Plumpton Report Monday 26th February 2024

By Peter Moore at Plumpton 26th February 2024

Jamie’s Farm Raceday at Plumpton on Monday saw six races on the card under an afternoon which featured The Dine & Stay @ The Jolly Sportsman Amateur Jockeys Handicap Steeplechase, run over 3m 1f, with the winner receiving The Gay Kindersley Trophy.

Coming to the last fence it looked very much like  Windance under Chad Bament would be picking up the trophy, only for the nine-year-old to unseat Bament, who was on the verge of ridding his first ever winner,  with the race at his mercy.

The drama however didn’t end there, as the loose horse managed to impede the fast finishing Gerico Ville, who was bidding to give Gina Andrews a second successive win in the contest.

Windance’s swerve on the run in gifted the race to favourite Everything’sontick to get the better of  Gerico Ville by the narrowest of margins.

In the opener, David’s Well delivered a perfect front running display to justify his odds on tag to get off the mark at the fourth time of asking this season.

The five-year-old who previously had finished fifth in a competitive novice hurdle at Newbury completed a comfortable 14 length victory and already looks a wonderful prospect for the owners The Morestead Select Syndicate, trained by Chris Gordon who continued his excellent strike rate at the Sussex track.

The Coral Racing Club Handicap Hurdle went to the Tim Vaughan trained Weaver’s Answer. The Welsh trainer sending the horse on a round trip of 176 miles, which certainly paid off.

Another horse on view that was an impressive winner was Time To Bite who won the 2m Handicap Chase by 22 lengths with Bryan Carver on board.