Saturday 25th January, Cheltenham, 12.40, Cheltenham
The JCB Triumph Hurdle (Registered As The Finesse Juvenile Hurdle) is the opening race from Cheltenham tomorrow and it should get the day off to a flyer.
This race is held over a distance of two miles and one furlong and right now, there are six runners declared.
Vincenzo Mio is being tipped as the 7/4 favourite for this one and Paul Nicholls’ charge might just be tough to beat tomorrow. Daryl Jacob is the man doing the steering.
We have only seen this horse on two occasions, but he impressed last time out when winning at Kempton over two miles. He runs over a similar trip today and should enjoy the ground.
Nicholls has a knack for producing big winners on a Saturday.
Then you have Le Rocher at 9/4 and with just one race to his name and one victory, there’s no much to suggest this horse won’t be involved come the closing stages. He has plenty of potential and his win at Chepstow on heavy ground was impressive.
Goodwood Mirage is a 4/1 shot and runs for Jonjo O’Neill, with AP McCoy doing the steering.
He was a winner at Kempton earlier in the month and now has three victories from nine runs. Don’t be surprised if Goodwood Mirage is involved come the closing stages.
Kentucky Hyden runs for Nicky Henderson and has Barry Geraghty doing the steering and needs to find a little bit more than when second to Le Rocher last time out.
With Geraghty back on board though, we’re likely to see a stronger performance from this four-year-old and 6/1 could prove to be excellent value for this gelding.
Ballyglasheen is then at 8/1 and Ronaldinho can be backed at 16/1.
For us, Kentucky Hyden provides some excellent value here.