Timeform Daily: Sunday, Plumpton 16:10

Plumpton is the venue for Sunday's Race of the Day.

Timeform preview a handicap hurdle over two miles and five furlongs at Plumpton on Sunday...

Teenage Kicks set up a good spell in 2011 with victory in this race...

Sircozy improved to win soft-ground handicaps at Fontwell and over C&D (by 5 lengths from Marie Deja La) last season. Struggled in hot Sandown handicap last time and should find this easier.

Santera was much improved when winning twice for John Flint in 2010. Not so good last term, but dropped back to last successful mark and has run well here before. Cheekpieces back on.

Patsy Finnegan is a winning hurdler who shaped well in warm Doncaster handicap last time, going smoothly for much of the way. Respected under good conditional who takes off 6 lb.

Kuilsriver is yet to win but has some good efforts to his name, sixth in Lanzarote in January. Will need to jump better than he did in C&D novice last time but no surprise to see him go well.

El Dancer was a useful hurdler/chaser at best but struggled in the main last season, looking sour before poor effort in Imperial Cup last time. Hard to support.

Teenage Kicks set up a good spell in 2011 with victory in this race. Right back to form of late, third at Exeter last month, and no surprise to see good showing on ground he'll relish (won bumper on heavy).

Drumshambo was better than ever when winning 15-runner 17f handicap at Taunton in December. Right back to form at Bangor earlier this month but this trip likely to stretch him.

Marie Deja La was a winning chaser (blinkered) in France and back to form over hurdles of late, taking 2¾m Fontwell handicap before good second to Sircozy over C&D. 4 lb higher now so more needed.

Timeform 1-2-3:
1. Teenage Kicks
2. Santera
3. Patsy Finnegan

Timeform Verdict: Lanzarote sixth Kuilsriver has a first success in him at some stage, while Patsy Finnegan is an interesting one, but Teenage Kicks could follow up his win in this 12 months ago having returned to form of late.

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