Plumpton will close out their season with their Ladies Day fixture this Sunday.
And in addition to a well subscribed seven race card there is a whole host of extra entertainments and attractive competitions to make for what is traditionally one of the most enjoyable days on the racecourse’s calendar.
As one might expect, the Best Dressed Lady competition will take centre stage off of the track and the prize of a luxury weekend away – supplemented with a generous £500 in spending money – should ensure a high standard of style among the large contingent of lady race goers.
The racing itself will get underway at two o’clock and the feature race on the card is the final of the Conditional Jockeys Training Series which will potentially feature two horses in E Street Boy and Gores Island, who fought out a tremendous duel when finishing first and second at the last Plumpton meeting.
Both are now up in grade and working from higher ratings, which will make things tougher in a field that has attracted a good number of five day entries, including some from prominent yards.
This is a tricky affair to evaluate but when the final declarations are released later today, the picture will become clearer.
It is also worth visiting the online preview show run by the course. Go to mixcloud.com/ThePlumptonPodcast or click on the link at plumptonracecourse.co.uk to hear all the news including interviews with racing personalities and analysis from myself.
Last weekend saw the first Classic races of the Flat season run at Newmarket.
Dawn Approach was a conclusive winner of the 2000 Guineas and was only briefly challenged in the latter stages of the contest by Toronado who patently failed to stay the mile.
The Irish trained winner is now a worthy Derby favourite and potential challengers for that race look a little thin on the ground at present.
The weeks ahead should enlighten us.