2023 Finesse Juvenile Novices Hurdle Preview, Trends & Analysis

2023 Finesse Juvenile Novices Hurdle Preview, Trends & Analysis

2023 Finesse Juvenile Novices Hurdle Preview

The race is run under the current name of the JCB Triumph Trial Juvenile Hurdle and as it suggests is a trial for the Triumph Hurdle at the festival. Established in 1985 and registered as the Finesse Juvenile Novices Hurdle, the race is open to runners aged four or older and is run over a distance of two miles and one furlong, it is run on trials day at Cheltenham.

There have been winners of the race who have gone on to success at the festival with Katchit (2007), Peace And Co (2015) and Defi Du Seuil (2017) all going on to win the Triumph Hurdle next time out after winning this trial.

Finesse Juvenile Novices Hurdle Content:

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The runner that holds the record over the past 20 renewals for the slowest time in the race was set in the 2002 renewal when Vol Solitaire from Paul Nicholls who under the guidance of Joe Tizzard, won in a time of 4:47.40, whilst at the other end of the spectrum, Fakir Doudairies, trained by Joseph Patrick O'Brien and ridden by J J Slevin set the quickest time of 4:06.00 in the 2019 renewal.

These are the top three quickest run Finesse Juvenile Novices Hurdle over the last 20 renewals:

  • 2019 - Fakir Doudairies (4:06.00)
  • 2022 - Pied Piper (4:07.75)
  • 2012 - Grumeti (4:08.84)

How competitive is the Finesse Juvenile Novices Hurdle market? When looking at the over-rounds for the last 20 renewals, the most competitive market was in 2017 when the race had an over-round of 106%. The race in 2005 was a race that was most in the bookie's favour with an over-round of 122%, whilst on average over the last 20 renewals of the Finesse Juvenile Novices Hurdle, the over-round has been 114%, which means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £114 which is bet.

Looking at the future form, is the winner worth following next time out? From the past 20 if you had followed the winner of the Finesse Juvenile Novices Hurdle next time out then you would have back a total of 6 winners. Backing all 19 runners who have been out since to win at SP next time out, would have returned an LSP of -1.83. Ahead of the 2023 Finesse Juvenile Novices Hurdle why not head over to the racing predictions for tips on other races today.

Finesse Juvenile Novices Hurdle Past Winners

Here are the Finesse Juvenile Novices Hurdle past winners for the last 10 renewals. Each row details the year of the race, the horse which won along with the age & weight of the horse. The trainer of the horse at the time of winning the Finesse Juvenile Novices Hurdle as well as the jockey is also displayed along with the starting price the horse was sent off.

Year Horse Info
2022
4:07.75
Pied Piper (GB)
4yo 11-0 11/8F
Davy Russell
Gordon Elliott (IRE)
2020
4:24.13
Galahad Quest (FR)
4yo 11-0 6/1
Harry Cobden
Nick Williams (GB)
2019
4:06.00
Fakir Doudairies (FR)
4yo 11-0 4/1
J J Slevin
Joseph Patrick O'Brien (IRE)
2018
4:26.20
Apples Shakira (FR)
4yo 10-12 1/7F
Barry Geraghty
Nicky Henderson (GB)
2017
4:17.40
Defi Du Seuil (FR)
4yo 11-7 1/5F
Barry Geraghty
Philip Hobbs (GB)
2016
4:29.00
Protek Des Flos (FR)
4yo 11-0 25/1
Noel Fehily
Nicky Henderson (GB)
2015
4:21.60
Peace And Co (FR)
4yo 11-7 4/9F
Barry Geraghty
Nicky Henderson (GB)
2014
4:25.09
Le Rocher (FR)
4yo 11-7 2/1
Richard Johnson
Nick Williams (GB)
2013
4:33.59
Rolling Star (FR)
4yo 11-7 5/2
Barry Geraghty
Nicky Henderson (GB)
2012
4:08.84
Grumeti (GB)
4yo 11-4 7/4F
Wayne Hutchinson
Alan King (GB)

Where have the winning runners come from?

Here are the countries where the winning trainers of the Finesse Juvenile Novices Hurdle have been based:

  • GB: 16 winners with an additional 23 placings from 139 runners
  • IRE: 2 winners with an additional 1 placing from 6 runners
  • FR: 1 winner with an additional 3 placings from 10 runners
  • GER: 1 winner with an additional 0 placings from 1 runner

Finesse Juvenile Novices Hurdle Trainer Statistics

There are two leading trainers in the Finesse Juvenile Novices Hurdle over the last 20 renewals with both Nicky Henderson & Alan King who have both won the race 4 times. Nicky Henderson winners have been with Rolling Star (2013), Peace And Co (2015), Protek Des Flos (2016) & Apples Shakira (2018). Alan King winners have been with Katchit (2007), Franchoek (2008), Walkon (2009) & Grumeti (2012). The only other trainer to have recorded multiple wins in the Finesse Juvenile Novices Hurdle is Nick Williams (2 wins).

Here are some of the top Finesse Juvenile Novices Hurdle trainer statistics over the last 20 renewals (R = Runners, W = Winners, P = Places including winners, Win LSP is based on 1pt Win and EW LSP is based on 0.5pt Win & 0.5pt Place):

Trainer R-W-P Win EW
Nicky Henderson 13-4-8 +19.08 +12.05
Alan King 12-4-7 -2.14 +1.49
Nick Williams 8-2-3 +2.00 +0.84
Paul Nicholls 14-1-5 -2.00 -2.79
Philip Hobbs 6-1-1 -4.80 -5.00
Nigel Twiston-Davies 3-1-1 +98.00 +60.50
Milton Harris 2-1-1 +4.50 +2.30
Joseph Patrick O'Brien 2-1-2 +3.00 +4.40
Steve Gollings 1-1-1 +1.88 +1.18
Gordon Elliott 1-1-1 +1.38 +0.83

Finesse Juvenile Novices Hurdle Jockey Statistics

Here are some of the top Finesse Juvenile Novices Hurdle jockey statistics over the last 20 renewals (R = Rides, W = Winners, P = Places including winners, Win LSP is based on 1pt Win and EW LSP is based on 0.5pt Win & 0.5pt Place):

Jockey R-W-P Win EW
Paddy Brennan 5-1-2 +96.00 +60.60
Harry Cobden 3-1-1 +4.00 +1.75
Graham Lee 2-1-1 +49.00 +24.00
J J Slevin 1-1-1 +4.00 +2.40
Davy Russell 1-1-1 +1.38 +0.83
Daryl Jacob 6-0-2 -6.00 -4.54
Tom Scudamore 3-0-1 -3.00 -1.87
Harry Skelton 3-0-0 -3.00 -3.00
David Noonan 2-0-1 -2.00 +1.25
Tom Cannon 2-0-1 -2.00 -0.30

2023 Finesse Juvenile Novices Hurdle Trends

Favourites finishing positions (oldest to latest): ,1,3,3,(4,5),4,1,1,1,2,1,(1,6),2,3,1,2,1,1,3,4,1

The percentage shown is the percentage of the total number of runners who fell under that factor. High percentages are less appealing than lower ones as you would expect them to do well.

  • 20 / 20 (85%) - Carried 119-147lbs Debut)
  • 20 / 20 (87%) - No bigger than 24/1 (LTO)
  • 20 / 20 (88%) - Ran over 7f - 2m1f (Debut)
  • 19 / 20 (76%) - No bigger than 29/1 (Career)
  • 19 / 20 (90%) - Ran over hurdles (LTO)
  • 18 / 20 (63%) - Not GB or USA bred dam
  • 18 / 20 (68%) - No bigger than 24/1 (Career Place)
  • 18 / 20 (72%) - Not GB bred
  • 18 / 20 (74%) - Not a handicap (Last Win)
  • 17 / 20 (63%) - Finished first 2 (LTO)
  • 17 / 20 (78%) - Fewer than 13 runners (LTO)

Remember to use the trends listed above along with the Cheltenham racing predictions to see if you can find the winner of the Finesse Juvenile Novices Hurdle. Maybe you are looking to back something in this race on the tote, but you are not sure of the process or how the tote works? No problem! We have an article which is dedicated to The Tote for you to read which explains everything you need to know! Be sure to check out the other articles too in the OLBG Betting School.

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Finesse Juvenile Novices Hurdle Trend Analysis

The worst performing factor which has failed to produce a single winner is when runners ran in a race worth £4,000 when last winning, when backing these the trend shows a record of 0-23.

The course which has produced the most winners of the Finesse Juvenile Novices Hurdle is Chepstow, there has been a total number of 7 winners of this race who ran at Chepstow last time out.

The race is open to both sexes with the Male runners having produced a total of 19 winners from a total of 145 runners whilst the Female runners have produced 1 winner from a total of 11 runners.

Looking at the winning odds over the last 20 renewals, the biggest priced winner was Baccalaureate in 2010 when winning for Nigel Twiston-Davies at odds of 100/1 under the guidance of Paddy Brennan. Looking at the runners at the head of the market over the last 20 renewals there has been a total of 10 winning favourites in the race. Whilst we wait for the 2023 Finesse Juvenile Novices Hurdle remember you can get daily racing predictions from the top racing tipsters on the best racing tipsters page.

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