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Finesse Juvenile Novices' Hurdle

The Finesse Juvenile Novices' Hurdle is a Grade 2 National Hunt hurdle race in Great Britain which is open to horses aged four years. It is run on the New Course at Cheltenham over a distance of about 2 miles and 1 furlong (3,420 metres), and during its running there are eight hurdles to be jumped. The race is for novice hurdlers, and it is scheduled to take place each year in January.

Winners of the race usually go on to participate in the Triumph Hurdle in March. Since 1989 there has been only one horse to achieve victory in both events – Katchit in 2007.

Winners since 1989





1989 Highland Bud Richard Dunwoody David Nicholson
1990 Sayyure Graham McCourt Nigel Tinkler
1991 Hopscotch Peter Scudamore Martin Pipe
1992 no race 1992
1993 Major Bugler Adrian Maguire Toby Balding
1994 Pridwell Richard Dunwoody Martin Pipe
1995 Brave Tornado Tony McCoy Toby Balding
1996 no race 1996
1997 Shooting Light Richard Dunwoody Pat Murphy
1998 Zafarabad Richard Johnson David Nicholson
1999 Hors La Loi III Thierry Doumen François Doumen
2000 Mister Banjo Mick Fitzgerald Nicky Henderson
2001 Jair du Cochet Jacques Ricou Guillaume Macaire
2002 Vol Solitaire Joe Tizzard Paul Nicholls
2003 Moneytrain Robert Thornton Christian von der Recke
2004 Mondul Ollie McPhail Milton Harris
2005 Akilak Graham Lee Howard Johnson
2006 no race 2006
2007 Katchit Robert Thornton Alan King
2008 Franchoek Robert Thornton Alan King
2009 Walkon Robert Thornton Alan King
2010 Baccalaureate Paddy Brennan Nigel Twiston-Davies


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