Stanjames.com Champion Hurdle Trial

  • (Class 1, 8 runners)
  • Surface: Turf

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
1FU-310
Red, Emerald Green disc, Emerald Green sleeves, Red stars Balder Succes (FR) 28
  • T:A King
  • J:R Thornton
  • Form: 1FU-310
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 145
  • Naps:
5 166 11-12 A King R Thornton 145
CD 2312-14
Dark blue, white chevron, white and dark blue striped sleeves Countrywide Flame 24
  • T:J J Quinn
  • J:
  • Form: 2312-14
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 155
  • Naps:
5 166 11-12 J J Quinn 155
CD 121/101
Yellow, light blue hoop Dark Lover (GER) 36
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:
  • Form: 121/101
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 148
  • Naps:
8 158 11-4 P F Nicholls 148
CD B/1F11-2
Emerald Green, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Green and Emerald Green quartered cap Grandouet (FR) 35
  • T:N J Henderson
  • J:
  • Form: B/1F11-2
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 166
  • Naps:
6 166 11-12 N J Henderson 166
CD 501115
DARK BLUE, large PINK spots, PINK cap Mwaleshi 28
  • T:Mrs S J Smith
  • J:
  • Form: 501115
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 135
  • Naps:
8 158 11-4 Mrs S J Smith 135
CD 20/1120-
Yellow, Royal Blue seams, Grey sleeves, Royal Blue seams, Royal Blue cap Peddlers Cross (IRE) 310
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:
  • Form: 20/1120-
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 165
  • Naps:
8 158 11-4 D McCain Jnr 165
CD 301-122
Emerald Green, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Green and Emerald Green quartered cap Raya Star (IRE) 24
  • T:A King
  • J:R Thornton
  • Form: 301-122
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-8
  • OR: 159
  • Naps:
7 162 11-8 A King R Thornton 159
CD 21222/2
MAUVE, white disc, white cap, mauve spots Solwhit (FR) 19
  • T:C Byrnes
  • J:
  • Form: 21222/2
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 164
  • Naps:
9 158 11-4 C Byrnes 164

In depth

Formwatch

Balder Succes (FR) 7-1 (11-4) In touch until blundered badly and not much room 3rd, soon lost place, behind and struggling before 4 out, tailed off, 16th of 21, well behind Cause Of Causes (10-13) at Ascot 2m Listed hcp hdl (1) hvy in Dec.

Countrywide Flame 6-4fav (11-7) Tracked leading pair, led narrowly after 3 out, headed next, soon ridden and one pace, no impression when lost 3rd flat, 4th of 7, 9l behind Darlan (11-7) at Kempton 2m hdl G1 (1) hvy in Dec.

Grandouet (FR) 5-2 (11-8) Held up in 4th, tracked leading pair 3rd, effort approaching last, ridden and stayed on to press winner flat, held towards finish, 2nd of 7, 2l behind Zarkandar (11-4) at Cheltenham 2m 1f hdl G2 (1) hvy in Dec.

Raya Star (IRE) 8-1 (11-7) Held up in 5th, headway after 3 out, effort and every chance 2 out, soon ridden, stayed on to take 2nd approaching last, no impression with winner flat, 2nd of 7, 4 1/2l behind Darlan (11-7) at Kempton 2m hdl G1 (1) hvy in Dec.

Dark Lover (GER) 9-2fav (11-8) Mid-division, smooth headway before 2 out, went 3rd between last 2, led going well approaching last where not fluent, driven clear flat, comfortably, won at Cheltenham 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) hvy in Dec beating Open Day (10-3) by 16l, 17 ran.

Mwaleshi 9-1 (10-12) Led, headed after last, weakened flat, 5th of 10, 7l behind Bakbenscher (10-13) at Haydock 2m 4f hcp hdl (2) hvy in Dec.

Peddlers Cross (IRE) 5-2fav (11-4) Chased leaders early, dropped to 6th and switched towards outside 4th, reminders after 12th, under pressure when mistake and pecked 4 out, never able to challenge, soon weakened, 8th of 10, well behind Sir Des Champs (11-4) at Cheltenham 2m 4f nov chs G2 (1) gd in Mar.

Solwhit (FR) 13-8 (11-4) Settled in rear, headway before 3 out and went 3rd approaching 2 out, 2nd and soon ridden entering straight, no impression on winner and kept on same pace, 2nd of 6, 7l behind Bog Warrior (11-4) at Punchestown 2m 4f hdl hvy in Dec.