• 15:00 Exclusive Barry Geraghty Blog Juvenile Hurdle2m

  • Winner £3,119 2nd £916 3rd £458 4th £229
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 0.60s
  • Off time: 15:00:58
15:00 Plumpton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Violet Dancer 7/2
2nd Aldopicgros (FR) 8/15


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1-3 EMERALD GREEN and RED diabolo, WHITE sleeves, EMERALD GREEN diamonds, WHITE cap, RED diamond Aldopicgros (FR) 15
3 10-12 P F Nicholls Nick Scholfield 8/151.53
2 446P Red, Light Blue stars, Yellow cap, Light Blue stars Complexity 15
3 10-12 h J W Mullins A Thornton 50/151.00
3 6 Dark green, large light blue spots Herbalist 11
3 10-12 B Pauling David Bass 33/134.00
4 F33254 Pink, Dark Blue sash and armlets Karl Marx (IRE) 24
3 10-12 Mark Gillard T J Phelan 94 33/134.00
5 U Purple, Yellow disc, Yellow cap Mighty Thor 31
3 10-12 Mrs L Richards L P Aspell 66/167.00
6 33 Royal blue, white braces, white and royal blue chevrons on sleeves, royal blue cap, white star Unidexter (IRE) 31
3 10-12 Miss S West M Goldstein 5/16.00
7 Mauve, maroon epaulets, sleeves and cap Violet Dancer 140
3 10-12 G L Moore J E Moore 7/24.50


ALDOPICGROS was easy to back on his UK debut at Kempton but still held every chance until blundering at the last. With that run under his belt, Paul Nicholls' French import should be hard to beat here. Unidexter has been placed here and at Fontwell so far and should make the frame again but Karl Marx already looks fully exposed and Herbalist needs to improve on a modest debut at Ludlow. Violet Dancer was only beaten half-a-length over 1m4f at Kempton in June and is only lightly raced. He may have more scope than most of these.