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Good To Soft

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

  • Prize money: £45560
  • 2m 0f 179y
  • Class 1
  • 7 runners
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JCB Triumph Trial Juvenile Hurdle (Grade 2) (Registered As The Finesse) (GBB Race)

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

11/8 (Won)

  • Win: £2.25
  • Place: £1.40

Form: 1-1 D

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 5lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Very promising hurdler who bagged Listed honours at Auteuil (heavy) on sole French start; easily followed up at Kempton (good to soft) where he backed up Nicky Henderson's very positive Stable Tour comments and showed he's a major Triumph Hurdle contender; respected.

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

1st

2

27th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 179y

Class 1

12:05 Cheltenham

Sir Gino

11st 5lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nicky Henderson

chased clear leader

11/8

1st

2

27th Dec 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 2

13:20 Kempton

Sir Gino

11st 5lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

didn't always jump with fluency, midfield, good headway after 5th, switched left and led going best before 2 out, pushed along and quickened clear approaching last, easily, headway run-in

8/15

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10/11

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 11 C

Last run: 70 days

W: 11st 5lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 137

Form & Verdict

Impressive in similar event at this venue (soft) ten weeks ago, taking hurdles record to 2-2 and confirming that he has serious ability (scored at Royal Ascot on the Flat last year); versatile ground-wise; current favourite for the Triumph Hurdle and should have plenty more to offer.

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

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

Form: 233 BF

Last run: 70 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 136

Form & Verdict

Favourite for similar event here in November but finished only third, 7l behind Burdett Road; however, now gets a 5lb pull with that opponent and remains of interest; penultimate effort, namely solid third in Auteuil Grade 2, gives him a fighting chance on the figures.

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

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: 2

Last run: 81 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Made a promising and solid debut at Warwick (soft) in November, finishing clear second behind subsequent Grade 2 scorer Salver; interesting contender, being open to any amount of progress and bringing strong form.

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

4th

5

27th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 179y

Class 1

12:05 Cheltenham

Excelero

11st 0lb

J: David Noonan

T: Jane Williams

raced in last

14/1

2nd

4

7th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

12:12 Warwick

Excelero

11st 0lb

J: David Noonan

T: Jane Williams

49,000euros yearling; sixth foal; half-brother to a French Listed chase winner and a French hurdle winner; dam placed 2m2f hurdle/chase in France, half-sister to French Grade 1 chase winner Oculi; newcomers from this stable often run well in juvenile hurdles.

6/1

Form: 23 BF

Last run: 49 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Went close at Auteuil (very soft) on sole French outing and wasn't disgraced, albeit beaten favourite, in Listed race at Aintree (heavy) for new yard; still open to improvement but this looks a stiff task on ratings.

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

5th

6

27th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 179y

Class 1

12:05 Cheltenham

Le Fauve

11st 0lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: Dan Skelton

Went close at Auteuil (very soft) on sole French outing and wasn't disgraced, albeit beaten favourite, in Listed race at Aintree (heavy) for new yard; still open to improvement but this looks a stiff task on ratings.

33/1

3rd

5

9th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 209y

Class 1

14:40 Aintree

Le Fauve

11st 0lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Went very close on debut in France (2m, very soft) in September and the winner has followed up; has joined top yard having changed hands for 105,000euros and he's one to be interested in on his British debut.

7/2

Form: 732 BF

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Fairly useful on Flat in France but has plenty to find on hurdles form, beaten favourite at Fontwell most recently; gelded since and now goes in cheekpieces; those two factors need to prompt marked improvement.

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

6th

4

27th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 179y

Class 1

12:05 Cheltenham

Ellerton

11st 0lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Syd Hosie

Fairly useful on Flat in France but has plenty to find on hurdles form, beaten favourite at Fontwell most recently; gelded since and now goes in cheekpieces; those two factors need to prompt marked improvement.

100/1

2nd

2

26th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 1f 162y

Class 4

14:17 Fontwell

Ellerton

11st 2lb

J: Ned Fox

T: Syd Hosie

11.5f Flat winner (good) in France in August, when showing promise; well beaten in a Cheltenham Grade 2 event on his British debut; raced freely and prominently when 13l third over C&D (heavy) recently; if settling better, he is one of the more likely winners in his field.

2/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Six-race maiden on Flat for James Horton, runner-up in 2m handicap at Thirsk when last seen; sold for 35,000gns since; the only runner who has no hurdling experience and it looks a tough starting point.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

1

20th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 125y

Class 4

14:55 Market Rasen

Cosmic Soul

11st 0lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Patrick Neville

Flat maiden with some fair form between 1m2f and 2m; very highly tried on hurdle debut in a Grade 2 at Cheltenham last month (2m1f, good to soft) and was well adrift; this is much more realistic.

16/1

7th

3

27th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 179y

Class 1

12:05 Cheltenham

Cosmic Soul

11st 0lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Patrick Neville

Six-race maiden on Flat for James Horton, runner-up in 2m handicap at Thirsk when last seen; sold for 35,000gns since; the only runner who has no hurdling experience and it looks a tough starting point.

50/1

2nd

5

(1)

1st Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 13y

Class 5

16:55 Thirsk

Cosmic Soul

9st 0lb

J: Jason Hart

T: James Horton

disputed lead, in touch with leaders after 2f, ridden over 2f out, went second 1f out, no match for winner

5/1

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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Burdett Road

POSTDATA:

Sir Gino

WEST COUNTRY:

Excelero

LAMBOURN:

Sir Gino

The Times:

Sir Gino

D Express:

Sir Gino

The Sun:

Sir Gino

Daily Record:

Sir Gino

RP RATINGS:

Burdett Road

TOPSPEED:

Burdett Road

NEWMARKET:

Burdett Road

Telegraph:

Burdett Road

The Guardian:

Burdett Road

Daily Mail:

Burdett Road

Daily Mirror:

Burdett Road

The Star:

Burdett Road