JCB Triumph Hurdle Trial
Juvenile Hurdle, Cheltenham
£20,000 added,
3yo only,
2m 1f, Class 2
Saturday 14th December 2013

1 Ballyglasheen 33/1
2 Kentucky Hyden 7/4
3 Commissioned 9/2
NR: Akdam (IRE), Tiger Roll (IRE)
6 ran Distances: nk, 3¾l, 2l
TIME 4m 4.63s (slow by 10.13s)

There was a shock result as the experienced Ballyglasheen won gamely at 33/1 by a neck from 7/4 chance Kentucky Hyden, with the 13/8 favourite Vincenzo Mio in fourth of the six runners.

An Aidan O'Brien cast-off, Ballyglasheen had already been busy around the smaller tracks this season with two wins at Ludlow but he was hanging in there against Nicky Henderson's Kentucky Hyden as push came to shove.

Paul Moloney galvanised the chestnut for a neck defeat of the 7-4 chance and Williams said: "The fact he was 33-1 tells you we didn't fancy him, but often what these horses have done on the Flat doesn't make any difference to what they can do over hurdles."

He added: "We've won this with a couple of similar types, and you know that coming back here in March will be a totally different thing. He is, though, for sale to anyone who wants to go for the Triumph."

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JCB Triumph Hurdle Trial (Juvenile Hurdle)
£20,000 added, 3yo only, 2m 1f, Class 2
6 ran
Going: Good

Pos
Horse
Trainer
Jockey
Weight
SP
Beaten Distance
1
Ballyglasheen
Evan Williams
Paul Moloney
11st 3lbs
33 - 1
Winner
2
Kentucky Hyden
N J Henderson
B J Geraghty
11st 7lbs
7 - 4
Neck
3
Commissioned
J P Ferguson
Jack Quinlan
11st 0lbs
9 - 2
3 3/4 lengths
4
Vicenzo Mio
P F Nicholls
D A Jacob
11st 7lbs
13 - 8
2 lengths
5
Cadoudoff
C E Longsdon
Aidan Coleman
11st 7lbs
15 - 2
34 lengths
6
Burgoyne
C Von Der Recke
R Thornton
11st 0lbs
40 - 1
99 lengths
NR
Akdam
A W Carroll
Lee Edwards
11st 3lbs
-
NR
Tiger Roll
N J Hawke
T Scudamore
11st 3lbs
-
       

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