At the recent Sussex Raceday, Plumpton welcomed back racegoers for racing after a three week break. The focus on the day was everything Sussex including food drinks, crafts, wildlife and more.
It was a day for local trainers with doubles for Gary Moore and Zoe Davison, and five other Sussex trainer securing wins.
Finnegans Garden started the day off well for Zoe Davison and jockey Page Fuller winning the Conditional Jockeys Handicap Steeplechase after pulling clear from the last fence.
Zanzi Well, was a six lengths winner of the Hepworth Saxon Maiden Hurdle under a good ride from Gavin Sheehan for trainer Harry Whittington, following a strong run all the way round.
Trainer Gary Moore had gone 42 runners at Plumpton without a winner, but this barren spell ended when he sent out It’s Got Legs, ridden by Jamie Moore to win the handicap hurdle, pulling clear from Mellow Ben to win.
A double quickly followed for Gary Moore when he won the handicap hurdle with a six length win by Age of Wisdom beating Bazarov by six lengths. It ended his drought with no winners since November 19.
There was a double for trainer Zoe Davison and rider Page Fuller when they teamed up with grey Brother Bennett to win the Handicap Chase over two miles and four furlongs for the second consecutive year. They came home clear by nine lengths of Champion Chase trained by Martin Bosley.
The final race of the day, a National Hunt Flat Rave, went to Lewes trainer Suzy Smith when she sent out 9-4 favourite Strike The Flint, ridden by Gavin Sheehan.