12:40 Cheltenham
JCB Triumph Trial Juvenile Hurdle (Grade 2) (Registered As The Finesse) (1) 4yo
JCB Triumph Trial Juvenile Hurdle (Grade 2) (Registered As The Finesse) (1) 4yo
Going:
Good To Soft
Good To Soft
Distance: 2m 179y Runners: 9
Hurdle Turf
Good To Soft 2m 179y
This can go to ADJALI, who enhanced his reputation if anything when a close, clear second in a Grade 1 at Chepstow last time, on which form he sets a good standard. He can be a fifth winner in the last seven runnings of this race for the champion trainer. The unexposed Protektorat could go well but the improved Newbury win from Our Power last time suggests that Alan King's youngster is the main danger to the selection. [Mel Cullinan]
RP Ratings Adjali
LAMBOURN Adjali
POSTDATA Adjali
SPOTLIGHT Adjali
TOPSPEED Nelson River
WEST COUNTRY Dogon
No Runner Rating Previous Odds Odds Each Way 1/5 1-2-3
1
AdjaliDBF
D Jacob/N Henderson
Age: 4
Weight: 11-5
Spotlight Form: 21-312
146 6/4
13/8
SP
Won one of three runs over hurdles in France; impressive winner on stable debut at Market Rasen and enhanced his reputation if anything when going down narrowly to progressive winner in Grade 1 at Chepstow last time; strong form chance for trainer who has won four of the last six runnings.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 27/12/18
    CHP 16Sft 3yCl1 G1Hd,37K
    11-0
    2/5 1/4l, Quel Destin[4/6F]11-0
    Daryl Jacob
    147
    102
    137
  • 06/12/18
    MAR 17GS 3yCl4 Hd,5K
    11-4
    1/7 13l, King D'argent[4/5F]11-4
    Daryl Jacob
    72
    136
  • 20/05/18
    Aut 17VSft 3yLisHd,34K
    10-8
    3/5 5 1/4l, Beaumec De Houelle[31/5]10-6
    Bertrand Lestrade
    122
  • 26/04/18
    Com 16VSft 3yHd,20K
    10-8
    1/7 4l, Fighter Du Seuil[7/10F]10-3
    Bertrand Lestrade
    121
  • 07/04/18
    Aut 15VSft 3yHd,23K
    10-6
    2/13 1 3/4l, Beaumec De Houelle[56/10]10-6
    Bertrand Lestrade
    116
7
Our PowerD
T Cannon/A King
Age: 4
Weight: 11-0
Spotlight Form: 121
146 4/1, 9/2
5/1
SP
Fairly useful 1m4f winner on the Flat; winning debut over hurdles at Market Rasen before creditable second to a useful rival at Exeter; improved form when finding plenty to see off a previous winner at Newbury last time and, in receipt of 5lb from main form rival Adjali, commands plenty of respect.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 19/12/18
    NBY 16Sft 3yCl4 Hd,5K
    11-4
    1/7 6l, Style De Vole[2/1]11-4
    Wayne Hutchinson
    126
    82
    132
  • 25/11/18
    EXE 17GS 3yCl4 Hd,5K
    11-4
    2/11 5l, Fanfan Du Seuil[11/8F]11-4
    Wayne Hutchinson
    99
    122
  • 08/11/18
    MAR 17Gd 3yCl4 Hd,5K
    10-12
    1/5 5l, Idilico[5/4]11-4
    Tom Cannon
    26
    111
  • 29/09/18
    CHS 14GS Cl4Hc,6K
    9-2
    6/11 7 1/2l, Faithful Mount[6/1]9-8
    Charles Bishop
    81
    30
    81
  • 23/08/18
    CHP 12Gd 3yCl4Hc,6K
    9-7
    2/5 8l, Natural History[10/1]9-4
    Martin Harley
    82
    32
    85
  • 02/08/18
    Ffo 12Gd Cl5 Md,4K
    9-4
    1/9 1 1/2l, Loveisili[7/1]9-4
    David Probert
    67
    76
9
ProtektoratBF
H Skelton/D Skelton
Age: 4
Weight: 11-0
Spotlight Form: 2U
131
5/1
SP
Dam French 1m7f-2m5f jump winner (including 2m2f Listed hurdle and 2m5f Listed chase); second in a Listed hurdle at Auteuil (2m2f, very soft) in September; 5-2 favourite, he unseated mid-race on stable debut here last month; unexposed and hails from leading yard, so by no means ruled out.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 15/12/18
    CHL 17Gd 3yCl2 Hd,15K
    10-12
    UR/7 Nelson River[5/2F]11-2
    Harry Skelton
  • 13/09/18
    Aut 18VSft 3yLisHd,25K
    10-6
    2/11 4l, Fraca De Thaix[9/1]10-6
    Thomas Henderson
    117
4
Fakir D'OudairiesD
J J Slevin/J P O'Brien
Age: 4
Weight: 11-0
Spotlight Form: -264F1
130 7/1, 6/1
13/2
SP
Some ability over hurdles and fences in France before winning with something in hand on stable debut in a 22-runner maiden hurdle at Cork (2m, soft) this month; promising but this demands much more from him.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 05/01/19
    COR 16Sft 4-5yMdHd,7K
    10-8
    1/22 3 1/2l, Fast Buck[11/4]11-10
    J J Slevin
    54
    116
  • 14/08/18
    Cla 18VSft 3yCh,13K
    10-10
    F/4 Full Paradayse[11/1]10-8
    Regis Schmidlin
  • 21/07/18
    Cla 18Sft 3yCh,14K
    10-8
    4/4 12l, Comedien De Belair[53/10]10-8
    Ludovic Philipperon
  • 09/06/18
    Aut 17VSft 3yG3Hd,48K
    10-3
    6/7 17l, Porto Pollo[29/1]10-6
    Thomas Henderson
    116
  • 15/05/18
    Com 16Hy Hd,19K
    10-6
    2/8 1/4l, Notorius[10/1]10-6
    Kevin Nabet
    115
  • 22/04/18
    Par 12Gd 3yNHF,7K
    9-12
    4/1 [11/2]
    Vincent Cheminaud
2
Nelson RiverCD
H Bannister/A Carroll
Age: 4
Weight: 11-3
Spotlight Form: 11
136 13/2
15/2
SP
Improved into a fair middle-distance handicapper for this yard on the Flat this autumn and made a winning start over hurdles at Bangor in November despite a mistake at the last; suited in coming from off a generous pace when picking off his rivals late on to win here last time; this is a better-contested race and more is needed if he is to preserve his unbeaten record.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 15/12/18
    CHL 17Gd 3yCl2 Hd,15K
    11-2
    1/7 1l, Fanfan Du Seuil[6/1]11-5
    Harry Bannister
    109
    125
  • 14/11/18
    BAN 17GS 3yCl4 MdHd,4K
    10-12
    1/9 1 1/4l, Nebuchadnezzar[11/4]10-12
    Harry Bannister
    70
    122
  • 08/10/18
    PON 12GS 3yCl5Hc,4K
    9-7
    2/12 1l, Sempre Presto[8/1]9-3
    Joey Haynes
    68
    53
    75
  • 22/09/18
    WOL 12St Cl6Hc,3K
    9-2
    1/11 2l, Daily Trader[20/1]9-11
    George Downing
    62
    66
    69
  • 29/08/18
    KEM 8St/Slw 3yCl4Hc,6K
    8-7
    9/12 14l, King's Slipper[66/1]9-5
    Luke Morris
    65
    27
    42
  • 11/10/17
    NOT 8GS 2yCl4 Md,6K
    9-5
    7/9 15 1/2l, Merlin Magic[66/1]9-5
    Adam Kirby
    30
    55
3
Dogon
Bryony Frost/P Nicholls
Age: 4
Weight: 11-0
Spotlight Form: 3-3231
140 9/1, 10/1
11/1
SP
Made the frame in four runs over hurdles in France before winning over fences in minor event at Fontainebleau (2m2f, very soft) last time in November, soon after which he was bought for 90,000euros; has joined a top yard but will need to be pretty smart to win this on his debut over British hurdles.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 05/11/18
    Fnt 18VSft 3yCh,9K
    10-8
    1/3 17l, Fou Du Bresil[2/7F]10-6
    Thomas Gueguen
  • 02/10/18
    Com 17VSft 3yHd,20K
    10-10
    3/8 3 1/4l, Cool Me Down[8/5F]10-8
    Angelo Zuliani
    130
  • 12/09/18
    Com 17VSft 3yHd,19K
    10-10
    2/12 3 1/2l, Fidele Au Poste[9/5F]10-8
    Gaetan Masure
    126
  • 23/08/18
    Cla 18VSft 3yHd,15K
    10-10
    3/3 2 1/4l, Feu Follet[5/1]10-12
    Thomas Gueguen
    125
  • 05/03/18
    Com 16Hy 3yHd,11K
    10-3
    3/15 1 1/2l, [19/5]
    Gaetan Masure
    119
5
Fine Brunello
B J Geraghty/J P O'Brien
Age: 4
Weight: 11-0
Spotlight Form: 7144
125
20/1
SP
Won a minor bumper in France (1m4f, good to soft) in August and since shown ability in two starts over hurdles, last time fourth at Limerick on stable debut last month; lot more needed on that form to figure here.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 26/12/18
    LIM 16Sft/Hy 3yMdHd,7K
    11-0
    4/17 6l, Band Of Outlaws[25/1]11-0
    Jody McGarvey
    95
    111
  • 13/09/18
    Aut 18VSft 3yLisHd,25K
    10-6
    4/11 14l, Fraca De Thaix[16/1]10-6
    Damien Mescam
    107
  • 26/08/18
    Vit 12GS 3yNHF,5K
    10-1
    1/3 Flip De Vega[3/1]10-6
    Thomas Henderson
  • 12/08/18
    Lel 12GS 3yNHF,7K
    9-12
    7/7 23l, Forcalin[12/1]10-1
    Mlle Maryline Eon
8
Pagero
R McLernon/Jonjo O'Neill
Age: 4
Weight: 11-0
Spotlight
33/1
28/1
SP
Two wins at 1m2f in France before fifth of seven in a Listed race last time in November; bought for 190,000euros soon after that last run; concedes an experience edge to the others here and Barry Geraghty is on the owner's other runner Fine Brunello, so probably best watched this time.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 07/11/18
    Cha 10Sft 3yLis,24K
    9-2
    5/8 7 1/4l, Mr Satchmo[68/10]9-5
    Pierre-Charles Boudot
    76
    92
  • 23/10/18
    Dea 10GS 3y,12K
    9-0
    1/10 1/2l, Princess Gold[23/5]8-10
    Alexis Badel
    27
    77
  • 05/10/18
    Agr 10Sft 3y,6K
    8-8
    1/10 1/2l, Shendeliya[9/5F]8-2
    Gary Sanchez
  • 13/04/18
    Par 12Sft 3y,10K
    8-11
    2/1 [15/2]
    Maxime Guyon
6
Fukuto
T Scudamore/D Bridgwater
Age: 4
Weight: 11-0
Spotlight Form: 412
122 50/1, 66/1
50/1
SP
Ran over hurdles in France in May and October, winning at Argentan on latter occasion; bought for 52,000euros in November; no match for 22l winner at Sandown on stable debut this month; doubt that he's up to this.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 05/01/19
    SAN 16Sft 4yCl3 Hd,6K
    11-4
    2/7 22l, Torpillo[14/1]11-8
    Tom Scudamore
    73
    108
  • 28/10/18
    Agt 18GS 3yHd,7K
    10-10
    1/3 1/2l, Sceaux Des Landes[6/1]10-10
    Clement Lefebvre
    108
  • 25/05/18
    Chb 17VSft 3yHd,8K
    10-8
    4/4 4 1/2l, Farasoul[8/1]10-12
    Clement Lefebvre
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