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Tue, 1st May 2012
Higos Insurance Plymstock Novices' Handicap Hurdle, 2m 3f
9 Runners (4YO plus) (Class 5) Total Prize Fund - £4000

No/Draw/Horse (days since last run)
Age colour sex, Sire - Dam (Damsire)
Wearing Details

Offical Rating

Forecast Price*

1 Sir Roger (IRE) (19J)
6 ch g Flemensfirth (USA) - Balreask Lady (IRE) (Shardari)
6000- Ms Pippa Grace


T J Phelan (3)
Mark Gillard

Yet to place in four starts. Well beaten at 66-1 behind Jump City when 11th of 15 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Newton Abbot over 2m 3f (good) last month.

2 Fashion Week (GB) (1240F, 24J)
7 gr g Linamix (FR) - Picture Princess (Sadler's Wells (USA))
75F/721- G N Noye & P A Tylor


Jack Quinlan (3)
Mrs S Gardner

A winner at 6-1 in a hurdle race at Newton Abbot over 2m 6f (good) on his latest outing last month, beating Terfel's Toscar by a nose.

3 Bennys Well (IRE) (23J)
6 b g Beneficial - Alure (IRE) (Carroll House)
2P000P- Mrs A Ellis
Cheek pieces


Brendan Powell (5)
B G Powell

Placed in a NH flat race from six starts. Pulled up at the last when 25-1 at Towcester over 2m 5f (good) in a maiden hurdle race won by Frizzo last month on his latest outing.

4 Keltic Crisis (IRE) (26J)
8 b g Needle Gun (IRE) - Catch Ball (Prince Sabo)
08P4-65 Mr T Geake & Mr D J Erwin


M D Grant
J A Geake

Placed in a NH flat race from nine starts. Well beaten at 28-1 behind Sohappyharry when fifth of 9 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Ludlow over 2m 5f (good) last month.

5 South Stack (GB) (7J)
7 b g Alflora (IRE) - Mandy Chat (IRE) (Mandalus)
85690/1- Mrs Julie Martin And David R Martin


Charles Greene (7)
K C Bailey

A winner at 5-1 in a hurdle race at Towcester over 2m (soft) on his latest outing last month, beating Sendinpost by 6l.

6 Just Watch Ollie (IRE) (17J)
6 b g Indian Danehill (IRE) - Westgate Run (Emperor Jones (USA))
0/8000- Mr J Coombe


M J Quinlan (3)
M J Coombe

Unplaced in all five starts. Well beaten at 150-1 behind Top Wood when 10th of 15 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Chepstow over 2m (good to soft) last month.

7 Aureate (GB) (199F, 44J)
8 ch g Jade Robbery (USA) - Anne D'autriche (IRE) (Rainbow Quest (USA))
P/82657- Mr K Jago


W P Kavanagh (3)
B Forsey

Placed in four hurdle races from 12 NH starts. Well beaten at 6-1 behind Yellow Printer when seventh of 10 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Newton Abbot over 2m 1f (good) in March.

8 Wilde Ruby (IRE) (22J)
5 b m Oscar (IRE) - Ruby Thewes (IRE) (Anshan (IRE))
1/97855- Mr Seamus Mullins


A Thornton
J W Mullins

A winner of a NH flat race at 2m on good to firm ground. Well beaten at 16-1 behind Kindly Note when fifth of 9 on her latest outing in a hurdle race at Chepstow over 2m 4f (soft) last month.

9 Le Grand Chene (FR) (17J)
6 b g Turgeon (USA) - Faitiche D'aubry (FR) (Le Nain Jaune (FR))
349965- T Westmacott & C J Leech
Cheek pieces


R P McLernon
Mrs S Leech

Placed in a hurdle race and a chase from 15 starts. Well beaten at 11-1 behind Kayfton Pete when fifth of 14 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Chepstow over 2m 4f (good to soft) last month.

Race Verdict

SOUTH STACK is expected to put back-to-back victories together in this handicap hurdle finale having escaped a penalty for scoring in a conditional jockeys' event at Towcester last week. A similar performance should suffice off this unchanged mark but keep an eye on the in-form Fashion Week, who is up 8lb for his successful Newton Abbot exploits last time, and Bennys Well, who may just fare better in the first-time cheekpieces.

Selection: South Stack        Danger: Fashion Week        Alternative: Bennys Well
* These are prices forecast by PA Sport Ltd. and are to be used only as a guide to the betting market.
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