Cheltenham

  • 13:30 Jcb Triumph Hurdle 2m 1f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 4.90s
  • Off time: 13:30:15
13:30 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Soldatino (FR) 6/1
2nd Barizan (IRE) 14/1
3rd Alaivan (IRE) 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 11 White, Dark Blue armlets and cap Advisor (FR) 55
Distance Winner
4 11-0 P F Nicholls R Walsh 135 8/19.00
2 121 Light Blue, Royal Blue hoop, armlets and cap Alaivan (IRE) 27
4 11-0 E J O'Grady A J Mcnamara 9/25.50
3 311112 White, Dark Green hoops and armlets Barizan (IRE) 125
Beaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 11-0 v Evan Williams T J O'Brien 138 14/115.00
4 122 DARK BLUE, PINK sash, PINK sleeves, DARK BLUE armlets, DARK BLUE cap, PINK spots Barwell Bridge 49
Beaten Favourite
4 11-0 W Greatrex Timmy Murphy 130 16/117.00
5 2P13P1 Red, Emerald Green braces, White cap Blazing Buck 11
Distance Winner
4 11-0 A W Carroll Lee Edwards 121 100/1101.00
7 0111 Maroon, white star, armlets and star on cap Carlito Brigante (IRE) 40
4 11-0 G Elliott D N Russell 7/24.50
8 641 BEIGE and EMERALD GREEN check, BEIGE sleeves Gilded Age 23
Distance Winner
4 11-0 A King R Thornton 120 28/129.00
9 5 Light blue, dark blue chevrons and sleeves, dark blue and light blue quartered cap Investissement 48
4 11-0 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 66/167.00
10 5131 Dark Blue, Pink diamond, diamonds on sleeves, Pink cap Olofi (FR) 97
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 11-0 T R George P J Brennan 131 10/111.00
11 1113 Red, white cap Pittoni (IRE) 20
Beaten Favourite
4 11-0 C Byrnes P Carberry 9/110.00
12 80 Black Puzzlemaster 15
4 11-0 H Morrison T Scudamore 150/1151.00
13 11112 Maroon, Light Blue sleeves, White diamonds, White cap, Maroon diamond Rupestrian 211
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 11-0 Tim Vaughan R Johnson 135 40/141.00
15 11 Emerald Green, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Green and Emerald Green quartered cap Soldatino (FR) 20
Distance Winner
4 11-0 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 148 6/17.00
16 323221 Red, Emerald Green braces, White cap Troubletimestwo (FR) 14
Distance Winner
4 11-0 A W Carroll A Freeman 123 100/1101.00
17 112 Light Blue, Yellow sleeves, Light Blue armlets, Emerald Green cap Westlin' Winds (IRE) 82
Distance Winner
4 11-0 C R Egerton Mr O Greenall 136 10/111.00
18 14 Yellow, Black chevron and sleeves, Black and Yellow hooped cap Blue Nymph 38
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 10-7 J J Quinn D C Costello 117 50/151.00
19 46 Royal Blue, Emerald Green cross belts and armlets, striped cap Pebble In A Pool (IRE) 27
4 10-7 p A Oliver D J Condon 200/1201.00
Non runners
690Bob's Legend (IRE)411-0Mrs L C Jewell
14F1Secant Star (FR)411-0W P MullinsP Townend

Verdict

ADVISOR may not have achieved as much as Alavain or Carlito Brigante to date, however his stablemate won the Fred Winter in imperious fashion and one assumes that this flat recruit is seen as the better horse of the two. Paul Nicholls' son of Anabaa is unbeaten in two starts over hurdles and although this is a step up in grade he is expected to cope. His experience of various flat tracks, including Goodwood, should stand him in good stead around here and he must go close. Alavain has been the talk of Ireland after his Grade Two win at Fairyhouse and is an obvious player but his form doesn't leap off the page, indeed he has plenty to find with Carlito Brigante on their Leopardstown run back in December. The last-named has since won again at Musselburgh and therefore looks the pick of the pair. Gilded Age's form was given a boost by Orsippus earlier this week, Barwell Bridge doesn't have much to find with the selection on their running at Ascot but he may have been flattered, whilst Barizan's experience at the track will stand him in good stead but his November form hasn't really worked out. Westlin' Winds is a nimble horse and his form with ante-post favourite Mille Chief would give him a leading chance today if able to cope with the bigger field/task. Olofi has won at the track already and has been neglected by many in the run-up to this race, Rupestrian needs to improve but he has been saved for the race and Richard Johnson is riding full of confidence, whilst Soldatino could be anything after one win from one start in the UK, and that was when pitched into a Grade Two at Kempton. Secant Star is another with plenty of potential and his trainer believes this ground will be fine for his French import. He doddled up at Gowran Park in January and bookmakers may be wary if the money arrives this afternoon. Pittoni is a strong traveller but his Navan run last time out must go down as a disappointment and he needs to bounce back. A fascinating start to the day, with the nod going to Advisor.