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

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

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5/4 (Won)

  • Win: £2.25
  • Place: £1.60

Form: 12 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 4lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Well beaten in only Flat start; it was a weak maiden hurdle he won at Ballinrobe for Joseph O'Brien but did so with authority and he led them over the last in a Grade 2 here (soft) four weeks ago before outpaced by the smart Flat recruit Burdett Road, who is now 2-2 over hurdles and currently favourite for the Triumph; that form sets the standard.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

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

1st

2

16th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 179y

Class 2

12:05 Cheltenham

An Bradan Feasa

11st 4lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Jack Jones

Well beaten in only Flat start; it was a weak maiden hurdle he won at Ballinrobe for Joseph O'Brien but did so with authority and he led them over the last in a Grade 2 here (soft) four weeks ago before outpaced by the smart Flat recruit Burdett Road, who is now 2-2 over hurdles and currently favourite for the Triumph; that form sets the standard.

5/4

2nd

1

18th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 1

12:35 Cheltenham

An Bradan Feasa

11st 0lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Jack Jones

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.

12/1

10/1

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 321 D

Last run: 63 days

W: 11st 4lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Beat last week's Sandown winner Castlefort by 4l at Chepstow (2m, heavy) with the pair totally dominant; heading in the right direction and could be a lively one despite this rise in class.

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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

4

4th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 1

13:20 Musselburgh

Balboa

11st 0lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Seamus Mullins

Won at Chepstow (2m, heavy) in October; best form when second to An Bradan Feasa at Cheltenham (soft) when next seen two months later, and now gets a 3lb pull for 3l defeat, but he floundered 21l adrift when second of five in a Chepstow Grade 2 at Christmas; has left Tony Charlton; player on best form but others are a bit more persuasive.

11/2

2nd

3

27th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 1

14:10 Chepstow

Balboa

11st 0lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Anthony Charlton

jumped left on occasions, led narrowly or disputed lead, headed 3 out, soon no chance with winner

14/1

2nd

3

16th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 179y

Class 2

12:05 Cheltenham

Balboa

11st 4lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Anthony Charlton

Beat last week's Sandown winner Castlefort by 4l at Chepstow (2m, heavy) with the pair totally dominant; heading in the right direction and could be a lively one despite this rise in class.

10/1

Form: 14 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 4lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

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.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

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: 35

Last run: 38 days

W: 11st 0lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Limited six-race maiden on the Flat (7f to 1m4f); signs that he could make a better hurdler when third at Wetherby (2m, good) and then raced too freely at Musselburgh (good to soft); his form is a good way beneath the requisite standard to win a race of this stature.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

9

(1)

16th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 6

14:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Walk The Moon

9st 3lb

J: William Carson

T: Tony Carroll

Has been unable to get competitive in this code; still early days after just three handicap starts and he's down another 2lb and up in trip for his AW debut; only of serious interest if supported.

10/1

4th

7

16th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 179y

Class 2

12:05 Cheltenham

Walk The Moon

11st 0lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Tony Carroll

Limited six-race maiden on the Flat (7f to 1m4f); signs that he could make a better hurdler when third at Wetherby (2m, good) and then raced too freely at Musselburgh (good to soft); his form is a good way beneath the requisite standard to win a race of this stature.

66/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 7lb

3 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Six-time winner on the Flat in France but well beaten in a Class 5 1m4f handicap at Wolverhampton four weeks ago on her debut for this yard; hurled into the deep end here for hurdling debut and makes limited appeal.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8th

18

12th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

15:30 Wincanton

Rebel Angel

10st 2lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Six Flat wins in 2023, on the AW at Wolverhampton (about 1m) and in France (1m3f-1m5f); highly tried on hurdle debut but fared no better when sights lowered at Taunton recently; no great appeal as yet.

33/1

9th

11

30th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

12:25 Taunton

Rebel Angel

10st 7lb

J: Gearoid Harney

T: David Pipe

prominent, weakened after 3 out

16/1

5th

8

16th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 179y

Class 2

12:05 Cheltenham

Rebel Angel

10st 7lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Six-time winner on the Flat in France but well beaten in a Class 5 1m4f handicap at Wolverhampton four weeks ago on her debut for this yard; hurled into the deep end here for hurdling debut and makes limited appeal.

16/1

Form: 1 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 4lb

3 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

All six Flat runs in Germany were on good ground, winning over 1m2f; looked very at home on soft when cantering home from modest opposition on his hurdle/stable debut at Wetherby (odds-on) and afterwards his trainer was looking forward to upping him in grade; seems to jump well and could turn out useful.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

8

24th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 4

14:35 Chepstow

Kourosh

10st 11lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

prominent, hampered by loose horse before 2nd

8/11

0

5

16th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 179y

Class 2

12:05 Cheltenham

Kourosh

11st 4lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

All six Flat runs in Germany were on good ground, winning over 1m2f; looked very at home on soft when cantering home from modest opposition on his hurdle/stable debut at Wetherby (odds-on) and afterwards his trainer was looking forward to upping him in grade; seems to jump well and could turn out useful.

6/4

1st

2

29th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

13:15 Wetherby

Kourosh

11st 2lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

1m2f winner on the Flat in Germany and second over 1m6f there when last seen in September; has switched to leading trainer ahead of this hurdle debut; market confidence would look significant.

11/8

Form: P

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 0lb

3 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Went off at lengthy odds when pulled up in a heavy-ground hurdle at Fontainebleau a month ago; impossible to make any case on the back of that.

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0

6

16th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 179y

Class 2

12:05 Cheltenham

Maglia Rosa

11st 0lb

J: Miss Roisin Leech

T: Sophie Leech

Went off at lengthy odds when pulled up in a heavy-ground hurdle at Fontainebleau a month ago; impossible to make any case on the back of that.

66/1

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Payout
Exacta £97.00
Straight Forecast £108.10
Trifecta £282.00

Selections

POSTDATA:

Kourosh

SPOTLIGHT:

An Bradan Feasa

Telegraph:

Kourosh

The Guardian:

Kourosh

Daily Mail:

Kourosh

D Express:

Kourosh

Daily Mirror:

Kourosh

The Sun:

Kourosh

RP RATINGS:

An Bradan Feasa

TOPSPEED:

An Bradan Feasa

The Times:

An Bradan Feasa

The Star:

An Bradan Feasa

Daily Record:

An Bradan Feasa