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JCB Triumph Trial Juvenile Hurdle (Novices’ Championship Hurdle Series Qualifier) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £13007.5
  • 2m 0f 179y
  • Class 2
  • 10 runners
  • Win time: 4m 13s
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JCB Triumph Trial Juvenile Hurdle (Novices’ Championship Hurdle Series Qualifier) (GBB Race)

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £6.00
  • Place: £1.90

Form: 3

Last run: 36 days

W: 10st 12lb

3 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Made debut at Warwick (2m, good) last month and was a 9l third of ten at 11-1; that was a promising start to his career and his useful pedigree provides optimism he will improve; every chance he'll be in the mix.

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0

4

12th Dec 2023

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

14:52 Ffos Las

Interne De Sivola

11st 8lb

J: David Noonan

T: Jane Williams

Useful juvenile hurdler during 2021-22 season but chasing did not go to plan last term and there has been no revival since he reverted to hurdling; handles soft ground; unraced on heavy.

20/1

6th

1

26th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

14:38 Exeter

Interne De Sivola

12st 2lb

J: David Noonan

T: Jane Williams

visibility reduced by fog, jumped left on occasions, pressed leader, led 2nd

14/1

0

4

7th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 4

15:40 Warwick

Interne De Sivola

11st 13lb

J: David Noonan

T: Jane Williams

midfield

25/1

5/2

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 3

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 12lb

3 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

French Flat winner (1m2f, good) who was handed a tough task in a Grade 2 here (2m, good) on last month's hurdle debut but performed with great credit to finish third at 33-1; that form gives him leading claims today and stablemate Botox Has was placed in the same race in 2019 before winning this.

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17th

22

10th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 1

15:15 Newbury

Yorksea

10st 11lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary Moore

kept away from others at start

33/1

0

8

27th Dec 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

12:45 Kempton

Yorksea

10st 11lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary Moore

refused to race

16/1

0

2

19th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 1f 162y

Class 3

13:33 Fontwell

Yorksea

11st 4lb

J: Jamie Moore

T: Gary Moore

refused to race

11/8

14/1

  • Place: £6.10

Form: 3

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 5lb

3 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

About 1l behind Twilight Twist (similar terms today) when third on recent hurdle and stable debut at Newcastle (2m, good to soft); may settle better in the first-time hood and, having been novicey over his hurdles, this talented Flat performer (RPR 83) is open to improvement for a trainer who won the Grade 2 juvenile event here last month; others are more compelling, however.

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7th

6

10th Sep 2023

Good

2m 5f 164y

Class 5

14:00 Fontwell

Galah

11st 9lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Milton Harris

Has become well handicapped but failed to build upon a satisfactory reappearance run when only sixth (behind Sinurita and Quiet Thunder) at Bangor (2m3f, good) three weeks ago and comes here with a bit to prove.

12/1

6th

6

21st Aug 2023

Good

2m 3f 123y

Class 5

19:35 Bangor-on-Dee

Galah

11st 0lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Milton Harris

Back from a lengthy break to finish third at Uttoxeter and, although beaten some 15l, she could strip fitter this time; has dropped a good way down the weights.

14/1

3rd

4

30th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

16:55 Uttoxeter

Galah

11st 4lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Milton Harris

Similar profile to My Little Toni, having scored just once over hurdles and been absent since last autumn; on a handy mark but the betting may prove best guide to expectations.

14/1

OUR TIP

Form: 12

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 2lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Made winning hurdle debut at Huntingdon (2m, good) in October and runner-up at Newcastle (2m, good to soft) a fortnight ago; was no match for the winner last time, which suggests he'll be vulnerable under a 4lb penalty today, but he's in good hands to progress and is not ruled out.

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4th

4

22nd Jan 2022

Soft

1m 7f 152y

Class 3

12:35 Ascot

Twilight Twist

11st 4lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Alan King

AW Flat winner; scored at Huntingdon (good) on first crack at this game and has posted two sound efforts since, latest at Cheltenham (good to soft) where he was an eyecatching fourth having finished well from a difficult position; form has substance; respected.

11/4

4th

3

11th Dec 2021

Good To Soft

2m 0f 179y

Class 2

12:05 Cheltenham

Twilight Twist

11st 2lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Made winning hurdle debut at Huntingdon (2m, good) in October and runner-up at Newcastle (2m, good to soft) a fortnight ago; was no match for the winner last time, which suggests he'll be vulnerable under a 4lb penalty today, but he's in good hands to progress and is not ruled out.

15/2

2nd

2

27th Nov 2021

Good To Soft

2m 0f 46y

Class 2

11:45 Newcastle

Twilight Twist

11st 3lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Alan King

Won over 8.6f on the AW but an RPR of 74 was as good as it got on the Flat; promises to do better over hurdles, though, given how well he won at Huntingdon (good) and the clear second was runner-up in a Grade 2 at Cheltenham soon after; below best on one soft-ground Flat start.

15/8

Form: 41 D

Last run: 163 days

W: 11st 5lb

3 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Won in good style at Dieppe (2m1f, heavy) in July on his second start and has since been acquired by top connections; carries a 7lb penalty against some promising rivals on stable debut but respected nevertheless.

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7th

1

25th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

16:00 Ffos Las

Message Personnel

12st 1lb

J: Bridget Andrews

T: Dan Skelton

Returned from an absence last December, having had wind surgery, and was pulled up on his handicap debut; has had another wind op since; something to prove but this 5yo is in top hands and showed promise in novice hurdles early last year; cheekpieces go on and he's not written off.

10/1

3

31st Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 207y

Class 3

13:43 Uttoxeter

Message Personnel

11st 8lb

J: Bridget Andrews

T: Dan Skelton

French juvenile hurdle winner on heavy; beaten when prominent in the market in his three runs last winter but he finished a respectable second in last two starts (2m/2m3f) and has had wind surgery since; still has potential after only five runs and he needs a close look on his handicap/seasonal debut.

11/2

5

9th Dec 2022

Good

2m 3f 88y

Class 3

14:45 Doncaster

Message Personnel

11st 3lb

J: Bridget Andrews

T: Dan Skelton

Stayed on strongly to win a French juvenile hurdle (2m1f, heavy) last July; held when prominent in the market in his three runs for Dan Skelton last winter but he finished a respectable second in last two starts (2m/2m3f) and has had wind surgery since; still has potential after only five runs and he needs a close look on his handicap/seasonal debut.

5/2

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 12lb

3 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

One win from eight Flat starts for Mark Johnston, with a peak RPR of 74; however, below par on final three runs in that code and sold for 4,500gns in October; probably best watched on this hurdle and stable debut.

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6

11th Oct 2022

Good

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

14:02 Huntingdon

Elusive Artist

10st 13lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Tony Carroll

always towards rear, pulled up after 4 out (trainer's rep said gelding made a respiratory noise)

20/1

6

(9)

3rd Oct 2022

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Elusive Artist

9st 4lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: Tony Carroll

Not prolific but his win came on Tapeta and he has dropped a long way in the weights; no surprise to see him go well and looks the pick of Tony Carroll's three runners.

6/1

7th

9

12th Sep 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:10 Worcester

Elusive Artist

11st 2lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Tony Carroll

prominent, lost position 6th, hit 3 out, held from 2 out

14/1

Form: 21P4 D

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 2lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Neck win at Worcester (2m, good) in September on second start and bounced back from Fontwell flop with Listed fourth at Wetherby (2m, good to soft); however, his limitations are again likely to be exposed today.

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2

21st Feb 2023

Good

2m 3f 34y

Class 5

15:45 Market Rasen

Keepyourdreamsbig

11st 12lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

2m hurdle winner (good) when with Olly Murphy; competitive on his first two starts for this trainer at Worcester and Leicester (both 2m chases, good); didn't appear to get home back over hurdles at Doncaster (2m3f, good) latest; drops 2lb and returns to chasing with stamina still to prove.

11/4

6th

7

28th Jan 2023

Good

2m 3f 88y

Class 4

12:55 Doncaster

Keepyourdreamsbig

11st 3lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Won a juvenile hurdle in 2021 (2m, good) and has run pretty well for this yard on first two chase starts, most recently staying on for second of four at Leicester (2m, good); the step up in trip could be a positive now back over hurdles and there's every chance he'll be thereabouts.

5/1

Form: 1

Last run: 26 days

W: 10st 9lb

3 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

1m4f Flat winner (best RPR 76); won on hurdle/stable debut at Leicester (1m7f, good to soft) last month, travelling well and scoring readily from two fillies who had already shown promise in this code; remains to be seen where limitations lie but this is tough under a 4lb penalty against males.

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5th

12

21st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 3f 119y

Class 5

14:48 Stratford

Lady Pacifico

10st 9lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Georgie Howell

Kept on for third on stable/chase debut at Leicester (2m6f, good to soft) in November but two lesser efforts have followed (3m1f/2m5f) and her stamina is not assured here.

33/1

6th

6

26th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 150y

Class 5

16:50 Taunton

Lady Pacifico

10st 11lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Georgie Howell

Stable/chase debut after a break when close third at Leicester (2m6f, good to soft) and worth considering each-way, for all that she has since disappointed over hurdles (perhaps found 3m1f too far).

16/1

7th

9

11th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 1f 71y

Class 5

12:45 Catterick

Lady Pacifico

10st 12lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Georgie Howell

Sole hurdle win was in juvenile event at Leicester in November 2021 and she has a mixed record since; returned from a break with a fair third on her stable debut at Leicester (2m6f, good to soft) in November but this is a deeper race and she's untested at this trip; others are more persuasive.

12/1

Form: 2

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 12lb

3 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Encouraging start to his hurdling career when a near-7l second on recent stable debut at Wetherby (2m, good) and the winner has gone in again since; open to improvement in view of his Flat ability (RPR 92; won on good-soft) and he could have a part to play.

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8th

5

14th May 2023

Good

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

15:35 Ludlow

Patient Dream

11st 8lb

J: William Maggs

T: Donald McCain

Aided by cheekpieces when twice making all under William Maggs in February, latterly over C&D on good ground; finished tired in race that developed into a slog at Kempton three weeks ago but didn't run badly there and remains of interest.

4/1

5th

10

24th Apr 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

19:25 Kempton

Patient Dream

10st 12lb

J: William Maggs

T: Donald McCain

2-2 since fitted with cheekpieces, both wins gained from the front under William Maggs in February, latest at Ludlow (2m, good); still well handicapped judged on peak Flat ability; big player in the retained headgear, provided he returns from two-month break in the same form.

9/2

4

10th Apr 2023

Good

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

15:20 Huntingdon

Patient Dream

11st 8lb

J: William Maggs

T: Donald McCain

Has done better since returned to forcing tactics with cheekpieces fitted on last two starts at 2m, winning quite convincingly at Market Rasen before narrowly hanging on at Ludlow (good), both under William Maggs; back up 6lb, leaving him with more to find.

11/4

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 12lb

3 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Progressive on the Flat for William Haggas, earning an RPR of 93 when winning at Doncaster (1m2f, soft) in October; sold for 155,000gns later that month and new trainer won this last year with subsequent Triumph Hurdle runner-up Adagio; versatile ground-wise and firmly in calculations on hurdle debut.

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4th

5

(2)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

17:15 Ripon

Titian

9st 0lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Julie Camacho

No win since 2022 but he did record a few good placed efforts last year; weakened to finish well behind a couple of today's rivals in the Doncaster Spring Mile on his reappearance but he could strip fitter now.

5/1

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Payout
Exacta £202.00
Straight Forecast £171.60
Trifecta £2081.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

Yorksea

Daily Mail:

Message Personnel

SPOTLIGHT:

Titian

The Times:

Patient Dream

Daily Express:

Interne De Sivola

Daily Record:

Twilight Twist

The Star:

Message Personnel

POSTDATA:

Yorksea

The Guardian:

Yorksea

Daily Mirror:

Yorksea

The Sun:

Yorksea

WEST COUNTRY:

Titian

Telegraph:

Patient Dream