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JCB Triumph Trial Juvenile Hurdle (Registered As The Prestbury Juvenile Hurdle) (Grade 2) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £28475
  • 2m 0f 87y
  • Class 1
  • 10 runners
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JCB Triumph Trial Juvenile Hurdle (Registered As The Prestbury Juvenile Hurdle) (Grade 2) (GBB Race)

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.00
  • Place: £1.60

Form: 1 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 0lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Four Flat runs for Aidan O'Brien, winning a 1m maiden as 2yo before twice rather put in his place in Group 3s; bought for 62,000gns in July, gelded and made a successful hurdles debut in ten-runner maiden at Sedgefield (2m1f, good) four weeks ago, despite running green when challenging; capable of better and the trainer's Knight Salute won at Sedgefield and in this race before major honours later on.

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8th

3

(20)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 5f 188y

Class 2

15:35 York

Scriptwriter

9st 9lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: Milton Harris

Ex-Aidan O'Brien; has seen more action for current yard, mostly in a hurdles campaign but he's also made advances on the Flat; 10-1 for a five-runner Group 3 over C&D (good to soft, unraced on firmer than good) on latest start and he gave the odds-on favourite Hamish a scare, just in front of Tashkhan; up 3lb but he's a rising force.

12/1

2nd

3

(1)

15th Jul 2023

Good

1m 5f 188y

Class 1

15:45 York

Scriptwriter

9st 0lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: Milton Harris

Useful turf form for Aidan O'Brien; better when winning a 1m4f AW handicap in late December, in the midst of a higher-profile hurdles campaign; held up from wide draw in handicap at Royal Ascot and never got into it, probably running creditably; others in this Group 3 field have better form but he's considered for second.

16/1

7th

5

(15)

20th Jun 2023

Good

1m 6f 34y

Class 2

18:10 Ascot

Scriptwriter

9st 11lb

J: David Egan

T: Milton Harris

Promise at up to 1m2f during short Flat career for Aidan O'Brien; all but one of his runs for this yard have been over hurdles (won juvenile Grade 2), the exception a 1m4f AW win last December; this is tougher but he may have untapped potential at 1m6f; handles good/soft, unraced on good to firm.

25/1

6/1

  • Place: £4.20

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Won the first of his three starts for Charlie Appleby and the last of his three for Owen Burrows; not so hot on occasions in between those wins but he was pretty useful in a 1m2f handicap at Newbury last time and needs a second look on this hurdle/stable debut.

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7th

8

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 3

17:25 Plumpton

Perseus Way

11st 6lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Christian Williams

Good juvenile last season in these colours for Gary Moore and also placed twice on AW Flat for Owen Burrows in the autumn; no better than sixth in two heavy-ground runs this campaign but today's conditions should be more to his liking; off a reduced mark he's considered.

33/1

6th

3

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 207y

Class 3

13:50 Uttoxeter

Perseus Way

11st 10lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

Smart juvenile hurdler in these colours for Gary Moore last season; also placed twice on AW Flat for Owen Burrows in the autumn and might have needed it when last of six back hurdling for another new stable at Newbury a fortnight ago; needs to have come on a fair bit in a short time but his yard has been among the winners in recent days.

20/1

6th

4

2nd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 3

15:00 Newbury

Perseus Way

11st 8lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

prominent, edged left when ridden after 2 out, soon weakened

9/1

6/1

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 1 D

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 0lb

3 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Maiden on Flat but with fairly useful form at 1m4f; 7-2 for 11-runner race at Punchestown (2m, good) one month ago on hurdle debut and asserted narrowly on the run-in despite some late lack of fluency with his jumping; needs to improve but that was an encouraging start in this sphere and he's half-brother to the useful hurdler/chaser Tower Bridge.

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OUR TIP

Form: 11 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 5lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Unplaced on all four Flat starts for the Gosdens but won at Stratford (2m, good) on hurdles debut, looking the likely winner when left clear at the last; followed up from Tuddenham Green in Listed event at Wetherby (2m, good to soft; hung left) but that was against only three rivals, with Mr Freedom bumped and running out at the second last when holding every chance; giving 5lb all round, needs to improve again.

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10

6th May 2023

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 3

17:05 Uttoxeter

Medyaf

10st 7lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Dan Skelton

Juvenile hurdler who scored twice in October; limitations exposed since and hopes rest on the new trip and headgear perking him up.

20/1

9

21st Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

13:15 Ayr

Medyaf

11st 2lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

in touch with leaders

12/1

7th

1

27th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 1

13:40 Chepstow

Medyaf

11st 5lb

J: Bridget Andrews

T: Dan Skelton

Inferior to a few of these on the Flat; won his first two hurdles (including a Listed race at Wetherby on good to soft) but his limitations were seemingly exposed when only fourth at Cheltenham in the race won by Scriptwriter; appeared to have no excuses under a positive ride.

50/1

Form: 3111O

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 0lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Transformed with Sheena West over hurdles, winning on good ground at Fontwell (twice) and Plumpton; travels/jumps fluently and he was just about to produce his challenge against Medyaf and Tuddenham Green in Listed race at Wetherby (good to soft) 15 days ago, only to run out after being bumped approaching the second last; this race promises to be a good deal more competitive but it remains to be seen just how good he is.

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10

11th May 2024

Good

1m 7f 144y

Class 1

15:15 Haydock

Mr Freedom

11st 4lb

J: Marc Goldstein

T: Sheena West

Won at Plumpton (2m, soft) in March and, after failing to threaten in the County Hurdle, he was a fair second back at Plumpton last time (2m, good); however, there's a suspicion this will be too competitive.

16/1

2nd

9

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 2

16:15 Plumpton

Mr Freedom

11st 5lb

J: Marc Goldstein

T: Sheena West

Had this season's consistency rewarded with a 2l Class 3 success on soft here this month before predictably struggling when 28-1 for the County Hurdle; off his current mark he could be vulnerable to others better in.

12/1

13th

19

15th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 179y

Class 1

14:10 Cheltenham

Mr Freedom

10st 2lb

J: Marc Goldstein

T: Sheena West

Some solid runs in defeat this season before winning six-runner Class 3 handicap at Plumpton (2m, soft) 11 days ago; carries a 5lb penalty in this much hotter race but he did very well to finish fifth of 21 in the Fred Winter at last season's Festival (2m, soft), as his jockey reported his saddle slipped early and he was bumped after two out; could go well at a big price.

40/1

Form: 12 D BF

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 0lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Fair maiden on Flat; justified favouritism on hurdling debut at Chepstow (2m, good) last month, delivered to lead at the last flight; 11-8 favourite for four-runner Listed race at Wetherby (2m, good to soft) but Medyaf beat him by 3l and Mr Freedom was firmly in the argument when suffering an unlucky mishap two out; has a swing in the weights with Medyaf but there are others to worry about as well.

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2nd

5

(7)

15th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 7f 196y

Class 4

15:20 Chester

Tuddenham Green

9st 3lb

J: David Probert

T: Alan King

2-4 over hurdles, 0-8 on the Flat but has been consistent in handicaps; has been nudged up another 1lb for last month's third, however, and he'll need to find a bit more from somewhere.

5/1

3rd

12

(7)

15th Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:00 Nottingham

Tuddenham Green

9st 3lb

J: James Doyle

T: Alan King

Dual hurdle winner, on good and soft ground; has figures of 3323 in Flat handicaps (1m3f-2m) and his mark hasn't really gone anywhere; off since May so some confidence behind him would be welcomed.

12/1

3rd

4

(5)

6th May 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

15:45 Goodwood

Tuddenham Green

9st 8lb

J: David Probert

T: Alan King

Scored easily on his most recent hurdles start, then ran creditably at Nottingham (2m, soft) on return to the Flat; threatening to win under this ode, with form figures of 332 in handicaps; highly respected.

11/4

Form: 2

Last run: 49 days

W: 11st 0lb

3 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Second in his two Flat maidens (1m/1m2f) in August; same again on his five-runner hurdling debut at Market Rasen (2m, good) and that was something of a result, seeing as he was well adrift of two rivals even at the final flight but ran on strongly to overtake one of them; has potential, including if jumping more fluently, but would be rather a surprise winner today.

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9

10th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 1f 164y

Class 5

15:33 Plumpton

Just Another One

11st 3lb

J: David Noonan

T: Nigel Hawke

Second of five on hurdling debut at Market Rasen (2m, good) in September but nothing since, including a couple of handicaps (cheekpieces/visor); much to prove.

20/1

5th

11

13th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

16:00 Taunton

Just Another One

10st 3lb

J: David Noonan

T: Nigel Hawke

Second of five on hurdling debut at Market Rasen (2m, good) in September but soundly beaten three times since, most recently when upped to 2m3f and fitted with cheekpieces for handicap debut here last month; tried in a visor today; needs to turn things around.

25/1

10th

8

7th Feb 2023

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

17:00 Taunton

Just Another One

11st 2lb

J: David Noonan

T: Nigel Hawke

Good effort to go close on second Flat run (1m2f, good) last summer; early hurdle promise in September and had class/soft-ground excuses since; of interest now handicapping but cheekpieces are an unknown.

10/1

Form: 12-4

Last run: 196 days

W: 11st 0lb

3 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Second foal; half-brother to point, bumper and 2m hurdle winner Path D'Oroux; dam French 2m1f hurdle winner; won over hurdles at Fontainebleau (1m7f, very soft) in March on debut; in the frame at Auteuil twice in April, rallying well in a Listed event on second occasion; hooded and tongue tied for all of those but not today; original plan to go for top French juvenile race has been set aside but he should have a big shout here.

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4th

1

27th Apr 2024

Good

2m 5f 110y

Class 1

16:10 Sandown

Blueking DOroux

11st 10lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

in touch with leaders, bad mistake 6th, headway and pressed leaders when bumped 2 out, jumped left and mistake last, soon no extra

16/1

5th

9

23rd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 97y

Class 1

14:25 Ascot

Blueking DOroux

11st 6lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Lightly raced improver from a top yard and was a rare 4yo winner of the Grade 2 Coral Hurdle (2m3f, good) here four weeks ago when edging out one who went close in a Grade 1 novice last season; unraced beyond that trip so will be into unknown territory a long way from home, but he's promising.

10/1

1st

4

25th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 58y

Class 1

14:05 Ascot

Blueking DOroux

10st 13lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

pressed leader, carried left 6th, soon disputing second, switched right when slightly hampered after 2 out, led run-in, kept on well, ridden out

5/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

11-race maiden on Flat for the Johnstons, with fair middle-distance form on his day; bought for 17,000gns in October and gelded soon afterwards; probably faces a stiff task on hurdling debut.

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7th

8

(4)

7th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 6

17:30 Newcastle (AW)

Super Stars

9st 4lb

J: Tom Kiely-Marshall

T: Julie Camacho

Ran well when beaten just over a length into third of nine behind a couple of these over C&D in January; given a short break since and can go well fresh, but he is now 0-24 and others look a bit more solid.

7/1

3rd

6

(9)

16th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 6

15:55 Newcastle (AW)

Super Stars

9st 3lb

J: Tom Kiely-Marshall

T: Julie Camacho

23-race maiden; wasn't beaten far (1.75l) when fourth to today's rival Spirit Of Ash over C&D in November, and meets that mare on improved terms if factoring in the 7lb claim of Tom Kiely-Marshall; latest effort excusable (1m6f), so isn't a forlorn hope from a career-low mark.

5/1

8th

12

(4)

12th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 6f 21y

Class 6

20:00 Southwell (AW)

Super Stars

9st 4lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Julie Camacho

midfield

11/1

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Payout
Exacta £676.00
Straight Forecast £829.90
Trifecta £6130.00

Selections

The Guardian:

Scriptwriter

TOPSPEED:

Mr Freedom

POSTDATA:

Tuddenham Green

Telegraph:

Medyaf

D Express:

Scriptwriter

Daily Record:

Scriptwriter

The Times:

Mr Freedom

The Star:

Tuddenham Green