• 14:30 Bet totejackpot Text tote To 89660 Maiden Hurdle2m

  • Winner £1,916 2nd £559 3rd £279
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 57.50s
  • Off time: 14:30:43
14:30 Plumpton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Solaras Exhibition (IRE) 5/4
2nd Winning Spark (USA) 5/2
3rd Mollyow (IRE) 200/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 88- Red, Black star, Black and Red diabolo on sleeves, Red cap, Black stars Craicajack (IRE) 384
5 11-0 T D McCarthy L Treadwell 40/141.00
2 00-30 Purple, light green seams, quartered cap Lord Aldervale (IRE) 42
5 11-0 S Woodman L P Aspell 40/141.00
3 Dark blue, maroon striped sleeves, maroon cap Magic Place 883
5 11-0 R G Hawker L Heard 100/1101.00
5 30-1547 Pink, light blue stars on sleeves and cap Western High 25
Distance Winner
7 11-0 Jim Best Matthew Batchelor 8/19.00
6 7P24 EMERALD GREEN and GREY diamonds, EMERALD GREEN sleeves, EMERALD GREEN cap, GREY diamond Winning Spark (USA) 23
Beaten Favourite
5 11-0 G L Moore Joshua Moore (5) 117 5/23.50
7 4 Black, black and maroon striped cap Donatorio 39
Beaten Favourite
4 10-8 J P Ferguson Paul Moloney 4/15.00
8 0 White, black seams, hooped sleeves, white cap Iron Green (FR) 35
4 10-8 Mrs H Main D Crosse 33/134.00
10 25223 Royal blue and yellow stripes, yellow sleeves, dark blue stars, royal blue cap, yellow star Solaras Exhibition (IRE) 39
Beaten Favourite
4 10-8 Tim Vaughan R Johnson 119 5/42.25
13 Black, Yellow epaulets, Black sleeves, Yellow stars, Yellow cap Mollyow (IRE) 38
4 10-1 T T Clement Charlie Studd (3) 200/1201.00
Non runners
48Strategic Mount911-0P F I ColeNon Runner
978Mon Desir (FR)410-8Tim VaughanAidan Coleman
1153Wayward Glance410-8Jim BestC Bolger
12710/8PBurnt Again (IRE)810-7P PhelanG Thomas


A very interesting opener with useful types from the Flat seeking to make their mark over timber. John Ferguson has enjoyed a stellar season and French import Donatorio may well improve from nothing more than an adequate debut effort when backed into favouritism at Southwell. He was well behind SOLARAS EXHIBITION that day and Tim Vaughan's consistent gelding is taken to confirm the form, especially with the yard having returned to its usual prolific form. Wayward Glance, a son of Sadler's Wells and formerly owned by The Queen, was talented at best on the level but has only displayed modest form in two outings over timber when his hurdling technique has proved somewhat fallible. He cannot be omitted from calculations though as there should be improvement to come from this potentially useful hurdling recruit. Winning Spark is an each-way possible.