Monday 19th November - The Pompadour Raceday
Monday's meeting showcased Plumpton's partnership with Pompadour racecourse in France and featured seven exciting contests.
The amateurs were on show in the Plumpton Racecourse Twinned With Pompadour Racecourse Amateur Riders' Handicap Hurdle and Winter Spice was the toast of punters as he landed plenty of bets as favourite under the promising Luca Morgan for trainer Johnny Farrelly. The seven-year-old is proving consistent and can win more races.
Those looking ahead to January's Sussex National might want to keep the Gary Moore-trained Cheque En Blanc in mind after his impressive victory over the course and distance in the Free Tips Daily On attheraces.com Handicap Chase. He had plenty in hand under Jamie Moore and seems sure to win more of the marathon handicaps.
Getaway Trump added to the good record of Paul Nicholls at Plumpton with victory in the Strong Flavours Catering Novices' Hurdle under Harry Cobden. He'll be competitive at a higher level this season.
Mister Malarky came out on top in the Heart, Turn Up The Feel Good Chase, the first race of the Plumpton SIS Cheltenham Festival Bonus Series and one that should produce some decent chasers. Colin Tizzard's charge looked all over a stayer as he pulled clear under Tom O'Brien.
Golden Cannon was the beneficiary in an eventful SW Catering Handicap Hurdle for Sheena West and Marc Goldstein. She kicked on having avoided the melee at the third last that saw three of her rivals, including the first two in the betting, come to grief.
Dr Dunraven made a winning start for Peter Bowen in the Sky Sports Racing Launching January 2019 Handicap Chase. He was largely untroubled under Sean Bowen despite jumping right at times and will probably win again soon.
Balkinstown belatedly doubled his tally over hurdles in the Strong Flavours Catering Handicap Hurdle for Robert Stephens under conditional Craig Dowson.