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

14:10 Cumnor House Sussex - Where Children Flourish Maiden Hurdle

(Class 4) (1m 7f 195y)
Dark blue, white triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves and cap (Wright, Jervis & Whitestonecliff Racin)
  • Winner: Crushed
  • Jockey: Wayne Hutchinson
  • Trainer: A King
  • Owner: Wright, Jervis & Whitestonecliff Racin

14:45 Free Alerts With The Timeform Tracker Handicap Hurdle

(Class 5) (3m 217y)
Purple, dark green cross belts, yellow sleeves and cap (Mrs J C Scorgie)
  • Winner: Mogestic
  • Jockey: J McGrath
  • Trainer: J W Mullins
  • Owner: Mrs J C Scorgie

15:15 Bet Better With The Timeform App Handicap Chase

(Class 4) (2m 3f 164y)
Emerald green and yellow (quartered), white sleeves and cap (Mr Trevor Hemmings)
  • Winner: The Fresh Prince
  • Jockey: Conor Shoemark
  • Trainer: O Sherwood
  • Owner: Mr Trevor Hemmings

15:50 Julie Brown Memorial Handicap Hurdle

(Class 5) (1m 7f 195y)
Black, emerald green epaulets, chevrons on sleeves, black cap, emerald green diamond (The Gin & Tonic Partnership)
  • Winner: Gin And Tonic
  • Jockey: Wayne Hutchinson
  • Trainer: M Wigham
  • Owner: The Gin & Tonic Partnership

16:25 Mayfield Sussex Hop Gin Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle

(Class 3) (2m 4f 114y)
Red, black armlets (Mr Robert Kirkland)
  • Winner: Brave Eagle
  • Jockey: James Bowen
  • Trainer: N J Henderson
  • Owner: Mr Robert Kirkland

16:55 Bluebell Vineyard Handicap Chase

(Class 5) (3m 1f 152y)
Black and grey stripes (Mr P Mott)
  • Winner: King Cool
  • Jockey: James Bowen
  • Trainer: G L Moore
  • Owner: Mr P Mott

17:25 Visit Standard Open NH Flat Race

(Class 5) (2m 1f 164y)
Dark blue, light blue stars, dark blue and red hooped sleeves and cap (Mr Mike Roberts)
  • Winner: Andapa
  • Jockey: Harry Reed
  • Trainer: M J Roberts
  • Owner: Mr Mike Roberts
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