Plumpton

  • 12:50 attheraces.com Exclusive Barry Geraghty Blog Novices' Hurdle2m

  • Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 24.30s
  • Off time: 12:50:29
12:50 Plumpton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Dubawi Island (FR) 8/13
2nd Civil War (IRE) 9/2
3rd Warrant Officer 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 1 Light blue, red braces, white sleeves, red armlets, light blue and red quartered cap Dubawi Island (FR) 14
5 11-12 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 8/131.62
2 Dark blue, pink hoops, chevrons on sleeves, dark blue cap Civil War (IRE) 82
5 11-5 G L Moore J E Moore 9/25.50
4 55-646 Red, black diamond, chevrons on sleeves, red cap, black diamond Kaki Island (IRE) 17
6 11-5 C Gordon Tom Cannon 16/117.00
6 70 Orange, beige triple diamond and sleeves Moratab (IRE) 18
5 11-5 K Burke Nick Scholfield 33/134.00
7 590F-7P White, Red triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves and cap See More Power (IRE) 231
9 11-5 P Henderson T J O'Brien 50/151.00
8 5/5-4705 Royal Blue, Beige sleeves Sportsreport (IRE) 168
6 11-5 J W Mullins A Thornton 50/151.00
9 73 Emerald green, yellow braces, light blue sleeves, black cap Torero 20
Distance Winner
5 11-5 Mrs D Grissell Joshua Moore (3) 4/15.00
11 P Dark blue and light blue check, royal blue sleeves, yellow cap Saint Helena (IRE) 6
6 10-12 Jim Best Matthew Batchelor 50/151.00
13 6F Black, White disc, White sleeves, Black spots, White cap Warrant Officer 20
4 10-7 Miss S West M Goldstein 14/115.00
Non runners
36Freddy Q (IRE)511-5R A TealR P McLernon
52Minority Interest511-5D O'BrienBenjamin Poste
1090Two Sugars611-5Mrs L J MonganL P Aspell
120-PPSilk Sky810-12P S McEnteeNon Runner

Verdict

Minority Interest finished one place and a short-head ahead of Torrero over course and distance last month but Diana Grissell's five-year-old may well reverse the form on this much heavier ground. Dubawi Island won on his hurdling debut at Bangor but, like Minority Interest, is an unknown quantity on today's going. Irish import Civil War could be of interest but FREDDY Q will have learned plenty from his run behind Irving at Ascot and should be capable of going close in a race like this.