Jcb Triumph Hurdle 2m 1f

  • (4yo, 2m 1f, Class 1, 18 runners)
  • Winner £68,412
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 3.80s
  • Off time: 13:32:00

Full Result

13:30 Cheltenham
Pos Dist Horse Trainer Age Weight Jockey SP
1st 18 Zaynar (FR) N J Henderson 4 11-0 p1 B J Geraghty 11/2
SP 11/2 Mid-division, pushed along briefly after 2nd, headway approaching 4th, challenging 2 out, soon led, pressed flat, edged left and stayed on well towards finish opened 9/2 £11000-£2000 £27500-£5000 £5000-£1000(x4)
2nd ¾ 17 Walkon (FR) A King 4 11-0 R Thornton 4/1f
SP 4/1f In touch, not fluent 5th, pushed along approaching 2 out briefly, ridden to chase winner last, every chance flat, not quicken towards finish opened 9/2 £10000-£2000 £5000-£1000(x2) £22500-£5000
3rd 8 Mourad (IRE) W P Mullins 4 11-0 R Walsh 14/1
SP 14/1 Held up towards rear, headway approaching 2 out, mistake last, went 3rd flat, kept on without pace to troubled front pair
4th 12 Starluck (IRE) A Fleming 4 11-0 Timmy Murphy 5/1
SP 5/1 Held up in rear, headway 3 out, challenging on bit after 2 out, edged left flat, weakened towards finish opened 6/1 £4200-£700 £27500-£5000
5th 3 15 Trenchant A King 4 11-0 W Hutchinson 28/1
SP 28/1 Mid-division, pushed along after 3 out, stayed on approaching last, never going pace to troubled leaders opened 25/1 £10000-£400
6th 9 Reve de Sivola (FR) Nick Williams 4 11-0 D A Jacob 20/1
SP 20/1 Prominent, pushed along when not much room and stumbled on bend approaching last, soon no impression, one pace
7th 13 11 Simarian (IRE) Evan Williams 4 11-0 Donal Fahy 40/1
SP 40/1 Mid-division, hampered and lost place after 2nd, not fluent next, struggling in rear 3 out, plugged on approaching last, no danger opened 50/1 £16000-£400
8th 16 Tyrrells Wood (IRE) T G Mills 4 11-0 J E Moore 66/1
SP 66/1 Mid-division, mistake 1st, headway when not fluent 3rd, ridden when mistake 2 out, weakened well before last
9th ¾ 3 Jumbo Rio (IRE) E J O'Grady 4 11-0 A J Mcnamara 11/1
SP 11/1 Prominent, chased leader 5th, left in lead and jumped right 2 out, soon headed, weakened approaching last opened 12/1 £10000-£800
10th 14 Tharawaat (IRE) G Elliott 4 11-0 D N Russell 40/1
SP 40/1 Mid-division, headway 2 out, ridden and weakened approaching last
11th 7 Master of Arts (USA) D Pipe 4 11-0 T Scudamore 17/2
SP 17/2 Not always fluent, held up in rear, effort and hanging left before 2 out, soon no impression and weakened opened 6/1 £24000-£3000 £3500-£500 £6500-£1000(x2)
12th 4 Just Rob Ian Williams 4 11-0 D R Dennis 150/1
SP 150/1 Mid-division, nudged along and outpaced after 3 out, tried to close after 2 out, soon no impression and weakened
13th 10 Silk Drum (IRE) J Howard Johnson 4 11-0 D F O'Regan 25/1
SP 25/1 Tracked leaders, weakened after 3 out opened 33/1 £20000-£500
14th 13 Stow Miss V Williams 4 11-0 S Thomas 50/1
SP 50/1 Led to 1st, pressed leader until blundered 5th, weakening when not much room after 3 out
15th 23 6 Maidstone Mixture (FR) Paul Murphy 4 11-0 R McGrath 250/1
SP 250/1 Not fluent 2nd, always in rear, tailed off 3 out
16th 6 5 Lethal Weapon (IRE) C Roche 4 11-0 A P McCoy 9/1
SP 9/1 Not always fluent, raced keenly, mid-division, hampered on inside on the bend before 3rd, lost place 5th, well behind after 3 out, tailed off opened 14/1 £28000-£2000 £20000-£2000
17th 19 1 Art Sleuth (USA) W P Mullins 4 11-0 t P Townend 66/1
SP 66/1 Held up in rear, not fluent 2nd, well behind after 3 out, tailed off
RO 2 Ebadiyan (IRE) P O Brady 4 11-0 J Cullen 8/1
SP 8/1 Led, hit 4th, squeezed along when crashed through rails and ran out 2 out opened 17/2 £20000-£2000 £10000-£1000 £18000-£2000

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win £6.30 Tote Place £2.00 £1.80 £3.20 £1.90 Straight Forecast £26.01 Exacta £12.30 Trifecta £283.20 Swingers 1&2 £2.50, 2&3 £13.50, 1&3 £22.20

Jackpot £132,434.45 carried forward to Uttoxeter, 14th Mar
Placepot £656.50, Pool: £927752.75, 1031.62 winning tickets
Quadpot £34.20, Pool: £38354.74, 828.78 winning tickets

Analysis

An above average renewal that the winning time confirmed and it was Nicky Henderson's ZAYNAR who beat off all challengers up the hill to land the four-year-old's prize. Held up in the rear early on, he was soon challenging two from home and responded to Barry Geraghty's urgings all the way up the hill. He's a smart two-miler on this sort of track and was introduced in the Champion Hurdle betting at 14-1, though he may need further in time. Walkon was less than a length behind in second and he ran a blinder, enough to earn similar quotes to Zaynar for next year's Champion. Mourad was the best of the Irish and he stayed on for third, while Starluck travelled supremely before finding little for pressure up the hill. Ebadiyan ran out when leading before the final turn, but he was been squeezed along at the time.