We had a superb fixture here at Plumpton on Monday, with 66 runners descending on our hallowed turf on what was a wet but wonderful day for jumps racing.

Despite the conditions we had a great crowd and a vibrant atmosphere to cheer home some great finishes.

Top of the pile was the feature race of the day, a new race for 2019 worth £20k, which had the first three home separated by just three lengths in a pulsating finish. Dan McGrue prevailed for the formidable Paul Nicholls and Harry Cobden combination which brought the trainer his 11th trainers championship in 2018/19.

They edged out the well backed favourite Acey Milan and Theo’s Charm who is trained locally at Nick Gifford’s yard in Findon.

We must give mention to Nick Scholfield who travelled from the West Country to Plumpton for three rides for three different trainers on Monday and duly won on them all – a 153/1 treble! Course specialist Shintori prevailed in the 2 and a half mile handicap chase, Two Sams in the 2 and a half mile handicap hurdle but the best ride was on Crossley Tender, who was nursed round very quietly for three laps of our circuit before being produced for his first ever win under rules.

Our team have been straight back to work getting the track ready for the next fixture which is the Sky Sports Racing November Raceday on Monday November 18. It sees the return of a seller at Plumpton for the first time in many years and so do get yourself around the Paddock to hopefully see a horse sold after the 1.30pm race.

Discounted tickets are available in advance at plumptonracecourse.co.uk but you can still purchase on the gate too. Gates Open at 10.30am and the first race is at 12.30pm on what should be a great day.

Dan Thompson, Plumpton CEO