Today's racecards

Cheltenham

  • 12:40 JCB Triumph Hurdle Trial 2m 1f

  • Winner £17,085 2nd £6,411 3rd £3,210 4th £1,599
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 27.30s
  • Off time: 12:40:42
12:40 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Le Rocher (FR) 2/1
2nd Kentucky Hyden (IRE) 15/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 811331 Pink, Purple epaulets, striped sleeves, Purple and pink hooped cap Ballyglasheen (IRE) 42
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
4 11-7 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 135 25/126.00
2 32-4122 Emerald Green, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Green and Emerald Green quartered cap Kentucky Hyden (IRE) 28
Nag meDistance Winner
4 11-7 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 138 15/28.50
3 F-1171 Maroon and Yellow diamonds, halved sleeves, Yellow cap Le Rocher (FR) 28
Nag meDistance Winner
4 11-7 Nick Williams R Johnson 141 2/13.00
4 12141 Royal blue, pink hoops, armlets and cap Vicenzo Mio (FR) 29
Nag meDistance Winner
4 11-7 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 143 11/102.10
5 1 MAROON Goodwood Mirage (IRE) 14
Nag me
4 11-4 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 9/110.00
6 4 White, Maroon and White quartered cap Ronaldinho (IRE) 28
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 11-0 A King W Hutchinson 33/134.00

Verdict

Le Rocher stayed on dourly to get the better of Kentucky Hyden in the Finale Hurdle at Chepstow last month. The runner-up had already been beaten by Ballyglasheen here and is in danger of becoming disappointing but did finish ahead of subsequent Kempton scorer VICENZO MIO on the latter occasion. Paul Nicholls' juvenile probably needed the run, however, and can show his true worth in this. Goodwood Mirage and Ronaldinho were both decent on the Flat and are entitled to improve on their debut efforts. The former did win narrowly at Kempton, despite some sticky jumping, and Alan King's charge still had every chance approaching the last at Newbury.