Today's racecards

Cheltenham

  • 13:30 JCB Triumph Hurdle 2m 1f

  • Winner £68,340 2nd £25,644 3rd £12,840 4th £6,396
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 11.10s
  • Off time: 13:32:43
13:30 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Our Conor (IRE) 4/1
2nd Far West (FR) 4/1
3rd Sametegal (FR) 33/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2 Dark green, black and beige diabolo on sleeves, black cap Cape Explorer 22
Nag me
4 11-0 B Ellison Danny Cook 100/1101.00
2 17116 White, dark green spots, red and white hooped sleeves, red cap Chris Pea Green 20
Nag meDistance Winner
4 11-0 G L Moore J E Moore 136 33/134.00
3 112 Purple, orange seams, purple cap, orange star Diakali (FR) 34
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 11-0 W P Mullins D J Casey 145 10/111.00
4 3-1111 Dark Blue, White sleeves, Dark Blue diamonds, White cap, Dark Blue diamonds Far West (FR) 27
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 11-0 P F Nicholls R Walsh 145 4/15.00
5 2 YELLOW, PURPLE star, PURPLE sleeves, YELLOW armlets, PURPLE cap Gassin Golf 14
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 11-0 R Lee T Scudamore 33/134.00
6 11 Dark blue and yellow (quartered), dark blue sleeves, yellow armlets, dark blue cap Hidden Justice (IRE) 42
Nag meDistance Winner
4 11-0 J J Quinn P Carberry 143 16/117.00
7 11U Black, black and pink check sleeves and cap Kashmir Peak (IRE) 40
Nag meDistance Winner
4 11-0 J J Quinn D C Costello 139 20/121.00
8 142 Red, Emerald Green disc, Emerald Green sleeves, Red stars King of Dudes 23
Nag me
4 11-0 p1 A King W Hutchinson 124 100/1101.00
9 23 Red, pink hoop and armlets Lac Fontana (FR) 20
Nag me
4 11-0 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 133 25/126.00
10 1 Royal Blue and Yellow diamonds, White sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Yellow diamond Masters Blazing 21
Nag me
4 11-0 J Ryan C Bolger 200/1201.00
11 111 Light green, red stripe, armlets and cap Our Conor (IRE) 34
Nag me
4 11-0 D T Hughes B J Cooper 150 4/15.00
12 11 White, black cap Rolling Star (FR) 48
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
4 11-0 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 149 5/23.50
13 21-1213 YELLOW, PURPLE hoops and armlets, hooped cap Sametegal (FR) 24
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 11-0 P F Nicholls Ryan Mahon 138 33/134.00
14 21 Black, Beige epaulets, striped sleeves and star on cap Somemothersdohavem 23
Nag meDistance Winner
4 11-0 J Ryan Jack Doyle 123 66/167.00
15 31221 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Stocktons Wing (IRE) 20
Nag me
4 11-0 C O'Brien A P McCoy 140 11/112.00
16 1F3 Beige, grey epaulets Swnymor (IRE) 23
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 11-0 Tim Vaughan R Johnson 143 25/126.00
17 211232 Emerald Green, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Green and Emerald Green quartered cap Vasco Du Ronceray (FR) 20
Nag meDistance Winner
4 11-0 h N J Henderson J Ricou 140 20/121.00

Verdict

It's more than 10 years since there was an Irish-trained winner of this juvenile Grade 1 but there is plenty of confidence behind Dessie Hughes' Our Conor, who is unbeaten in three starts and had yesterday's impressive Fred Winter winner Flaxen Flare well behind when winning at this level at Leopardstown last month. Diakali, who finished second, may struggle to reverse the form here and is closely matched with Stocktons Wing, who has also had a rear view of Our Conor this winter. The probable favourite has yet to be tested in an end-to-end gallop, however, and there are some promising novices lining up to take him on. Rolling Star won a Grade 2 on his UK debut here in January and could be anything while Far West has already won twice here, though has only raced on very soft ground so far. Vasco Du Ronceray is another French import expected to go well but it may be too soon to write off SWNYMOR. He certainly wasn't at his best when beaten by Somemothersdohavem and King of Dudes at Doncaster last time but was on the comeback trail after picking up an injury when falling in the Finale Hurdle at Chepstow in December when going clear. He's clearly talented and could be a big price now. The hard-pulling Kashmir Peak may struggle to last home here.