Sir Gino 6-4 for Triumph after thrashing Burdett Road

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Sir Gino moved to 6-4 favourite for the JCB Triumph Hurdle in March following an ultra-impressive victory in the Grade 2 trial at Cheltenham on Saturday.

The Nicky Henderson-trained juvenile, who returned at 5-4, powered clear of main market rival Burdett Road after the last to win in comfortable fashion. He was cut to 6-4 favourite (from 9-2) for the Triumph by Betfair Sportsbook, who pushed Burdett Road out to 12-1 (from 10-3) for the same race. 

The Trial-festival double was last completed by Defi Du Seuil in 2017. Henderson said: “He’s a lovely horse with all the attributes. He’s got a lot of scope and will be a chaser one day, but we’ve got to go through the motions and he’s a four-year-old who knows his job.”

Jonbon and Nico De Boinville at morning schooling session at Nicky Henderson's Seven Barrows ahead of the Cheltenham Festival. PHOTO: Steve Davies