Adonis Juvenile Hurdle (Grade 2) 2m

  • (4yo, 2m, Class 1, 8 runners)
  • Winner £15,661 2nd £5,877 3rd £2,942 4th £1,466 5th £737 6th £368
  • Going: Soft (Heavy on bend adjacent to lake)
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 3m 59.66s
  • Off time: 14:06:19
Full result
Result 14:05 Kempton Park
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 5 Activial 9/4f
2nd 8 Commissioned 4/1
3rd 2 Solar Impulse 9/2
  • Last Updated: February 21 2014, 16:35 GMT

Views from connections ahead of the Adonis Juvenile Hurdle at Kempton on Saturday, including Harry Fry's Activial.

Harry Fry: Trains Activial
Harry Fry: Trains Activial

Harry Fry's Activial heads eight declarations for the Adonis Juvenile Hurdle at Kempton on Saturday.

Six of the eight taking part in the Grade Two are also entered in the JCB Triumph Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival, with Activial the shortest of those in the ante-post betting for the contest.

He was second to Paul Nicholls' Calipto at Newbury last time, a rival that is disputing Triumph favouritisim with Le Rocher.

Fry, in his Stan James blog, said: "He has improved enormously for the break which was a deliberate ploy because he hadn't joined us that far in advance of that run.

"We thought the break would do him good and he's strengthened up but we've got to prove it on the track. We'll see how he goes tomorrow and if we're lucky enough to go well, then we'll have a nice decision to make."

Nicholls runs Alcala against Activial, a horse that is unraced in the UK but is 33/1 for the Triumph with Sky Bet. Stablemate Solar Impulse also lines up.

Agreement, trained by Aidan O'Brien on the Flat, makes his debut for Rebecca Curtis, while Commissioned has his second start for John Ferguson following a debut at Cheltenham.

Jonjo O'Neill's Goodwood Mirage will bid to bounce back from a disappointing effort behind Le Rocher on Trials Day.

The field is completed by Mick Channon's Fitzwilly and the Alan King trained Duroble Man.

King is hoping the return to Kempton Park will set Duroble Man up for a crack at the Cheltenham Festival.

King said on his website: "Duroble Man has won over the track and goes back for the Adonis Hurdle. I think he is more a Fred Winter type, rather than a Triumph horse, but he needs another run before Cheltenham and any improvement in the ground will be in his favour."

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