Cheltenham

  • 12:40 JCB Triumph Trial Juvenile Hurdle 2m 179y

  • Winner £18,006 2nd £6,784 3rd £3,395 4th £1,696
  • Going: Good to Soft (Good in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 7.30s
  • Off time: 12:42:28
12:40 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Fakir D'Oudairies (FR) 4/1
2nd Fine Brunello (FR) 25/1
3rd Adjali (GER) 5/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
1 21-312 Emerald Green, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Green and Emerald Green quartered cap Adjali (GER) 30
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 11-5 N J Henderson D A Jacob 147 1001
2 11 Purple, beige star, purple sleeves, beige stars and cap Nelson River 42
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 11-3 A W Carroll Harry Bannister 135 1001
3 3-3231 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Dogon 82
4 11-0 P F Nicholls Bryony Frost 1001
4 4-264F1 Orange, beige chevrons on sleeves, beige cap Fakir D'Oudairies (FR) 21
4 11-0 J P O'Brien J J Slevin 1001
5 7144 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Fine Brunello (FR) 31
4 11-0 J P O'Brien B J Geraghty 1001
6 412 Black, mauve epaulets, sleeves and cap Fukuto (FR) 21
4 11-0 D G Bridgwater T Scudamore 125 1001
7 121 Dark blue and white diabolo, emerald green and white check sleeves, white cap, red star Our Power (IRE) 38
Distance Winner
4 11-0 A King Tom Cannon 135 1001
8 - Emerald Green, Yellow hoops, Emerald Green cap, White star Pagero (FR) 80
4 11-0 Jonjo O'Neill R P McLernon 1001
9 2U Red, White stars on sleeves Protektorat (FR) 42
Beaten Favourite
4 11-0 D Skelton Harry Skelton 1001

Verdict

The last three winners of this have won the JP McManus colours. Joseph O’Brien’s Fine Brunello and Pagero are in the green and gold this year and the latter must be held in high regard to make his hurling debut in a race like this. The Henderson stable has won four of the last six renewals and ADJALI can recoup losses incurred in a narrow reverse in the Grade 1 Finale Hurdle at Chepstow, despite giving weight away. Our Power has only lost once so far and is on an upward curve so much respected but Nelson River will need to up his game to extend his unbeaten record. Dogon won over fences when last seen and the French import may not have the pace for this but Protektorat could go close with a clear round and makes more appeal than Cork maiden winner Fakir D'Oudairies.