JCB Triumph Hurdle Trial (Registered As The Prestbury Juvenile Hurdle) (Grade 2) 2m 110y

  • (3yo, 2m 110y, Class 1, 8 runners)
  • Winner £14,238 2nd £5,342 3rd £2,675 4th £1,332 5th £670 6th £335
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 17.50s
  • Off time: 12:47:04
Full result
Result 12:45 Cheltenham
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 3 Far West 15/8
2nd 6 Vasco Du Ronceray 7 6/4f
3rd 8 Roc D'apsis 26 12/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 11
Maroon, light blue epaulets, light blue sleeves, maroon stars, quartered cap Mcvicar 13
  • T:A King
  • J:R Thornton
  • Form: 11
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR: 131
  • Naps:
3 160 11-6 A King R Thornton 131 11/2
2 1
Emerald Green, Orange sash, hooped sleeves, striped cap Dovils Date 9
  • T:Tim Vaughan
  • J:R Johnson
  • Form: 1
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR:
  • Naps:
3 156 11-2 Tim Vaughan R Johnson 14/1
3 3-1
Dark Blue, White sleeves, Dark Blue diamonds, White cap, Dark Blue diamonds Far West (FR) 35
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:R Walsh
  • Form: 3-1
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR:
  • Naps:
3 156 11-2 P F Nicholls R Walsh 15/8
4 13341
Light Blue and Mauve (quartered), White sleeves and cap Foster's Road 11
  • T:M R Channon
  • J:W Kennedy
  • Form: 13341
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR: 117
  • Naps:
3 156 11-2 M R Channon W Kennedy 117 40/1
6 3-211
Emerald Green, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Green and Emerald Green quartered cap Vasco Du Ronceray (FR) 16
  • T:N J Henderson
  • J:B J Geraghty
  • Form: 3-211
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR:
  • Naps:
3 156 11-2 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 6/4f
7 2
Pink, black hollow box, sleeves and cap Flashman 15
  • T:R A Fahey
  • J:B Hughes
  • Form: 2
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
3 152 10-12 R A Fahey B Hughes 20/1
8
Emerald green and royal blue (quartered), white and emerald green striped sleeves Roc D'apsis (FR) 175
  • T:T R George
  • J:P J Brennan
  • Form:
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
3 152 10-12 T R George P J Brennan 12/1
9 077737
BLACK, red spots, black cap, white spots Shabra Emperor (IRE) 6
  • T:P O Brady
  • J:Christian Williams
  • Form: 077737
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 10-12b
  • OR:
  • Naps:
3 152 10-12 b P O Brady Christian Williams 150/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
5 612
Outback (IRE) 13
  • Nag Me
  • Distance Winner
  • T:N B King
  • J:A Merriam
  • Form: 612
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR: 110
  • Naps:
3 112 N B King A Merriam 110 NR
10
Shelford (IRE) 70
  • Nag Me
  • T:A W Carroll
  • J:Lee Edwards
  • Form:
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
3 1012 A W Carroll Lee Edwards NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   Hinterland (FR)
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:R Walsh
3 11-6 P F Nicholls R Walsh 6/4
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In depth

Verdict

Mcvicar has taken very well to timber and has decent claims of completing his hat-trick but the concession of weight to a couple of French imports representing the top two stables in the country may prove a bridge too far. The choice is FAR WEST, who receives 4lb from the Alan King topweight. Paul Nicholls' charge was mightily impressive on his Chepstow debut when giving the impression he could take high rank in this season's juvenile hurdle echelon. He is just preferred to a similar sort in Vasco Du Ronceray for the Henderson team, a facile winner on his first start in the UK when hacking up in a poor Hereford contest. He rates a potent threat, whilst Dovils Date, a smooth scorer on his Musselburgh debut, also warrants shortlist inclusion.

Formwatch

Outback (IRE) 11-2 (11-0) With leader, under pressure 4th, every chance before 3 out, outpaced next, kept on under pressure, no chance with winner, 2nd of 6, 15l behind Mcvicar (11-5) at Huntingdon 2m 3yo hdl (4) sft.

Shelford (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Rear of mid-division, driven along in rear 4f out, no extra, last of 14, 11l behind I Have A Dream (9-12) at Leopardstown 1m 6f hcp gd in Sep (flat).

Far West (FR) 15-8 (10-12) Tracked leader, led 4th, clear before 2 out, stayed on strongly, easily, won at Chepstow 2m 3yo hdl (4) sft in Oct beating Handazan (10-12) by 12l, 8 ran.

Vasco Du Ronceray (FR) 1-5fav (10-12) Made all, mistake 2nd, clear 3 out, unchallenged, won at Hereford 2m 1f 3yo hdl (4) gs beating Cool Hand Luke (10-7) by 32l, 6 ran.

Roc D'apsis (FR) (8-11) won at Chateaubriant(FR) 1m 5f stk std in May beating Motivation (8-12) by 1/2l, 11 ran (flat).

Dovils Date 6-4fav (10-12) Tracked leaders, led before 2 out, clear when mistake last, kept on well, eased towards finish, won at Musselburgh 2m 3yo hdl (4) gd beating Asteroid Belt (11-5) by 11l, 8 ran.

Mcvicar 3-10fav (11-5) Made virtually all, jumped well, drew clear approaching 2 out, very easy, won at Huntingdon 2m 3yo hdl (4) sft beating Outback (11-0) by 15l, 6 ran.

Foster's Road 8-1 (11-5) Held up in rear, headway 3 out, pressed leaders next, ridden to lead bend before last, ridden and stayed on gamely, won at Fakenham 2m 3yo hdl (4) gs in Oct beating Operation Tracer (10-12) by nk, 9 ran.

Flashman 5-1 (10-12) Tracked leading pair, went 2nd before 3 out, hit next, no chance with easy winner, 2nd of 6, 8l behind Sametegal (11-6) at Wetherby 2m Listed hdl 3yo (1) gs.

Shabra Emperor (IRE) 16-1 (10-7) Led, ridden and headed after 3 out, kept on, slight mistake and no extra 2 out, 4th when bad mistake last and weakened, 7th of 9, 38l behind Our Conor (11-0) at Navan 2m 3yo mdn hdl.