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

  • Prize money: £45560
  • 2m 0f 87y
  • Class 1
  • 11 runners
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JCB Triumph Trial Juvenile Hurdle (Registered As The Prestbury Juvenile Hurdle) (Grade 2) (GBB Race)

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

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15/8 (Won)

  • Win: £3.50
  • Place: £1.50

Form: 1 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 0lb

3 yo Colt

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Form & Verdict

The best of these on the Flat and ran right up to his best when third in a 1m2f Group 3 at Windsor on final run in that scene; despite being gelded and having a hood fitted, he again raced freely off a modest pace on hurdle debut at Huntingdon (good to soft) but still outclassed inferior rivals at long odds-on; Cheltenham will ask different questions of him but there is lots to like otherwise; ran well on soft during Flat career.

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2nd

1

27th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 179y

Class 1

12:05 Cheltenham

Burdett Road

11st 5lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: James Owen

towards rear

10/11

1st

2

18th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 1

12:35 Cheltenham

Burdett Road

11st 0lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: James Owen

The best of these on the Flat and ran right up to his best when third in a 1m2f Group 3 at Windsor on final run in that scene; despite being gelded and having a hood fitted, he again raced freely off a modest pace on hurdle debut at Huntingdon (good to soft) but still outclassed inferior rivals at long odds-on; Cheltenham will ask different questions of him but there is lots to like otherwise; ran well on soft during Flat career.

15/8

12/1

  • Place: £2.30

Form: 1

Last run: 64 days

W: 11st 0lb

3 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Only midfield in a 1m2f maiden on sole Flat start but he's the half-brother to a winning hurdler and had no bother in taking a Ballinrobe maiden by 8l in September (yielding) for Joseph O'Brien; the placed horses from that race have done little to advertise the form but he could be a fair prospect; makes stable debut.

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8th

16

27th Apr 2024

Good

1m 7f 216y

Class 2

13:50 Sandown

An Bradan Feasa

10st 7lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Jack Jones

Runner-up in a Grade 2 at Cheltenham in November before returning the following month to win a novice on soft; below par in a Listed race next time but he ran a lot better in the Boodles back at Cheltenham (heavy) than his final placing suggests; impressed in a Flat maiden in Ireland on yielding ground; could easily run well.

18/1

8th

8

12th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 1

16:50 Cheltenham

An Bradan Feasa

11st 4lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Jack Jones

Won his Irish maiden for Joseph O'Brien, beating Pigeon House by 8l; finished second (ahead of Milan Tino) and first in his next two runs here (on soft) before a rather underwhelming effort behind Liari at Musselburgh, albeit when penalised (as was the winner); perhaps this is more his track and he holds some each-way appeal.

28/1

4th

2

4th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 1

13:20 Musselburgh

An Bradan Feasa

11st 3lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Jack Jones

Only one Flat start but he's 2-3 over hurdles and the defeat came when second in a Grade 2 at Cheltenham; clearcut win when 5-4 favourite there (again on soft) in December, just holding the upper hand when a rival departed at the last; big player on form.

3/1

Form: 23

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 0lb

3 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Runner-up in a Listed hurdle at Auteuil first time out and reversed placings with the winner next time when third in a Grade 2 there (again 2m2f on very soft); the first two home have since dominated a Grade 1 at the same venue; he stayed on well on both occasions; it all adds up to him having fairly compelling form credentials for this.

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6th

7

12th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 1

16:50 Cheltenham

Milan Tino

11st 4lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Noel George & Amanda Zetterholm

Beaten four times but significant promise in all those runs (twice in France on very soft ground); both British starts have been here in Grade 2s, racing too freely for comfort on the first occasion and then making most when it took Britain's two best juveniles to beat him on Trials day (good to soft); while he's looked more of a stayer than a quickener, he gets in off a handy-looking mark and needs shortlisting.

6/1

3rd

7

27th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 179y

Class 1

12:05 Cheltenham

Milan Tino

11st 0lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Noel George & Amanda Zetterholm

set good pace

10/1

3rd

9

18th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 1

12:35 Cheltenham

Milan Tino

11st 0lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Noel George & Amanda Zetterholm

Runner-up in a Listed hurdle at Auteuil first time out and reversed placings with the winner next time when third in a Grade 2 there (again 2m2f on very soft); the first two home have since dominated a Grade 1 at the same venue; he stayed on well on both occasions; it all adds up to him having fairly compelling form credentials for this.

11/8

Form: 1 D

Last run: 46 days

W: 11st 0lb

3 yo Colt

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Form & Verdict

No great shakes on Flat (sole win 1m) and the horse he scraped home from on hurdling debut at Sedgefield (good) was hammered by Gifted Angel next time; not the obvious answer to this much tougher assignment.

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3rd

4

16th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 179y

Class 2

12:05 Cheltenham

Eagle Prince

11st 4lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Brian Ellison

No great shakes on the Flat and the form of his Sedgefield win (narrowly on good) isn't mindblowing form; however, was ridden more patiently than An Bradan Feasa when 6l off that rival in Grade 2 here last month (on soft) and a mistake at the last flight didn't aid his cause; looks a key player.

6/1

Form: 31511 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 0lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Inferior to some of these on the Flat (fair form) but has taken to jumping like a duck to water and won his third juvenile hurdle with the minimum of fuss at Kempton (good; seems to handle soft); faces his stiffest test yet but his sound jumping should be an asset.

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9th

5

24th Mar 2024

Good

1m 7f 152y

Class 2

14:45 Ascot

Gifted Angel

11st 9lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Tom Dascombe

Won three minor hurdles last August-October (good or good to soft) but was pulled up in a Taunton handicap when conditions were in his favour and it was just an okay run back on the AW three weeks ago; no obvious significance in the return of cheekpieces and others are far more intriguing.

20/1

Form: 1 D

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 0lb

3 yo Colt

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Form & Verdict

Highly productive run of form on the Flat this year from 1m to 1m2f (pretty useful form) and he continued the good work on hurdling debut at Wetherby (2m, good) where his jumping improved as the race progressed; holes in the form can be picked (runner-up was behind Eagle Prince the time before) but he wasn't remotely troubled; some doubts about him on soft ground.

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No Results Found

25/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

3 yo Colt

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Form & Verdict

Won just one of his eight Flat runs in France (1m2f-1m4f; effective on soft) but showed useful form and probably has a future over hurdles; however, this represents a stiff starting point; stable also runs Galactic Jack.

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No Results Found

Form: 6331 D

Last run: 114 days

W: 11st 0lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Changed hands for 37,000gns after winning a French hurdle race on very soft ground; finished tailed off in a Class 5 AW handicap (1m4f) on his recent British debut and is extremely difficult to warm to on the back of that.

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5th

9

10th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 125y

Class 5

15:30 Market Rasen

Seraphic

11st 7lb

J: David Noonan

T: Simon Pearce

Wide-margin winner of French claiming hurdle last summer but his three British hurdling runs towards the end of last year were all disappointing; ran quite well in low-grade AW handicap last month but still looks risky back in this sphere.

25/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

3 yo Colt

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Form & Verdict

Downgraded from Listed/Group races when winning a 1m4f handicap for Andrew Balding in June on his penultimate run, showing useful form fitted in this headgear combination for the first time; not so hot on other occasions, including his final run for that yard; sold on for 50,000gns later in July and gelded; should make a hurdler but this is a tough start.

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13th

1

(15)

10th May 2024

Good

2m 2f 140y

Class 2

16:15 Chester

Galactic Jack

9st 12lb

J: J F Egan

T: Harriet Dickin

Remote in the Chester Vase last May; won at Salisbury (1m4f, good to firm) last June in first-time cheekpieces but he has not shone since (mostly over hurdles) for four different stables; now tries a visor.

50/1

5th

10

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

18:25 Taunton

Galactic Jack

10st 2lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Harriet Dickin

Tailed off back on the Flat 18 days ago after struggling over hurdles; hardly has his tail up going into this handicap debut from 2lb out of the weights.

40/1

10th

11

(6)

6th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 2

15:15 Kempton (AW)

Galactic Jack

9st 6lb

J: William Cox

T: Harriet Dickin

Sole AW run saw him last of ten at 100-1 on Southwell Tapeta in late December; that was in the middle of a modest campaign switched to hurdling by new yard and he needs something like his peak Flat form (1m4f win last June in first-time cheekpieces, for Andrew Balding) to hold a winning chance on this first start since leaving Tony Charlton.

40/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

3 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Sixth foal; half-brother to winners Galahad Quest (useful 2m1f hurdle/2m4f chase) and Iliade Allen (bumper); dam unraced half-sister to French 2m2f Grade 3 hurdle winner Une Destine; bred to have a future and has presumably showed up well at home to be kicking off in this company.

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1st

3

13th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 4

12:40 Chepstow

Knight Of Allen

11st 0lb

J: David Noonan

T: Jane Williams

Interesting that he was thrown into a Grade 2 at Cheltenham for his debut only to be carried out early; confirmed himself talented when chasing home a good horse (subsequent winner) in a Listed race at Aintree (heavy) and should be very difficult to beat here.

5/6

2nd

3

9th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 209y

Class 1

14:40 Aintree

Knight Of Allen

11st 0lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Jane Williams

22-1, carried out just after the first flight on last month's debut in Grade 2 Triumph Trial at Cheltenham; tackles another warm contest here but he's a half-brother to connections' Grade 2 juvenile hurdle winner Galahad Quest and it will be no surprise to see a good run.

11/1

Form: 4

Last run: 35 days

W: 10st 7lb

3 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Performed to an ordinary level on the Flat in Ireland (1m-1m3f) and was beaten 25l on her switch to hurdling at Chepstow (heavy; 40-1); looks booked for another minor part.

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5th

8

8th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 5

16:10 Exeter

Parish Star

10st 2lb

J: James Davies

T: Nigel Hawke

prominent, weakened before 3 out, tailed off

40/1

7th

10

6th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 125y

Class 5

14:35 Market Rasen

Parish Star

10st 2lb

J: Stephen Mulqueen

T: Nigel Hawke

towards rear, headway into midfield 4th, pushed along when mistake 3 out

33/1

6th

6

4th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 53y

Class 4

13:28 Hereford

Parish Star

10st 7lb

J: Lorcan Murtagh

T: Nigel Hawke

took keen hold, in touch with leaders

25/1

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Payout
Exacta £232.00
Straight Forecast £193.00
Tricast £348.20
Trifecta £514.00

Selections

The Times:

Burdett Road

SPOTLIGHT:

Milan Tino

WEST COUNTRY:

Knight Of Allen

LAMBOURN:

Gifted Angel

The Star:

I Still Have Faith

TOPSPEED:

An Bradan Feasa

RP RATINGS:

Milan Tino

POSTDATA:

Milan Tino

Daily Mail:

Milan Tino

The Sun:

Milan Tino

Telegraph:

Burdett Road

The Guardian:

Burdett Road

D Express:

Burdett Road

Daily Mirror:

Burdett Road

Daily Record:

Burdett Road