course and distance on January 31st and he reunites with Jamie Moore after a disappointing run at Ascot under Niall Houlihan last month. He has to shoulder a 12lb penalty in this though, as does Chris Gordon’s Unanswered Prayers who has some useful form to his name this season including a second to Paul Nicholls’ Ballymore hope Stage Star. Rated 125, Unanswered Prayers ran in the same Ascot race as Hecouldbetheone last month and finished 33 lengths ahead of the Moore horse. Super Duper Sam has finished runner up in two maiden hurdles this season and commands plenty of respect carrying 12lbs less than his rivals mentioned above. Similar can be said for Jazz King, who has also finished second twice this year and should go close at the weights.
1.35 – Betting Sites At Betting.Bet Novices’ Handicap Chase
Evan Williams only sends one runner to Plumpton tomorrow and plenty will fancy Ballinsker in this 0-105 Handicap Chase. Rated 107, Ballinsker sneaks into this contest as topweight (with Isabel Williams taking off a useful 3lbs) and looks a solid proposition after going close in his two chase starts in 2022. Milton Harris is having a good time of it lately and has saddled five winners from his last nine runners. His Bari Breeze is 0-7 over hurdles but has finished runner-up three times and is respected on his chase debut here. Uberman is unbeaten from his sole start over fences and could go close in this, with 7lb claimer Joe Anderson aboard. However, conditions appear to have gone against him as he seems to prefer a bit more cut in the ground than what we are likely to get on Monday.
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13-year-old Kansas City Chief is showing no signs of slowing down in his veteran years, returning form figures of 13122 from his last five starts. He seems to have built up a good relationship with 7lb claimer Victoria Malzard and it’s hard to oppose him in this five-runner affair, with Malzard likely to try and make all from the front. Gleno reverted to hurdles last time out for the first time since April 2019 and ran a respectable fifth. He’s been dropped 3lbs for that effort and should finish in the frame.
2.45 – Horse Racing At Betting.Bet Handicap Chase
Blade Runner finished a solid fourth at our Sussex National meeting in January and makes his chase debut in this. He is yet to place under rules but won an Irish Point-to-Point in October before being sold for £75,000, so connections will hope he is better than his opening mark of 95. Ramore Will is well known to Plumpton racegoers having won four times here in the past but looks hard to back with any confidence given recent form figures of PP7. One For Dunstan is a course winner over hurdles and makes his first start following a wind op, while Abbey Street will bid to notch his second Plumpton win of the season after scoring here in November.
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Ruby Yeats faces just four rivals on her final racecourse start before beginning her career as a broodmare. She won impressively over course and distance on February 28th and should go close again in this race which she won in 2020. She will get a brilliant send-off regardless of the result, and we wish her owners Heart Of The South Racing the best of luck with her future progeny! The Harry Fry-trained On My Command will likely be sent off favourite as she bids to follow up her impressive 14-length course and distance win in December. She is Harry Fry’s only runner of the day and drops back down in grade after finishing 11th in the Lanzarote Hurdle in January. Sainte Doctor was a narrowly beaten second on good ground at Fakenham last month and should go close again with conditions in her favour.
3.55 – Betting.Bet Online Betting Handicap Hurdle
The final race of the day looks a tough one to crack with nine runners set to go post. The Suzi Best-trained Global Wonder notched a four-length win over course and distance on January 31st and has been raised 7lbs for that success, which shouldn’t be enough to prevent her running another competitve race. Fellow C&D winner Hackbridge also looks appealing as he bids to follow up a win on the Lingfield all-weather last month, while Tara Iti is another who seemingly enjoys life at Plumpton judging by his comfortable C&D win in January.