Through The Card: Plumpton, Sunday May 8

There is jumps racing from Plumpton on Sunday
There is jumps racing from Plumpton on Sunday

Timeform take you through the card at Plumpton on Sunday.

"Veauce de Sivola is winless in 14 previous starts over fences, but it is hard to fault his consistency..."

14:15 - Searching was disappointing on his handicap debut at Sandown in March, but he had previously performed to a fair level when second at Fontwell and the form of that effort leaves his rivals with 7 lb to find on Timeform ratings here. He was left behind as the field entered the home straight last time and it is slightly disconcerting to see his form regress so badly since his introduction in this sphere. However, he looks worth another chance to confirm the promise of that initial outing on his return from eight weeks off the track here and is joined in the Placepot by handicap debutante Royal Plaza.

14:50 - Fifi L'amour has better recent form to her name than most of these and a 4 lb hike in the weights for her third over the C&D last month might not be enough to stop her making the frame again here. That was her first start in cheekpieces and, while slightly surprising to see the headgear disposed of today, she remains unexposed over this longer trip. She has a bit to find with the unreliable Spanish Fork on Timeform ratings, but makes more appeal than that rival with the Placepot in mind, although Onwiththeparty can't be ruled out on the form of his third over the C&D in a better race than this eight weeks ago.

15:25 - Veauce de Sivola is winless in 14 previous starts over fences, but it is hard to fault his consistency and he produced a career-best when beaten less than nine lengths by the useful Twelve Roses at Ascot last time. He may have been slightly flattered by the bare result on that occasion, but he had shaped with promise when filling the runner-up spot on his two previous starts and this is a far weaker race than he has been contesting of late. He looks worth a small bet on his first start for a new yard, while Kayflin is unexposed over this longer trip and joins Veauce de Sivola in the Placepot.

16:00 - Mr Lando and Hermosa Verquera look the pair to concentrate on here, with marginal preference for the former after an encouraging third under today's pilot at Kempton on Monday. A winner of the race 12 months ago, he went into this year's renewal on a 10 lb lower mark and rallied bravely down the straight to be beaten a little under two lengths. Market support before the race suggested a better display was expected and - off the same mark as when returning to form there - Mr Lando looks to hold sound claims in his bid for a fourth career victory over hurdles.

16:30 - Cut The Corner hasn't always looked the most straightforward under pressure, but it was hard to argue with the style of his impressive first success in this sphere at Southwell in September. He was unable to defy a penalty at Ludlow next time, but may have been feeling the effects of a few hard races in a short space of time and has been freshened up for a summer campaign since. He makes his return from seven months off the track here and is fancied to make the frame at the very least in what would appear to be favourable conditions.

17:00 - Hindon Road surpassed the form he had shown in two previous starts over fences when third at Newbury last time and shaped as if the drop back to this shorter trip would be in his favour when appearing to tire quite quickly after a mistake at the penultimate flight. He ultimately finished some 17 lengths behind the front pair on that occasion, but that form still leaves him with 5 lb in hand on Timeform ratings and - likely to improve with that outing under his belt - Hindon Road makes more appeal than the inconistent C&D winner Golanova in the final leg of the Placepot.

17:30 - A tricky bumper to conclude the card and, although Lord Bryan sets a fair standard on the form of his recent second over the C&D, he looks worth opposing having displayed signs of temperament on that occasion. It might be worth taking a chance on the newcomer Creep Desbois, who represents a yard with a fine strike with their first time out runners in this sphere and is fancied to improve that record in what doesn't look the strongest event of its kind.

Recommendations:

Back Veauce de Sivola in the 15:25 at Plumpton
Back Mr Lando in the 16:00 at Plumpton

Placepot permutation:
14:15 - 6, 10
14:50 - 1, 8
15:25 - 3, 9
16:00 - 1
16:30 - 3
17:00 - 6
= 8 lines

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