Plumpton racegoers receive unexpected delight

Monday was an unexpected delight for Plumpton racegoers, with a re-arranged fixture being run at just 3 days’ notice.

Thursday, 23rd January 2020, 12:34 pm
Updated Thursday, 23rd January 2020, 12:36 pm
Action from Plumpton on Monday. Picture courtesy of Plumpton Racecourse

The day had a mix of brilliance and competitiveness and despite the cold weather, many hearty souls made it out for a thrilling afternoon’s action.

Without doubt, the star of the show was Kid Commando who absolutely romped home under Aidan Coleman for Anthony Honeyball.

After the race, Aidan said he may well be the easiest winner he had ever had!

After a performance like that, he’ll have entries in graded races at the big festivals and so do keep your eye out for him there.

The feature race was the Conditional Jockey’s Veterans’ Handicap Chase – young jockeys on older horses!

Seven went to post and it was won by the ever game Loose Chips, the oldest horse in the field at 14 and clearly still absolutely loving his racing.

Before this day he had never won going left-handed and so to break that duck at this point in his career was impressive.

It was a determined ride from Tom Buckley who held off the Best Turned Out winner Dylanseoghan and Page Fuller from the 2nd last all the way to the line.

The returning 2020 Sussex National Winner could only muster third place behind the impressive Over To Sam in the Novices’ Handicap Chase, but we had some great local winners to cheer with Mister Murchan doggedly staying on for Richard Rowe and Leighton Aspell, whilst The Tin Miner won at 16/1 for Tom Cannon and Chris Gordon.

Plumpton’s next fixture is Monday January 27, Strong Flavours Catering Raceday.

Gates Open 11.30am, first race 1.30pm, last race 4pm. Discounted advanced tickets from just £14.