• 14:00 Jonathan Mellett Belated 21st Maiden Hurdle2m

  • Winner £2,599 2nd £763 3rd £382 4th £191
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 53.80s
  • Off time: 14:00:37
14:00 Plumpton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Money Talks 5/1
2nd Song Light 8/1
3rd Blue Bear (IRE) 20/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 3048- Purple, Emerald Green diamond, diabolo on sleeves, Purple cap, Emerald Green star Blue Bear (IRE) 57
5 11-0 Mrs D Grissell L P Aspell 20/121.00
2 2532- Dark blue, pink hoops, chevrons on sleeves, dark blue cap Civil War (IRE) 8
Beaten Favourite
5 11-0 G L Moore Joshua Moore 120 1/31.33
3 9- DARK BLUE, PINK sash, PINK sleeves, DARK BLUE armlets, DARK BLUE cap, PINK spots Head Rush 169
6 11-0 W Greatrex G Sheehan 12/113.00
4 0P- RED, WHITE sleeves, BLUE and WHITE striped cap Run Rabbit Run 31
6 11-0 T D McCarthy T J O'Brien 50/151.00
5 P- Pink and purple check, purple and pink halved sleeves, purple and pink check cap Trust Me Boy 21
6 11-0 J E Long Tom Cannon 100/1101.00
6 Red and emerald green stripes, royal blue sleeves and cap Flamingo Beat 32
4 10-10 Mrs C A Dunnett Jack Quinlan (3) 50/151.00
7 92- LIGHT GREEN, yellow star, dark green sleeves, yellow cap Money Talks 20
4 10-10 M Madgwick M Goldstein 5/16.00
8 Pink, Dark Blue cross belts Song Light 98
4 10-10 J W Mullins A Thornton 8/19.00
9 45- Red, Royal Blue star on body and cap, Red sleeves, Royal Blue stars Bermacha 20
9 10-7 J E Long Matthew Batchelor 25/126.00
10 5646- Yellow, yellow and dark blue check sleeves and cap Frank N Fair 145
6 10-7 Miss Z C Davison Mr H G Miller (7) 100/1101.00
11 Black, Yellow chevron, Black sleeves, Yellow stars, Yellow cap Good To Dream
10 10-7 C A Dwyer T E Whelan (3) 50/151.00
12 7- WHITE, RED star, BLACK and WHITE hooped sleeves, RED cap, WHITE star Make A Fuss 21
5 10-7 G P Enright L Treadwell 100/1101.00


A runner-up in both previous starts over track and trip, CIVIL WAR arrives on the back of a couple of wins on the Flat. Given his good form, Gary Moore's charge gets the vote to open his account in this. Money Talks was beaten less than a length here last month and should figure again along with Bermacha, fourth at Lingfield in November. Both Song Light and Flamingo Beat won on the Flat last year and may prove best of the hurdling debutants.