Throwback Race For Wednesday - 07/04/21

Throwback Race

Today's throwback race looks back at the 2019 Grade One Doom Bar Anniversary 4-Y-O Juvenile Hurdle, where it saw a battle between Triumph Hurdle winner Pentland Hills and frequent second placed finisher Fakir D'Oudairies.

The black type event in 2019 was one of the closest finishes across the three day meeting with the two stars battling it out to the line in tricky conditions.

Pentland Hills for Nicky Henderson just managed to get up close home to land the Cheltenham and Aintree double where as Joseph O'Brien's horse had to settle for second.

The winning gelding has not been the same horse since only racing three times but not finishing off his races and this term he has not been seen at all.

For Fakir D'Oudairies it has been a different story as he has been seen frequently since his run at Aintree, nine times in fact, and in that time has won twice and finished second on six occasions.

Both of them are classy horses in their own right and this battle is worthy of being watched back.