Monday’s racing comes from Plumpton, the place Kotmast takes on Chanceux in an thrilling Handicap Chase. Elsewhere on the cardboard, Hill Of Tara is eyeing a hat-trick however could have Good Information for firm. The night motion comes from Wolverhampton, the place Cross Counter’s full brother makes his bow.
3.45 Plumpton – Three final outing winners characteristic
This Huge Sprat Novices’ Handicap Chase appears like a cracking contest on paper as three of the 4 contenders have received final outing.
The highest-rated runner within the contest Gary Moore’s Kotmast who has already received twice over fences this season. He caught the attention final outing at Sandown when taking the courageous man’s route on the rail and powering away from his runners up the hill. He steps as much as 2m3½f at the moment and can hope to do higher than when he was final tried over this journey at Kempton the place he was outstayed on Boxing Day. That is a neater contest and Caoilin Quinn takes off a worthwhile 3lbs.
Chanceux comes right here with luggage of chasing expertise and is searching for the hat-trick following wins at Hereford and Doncaster. He is acquired chase kind over this journey, however this can be a more durable contest on paper. Brendan Powell rode the eight-year-old in his final two victories however he companions Scarface for his boss Joe Tizzard. He landed his first chase in taking type over course and distance final outing beating the extremely touted Authorised Pace.
Ballybeen stays a maiden over each hurdles and fences however Sam Thomas’ runner has completed second in again to again begins.
2.15 Plumpton – Hat-trick seeker Hill Of Tara options
Hill Of Tara should be one of the vital improved horses in coaching this season going up a powerful 22lbs since profitable at Ffos Las in November. He is received 4 of his final 5 begins together with his solely defeat coming at Southwell. His final win at Hereford was facile and the Handicapper has taken no possibilities elevating him 15lbs. Ned Fox will take off a worthwhile 3lbs however this might be his hardest check thus far.
Lydia Richards’ Good Information is a nine-time winner over hurdles and tops the weights with Niall Houlihan on board. His final win got here in November 2022 and might want to step up from his newest effort over course and distance.
Chris Gordon is again amongst the winners after a dry spell and San Pedro will look to proceed the yard’s run of success beneath his son Freddie.
6.30 Wolverhampton – Cross Counter’s full brother makes debut
Solely 5 go to put up for the BetMGM: It is Showtime Novice Stakes over a mile and a furlong however you possibly can’t miss the thrilling pedigrees on present highlighted by Countless Victory who’s a full brother to Melbourne Cup winner Cross Counter. The son of Teofilo will want additional than a mile in time however this appears to be a really perfect place to begin.
Historical Delusion is not associated to a Melbourne Cup winner however he’s from the household of Australian Group Three winner Fastnet Tempest and is out of a twin winner over a mile. That is why connections spent 425,000gns on him within the 2022 October yearling sale. He makes his debut at the moment for Clifford Lee and Karl Burke.
Charlie Appleby additionally saddles Cupid’s Dream. A son of Dubawi out of a Galileo mare, he makes his second profession begin after working effectively to complete third on debut at Kempton. He did not appear to be he acquired house on that event so a step up in journey does increase some eyebrows nevertheless it would not be a shock if he can take a step ahead from that debut effort.
Watch each race from Plumpton and Wolverhampton stay on Sky Sports activities Racing on Monday 12 February.