Today's racecards

Cheltenham

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

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 40.60s
  • Off time: 12:11:10
12:10 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Far West (FR) 2/9

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 3-11 Dark Blue, White sleeves, Dark Blue diamonds, White cap, Dark Blue diamonds Far West (FR) 28
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
3 11-7 P F Nicholls R Walsh 145 2/91.22
3 21 Royal Blue, White hoops, Maroon sleeves and cap Handazan (IRE) 48
Nag meDistance Winner
3 11-3 A King R Thornton 7/24.50
4 142 Royal blue and white stripes, white sleeves, royal blue spots, striped cap Mr Lando 4
Nag me
3 11-3 A W Carroll N Fehily 110 33/134.00
Non runners
214Dovils Date311-3Tim VaughanR Johnson125
5211Tidal Way (IRE)311-3C E LongsdonN Fehily118

Verdict

FAR WEST pulled 12 lengths clear of Handazan on his UK debut at Chepstow in October with Mr Lando a distant fourth. He did have the benefit of previous experience that day and is 4lb worse off here with the runner-up but Alan King's charge may still struggle to reverse the form, despite getting off the mark himself at Aintree shortly after, as the selection was even more impressive when landing a Grade 2 over this track and trip next time when Dovils Date was a well-beaten fourth. Tidal Way is upped in class after victories at Bangor and Ludlow and may struggle to complete the hat-trick.