Through The Card: Plumpton, Monday January 18

There is racing at Plumpton on Monday
There is racing at Plumpton on Monday

It's Timeform Day at Plumpton on Monday, and Timeform take you through each race.

"He is well-treated based on his final start over hurdles from this sort of mark, and we could see a much improved effort today."

13:45 - Sunshine Corner's second in a listed mare's race at Haydock last time sets the standard by some way here, and with further improvement to come on just her third start over hurdles, it would be a surprise were she not to win this, with nearest rival Dalaki having to concede plenty of weight for his win at Fakenham last time.

14:15 - Goring Two had the race at his mercy here last time when falling at the last, and if in the same sort of mood today will be hard to peg back, even after an 11-lb rise in the weights. He hasn't been the most consistent individual, however, and is probably one to take on for the Placepot even with his obvious form claims. Venetia Williams' Virtuose Du Chenet could be the one to give the favourite most to think about, after posting a more encouraging effort last time over fences on his first start for the yard. Virtuose Du Chenet was well backed that day, and it would be no surprise to see him produce a better effort with that run under his belt, with this mark looking workable based on some of his French hurdling form.

14:45 - There is a case to be made for backing Plumpton regular Reblis here at the current odds. Although he has proven himself to be an unwilling character at times, his record at this track - all be it over fences - is a decent one, and operating from a hurdles mark which is 13 lbs below his last winning mark over fences, he looks well treated. Reblis' best effort this season came over hurdles at Lingfield, and if building on that now back at his favourite venue, he will be a player. Aviador is lightly raced for his age, and although he has been below form on two starts this season so far, his close C&D second to the re-opposing Flemi Two Toes - who he now has a 13-lb swing in the weights with - puts him well in the mix here.

15:15 - Kinari had his first three starts over fences when the Peter Bowen yard were enduring a quiet spell, so it is interesting to see the money arrive for him here now back from a short break, with the yard among the winners once again. He is well-treated based on his final start over hurdles from this sort of mark, and we could see a much improved effort today. Bebinn has ran well on both of his last two starts, something that counts for plenty at this level, and although perhaps vulnerable to an improver, is worth including for the Placepot.

15:45 - The front pair in the market should have this between them, with proven hurdler Linguine narrowly preferred to bumper winner Champagne George for place purposes. Linguine has been dealt with harshly by the handicapper for his second at Huntingdon in November, so it was no surprise to see him well beaten at Sandown on his handicap debut last month. He sets the standard here, however, back in this company, and looks the most solid place option.

16:10 - Torero has shown two improved efforts since joining Gary Moore, including a win over C&D on his stable debut, and he looks a solid option to at least make the places once again in the last leg. Warrant Officer is closely matched with the selection on that running, but Torero could well improve again on just his third start for his new yard.

Recommended bets:

Back Reblis in the 14:45
Back Kinari in the 15:15


Placepot permutation:
13:45 - 9
14:15 - 3
14:45 - 9,11
15:15 - 4,6
15:45 - 6
16:10 - 8
=4 lines

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