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13:30 Cheltenham Racecard - 15th March 2019

13:30 Cheltenham
JCB Triumph Hurdle (Grade 1)
  • 4YO only, 14 Runners
  • Winner £70,338, 2nd £26,500, 3rd £13,262, 4th £6,625, 5th £3,325, 6th £1,662, 7th £825, 8th £425
  • Distance 2m 179y
  • Going Good to soft-soft in places
Race Conditions
Course Winner
Distance Winner
Horse Form
Won Last Time Out
Ran Within 30 Days
Order By Odds
# Runner
Silk
1
Adjali D A Jacob N J Henderson 4 yrs, 11-0 48 Form: 21-3123 Successful in two hurdle races at 2m and 2m 1f on good to soft and heavy ground. Third of 9 behind Fakir D'Oudairies beaten 17l at 5-4fav on his latest outing in a Grade 2 hurdle race over this course and distance (good to soft) in January. Has won at Market Rasen and Compiegne this season.
Silk
2
Authorizo J W Kennedy G Elliott 4 yrs, 11-0 20 Form: 13 A winner of a hurdle race at 2m on yielding ground. Third of 6 behind Way Back Home beaten 5l at evens fav on his latest outing in a Grade 3 hurdle race in the Group 3 Winning Fair Juvenile Hurdle at Fairyhouse over 2m (good - yielding) last month.
Silk
3
Coeur Sublime D N Russell G Elliott 4 yrs, 11-0 27 Form: 12F4 A winner of a hurdle race at 2m on good - yielding ground. Finished 19l behind Darasso when fourth of 7 at 2-1jt-fav on his latest outing in a Grade 3 hurdle race in the Group 3 Red Mills Trial Hurdle at Gowran Park over 2m (yielding) last month.
Silk
4
Ecco Harry Skelton P F Nicholls 4 yrs, 11-0 20 Form: 6 Finished 20l behind Fusil Raffles when sixth of 12 at 7-1 on his NH debut in a Grade 2 hurdle race in the Group 2 888Sport Take 'Em On Adonis Juvenile Hurdle at Kempton over 2m (good) last month.
Silk
5
Gardens of Babylon B J Geraghty Joseph P O'Brien 4 yrs, 11-0 40 Form: 122 A winner of a hurdle race at 2m on good ground. Beaten 6l by Sir Erec when second of 7 at 5-1 on his latest outing in a Grade 1 hurdle race in the Group 1 Tattersalls Ireland Spring Juvenile Hurdle at Leopardstown over 2m (good) last month.
Silk
6
Hannon David Noonan J C McConnell 4 yrs, 11-0 19 Form: 212 A winner of a hurdle race at 2m on good ground. Beaten a nose by Chosen Mate when second of 6 at 10-1 on his latest outing in a Grade 2 hurdle race in the Group 2 Paddy Power Onside App Novice Hurdle at Naas over 2m (good) last month.
Silk
7
Nelson River Harry Bannister A W Carroll 4 yrs, 11-0 48 Form: 116 Successful in two hurdle races at 2m 1f on good and good to soft ground. Well beaten at 13-2 behind Fakir D'Oudairies when sixth of 9 on his latest outing in a Grade 2 hurdle race over this course and distance (good to soft) in January. Has won at Cheltenham and Bangor-on-Dee this season.
Silk
8
Pentland Hills Nico de Boinville N J Henderson 4 yrs, 11-0 18 Form: 1
1 Tip
A winner at 5-2 in a maiden hurdle race at Plumpton over 2m (good) on his latest outing last month, beating The Flying Sofa by 14l.
Silk
9
Pic D'Orhy Sam Twiston-Davies P F Nicholls 4 yrs, 11-0 131 Form: 1-21F22
1 Tip
He has won three hurdle races from 1m 7f to 2m 2f. Beaten 1 1/4l by Beaumec De Houelle when second of 7 on his latest outing in a Grade 1 hurdle race in the Group 1 Cambaceres Grade 1 Hurdle at Auteuil over 2m 2f (good) in November last year. Having his first run for a new stable today.
Silk
10
Quel Destin Harry Cobden P F Nicholls 4 yrs, 11-0 27 Form: 211111
6 Tips
Winner of six hurdle races from 1m 7f to 2m 1f on ground varying from good to soft. Won on his latest outing in a hurdle race when 4-6fav at Haydock over 2m (good to soft) last month, beating Capone by 6l. Has won 3 times this season.
Silk
11
Runrized D J Mullins W P Mullins 4 yrs, 11-0 47 Form: 4 Finished 7l behind Konitho when fourth of 24 at 5-4fav on his NH debut in a maiden hurdle race at Naas over 2m (yielding) in January.
Silk
12
Sir Erec M P Walsh Joseph P O'Brien 4 yrs, 11-0 40 Form: 11
13 Tips
Successful in two hurdle races at 2m on good and good - yielding ground. Won on his latest outing in a Grade 1 hurdle race when 13-8fav in the Group 1 Tattersalls Ireland Spring Juvenile Hurdle at Leopardstown over 2m (good) last month, beating Gardens of Babylon by 6l.
Silk
13
Tiger Tap Tap R Walsh W P Mullins 4 yrs, 11-0 40 Form: 24 Placed in a hurdle race from two starts. Finished 8l behind Sir Erec when fourth of 7 at 2-1 on his latest outing in a Grade 1 hurdle race in the Group 1 Tattersalls Ireland Spring Juvenile Hurdle at Leopardstown over 2m (good) last month.
Silk
14
French Made P Townend W P Mullins 4 yrs, 10-7 64 Form: 21 A winner at 3-1 in a maiden hurdle race at Clonmel over 2m (yielding) on her latest outing in January, beating Edene D'Arc by 3 1/2l.
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Newspaper Tips
Silk Nap Tips Tipsters Odds
Sir Erec
13 Tips
13 Tips
  • PicksfromthePaddock Cambridge Evening News
  • The Scout Daily Express
  • Newsboy Daily Mirror
  • Lee Sobot Yorkshire Evening Post
  • myracing.com
  • Robin Goodfellow Daily Mail
  • POSTDATA
  • Steve Mason RP Ratings
  • Ben Hutton SPOTLIGHT
  • Marlborough Telegraph
  • The Guardian
  • Templegate The Sun
  • Rob Wright The Times
Quel Destin
6 Tips
6 Tips
  • Andy Morris Shropshire Star
  • Glendale The Scotsman
  • Andrew Bladen Wolverhampton Express & Star
  • Garry Owen Daily Record
  • TOPSPEED
  • Jason Heavey The Star
Pic D'Orhy
1 Tip
1 Tip
  • Andrew King WEST COUNTRY
Pentland Hills
1 Tip
1 Tip
  • James Burn LAMBOURN
The Sportsman's Verdict
SIR EREC was a very classy operator on the Flat, winning at Listed level and finishing a creditable third behind Stradivarius on Champions Day in the Long Distance Cup. He's left a favourable impression on both starts over timber, travelling and jumping well when beating Tiger Tap Tap by a neck in a maiden hurdle at Leopardstown in December and then confirming his superiority over the Willie Mullins-trained runner when making all in the Spring Juvenile Hurdle (with Gardens of Babylon second). Despite stepping on a stone last week, he has been deemed fit enough to declare and as such, he rates the one to beat. Although being something of an unknown on his first start in the UK, Paul Nicholls' Pic D'Orhy is worth considering in view of the high-class form he's shown in France. His stable's hand is strengthened further by the reliable and consistent Quel Destin, who holds Adjali on their Grade 1 run at Chepstow in December and boasts winning course form, having landed the Triumph Trial here back in November.
The Sportsman's Prediction
Silk Pos Runner
1st Sir Erec
2nd Quel Destin
3rd Pic D'Orhy
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