JCB Triumph Hurdle Trial (Juvenile Hurdle) 2m 1f

  • (3yo, 2m 1f, Class 2, 3 runners)
  • Winner £12,512 2nd £3,696 3rd £1,848 4th £924 5th £462 6th £232
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 40.60s
  • Off time: 12:11:10
Full result
Result 12:10 Cheltenham
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Far West 2/9f

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 3-11
Dark Blue, White sleeves, Dark Blue diamonds, White cap, Dark Blue diamonds Far West (FR) 28
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:R Walsh
  • Form: 3-11
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 145
  • Naps:
3 161 11-7 P F Nicholls R Walsh 145 2/9f
3 21
Royal Blue, White hoops, Maroon sleeves and cap Handazan (IRE) 48
  • T:A King
  • J:R Thornton
  • Form: 21
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR:
  • Naps:
3 157 11-3 A King R Thornton 7/2
4 142
Royal blue and white stripes, white sleeves, royal blue spots, striped cap Mr Lando 4
  • T:A W Carroll
  • J:N Fehily
  • Form: 142
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR: 110
  • Naps:
3 157 11-3 A W Carroll N Fehily 110 33/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
2 14
Dovils Date 28
  • Nag Me
  • T:Tim Vaughan
  • J:R Johnson
  • Form: 14
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR: 125
  • Naps:
3 113 Tim Vaughan R Johnson 125 NR
5 211
Tidal Way (IRE) 30
  • Nag Me
  • Distance Winner
  • T:C E Longsdon
  • J:N Fehily
  • Form: 211
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 11-3p
  • OR: 118
  • Naps:
3 113 p C E Longsdon N Fehily 118 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   Baby Mix (FR)
  • T:T R George
  • J:P J Brennan
3 11-0 T R George P J Brennan 14/1
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In depth

Verdict

FAR WEST pulled 12 lengths clear of Handazan on his UK debut at Chepstow in October with Mr Lando a distant fourth. He did have the benefit of previous experience that day and is 4lb worse off here with the runner-up but Alan King's charge may still struggle to reverse the form, despite getting off the mark himself at Aintree shortly after, as the selection was even more impressive when landing a Grade 2 over this track and trip next time when Dovils Date was a well-beaten fourth. Tidal Way is upped in class after victories at Bangor and Ludlow and may struggle to complete the hat-trick.

Formwatch

Dovils Date 14-1 (11-2) In touch, hit 3rd, headway to chase leaders 5th, ridden and weakened approaching 3 out, 5th and no chance when blundered next, went modest 4th post, 4th of 8, 36l behind Far West (11-2) at Cheltenham 2m 3yo hdl (1) sft in Nov.

Tidal Way (IRE) 10-11fav (11-5) Tracked leaders, not fluent 6th, soon went 2nd, led when not fluent 3 out, ridden and edged left after last, stayed on, won at Ludlow 2m 3yo hdl (4) gd in Nov beating Vasco D'ycy (10-12) by 2l, 10 ran.

Far West (FR) 15-8 (11-2) Led and took keen hold, went right 1st, settled in 2nd before next, led again soon after next, ridden and 1 length ahead last, driven and stayed on strongly, came clear flat, won at Cheltenham 2m 3yo hdl (1) sft in Nov beating Vasco Du Ronceray (11-2) by 7l, 8 ran.

Handazan (IRE) 3-1 (11-0) Led, wandered into 1st, not fluent next, jumped slowly 4th, ridden approaching 3 out, headed next, hampered last, led again flat, all out, won at Aintree 2m 1f 3yo hdl (4) sft in Oct beating For Two (11-5) by 4l, 7 ran.

Mr Lando 7-1 (11-5) Took keen hold in 4th, went 3rd and mistake 2nd, chased leader after 3 out, led 2 out, hit last, headed flat, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Whipcrackaway (10-12) at Fontwell 2m 2f 3yo hdl (4) sft.