Through The Card: Plumpton, Sunday September 18

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

Timeform take you through the card at Plumpton on Sunday.

"Nico de Boinville taking over in the saddle is a big positive in that regard, and as a former Grade 2 winner (in 2013) he is clearly well treated from this sort of mark."

14:00 - Plenty to like about the returning BALTIC STORM (2), who sets the standard here on his win at Fakenham in March. He was below that form slightly at Ludlow on his last start, but would probably have given the winner a bit to think about if he hadn't have met trouble/made a mistake in the back straight. It is difficult to see him out of the places with his yard amongst the winners at present.

14:30 - My Brother Sylvest has been in good heart for his new yard this summer, but it is hard to rate either of his last two starts with too much confidence, having been left alone in front on both occasions. Nicky Henderson won this race last season with Cool Macavity, and in the same colours ROYAL IRISH HUSSAR (2) makes appeal this year, after not settling last time under an inexperienced amateur rider. Nico de Boinville taking over in the saddle is a big positive in that regard, and as a former Grade 2 winner (in 2013) he is clearly well treated from this sort of mark.

15:00 - MR BURGEES (2) lost his way a bit for Donald McCain after winning a Cartmel novice in July last year, but he had looked a good chasing prospect at one point and may well benefit from the switch to David Pipe's yard. He is fairly treated from this mark on the balance of his form and may yet have more to offer.

15:30 - Gary Moore has won two of the last six runnings of this race and his new recruit EAST INDIES (5) could be worth including for the Placepot here, given that he achieved fairly useful form on the Flat when trained by John Gosden. JIM DANDY (6) was also fairly useful on a level, and is also worth including for Alan King, who often does well with his juvenile hurdlers.

16:00 - Just the four runners left in so we must find the winner to progress in the Placepot. The form horses coming into the race are KNIGHT BACHELOR (1) who is on a four-timer, and LISTEN AND LEARN (2), a consistent sort who posted a good second at Worcestr last time (travelled best).

16:30 - Those with previous chasing form under rules don't make an awful lot of appeal, and this could go to a chase debutant. EMPTY THE TANK (1) was thriving over hurdles this time last season and is interesting on his first start over fences after a pipe-opener at Fontwell over hurdles last month. DO WE LIKE HIM (2) has been poor on his last two starts, but he is a quirky type and the re-fitting of a hood (present for his win) looks positive on his chasing debut. He is bred to be better than this mark.

17:00 - Tricky stuff in general but Mount Vesuvius probably should have won last time at Newton Abbot after being asked to make up plenty of ground from the rear and should be there or thereabouts.

Recommendations:

Back ROYAL IRISH HUSSAR in the 14:30

14:00 - 2
14:30 - 2
15:00 - 2
15:30 - 5, 6
16:00 - 1, 2
16:30 - 1, 2

Placepot permutation:
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