Despite the wet weather, Plumpton enjoyed a vibrant atmosphere and superb second raceday of the season on Monday.

The day aimed to raise funds for the Bob Champion Cancer Trust and with a packed house full of guests in the new marquee and some generous auction bids, there is already in excess of £60k making its way to the charity this week which is a brilliant result.

We pass on a big thank you to all those who donated and helped organise this great event.

We had some proper jumping ground on track and we duly got some proper jumps races to enjoy! The best finish of the day was in the SIS Supports Bob Champion Cancer Trust Handicap Hurdle with Shambra, trained by Lucy Wadham, fending off Dan Mcgrue and Rosy World by just a short head and a neck – almost as close as you can get it between the three horses!

Plumpton is known as a course that can attract specialists (as it being a reasonably tight left-handed track) and so it proved with previous course winners Wenceslaus and Magen’s Moon winning again and winning well.

Do remember that snippet of information if you are joining us on course this season! We must also give a mention to the ultra-game Uallrightharry trained by Linda Jewell in the Summertree Novices’ Handicap Chase who was brilliantly game in staying well to win the race and survived a final fence blunder to win by 2 ¼ lengths.

We hope for more of the same with the fixtures now coming thick and fast. We next race on November 4, where we have a preview panel for the jumps season ahead at noon before racing, and then the Sky Sports Racing Raceday on November 18.

Christmas fixtures will then be upon us for December 2 and 16 before one of the features of the season in the Sussex National on Sunday January 5 where you can start the year off right at a fixture with a real buzz. Advanced tickets for all are available and from just £14, with children under 18 accompanied by an adult going free.

Dan Thompson, Plumpton CEO