Today's racecards

Cheltenham

  • 12:10 JCB Triumph Hurdle Trial 2m 1f

  • Winner £12,512 2nd £3,696 3rd £1,848 4th £924
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 7.80s
  • Off time: 12:12:22
12:10 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ballyglasheen (IRE) 33/1
2nd Kentucky Hyden (IRE) 7/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 7-122 Emerald green, white hoop, halved sleeves, emerald green and white hooped cap Cadoudoff (FR) 43
Nag meDistance Winner
3 11-7 p1 C E Longsdon Aidan Coleman 124 15/28.50
2 832-41 Emerald Green, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Green and Emerald Green quartered cap Kentucky Hyden (IRE) 35
Nag meDistance Winner
3 11-7 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 135 7/42.75
3 121 Royal blue, pink hoops, armlets and cap Vicenzo Mio (FR) 102
Nag meDistance Winner
3 11-7 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 131 13/82.62
5 281133 Pink, Purple epaulets, striped sleeves, Purple and pink hooped cap Ballyglasheen (IRE) 30
Nag me
3 11-3 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 120 33/134.00
7 Blue and red checks, silver sleeves, blue cap Burgoyne (USA) 33
Nag me
3 11-0 C Von Der Recke R Thornton 40/141.00
8 Black, black and maroon striped cap Commissioned (IRE) 61
Nag me
3 11-0 J P Ferguson Jack Quinlan 9/25.50
Non runners
4232314Akdam (IRE)311-3A W CarrollLee Edwards119
61Tiger Roll (IRE)311-3N J HawkeT Scudamore

Verdict

Kentucky Hyden had four attempts to get off the mark in France but finally came good at Sandown on his first start for Nicky Henderson. This looks a lot tougher, however, with VICENZO MIO preferred. Paul Nicholls has won two of the last four renewals with French imports and his recent acquisition showed a good level of form when reversing earlier running with Art Mauresque at Auteuil in September. Cadoudoff, Akdam and Ballyglasheen may have already had their limitations exposed while Tiger Roll only won a small race at Market Rasen but newcomer Commissioned could be interesting. He was a progressive and lightly-raced stayer on the Flat for Mark Johnston and his new stable is going well.