12:10 Cheltenham Sat 15 December 2018
- JCB Triumph Trial Juvenile Hurdle (Class 2)
- 2m 179y,
- 7 Runners
- Surface: Turf
French import who fell on his British debut at Chepstow, but made amends in good style at Exeter last time. Hard to know how good he is, but clearly has talent.
Winner of both his races over hurdles for top French trainer Guillaume Macaire. Makes his first start for successful owners and a trainer who is an expert with juvenile hurdlers.
Not disgraced in second when sent to France last time and previous form is solid enough. May be biting off more than he can chew in this company, however.
Huntingdon winner last month, but had his limitations exposed when fourth of six at this track on his next outing. Not out of this, but one or two rivals might have his measure.
Winner on the Flat who made a successful jumping debut when scoring at Bangor. Has scope for improvement, but is stepping up in class.
Runner-up on his only start over hurdles in France. First run for successful stable and it would be no surprise to see him make an impact.
Three-times AW Flat winner who shaped respectably when third to a well-backed newcomer on his jumping debut at Newcastle. Improvement is on the cards.
Last Year's Winner
|T: N J HendersonJ: B J Geraghty|
Fanfan Du Seuil (2/1), Protektorat (9/4), Fret D'estruval (10/3), Katpoli (13/2), Nelson River (12/1), Swordbill (20/1), Ghost Serge (28/1)
- Fret D'estruval
- Fanfan Du Seuil
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