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12:55 Cheltenham 28 Jan 2012

JCB Triumph Hurdle Trial (Juvenile Hurdle) (Registered As The Finesse Juvenile Hurdle Race) Grade 2

(Class 1) (4yo) (2m179yds) 2m1f New Good To Soft 8 hurdles
1st £14,237.50 2nd £5,342.50 3rd £2,675 4th £1,332.50 5th £670 6th £335


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
4 117 126 143
b g Gentlewave(IRE) - Swanson(USA) (Diesis)
Held up in rear, outpaced after 3 out, still in last place after 2 out, quickened approaching last and soon challenging, stayed upsides and narrow advantage when hung right under pressure throughout final 100yds, all out, finished 1st, disq and placed 2nd (op 10-1)
1  shd
4 114 123 141
b g Sakhee(USA) - Tetravella(IRE) (Groom Dancer)
In touch, hit 3rd, tracked leaders 2 out, driven to take slight lead last and kept in until narrowly headed final 100yds, stayed upsides despite being carried right, kept on gamely, just failed, finished 2nd, placed 1st (tchd 15-8)
3  [3½]
4 117 142 122 140
b g Beat Hollow - Hesperia (Slip Anchor)
Led, driven and quickened approaching 2 out, narrowly headed last, outpaced by leading duo with 1f to run (tchd 4-1)
4  8 [11½]
4 117 127 113 133
b g Lesotho(USA) - Lasalsa De Juilley(FR) (Le Balafre)
In touch, ridden, 2 out, weakened before last (op 18-1)
5  12 [23½]
4 114 136 96 119
b g Shamardal(USA) - Shimna (Mr Prospector)
Chased leader, ridden 2 out, weakened soon after
6  [26¾]
4 117 95 123
gr g Al Namix(FR) - Douchka(FR) (Fijar Tango)
Took keen hold, tracked leaders, not fluent 4 out, went 2nd and mistake 2 out, soon ridden, weakening when veered right to stands' rail well before last (tchd 13-8)
Following a stewards' inquiry, Pearl Swan who passed the post first, was disqualified and placed second, Grumeti was awarded the race.
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