• 12:40 JCB Triumph Hurdle Trial 2m 110y

  • Winner £17,085 2nd £6,411 3rd £3,210 4th £1,599
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 2.60s
  • Off time: 12:40:42
12:40 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Royal Irish Hussar (IRE) 10/11
2nd Guitar Pete (IRE) 15/2


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1112 Royal blue, pink hoops, armlets and cap Art Mauresque (FR) 74
Distance Winner
3 11-6 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 7/24.50
2 121 Dark Blue, Yellow diamond and sleeves, Yellow cap, Red diamond Guitar Pete (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
3 11-6 v D T Hughes B J Cooper 130 15/28.50
3 11 Pink, Royal Blue cap Royal Irish Hussar (IRE) 15
Distance Winner
3 11-6 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 142 10/111.91
4 223231 Light blue, brown epaulets, brown sleeves, light blue armlets, striped cap Akdam (IRE) 9
Distance Winner
3 11-2 p A W Carroll Mr J Hamer 119 66/167.00
5 211 Yellow, black disc, black and yellow halved sleeves, black cap Herod The Great 10
Distance Winner
3 11-2 A King R Thornton 130 14/115.00
6 3-11 Dark green, red cross belts, dark green and beige striped sleeves, dark green cap, red star Azza (FR) 17
Distance Winner
3 10-13 t1 D Pipe T Scudamore 135 7/18.00
7 2 WHITE, ROYAL BLUE sash, WHITE sleeves, RED armlets, RED cap Abracadabra Sivola (FR) 36
3 10-12 Nick Williams R Johnson 33/134.00


Guitar Pete surprisingly failed to confirm Listowel running with Lindenhurst at Gowran last month but bounced back in emphatic style at Down Royal. However, ROYAL IRISH HUSSAR was equally impressive when beating five previous winners in a Listed contest at Wetherby earlier this month and is fancied to complete the hat-trick as Art Mauresque was a little disappointing when beaten at Auteuil last time and has his first start here for Paul Nicholls. Azza has scope but beat little of note at Carlisle and Herod The Great also faces his stiffest task to date. Akdam already looks exposed but Abracadabra Sivola will have learned plenty from his run at Newton Abbot, though may need further than this.