Plumpton Course Guide

Racing has taken place at Plumpton since 1884 and the East Sussex course holds meetings throughout the winter, the highlight of which is the Sussex National Handicap Chase. Staged every January and run over three miles and five furlongs, the contest often has been won by horses that have progressed to win some big races including 2007 winner Dunbrody Millar, who went on to win the Topham Chase over the Grand National fences at Aintree later that season.

Plumpton also stages a decent Novices Chase, run over two miles and one furlong in December. The 2005 renewal went to the Paul Nicholls-trained Voy Por Ustedes, who later won an Arkle, a Champion Chase, a Desert Orchid Chase, the Ascot Chase and two Melling Chases. History was made at Plumpton in February 2009 when Champion jockey Tony McCoy rode a record-breaking 3000th career winner aboard Restless D'Artaix in a two mile and one furlong Beginners’ Chase.

Jumps Racing

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Left handed, tight and undulating. Despite the undulations, it's essentially a course which favours handy sorts thanks to the sharp turns. Races on the hurdles course often begin in earnest early on the final circuit, the complexion changing quickly at this point. Ranks high for casualties on the chase course, a figure which probably reflects the low standard of horses rather more than the stiffness of the fences. Beware those horses who stick to the inside on the hurdles track when the ground is testing, better going often found by racing wide.

If you’re on a good jumper at Plumpton, you need to employ that asset to the maximum. The fence at the top of the hill can catch a horse out, particularly a novice, and, if you’re on one that’s jumping nicely, there’s no point sitting in behind. Ideally, you need to steal a few lengths at that point and again at the bottom of the hill, where there’s another obstacle. On a good jumper there you can afford to be aggressive, whereas, on one that’s a bit tentative, you always feel you’re dabbing at the brakes.

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Replays & Results

14:15 Enhanced Place Odds At 188bet Maiden Hurdle

(Class 4) (1m 7f 195y)
Orange, royal blue hoop, royal blue and orange chevrons on sleeves (Mr Jack Callaghan)
  • Winner: Six Gun Serenade
  • Jockey: Brendan Powell
  • Trainer: Suzi Best
  • Owner: Mr Jack Callaghan

14:50 In Play Betting At 188bet Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Chase

(Class 5) (2m 3f 164y)
White, maroon star, dark blue sleeves, dark blue and white quartered cap (Oceans Racing)
  • Winner: Bennachie
  • Jockey: Charlie Deutsch
  • Trainer: Tim Vaughan
  • Owner: Oceans Racing

15:20 Premier League Betting At 188bet Handicap Hurdle

(Class 3) (2m 4f 114y)
Yellow, red chevrons, yellow sleeves and cap (Mr Roger Alwen Mrs Heather Alwen)
  • Winner: Rothman
  • Jockey: Tom Cannon
  • Trainer: C Gordon
  • Owner: Mr Roger Alwen Mrs Heather Alwen

15:55 Download The App At 188bet Handicap Chase

(Class 4) (3m 1f 152y)
Light blue, maroon hoops, dark blue sleeves (Mrs C H N Chamberlain)
  • Winner: Holbrook Park
  • Jockey: Harry Teal
  • Trainer: N B King
  • Owner: Mrs C H N Chamberlain

16:30 Happy 21st Birthday Sophie Mellett Handicap Hurdle

(Class 5) (3m 217y)
Yellow, orange star, orange sleeves, yellow stars, yellow cap, orange star (Mr Brian Derrick)
  • Winner: Moving In Style
  • Jockey: P K Donovan
  • Trainer: N P Mulholland
  • Owner: Mr Brian Derrick

17:00 Best Odds Guaranteed At 188bet Handicap Chase

(Class 5) (2m 214y)
BLACK, YELLOW disc, striped sleeves and cap (The Secret Circle & Chris Sowerby)
  • Winner: Brother Bennett
  • Jockey: Miss Page Fuller
  • Trainer: Miss Z C Davison
  • Owner: The Secret Circle & Chris Sowerby

17:30 188Bet Live Casino Intermediate Open NH Flat Race

(Class 5) (2m 1f 164y)
Light blue, large royal blue spots, royal blue cap, light blue spots (Mr Richard & Mrs Carol Cheshire)
  • Winner: Baddesley Knight
  • Jockey: Tom Cannon
  • Trainer: C Gordon
  • Owner: Mr Richard & Mrs Carol Cheshire
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