• 12:45 JCB Triumph Hurdle Trial 2m 110y

  • Winner £14,238 2nd £5,342 3rd £2,675 4th £1,332
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 17.50s
  • Off time: 12:47:04
12:45 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Far West (FR) 15/8
2nd Vasco Du Ronceray (FR) 6/4
3rd Roc D'apsis (FR) 12/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 11 Maroon, light blue epaulets, light blue sleeves, maroon stars, quartered cap Mcvicar 13
Distance Winner
3 11-6 A King R Thornton 131 11/26.50
2 1 Emerald Green, Orange sash, hooped sleeves, striped cap Dovils Date 9
Distance Winner
3 11-2 Tim Vaughan R Johnson 14/115.00
3 3-1 Dark Blue, White sleeves, Dark Blue diamonds, White cap, Dark Blue diamonds Far West (FR) 35
Distance Winner
3 11-2 P F Nicholls R Walsh 15/82.88
4 13341 Light Blue and Mauve (quartered), White sleeves and cap Foster's Road 11
Distance Winner
3 11-2 M R Channon W T Kennedy 117 40/141.00
6 3-211 Emerald Green, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Green and Emerald Green quartered cap Vasco Du Ronceray (FR) 16
Distance Winner
3 11-2 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 6/42.50
7 2 Pink, black hollow box, sleeves and cap Flashman 15
3 10-12 R A Fahey B Hughes 20/121.00
8 Emerald green and royal blue (quartered), white and emerald green striped sleeves Roc D'apsis (FR) 175
3 10-12 T R George P J Brennan 12/113.00
9 077737 BLACK, red spots, black cap, white spots Shabra Emperor (IRE) 6
3 10-12 b P O Brady Christian Williams 150/1151.00
Non runners
5612Outback (IRE)311-2N B KingAlex Merriam110
10Shelford (IRE)310-12A W CarrollLee Edwards


Mcvicar has taken very well to timber and has decent claims of completing his hat-trick but the concession of weight to a couple of French imports representing the top two stables in the country may prove a bridge too far. The choice is FAR WEST, who receives 4lb from the Alan King topweight. Paul Nicholls' charge was mightily impressive on his Chepstow debut when giving the impression he could take high rank in this season's juvenile hurdle echelon. He is just preferred to a similar sort in Vasco Du Ronceray for the Henderson team, a facile winner on his first start in the UK when hacking up in a poor Hereford contest. He rates a potent threat, whilst Dovils Date, a smooth scorer on his Musselburgh debut, also warrants shortlist inclusion.