Today's racecards

Cheltenham

  • 12:10 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 30.20s
  • Off time: 12:10:44
12:10 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Rolling Star (FR) 5/2
2nd Irish Saint (FR) 10/11
3rd Roc D'apsis (FR) 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 11 Royal blue, pink hoops, armlets and cap Irish Saint (FR) 30
Nag me
4 11-7 P F Nicholls R Walsh 10/111.91
2 1 White, black cap Rolling Star (FR) 93
Nag me
4 11-7 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 5/23.50
3 22114 Black, White disc, White sleeves, Black spots, White cap Feb Thirtyfirst 21
Nag meDistance Winner
4 11-4 Miss S West M Goldstein 124 25/126.00
4 1 RED, ORANGE and RED hooped sleeves, WHITE cap Knight Of Pleasure 21
Nag meDistance Winner
4 11-4 G L Moore Joshua Moore 12/113.00
5 Pink, Black star, armlets and star on cap Double Cee 106
Nag me
4 11-0 W Greatrex N Fehily 66/167.00
7 4 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Last Shadow 17
Nag me
4 11-0 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 7/18.00
8 6 Royal Blue and White diabolo, White sleeves and cap Milord (GER) 17
Nag me
4 11-0 K C Bailey J M Maguire 50/151.00
9 3 Emerald green and royal blue (quartered), white and emerald green striped sleeves Roc D'apsis (FR) 70
Nag me
4 11-0 T R George P J Brennan 16/117.00
Non runners
6Good of Luck411-0M R ChannonC O'Farrell

Verdict

Knight Of Pleasure looked a nice prospect at Sandown and his trainer has been firing the winners in while Feb Thirtyfirst was by no means disgraced in the Grade 1 Finale at Chepstow after his earlier successes. Last Shadow certainly caught the eye on his introduction at Doncaster and this expensive purchase is better than he showed that day but will need to be an outstanding performer to get the better of IRISH SAINT. Paul Nicholls' charge, a Listed winner at Auteuil in September, could hardly have been more impressive at Kempton and is near the head of the betting for the Triumph Hurdle. He faces a strong challenge from Rolling Star, who arrives with a big reputation after his victory in France, but should be good enough to retain his unbeaten record.