Racegoers can expect a good day’s racing at Plumpton on Monday, with conditions expected to be mostly dry Saturday and most of Sunday. Any overnight showers on Sunday night are expected to clear through the morning to leave a dry afternoon for racing.
The going on Thursday was said to be soft with some heavy places, and sunshine followed throughout Friday.
This January Raceday should offer plenty of competive racing with a six-race card starting at 2pm and gates opening at noon.
The on-form team of Venetia Williams and Aiden Coleman are represented with an entry in the opening maiden hurdle by Kapp Jazz, along with trainer Jamie Snowden and jockey Brendan Powell with Agenor,and the particularly promising Charlie Longsdon and Noel Fehily combination with Argot.
Sussex trainer Nick Gifford, whose horses have been in great form recently, is expected to send out consistent Westerner mare, Cove, in the conditional jockeys handicap hurdle over three miles one furlong. She should stay well and with Charlie Deutsch booked to ride, has a good chance of winning this time.
Noble Friend, owned by Kate Digweed, trained by Chris Gordon and ridden by Tom Cannon makes plenty of appeal in the current entries for the novice handicap chase of the day.
Meanwhile Volio Vincente, who rewarded his new trainer Lydia Richards with a Boxing Day victory at Fontwell Park following a recent purchase at Ascot Sales, is entered for the three mile two furlongs handicap chase. This is likely to be a competitive affair, with Peter Bowen hoping that top weight Cruising Bye will break his string of five second places this season in the hands of Jamie Moore.
Admission Prices – £16 including a free programme and parking. Senior Concessions (60+) on the day with photo ID: £12 Children under 18: FREE