The Grade 2 Finesse Juvenile Novices Hurdle run over 2 miles on Cheltenham Festival Trials day should be a pointer to the JCB Triumph Hurdle at the festival proper but only Katchit has doubled up in the last decade.
The 2015 rate was won by Timeforms top rated juvenile Peace & Co.
Finesse Juvenile Novices Hurdle Trends
Paul Nicholls has not won the race during the last decade
Nicholls trained the beaten favourite in 2012 , 2013 and 2014
Nicky Henderson has won only one in the last decade
Alan King has agood record . He has trained four of the last eight winners with Katchit winning and the other three placing in the Triumph Hurdle. King could be represented by Karezak this year.
Four of the last nine favourites have won but there have also been 100-1, 50-1 and 25-1 winners in the last decade
Only four of the last nine winners had an official rating (in a range between 129 and 148)