1:50 – R.A.B.I Helping Farming People Maiden Hurdle
Baddesley has been placed in all three of his hurdles starts to date and Chris Gordon – fresh from landing the Grade 2 Dovecote Novices’ Hurdle with Plumpton winner Aucunrisque on Saturday – will be hoping he can go one better in the hands of Tom Cannon. The Gary Moore-trained Saligo Boy – bought for 52,000gns in the autumn on the back of some solid flat form – wasn’t far beaten on his hurdles debut at Newbury last time despite running freely, and he will be expected to come on for that run with a first-time hood applied. The Dr Richard Newland-trained High Tech has finished second on both his hurdles starts and will surely go one better soon.
2:25 – Howden Sport And Equine Insurance Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Chase
The Lucy Wadham-trained Admiral Barratry sneaks into this race off 127 and should go close if she can repeat her top-weight success in a similar contest at Fakenham in December, with Corey McGivern taking off a useful 10lbs. She has been well beaten twice since then but looks back to a winnable mark as a result. The Venetia Williams-trained 11-year-old Un Prophete showed he still has plenty of ability with a 16-length win under Ned Fox at Fontwell on February 17 and that partnership remains intact for this contest. Seven-year-old Twenty Twenty has some course form to his name having won a Novice Chase here last season at odds of 40/1 but will need to bounce back from two disappointing efforts so far this year. Len Brennan makes his first start for Milton Harris having switched from Tim Vaughan’s yard and sports first-time cheekpieces.
3:00 – Global Herbs Supporting Equine Athletes Handicap Hurdle
Plumpton legend Ding Ding bids for her seventh course success in this 3m1f contest. The 11-year-old is without a win since February 2019 and has not shown a great deal of promise in her two starts at Plumpton this season, although she is guaranteed to get one hell of a reception if she returns to winning ways on Monday. Another with plenty of course success to his name is the Chris Gordon-trained Ramore Will who has won four times here. He has been pulled up on both his starts this season though and looks hard to back. Six-year-old Tiny Tantrum is the youngster of the field for Lucy Wadham and he should be in the mix again with form figures of 233 from his last three starts.
3:35 – R.A.B.I / Joan Collison Memorial Handicap Chase
The Pat Murphy-trained Minella Hub ran out a convincing nine and a half-length winner over course and distance on January 31st and Harry Bannister is aboard again as the pair look to notch back-to-back wins. Two-time course winner Le Coeur Net was second to the impressive grey Early Du Lemo at our last meeting and looks to go one better for Anthony Honeyball and Ben Godfrey, while seven-year-old Rostello looks on the up and a 7lb rise for his 14-length win at Fakenham earlier this month may not be enough to stop him going in again. The Gary Moore-trained Flaminger has career form figures of 32122 at Plumpton and his mark of 101 could prove generous.
4:10 – Visit Irish Store Sales With ITM Mares’ Handicap Hurdle
JP McManus has two entries across Monday’s card and his Rock On Rita in this should go close off a mark of 88. The Neil Mulholland-trained six-year-old won at Ffos Las earlier this month under Aidan Coleman and this is the jockey’s only ride of the day. The Andy Irvine-trained The Real Jet finished a length second in a novices’ hurdle here at 80/1 last month and bids to go one better on his handicap debut with James Best aboard. Heure De Gloire would have recorded a respectable third in a Class 4 handicap at Ffos Las last time out if she didn’t fall at the last and has to be respected here, running down in grade off a 2lb lower mark.
4:45 – Sky Sports Racing Open National Hunt Flat Race
Debutant Kaleb is a very interesting runner for Amy Murphy in the closing bumper. Out of Listed winner Kalene, who is a full-sister to Grade 1 winner Kalashnikov, Kaleb is certainly bred to be a National Hunt star and he runs in the Kalashnikov family colours of yellow and purple for owner-breeder Paul Murphy. Mistral Lady and Girlofmydreams are the other two debutants in the field, with the latter being Adam Wedge’s only ride of the day, and the Chris Gordon-trained Forest Jump has shown promise on both his starts to date – finishing fourth on both occasions – and should be competitive in this.