Through The Card: Plumpton, Monday 11 March
Timeform take you through the card at Plumpton on Monday...
"...she lurks on a fair mark at present..."
Timeform on Secret Door
14:20 - MYPLACEATMIDNIGHT (4) looks to have been presented with a golden opportunity here, the level of form he has run to so far over hurdles much surpassing any of the rivals he faces here. He found only a well-handicapped sort too strong at Wincanton last week, travelling the best for much of the race but a couple untidy jumps not helping his cause. This doesn't look the strongest race of its type and Myplaceatmidnight is fully expected to take all the beating. French recruit Espion de Saflo is interesting on his first run for Gary Moore, particularly if the market vibes are strong, while there should be more to come from Alrightjack over this longer trip.
14:50 - Though he failed to pull up any trees starting out over fences at Huntingdon, TEMPLIER (1) is now 4 lb lower in a weaker race and it could be that the refitting of cheekpieces will have a positive effect. He's entitled to improve for that initial experience and gets the nod ahead of Champion Chase, who will be a big threat if on-song. Babytaggle and Micquus can do battle for minor honours.
15:20 - The Lucy Wadham yard is in good form at present and POTTERS HEDGER (2) could provide yet another winner. He has won twice so far this season, including a victory over this C&D in January, and quickly bounced back from a lesser effort when hitting the frame in a handicap at Ascot last time. That run was solid, and a repeat effort here can firmly see him in the mix with conditions in his favour. Ballyheigue Bay was in the process of shaping well when unseating his rider last time and is one to note also.
15:50 - SECRET DOOR (5) hasn't won for a while but she took a step back in the right direction when finishing third at Sandown last time, doing little wrong, left in front three out but headed approaching the next flight, holding every chance on the run-in. Based on the pick of her form, she lurks on a fair mark at present, and this race will perhaps not take as much winning as that one, so she is worth siding with for a yard that do well with such types. Ruby Yeats was just worn down over a longer trip here a fortnight ago and remains well treated on old form, and is also expected to be in the mix.
16:20 - HERESMYNUMBER (4) did well as a novice chaser last season, winning a couple of times at Fakenham and Sedgefield, and he is on a good mark on his first outing over fences this term. He looks the one to side with in an open handicap, with Leith Hill Legasi, who is potentially well treated back from a break, feared most.
16:55 - BOLISTER (5) seems sure to have a race like this in him judged on his last two runs and he could give Gary Moore another Plumpton winner. King Muro, Stolberg and Camaplu are among the more obvious dangers. Market support for Boland's Mill would need taking seriously.
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14:50 - 1
15:20 - 2
15:50 - 5
16:20 - 4
16:55 - 5