Phil Spink
Plumpton Racecourse

This season, our raceday reviews and previews will come from Timeform’s Philip Spink. Founded in 1948, Timeform is a sports data and content provider. Timeform ratings are widely accepted as the definitive measure of racing merit. Their horse racing service produces daily racecards for every meeting in the UK and Ireland and they also offer form guides for racing in the US, South Africa, Dubai and Qatar. The official Plumpton race programme is one of three published by the Halifax-based company. Philip Spink is the editor of the Plumpton Official Race Programme for Timeform. He will back any runners at the track trained by Venetia Williams and thinks Plumpton may have seen a future star in the shape of last January’s novice hurdle winner Jerrysback. Visit the website, or follow Timeform on Twitter ( and Facebook ( Philip can be contacted directly on:

Monday 29th January

Anthony Honeyball continued his fine run of form with a second double of the season at Plumpton on At The Races Raceday.

Le Coeur Net landed a gamble in good style in the Download The Free At The Races App Novices’ Handicap Chase and is one to look out for if turned out under a penalty in the next week.

My Dance took another step forward with an easy win in the Read Barry Geraghty’s Blog On Novices’ Hurdle. She could be set for the EBF Mares Final at Newbury in the spring.

Act Now was a neck away from giving Honeyball and Noel Fehily a perfect afternoon, going down late to Leo Luna in the At The Races Sky 415 Handicap Chase. Joshua Moore needed to work hard on the winner who was ending a losing run of nearly two years for Gary Moore.

The Moores enjoyed another superb afternoon with three winners. French recruit Distingo was impressive on his first run in Britain in the Free Tips Daily On Maiden Hurdle. He’s a half-brother to Cheltenham Festival-winner Supasundae so there could well be more to come from him.

Stable conditional William Clarke made his first ride on Argyle a winning one in the Free Race Replays On Handicap Hurdle.

Chris Gordon has his Morestead team in fine form again and Ballyheigue Bay, under Harry Reed, struck for the second time for the yard at Plumpton in the Follow @attheraces On Twitter Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle.


Raceday Review - 29th January

Raceday Review - 29th January