Jcb Triumph Hurdle Trial (registered As The Prestbury Juvenile Hurdle) (grade 2) 2m 110y

  • (3yo, 2m 110y, Class 1, 15 runners)
  • Winner £14,252 2nd £5,348 3rd £2,678 4th £1,335 5th £670 6th £335
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 2.75s
  • Off time: 12:50:55

Full Result

12:50 Cheltenham
Pos Dist Horse Trainer Age Weight Jockey SP
1st 10 Sam Winner (FR) P F Nicholls 3 10-12 N Fehily 4/1
SP 4/1 Held up towards rear, good headway on outside soon after 3rd, chased leaders 4 out, led on outside before 2 out, drew right away soon after, very easily, impressive £9000-£2000 £4500-£1000(x3) £1800-£400 £8000-£2000 £2000-£500
2nd 15 2 Grandouet (FR) N J Henderson 3 11-6 A P McCoy 8/1
SP 8/1 Held up in rear, steady headway before 3 out, went 2nd 2 out, soon no chance with impressive winner, clear 2nd best
3rd 9 9 Plan A (IRE) M G Quinlan 3 10-12 J E Moore 12/1
SP 12/1 Took keen hold, held up in mid-division, headway approaching 3 out, chased leaders after 3 out, went 3rd 2 out, well held in 3rd when hit last
4th hd 7 Horatio Caine (FR) Nick Williams 3 10-12 D A Jacob 33/1
SP 33/1 Chased leaders, lost place and towards rear after 2nd, headway approaching 2 out, stayed on well flat, finished well opened 40/1
5th 8 11 Titan De Sarti (FR) N J Henderson 3 10-12 B J Geraghty 11/4f
SP 11/4f Took keen hold, soon steadied towards rear, steady headway before 4th, chased leaders before and every chance when slight peck 3 out, ridden found nil and weakened before next £2000-£600(x6) £12000-£4000 £3000-£1000(x3) £1500-£500(x9) £1200-£400 £1375-£500 £5000-£2000 £2000-£800
6th 8 Kalamill (IRE) S Lycett 3 10-12 t1 S Twiston-Davies 40/1
SP 40/1 Stumbled badly 1st, mid-division, driven 3 out, one pace and no impression before next opened 50/1 touched 33/1
7th hd 13 Two Kisses (IRE) B G Powell 3 10-9 Aidan Coleman 16/1
SP 16/1 Chased leaders, led 3 out, headed when blundered 2 out, weakened approaching last
8th 12 14 Zakeeta (IRE) O Sherwood 3 10-9 L Aspell 14/1
SP 14/1 Raced on wide outside in mid-division, headway 3rd, challenged next, led 4 out, mistake and headed 3 out, weakened and hit 2 out
9th ½ 5 Pena Dorada (IRE) Mrs K Burke 3 11-2 B Hughes 20/1
SP 20/1 Took keen hold, led until after 1st, chased leaders until weakened after 4 out opened 25/1
10th ¾ 4 Palawi (IRE) J J Quinn 3 11-2 D C Costello 8/1
SP 8/1 Took keen hold, chased leaders, hit 4 out, weakened before 2 out, no chance when blundered last £5100-£600
11th 7 12 Gulf Punch M F Harris 3 10-9 p W Hutchinson 100/1
SP 100/1 Always behind, ridden and struggling 4 out
12th 9 15 Tatispout (FR) C E Longsdon 3 10-5 Felix De Giles 100/1
SP 100/1 Took keen hold, soon steadied towards rear, struggling 4 out, tailed off
13th 17 1 Architrave Tim Vaughan 3 11-6 R Johnson 5/1
SP 5/1 Chased leaders, led approaching 4th, headed before next, weakened quickly before 3 out, tailed off opened 7/1 £10000-£1500
14th ¾ 3 Mason Hindmarsh Karen Mclintock 3 11-6 Brian Harding 33/1
SP 33/1 Mid-division, pushed along after 4th, soon lost place and behind next, tailed off
15th dist 6 Green Art (IRE) Mrs Tracey Barfoot-Saunt 3 10-12 Mr G Barfoot-Saunt 200/1
SP 200/1 Led after 1st, blundered next, hit 3rd, headed before 4th, weakened rapidly soon after, soon lost touch, tailed off opened 150/1

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win £5.10 Tote Place £2.10 £2.50 £3.90 Straight Forecast £34.90 Exacta £38.30 Trifecta £255.80 Swingers 1&2 £8.60, 2&3 £74.40, 1&3 £11.70

Jackpot £19,279.12 carried forward to Cheltenham, 14th Nov
Placepot £118.90, Pool: £273848.56, 1680.94 winning tickets
Quadpot £19.10, Pool: £19213.53, 743.34 winning tickets

Analysis

Titan De Sarti, Nicky Henderson's French import who was unraced over hurdles, already headed the ante-post market for the Triumph Hurdle but was an uneasy favourite for his hurdling debut. The large field were taken along at a decent clip by Green Art in the early stages and there were one or two slight errors in a bunching field with Titan De Sarti and Horatio Caine notably untidy at the second and they were consequently shuffled back through the pack. Grandouet had too much use made of him at Wetherby and was settled in rear as was SAM WINNER but Noel Fehily moved Sam Winner up on the outside as the field moved out into the country and settled him about two or three lengths off the leaders in a field that was covered by around 10 lengths. Architrave, who had some of the best British juvenile form on offer, was amongst those leaders, Titan De Sarti was just behind on the inside of Sam Winner with Grandouet still at rear. Grandouet was a little short of room towards the top of the hill and wasn't very clever at the fifth flight but he was pulled out as they travelled downhill with the big guns poised behind Zakeeta and Two Kisses who were out in front. Sam Winner pecked slightly at the third last but was swinging off the bit and readily extended his advantage having taken up the running from Grandouet at the second last and he had 15 lengths to clear at the line having being brought wide on the track to race against the stands' side rail. This was a much more encouraging run from Grandouet who finished clear of Plan A who just edged out Horatio Caine for third with Titan De Sarti well held in fifth. Plan A represents the same connections as Silk Affair who won the 2009 renewal of the Fred Winter and it would be no surprise to see this gelding targeted at the same race. This was a very taking effort from Horatio Caine as Nick Williams' horses often improve considerably from one run to the next although he looked more of a long-term prospect whilst this was by no means a bad introduction from Titan De Sarti if you ignore the market expectations. As for the winner, this was a hugely impressive start to his British career and it was no surprise to see him promoted to favouritism for the Triumph Hurdle following victory in a race that has been won by the likes of Fair Along, Katchit and Franchoek in recent years.