Competitive jump racing at Plumpton

Harry Cobden and Colin Tizzard successfully combined to win the opening race at Plumpton with 11-4 second favourite.War Lord. This was a good victory for the horse had chased the leaders and made a mistake three from home, taking the lead at the last and was driven out to win.

War Lord- ridden by  Harry Cobden and trained  by Colin Tizzard   Photo courtesy of Plujmpton Racecourse

The 2-1 Favourite German bred King of the Sand ( Gary and Jamie Moore), could only finish third. jumped left at times, not fluent 4th, headed last, lost 2nd flat, no extra towards finish Runner up Jackson Hill ridden  by 3lb claimer Kevin Jones for trainer MF Harris took second place.
The Nick Embiricos Memorial handicap chase over two miles three furlongs attracted just five runners but was won comfortably by Wenceslaus, a seven-year-old gelding trained by David Bridgwater and ridden by Tom Cannon on only his second run over fences, having finished third on his debut.
He is a nice looking chaser in the making, coming home six lengths clear of runner-up Enforcement  trained by Martin Keighley and ridden by James Best, with Code of Law ( Neil Mullholland and Robert Dunn) in third place.
In the Novices Handicap Hurdle there was an exciting finish when owner and amateur rider Phillip York partnered his five-year-old bay mare Maegens Moon to her second hurdles victory by just a neck from the David Bridgwater trained Coby Nine, ridden by 5lb claimer Mitchell  Bastyan.
Drama followed in the A Spirit Of Love Memorial Race- a chase over two miles and three furlongs when leader My Way, sent off at 10/3, trained by Paul Nicholls and ridden by Adrian Heskin fell at the last obstacle when holding a half a length lead. The race went to 12-1 shot Legal Eyes, trained  by Ben Pauling with Nico de Boinville in the saddle.
In the Bob Champion Cancer Trust Handicap Hurdle over two and a half miles,  Newmarket trainer Lucy Wadham sent out the winner, when five-year-old mare Sambra, ridden by 5lb claimer Maxime Tissier, put in a fine performance to clinch victory in the final stages of the race.
Held up for most of the race, she made progress from four lout, taking the lead at the third and was driven on the flat to win by a short head from Dan McGrue, ridden by Harry Cobden and trained by Paul Nicholls.  Lewes trainer Suzy Smith sent out the promising Rosy World to clinch third place.
The Novices Handicap Chase over three miles one furlong saw a good win for Irish bred five-year-old Uallrightharry, trained by Linda Jewell and ridden by Brendan Powell.
The combination beat Irish  bred Dont Be Robin, trained  by M rs R Ford and ridden by R P McLernon, with Hit The Highway, at 13-2.trained by Chris Gordon and ridden by Tom Cannon finishing close behind in third place.

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