15:45 Plumpton

Monday 9 March 2020

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  • Tie The Knot Catering Mares' Handicap Hurdle
  • Class 4  |   2m 4f 114y  |   Heavy (Soft in places)  |   6 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 15:46  |   Winning time: 5m 41.2s
1
River Arrowp119
Age: 9|  Weight: 11-12| J: Benjamin Poste| T: T Symonds| OR:  118
9/4
Only win came in soft ground Southwell 2m4f novice hurdle back in 2017 but went close in heavy ground at Uttoxeter in November. Appeared not to stay 3m last time and eased 2lb. First-time cheekpieces now applied. In-form yard 2-3 of late.
2
Our Dot's Babyp34
Age: 8|  Weight: 11-8| J: Rex Dingle| T: Miss Z C Davison| OR:  114| D
6/1
Landed Newbury handicap hurdle in January last year off 9lb higher mark for Jeremy Scott but has had wind surgery and failed to sparkle in four runs since for current yard. Not out of it though and market well worth noting for any support.
3
Sandymount Roseh85
Age: 6|  Weight: 11-3| J: P K Donovan| T: N P Mulholland| OR:  109
10/3
Unexposed mare who should win races and has been second in the last two of her four career starts. Makes handicap debut here for yard ticking over nicely and should be thereabouts with fair conditional claiming valuable 7lb.
4
Ruby Yeatsp43
Age: 9|  Weight: 11-2| J: Joshua Moore| T: G L Moore| OR:  108
3/1
Sprang a 25/1 shock when scoring over 2m5f at Fontwell in January having shown patchy form previously. 6lb higher but another bold show could be on the cards if she's in a similar mood.
5
Ding Ding28
Age: 9|  Weight: 11-2| J: M Goldstein| T: Miss S West| OR:  108| CD
15/2
Six-time course winner (four at this trip) but hasn't shown much on last three outings including here last time when faded from 3 out in heavy ground. Any drying of the course would help but a better surface would be preferable.
7
Shaw's Dilemmat160
Age: 6|  Weight: 10-0| J: Liam Harrison| T: T R Gretton| OR:  89
10/1
Little to show in six starts so far although not disgraced and probably failed to stay when fifth over 3m1f at Catterick latest. First-time tongue-tie now applied but races from 3lb out of handicap and would be a surprise winner.

Non-Runners

6
She's Gina12
Weight: 11-0|  Age: 7
T: J W Mullins  J: Page Fuller
NR

Betting

Forecast

River Arrow (9/4), Ruby Yeats (3/1), Sandymount Rose (10/3), Our Dot's Baby (6/1), Ding Ding (15/2), Shaw's Dilemma (10/1), She's Gina (25/1)

Verdict

RUBY YEATS won with a bit in hand here last time, bouncing back to form after a spell in the doldrums. Despite a 6b higher mark she has decent claims if able to back that effort up. Sandymount Rose is the least exposed mare in the field and has shown ability so looks a danger as she tackles handicap company for the first time, and River Arrow is certainly not out of it having seemed to find 3m beyond her last time out. Our Dot's Baby and course specialist Ding Ding (struggling for form of late) are others to add into the equation.
  1. Ruby Yeats
  2. Sandymount Rose
  3. River Arrow

Previous Winners

2019
Rosy World
Weight: 11-1  |Age: 6
7/1

Prize Money

1st: £5,588.002nd: £1,641.003rd: £820.004th: £410.005th: £350.006th: £350.007th: £350.008th: £350.00

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