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  • Writer's pictureSimon Long


Tom Cannon has six rides today at Plumpton.


Age, Colour, Sex 5 ch g (1 Apr 2018) Trainer Lucy Wadham Owner J and J McAndrew Pedigree EL SALVADOR (IRE) 115 MORAY FIRTH (UAE) HALLING (USA) 133

£80,000 4-y-o: seventh foal: half-brother to fair hurdler/chaser Brown Bear (17f-2¾m winner, by Yeats): dam, unraced, closely related to very smart hurdler/useful chaser (best at 2m) Straw Bear and fairly useful hurdler (stayed 2½m) Uaintseenothingyet: runner-up in Irish maiden point: 4/1, promising start over hurdles when winning 14-runner novice at Warwick by ½ length from Myfanwy's Magic, asserting final 100 yards having been prominent throughout: open to improvement. TFR 119p

13:10 GODOT (IRE)

Age, Colour, Sex 6 ch g (8 Apr 2017) Trainer Andy Irvine Owner The Reserve Tankers Pedigree GETAWAY (GER) 127 LA CERISAIE OLD VIC 136

lengthy gelding: fair hurdler: won handicap at Kempton (by 1½ lengths from Denable) in May: 5/1, well-beaten third in novice handicap won by Aristobulus at Southwell last time: stays 21f: acts on soft going.


Age, Colour, Sex 4 b g (4 Mar 2019) Trainer Alan King Owner Apple Tree Stud Pedigree MILAN 129 NOVA STELLA (GER) LORD OF ENGLAND (GER) 119

£35,000 3-y-o: rather unfurnished gelding: second foal: dam, unraced, from useful German Flat family: 18/1, shaped as if needing experience when 19¼ lengths sixth of 19 to Crest of Glory in Goffs UK Spring Sales Bumper at Newbury: off 8 months, 16/1, possibly needed run when 18 lengths fifth of 13 to East India Express in novice at Kempton on hurdling debut.

TFR 116


Age, Colour, Sex 7 b g (30 May 2016) Trainer Toby Lawes Owner Andrew & Sarah Wates Pedigree ARCADIO (GER) 122 CORRAG LASS (IRE) BENEFICIAL 117

maiden hurdler: fairly useful handicap chaser at best: won at Plumpton (3 times, amateurs event on final occasion) in 2022/23: ran poorly both starts this season (tongue tied latest): stays 3¼m: acts on heavy going: wears headgear nowadays.

15:10 SIR ROCK (IRE)

Age, Colour, Sex 6 b g (14 May 2017) Trainer Toby Lawes Owner Henfold Rockers Pedigree SHIROCCO (GER) 129 LA BELLE SAUVAGE OLD VIC 136

Irish point winner: modest handicap hurdler: won at Fontwell (by 3½ lengths from Coconut Twist) in May: 5/2, 5¼ lengths fifth of 9 to Apologise in conditionals event at Huntingdon last time: left Olivia Hegarty after fourth (2022/23) start: stays 2¾m: acts on good to soft going: tried in hood.


Age, Colour, Sex 4 b f (29 May 2019) Trainer Alan King Owner Mr M. Haggas Pedigree FLEMENSFIRTH (USA) 122 BRIJOMI QUEEN (IRE) KING'S THEATRE (IRE) 128

fifth foal: sister to modest hurdler Birdman Bob (2m winner): dam, bumper/fair 2m hurdle winner, closely related to smart hurdler/top-class chaser (stays 3¼m) Monalee.


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