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  • Writer's pictureSimon Long


Tom Cannon has a full book of rides upon this 7 race card at Plumpton,

Gates open at 11am first race at 1:07 Last race 4:07.

Comments below from Racing Post and Timeform.

Still early days but she needs a transformation on this switch to hurdling.

Owners - Pump & Plant Services Ltd - Trainer - Alan King

Went close off this mark over hurdles in September but is not bred for chasing; new trip.

Owners - Marsh, Kelly, Meacham, Davies & Mordount - Trainer - Alan King

Second bumper run was much better than his debut; needs another big step forward today.

Owners - Blythe Hill Racing, L Talbot & The Crowd - Trainer - Camila Poulton

Gained hard-fought win off this mark in January; absent since poor run in April.

Owners - The Barbury Lions 6 - Trainer - Alan King


Timeform Comment - maiden hurdler: fairly useful handicap chaser: won at Plumpton (3 times, amateurs event by 11 lengths from Fawsley Spirit final occasion) in 2022/23: off 7 months, 17/2, pulled up in race won by Jigginstown King at Stratford last time: stays 3¼m: acts on heavy going: wears headgear nowadays.

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Tom Cannon's strike rate at PLUMPTON (rides SUBLIME HEIGHTS)

Owners - Andrew & Sarah Wates - Trainer - Toby Lawes

2-5 as a juvenile hurdler last season and could still have more to offer.

Owners - McNeil Family & Patrick & Scott Bryceland - Trainer - Alan King

16:07 GODOT TFR 119p

Timeform Comment - lengthy gelding: fair hurdler: won 8-runner maiden at Plumpton comfortably by 7 lengths from Cape Vida final start in 2022/23: 9/2, followed up in 13-runner handicap at Kempton last time by 1½ lengths from Denable: stays 21f: acts on soft going: open to further improvement.

Analyst's Verdict

The vote goes to GODOT, who got his act together with back-to-back wins during the spring and, with the prospect of better to come from this 6-y-o, he makes plenty of appeal. Fellow C&D winner Baddesley has something of a patchy record, but he's certainly capable of a bold show off this mark and is next on the list ahead of Copshill Lad and interesting handicap debutant Dylan's Double. Beat The Heat is also worthy of a mention in what looks a pretty competitive heat.


Tom Cannon's strike rate on hurdling favourites (rides GODOT)

Owners - The Reserve Tankers - Trainer - Andy Irvine

Goodwin Racing Ltd have a runner in the 14:07

Analyst's Verdict

The market should reveal plenty but Chris Gordon's GOODWIN looked a good prospect when easily landing a Fontwell bumper last term and can make a winning start over hurdles. Both Avada Kedavra and Emailandy are in excellent hands and bring potential to this sphere so rate obvious threats along with Gary Moore's progressive type Sangiovese.

Smart Stats


Chris Gordon's profit to a £1 level stake with hurdling favourites (saddles GOODWIN)2.48


Chris Gordon's strike rate at PLUMPTON since the start of the 2019/20 season (saddles GOODWIN)2.48


Chris Gordon's profit to a £1 level stake with hurdlers running after a break (saddles GOODWIN)

Photo - Goodwin


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