Jcb Triumph Hurdle (grade 1) 2m 1f

  • (4yo, 2m 1f, Class 1, 17 runners)
  • Winner £57,010
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 4.90s
  • Off time: 13:30:15

Full Result

13:30 Cheltenham
Pos Dist Horse Trainer Age Weight Jockey SP
1st 15 Soldatino (FR) N J Henderson 4 11-0 B J Geraghty 6/1
SP 6/1 Held up towards rear, headway approaching 2 out, went 2nd before last, ridden to lead flat, stayed on well opened 11/2 £18000-£3000 £6000-£1000
2nd 3 Barizan (IRE) Evan Williams 4 11-0 v T J O'Brien 14/1
SP 14/1 Led, clear from 3rd, still 15 lengths clear when hit 2 out, ridden and stride shortened approaching last, 5 lengths clear when mistake last, headed flat, rallied towards finish opened 20/1 £20000-£1000 £10000-£500
3rd 7 2 Alaivan (IRE) E J O'Grady 4 11-0 A J Mcnamara 9/2
SP 9/2 Mid-division, headway to chase clear leader after 3 out, ridden after next, lost 2nd approaching last, kept on same pace, no impression £5000-£900 £15000-£3000(x2) £5000-£1000 £45000-£10000 £18000-£4000
4th 7 Carlito Brigante (IRE) G Elliott 4 11-0 D N Russell 7/2f
SP 7/2f Prominent in main group, outpaced 2 out, soon ridden, stayed on to go 4th flat, no impression opened 4/1 £22500-£5000 £20000-£5000(x2) £8000-£2000(x3) £4000-£1000(x2) £7000-£2000 £5250-£1500 £3500-£1000
5th 4 Barwell Bridge W Greatrex 4 11-0 Timmy Murphy 16/1
SP 16/1 Mid-division on inside, effort before 2 out, soon ridden and no impression opened 20/1
6th ¾ 8 Gilded Age A King 4 11-0 R Thornton 28/1
SP 28/1 Mid-division, headway on outside to chase leaders after 3 out, ridden next, lost place approaching last opened 33/1
7th 10 5 Blazing Buck A W Carroll 4 11-0 Lee Edwards 100/1
SP 100/1 Chased leaders, outpaced before 2 out, soon ridden and no impression
8th 12 Puzzlemaster H Morrison 4 11-0 T Scudamore 150/1
SP 150/1 Prominent main group, lost place 3 out, soon ridden and no impression
9th 8 10 Olofi (FR) T R George 4 11-0 P J Brennan 10/1
SP 10/1 Prominent in main group, headway approaching 2 out, soon ridden and outpaced, weakened last opened 11/1
10th 4 11 Pittoni (IRE) C Byrnes 4 11-0 P Carberry 9/1
SP 9/1 Held up behind, ridden 3 out, some headway into 6th, when hit 2 out, soon weakened opened 12/1 £70000-£5000 £22000-£2000
11th ¾ 1 Advisor (FR) P F Nicholls 4 11-0 R Walsh 8/1
SP 8/1 Held up in mid-division, effort and some headway under pressure approaching 2 out, soon ridden and no impression, weakened before last opened 7/1 £10000-£1200 £8000-£1000
12th ½ 16 Troubletimestwo (FR) A W Carroll 4 11-0 A Freeman 100/1
SP 100/1 Mid-division on outside, weakened 3 out
13th 12 18 Blue Nymph J J Quinn 4 10-7 D C Costello 50/1
SP 50/1 Towards rear, hit 4th, effort under pressure approaching 2 out, soon weakened
14th 12 17 Westlin' Winds (IRE) C R Egerton 4 11-0 Mr O Greenall 10/1
SP 10/1 Tracked clear leader to before 2 out, soon weakened
PU 9 Investissement Evan Williams 4 11-0 Paul Moloney 66/1
SP 66/1 Always behind, tailed off when pulled up before last £60000-£600
PU 13 Rupestrian Tim Vaughan 4 11-0 R Johnson 40/1
SP 40/1 Mid-division, outpaced 3 out, soon weakened, behind when pulled up before last
UR 19 Pebble In A Pool (IRE) A Oliver 4 10-7 p D J Condon 200/1
SP 200/1 In rear, hit 1st, swerved right and unseated rider 3rd
NR 6 Bob's Legend (IRE) Mrs L C Jewell 4 11-0
NR 14 Secant Star (FR) W P Mullins 4 11-0 P Townend

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win £6.70 Tote Place £1.70 £2.60 £2.40 £1.60 Straight Forecast £81.54 Exacta £99.10 Trifecta £592.70 Swingers 1&2 £20.70, 2&3 £23.30, 1&3 £7.50

Jackpot £387,500.94 carried forward to Uttoxeter, 20th Mar
Placepot £41,288.40, Pool: £938888.56, 16.6 winning tickets
Quadpot £848.40, Pool: £54177.5, 47.25 winning tickets

Analysis

A gripping start to Gold Cup day with SOLDATINO mugging the gallant Barizan on the run-in to give Nicky Henderson and Barry Geraghty another victory in the race. Barizan had been kept under wraps all through the winter as he does not operate on soft ground and trainer Evan Williams had him ready to run for his life. He set off at a real lick under Tom O'Brien and kept on in relentless fashion with virtually everything off the bit in behind him coming down the hill. He was still clear turning in but the stride began to shorten at the last and a blunder there gave the winner his chance after he had begun to close in menacing fashion. The grey was the one finishing with purpose and he took over halfway up the run-in to score decisively. Full credit to the runner-up who lost nothing in defeat while Alaivan ran a fine race in third but could never land a telling blow in terms of winning. Carlito Brigante will be suited by a return to a lesser test of stamina while Olofi was a bit disappointing back in the pack.