Cheltenham

  • 12:40 JCB Triumph Trial Juvenile Hurdle 2m 87y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 9.70s
  • Off time: 12:42:54
12:40 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Apple's Shakira (FR) Evs
2nd Gumball (FR) 5/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
1 313 Light blue, grey braces, diamonds on sleeves and cap Apparition (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
3 10-12 J P O'Brien J J Slevin 1001
2 51 Yellow and light blue stripes, yellow sleeves, red cap Eh Georges (FR) 50
Distance Winner
3 10-12 t1 E Clayeux Felix de Giles 1001
3 1-31 Black and Pink diamonds, Black sleeves, Pink armlets, Pink cap, Black diamonds Eragon De Chanay (FR) 28
Distance Winner
3 10-12 G L Moore Joshua Moore 121 1001
4 3-11 YELLOW, BLACK chevron, check cap Gumball (FR) 34
Distance Winner
3 10-12 P J Hobbs R Johnson 144 1001
5 31 Orange, black armlets, black cap Speedo Boy (FR) 13
Distance Winner
3 10-12 Ian Williams T J O'Brien 120 1001
6 1 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Apple's Shakira (FR) 184
Distance Winner
3 10-5 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 1001

Verdict

Philip Hobbs has a good recent record in this and sent out subsequent Triumph Hurdle winner Defi Du Seuil to win last year’s running. GUMBALL is hard to oppose in this season’s renewal given he won in good style at both Stratford and Chepstow last month and is clear of the others with a rating. That includes Eragon De Chanay, Speedo Boy and Joseph O’Brien’s Apparition, who have all won over timber, while Apple's Shakira and Eh Georges were both successful at Vichy in France for Emmanuel Clayeux earlier this year with the former subsequently joining Nicky Henderson’s yard and now sporting the McManus colours.