12:40 Cheltenham

Saturday 26 January 2019

All12:4013:1513:5014:2515:0015:3516:10
  • JCB Triumph Trial Juvenile Hurdle (Grade 2) (Registered As The Finesse)
  • Class 1  |   2m 179y  |   Good to Soft (Good in places)  |   9 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 12:42  |   Winning time: 4m 7.3s
1st
4
4/1
T: J P O'BrienJ: J J Slevin
Led until 2nd, led 3 out, clear approaching last, stayed on strongly op 7/2
2nd
13
5
25/1
T: J P O'BrienJ: B J Geraghty
Held up towards rear, headway 4th, chased winner from final bend, no impression, kept on op 20/1
3rd
3 ½
1
411-5
5/4f
T: N J HendersonJ: D A Jacob
Prominent, led 2nd, reached at 3 out and headed, no impression on winner in 3rd before last, no extra close home op 6/4
4th
1 ¾
7
7/1
T: A KingJ: Tom Cannon
Held up, hampered 1st, closed 2nd, outpaced 2 out, 4th and stayed on same pace last op 13/2 tchd 11/2
5th
4
9
12/1
T: D SkeltonJ: Harry Skelton
Tracked leaders on outside, went 2nd before 2 out until final bend, no extra op 15/2
6th
19
2
13/2
T: A W CarrollJ: Harry Bannister
Held up towards rear, hampered 1st, outpaced 5th, mistake 3 out, no impression, well beaten 2 out op 8/1
7th
8
8
411-0
33/1
T: Jonjo O'NeillJ: R P McLernon
Held up in rear, took keen hold, mistake 1st, not fluent 4th, mistake 3 out, headway approaching 2 out, no impression and weakened after 2 out op 66/1
8th
3 ¼
6
411-0
100/1
T: D G BridgwaterJ: T Scudamore
Tracked leaders on inside, jumped right and awkward 1st, lost place 2nd, ridden next, well beaten 3 out tchd 66/1

Also Ran

PU
3
411-0
12/1
T: P F NichollsJ: Bryony Frost
Tracked leaders, slow 4th and 5th, weakened quickly after 3 out, pulled up before last op 14/1 tchd 16/1

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£5.00Pl:£1.60, £5.10, £1.10EX:£83.00Trifecta:£170.10SF:£83.06Swingers:£3.80, £1.60, £3.30

Forecasts

Adjali (5/4), Fakir D'Oudairies (4/1), Nelson River (13/2), Our Power (7/1), Protektorat (12/1), Dogon (12/1), Fine Brunello (25/1), Pagero (33/1), Fukuto (100/1)

Verdict

ADJALI is expected to be hard to beat for last year's winning trainer Nicky Henderson who has won four of the last six renewals of this race. Only narrowly denied last time out in a Grade 1, he rates as the most likely winner now returned to more suitable ground. Fakir D'Oudairies makes some appeal at likely bigger odds while Our Power rates as the main danger to the selection after his impressive success at Newbury last time.
  1. Adjali
  2. Our Power
  3. Fakir D'Oudairies

Previous Winners

2018
Apple's Shakira
Weight: 10-12  |Age: 4
1/7

Prize Money

1st: £18,006.002nd: £6,784.003rd: £3,395.004th: £1,696.005th: £851.006th: £426.007th: £211.008th: £109.00

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