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JCB Triumph Hurdle Form Guide

Previous winners such as Katchit and Detroit City highlighted how their form in the build up to the race was important to allowing punters the opportunity to pick out the winner. We often see a decent sized field in the Triumph with plenty of excellent young juveniles hoping to make the big step up at the Festival.

We have been following the main contenders right through the season, all of the well backed horses are featured from their first run right through until the Cheltenham Festival. One race that we focused on this year is the Juvenile Novices' Hurdle trial at the Cheltenham trials day, we often see some nice types in this one and we are expecting this year to be no different.

JCB Triumph Hurdle Trial Races

Past Triumph Hurdle Form Guide

2015 JCB Triumph Hurdle Latest Form

Race OverviewPeace And Co arrives with the most appealing form, certainly more substantial than that of DEVILMENT, but the latter hasn't had to come off the bridle to win the last twice, beating some fair yardsticks most recently, and this useful Flat recruit has the potential to be a real force at this level. Peace And Co is feared most but his stablemates Hargam and Top Notch could also have a say (albeit with the forecast rain a probable negative for Hargam), along with Adonis Hurdle winner Beltor. The filly Petite Parisienne sits third on the shortlist after her Grade 1 win last time, with Dicosimo another interesting contender for Willie Mullins.[Ben Hutton]

Odds provided by Paddypower

No.RunnerDetailsRatingOdds
1Baraka De ThaixBaraka De Thaix (FR)
Jacques Ricou
D Pipe
4 yrs / 154 lbs
13335
-

CommentBaraka De Thaix

Made promising British debut but lots more needed and has flopped since. French bumper winner who made a promising start to his hurdling/British career when 2l third in a Grade 2 here (2m, soft; unraced on faster) in November; subsequent defeat at Sandown was too bad to be true and, after a break, he could bounce back and build on that course form, but lots more is needed.

DateRace ConditionsWeightJockeyRace Outcome
05/12/14SAN 16Sft 3yCl3 Hd,6K152 lbsTom Scudamore5/6 30l, Bivouac[1/2F]10-12
15/11/14CHL 16Sft 3yCl1 G2Hd,17K152 lbsTom Scudamore3/9 2l, Golden Doyen[7/1]11-2
14/09/14Stb 11VSft 3yNHF,5K148 lbsFrank Panicucci3/3 7l, Bachasson[9/5F]10-6
09/08/14Por 12St 3yNHF,5K141 lbsAlexandre Roussel3/3 1 1/2l, Bibox[9/5]10-1
13/07/14Lig 12Sft 3yNHF,5K137 lbsFrank Panicucci1/3 [13/5]
2BeltorBeltor
Tom O'Brien
R Stephens
4 yrs / 154 lbs
11
145

CommentBeltor

Easy winner of Kempton Grade 2 last month and runner-up franked form in Fred Winter. Decent on the Flat (won on good ground) but better over hurdles, making it 2-2 in this discipline and for this yard with a comfortable 5l win in Kempton Grade 2 (2m, soft) last month; the runner-up franked the form in the Fred Winter and he could be a serious player in a first-time hood, also adopted by stablemate Modus when second in the Champion Bumper on Wednesday.

DateRace ConditionsWeightJockeyRace Outcome
21/02/15KEM 16Sft 4yCl1 G2Hd,17K156 lbsTom O'Brien1/9 4 3/4l+, All Yours[3/1]11-2
26/01/15LUD 16Sft 4yCl4 Hd,3K152 lbsTom O'Brien1/9 31 1/2l+, Arabian Revolution[16/1]11-5
08/10/14NOT 10Sft Cl4Hc,5K125 lbsLuke Morris3/9 4 1/4l, Dame Lucy[9/4F]9-3
24/09/14RED 10Gd Cl5Hc,3K126 lbsLuke Morris1/15 Nk, Valantino Oyster[5/1]9-3
21/09/13CAT 7Gd 2yCl4Hc,4K121 lbsP J McDonald6/10 9 1/4l, Al Baz[6/1C]9-0
3DevilmentDevilment
S Twiston-Davies
J Ferguson
4 yrs / 154 lbs
211
142

CommentDevilment

Others have much more substantial form but he couldn't have won any easier the last twice. Others arrive with more substantial form but this talented Flat performer (peak RPR of 102) hasn't had to come off the bridle to win at Wetherby (2m, soft) and Doncaster (2m, good) the last twice, beating some fair yardsticks most recently, and he certainly has the potential to be a force at this level.

DateRace ConditionsWeightJockeyRace Outcome
18/02/15DON 16Gd 4yCl4 Hd,3K159 lbsA P McCoy1/10 4 1/2l+, Lil Rockerfeller[4/9F]10-12
20/01/15WET 16Sft 4yCl5 MdHd,3K152 lbsA P McCoy1/10 26l+, Lucky Jim[2/5F]10-12
04/01/15PLU 16Sft Cl4 NvHd,3K147 lbsNoel Fehily2/13 2 1/4l, Pain Au Chocolat[3/1]10-7
04/10/14WOL 9St Cl3Hc,7K128 lbsCam Hardie6/12 3 3/4l, Tinghir[4/1]9-10
24/09/14KEM 11St 3yCl3Hc,7K133 lbsWilliam Buick3/6 6 1/4l, Rydan[4/6F]8-12
4DicosimoDicosimo (FR)
R Walsh
W Mullins
4 yrs / 154 lbs
F11
145

CommentDicosimo

Readily beat some decent types on Irish debut and may play a part if jumping better. Fell two out when every chance on debut in France (good to soft) and, after winning from the front there next time, did so again on stable debut in good style at Gowran (2m, again testing) in January; needs to jump better but should have learnt from that and, having beaten some decent types and with Ruby Walsh favouring him over Kalkir, he has the potential to play a part.

DateRace ConditionsWeightJockeyRace Outcome
22/01/15GOW 16Sft/Hy 4yHd,11K154 lbsR Walsh1/6 4 1/4l+, Prussian Eagle[4/6F]11-0
08/10/14Aut 17Hy 3yHd,19K146 lbsMathieu Carroux1/10 3/4l+, Ardina[92/10]10-8
26/09/14Bou 16GS 3yHd,7K143 lbsMathieu CarrouxF/4 Magic Movies[9/1]10-7
5HargamHargam (FR)
A P McCoy
N Henderson
4 yrs / 154 lbs
211
144

CommentHargam

Shown good form over C&D, and Musselburgh latest, although may not want too much rain. Promising second on hurdle debut here in a Grade 2 (soft) and has improved on his two starts since, winning over C&D (good to soft) then easily at Musselburgh (good); the latest second has since run well in the Fred Winter and this fellow definitely enters calculations, but he may not want too much rain.

DateRace ConditionsWeightJockeyRace Outcome
01/02/15MUS 16Gd 4yCl1 LisHd,14K162 lbsA P McCoy1/5 4 1/2l+, Starchitect[4/11F]11-8
13/12/14CHL 17GS 3yCl2 Hd,13K154 lbsA P McCoy1/7 1 1/4l+, Karezak[8/11F]11-3
15/11/14CHL 16Sft 3yCl1 G2Hd,17K152 lbsBarry Geraghty2/9 3/4l, Golden Doyen[15/8]11-2
04/06/14Msn 9Sft 3yLis,23K123 lbsChristophe Soumillon4/7 2 3/4l, Guiliani[8/5F]8-11
08/05/14Lon 12GS 3y,14K122 lbsChristophe Soumillon1/6 Hd, Guardini[7/5F]9-0
6KalkirKalkir (FR)
P Townend
W Mullins
4 yrs / 154 lbs
4-122
147

CommentKalkir

Admirable Graded form in Ireland but ability may lie a shade below what is required here. Impressive Grade 3 win on Irish debut at Fairyhouse (2m, yielding) before creditable seconds in Grade 1/2 company at Leopardstown (2m, yielding/soft), behind stablemate Petite Parisienne last time; this stiffer test may help but he might not quite have the required ability; Ruby Walsh prefers Dicosimo.

DateRace ConditionsWeightJockeyRace Outcome
08/02/15LEO 16Y 4yG1Hd,40K154 lbsR Walsh2/8 1 3/4l, Petite Parisienne[5/4F]10-8
26/12/14LEO 16Sft 3yG2Hd,22K155 lbsPaul Townend2/12 2l, Fiscal Focus[4/7F]10-12
30/11/14FAI 16Y 3yG3Hd,16K149 lbsR Walsh1/15 54 3/4l+, Dai Bando[9/10F]10-9
04/04/14Aut 15VSft 3yHd,22K143 lbsJacques Ricou4/15 3l, Le Baron Noir[63/10]10-3
7KarezakKarezak (IRE)
W Hutchinson
A King
4 yrs / 154 lbs
12222
142

CommentKarezak

Creditable seconds behind Hargam and Peace And Co and may not be all that far away. Talented on the Flat (RPR of 92 on good to firm) and he's followed his hurdle debut win at Chepstow (2m, good to soft) with four creditable second places, including two over C&D behind Hargam (good to soft) then Peace And Co (soft); may not be all that far away but improvement needed if he's to win.

DateRace ConditionsWeightJockeyRace Outcome
24/01/15CHL 17Sft 4yCl1 G2Hd,17K158 lbsWayne Hutchinson2/6 3l, Peace And Co[8/1]11-7 bl
27/12/14CHP 16Hy 3yCl1 G1Hd,20K154 lbsAidan Coleman2/10 6l, Bristol De Mai[11/4]11-0 bl(1)
13/12/14CHL 17GS 3yCl2 Hd,13K157 lbsWayne Hutchinson2/7 1 1/4l, Hargam[9/2]11-0 v(1)
28/11/14NBY 16Sft 3yCl3 Hd,6K158 lbsRichard Johnson2/7 1/4l, Old Guard[5/6F]10-12
11/10/14CHP 16GS 3yCl4 Hd,4K152 lbsWayne Hutchinson1/12 Hd, Golden Doyen[3/1]10-12
8MatoricoMatorico (IRE)
P Carberry
Jonjo O'Neill
4 yrs / 154 lbs
2
-

CommentMatorico

Fairly useful French Flat form; promising second on hurdle debut, but lots more is needed. Some fairly useful form on the Flat in France (good/soft) and, after being bought for 115,000euros, he drew clear with a decent sort when second on last month's hurdle debut at Huntingdon (2m, soft); shaped as if there'd be more to come but significant improvement is required if he's to be competitive here.

DateRace ConditionsWeightJockeyRace Outcome
05/02/15HUN 16Sft 4yCl2 Hd,11K152 lbsA P McCoy2/6 3 1/4l, Arabian Revolution[13/2]11-2
19/06/14Lon 10Gd 3yHc,24K125 lbsUmberto Rispoli2/16 3/4l, Corso Como[39/10F]8-13
20/05/14Lon 10Gd 3yHc,24K128 lbsGregory Benoist2/16 1l, Le Pogge[17/2]8-10
22/04/14Msn 10GS 3yHc,24K128 lbsUmberto Rispoli4/15 1 1/4l, Garlingari[23/5F]9-0
21/03/14Par 11Sft 3y,9K123 lbsUmberto Rispoli1/3 [8/5F]
9Officer DrivelOfficer Drivel (IRE)
N Fehily
Jim Best
4 yrs / 154 lbs
421514
126

CommentOfficer Drivel

Found out both times he's been stepped up into Graded company. Has won two of his last four but he's been found out both times he's been stepped up into Graded company and the same is likely to happen today.

DateRace ConditionsWeightJockeyRace Outcome
21/02/15KEM 16Sft 4yCl1 G2Hd,17K156 lbsA P McCoy4/9 16l, Beltor[14/1]11-2 h
10/01/15KEM 16Sft 4yCl4 Hd,4K159 lbsBarry Geraghty1/8 1 1/4l+, What A Scorcher[11/2]10-0 h
13/12/14DON 16Sft 3yCl1 G2Hd,16K152 lbsGavin Sheehan5/6 56l, Peace And Co[25/1]11-5 h
26/11/14WET 16Sft 3yCl5 MdHd,2K152 lbsSam Twiston-Davies1/9 29l+, Top Of The Glas[10/1]10-12 h
02/11/14HUN 16Gd 3yCl4 Hd,4K152 lbsSam Twiston-Davies2/11 11l, Nyanza[8/1]10-5 h
10Old GuardOld Guard
N Scholfield
P Nicholls
4 yrs / 154 lbs
1P2
137

CommentOld Guard

Yard dominated Fred Winter and better ground may help, but rain is forecast. Beat Karezak on hurdle debut at Newbury (2m, soft) in November but failed to build on that the next twice (soft/heavy); given his Flat form he'd be of interest on better ground, especially as the sole runner from the yard that dominated the Fred Winter; there is rain forecast though.

DateRace ConditionsWeightJockeyRace Outcome
31/01/15SAN 16Sft 4yCl3 Hd,6K162 lbsSam Twiston-Davies2/5 7l, Pain Au Chocolat[7/2]11-4
27/12/14CHP 16Hy 3yCl1 G1Hd,20K154 lbsSam Twiston-DaviesPU/10 Bristol De Mai[7/1]11-0
28/11/14NBY 16Sft 3yCl3 Hd,6K152 lbsSam Twiston-Davies1/7 1/4l, Karezak[6/1]11-4
14/07/14LIN 10St 3-4yCl6 AuMd,2K129 lbsGeorge Baker1/10 Hd, Tabjeel[10/11F]9-3
23/06/14WDR 8GF 3yCl5 Md,3K131 lbsJames Doyle2/13 1/2l, Certificate[2/1F]9-5
11Pain Au ChocolatPain Au Chocolat (FR)
A Coleman
A King
4 yrs / 154 lbs
2-211
143

CommentPain Au Chocolat

Has shown nice form in victory and could run a big race, especially if the ground eases. Wayne Hutchinson sides with stablemate Karezak, and Devilment and Old Guard may be different propositions today compared to when he beat them at Plumpton and Sandown respectively, but those wins still represent appealing form and he could run a big race, especially if the ground softens (unraced on good).

DateRace ConditionsWeightJockeyRace Outcome
31/01/15SAN 16Sft 4yCl3 Hd,6K158 lbsWayne Hutchinson1/5 7l+, Old Guard[5/4F]11-8
04/01/15PLU 16Sft Cl4 NvHd,3K147 lbsWayne Hutchinson1/13 2 1/4l, Devilment[5/6F]10-7
04/12/14MAR 17Sft 3yCl4 Hd,4K152 lbsDenis O'Regan2/11 3/4l, Seamour[10/11F]10-12
11/04/14Bor 17GS 3yHd,8K146 lbsThierry Majorcryk2/5 3/4l, Starmix[4/1]10-6
09/03/14Mnd 10Hy 3y,7K128 lbsDavid Michaux6/7 19l, Haigoa[83/10]8-13
12Peace And CoPeace And Co (FR)
B J Geraghty
N Henderson
4 yrs / 154 lbs
111
155

CommentPeace And Co

3-3 and the best form in the line-up, a Grade 2 victory over C&D last time out. Can be difficult to settle (wore earplugs last time) but today's likely strong pace should help and he arrives with an unbeaten 3-3 record over hurdles and the most appealing form in the line-up, following French debut win with Grade 2 successes at Doncaster and over C&D; they were all on soft and the significant forecast rain may take away the imponderable of good ground.

DateRace ConditionsWeightJockeyRace Outcome
24/01/15CHL 17Sft 4yCl1 G2Hd,17K161 lbsBarry Geraghty1/6 [4/9F]
13/12/14DON 16Sft 3yCl1 G2Hd,16K159 lbsDaryl Jacob1/6 4 1/2l+, Starchitect[10/11F]11-2
27/06/14Cla 17Sft 3yHd,13K143 lbsErvan Chazelle1/3 [32/5]
13Prairie TownPrairie Town (IRE)
L Edwards
A Carroll
4 yrs / 154 lbs
61
-

CommentPrairie Town

Easy winner at Ayr on second hurdle start but didn't beat much that day. Easy winner on his second hurdle start at Ayr (2m, heavy) last month and hard to say where his limitations lie, but he didn't beat much that day and it seems likely that today's company will prove beyond him.

DateRace ConditionsWeightJockeyRace Outcome
23/02/15AYR 16Hy Cl5 MdHd,2K147 lbsLee Edwards1/14 14l+, Spoils Of War[4/5F]11-2
07/02/15NBY 16Sft Cl3 NvHd,6K146 lbsLee Edwards6/13 16 1/2l, Qewy[100/1]11-2
21/01/15KEM 11St Cl5 Md,3K131 lbsLuke Morris2/6 1/4l, Buckenhill[5/1]9-8
07/08/14Dea 15Hy 3yHc,10K130 lbsThierry Thulliez8/18 8l, Sixcentdixneuf[81/10]8-11 cp
02/07/14Dea 13GS 3yHc,10K127 lbsGeorges-Antoine Anselin7/18 4 1/4l, Annalulu[17/1]9-6
14Stars Over The SeaStars Over The Sea (USA)
T Scudamore
D Pipe
4 yrs / 154 lbs
113
136

CommentStars Over The Sea

Disappointing over C&D last time but could be interesting outsider in first-time headgear. Prominent-racer who was disappointing over C&D when last seen in December, but before that he'd impressed with easy wins on his first two hurdle/stable starts (both 2m, good to soft); had plenty of ability on the Flat (RPR 99) and, although soft ground would be a concern, he could be an interesting outsider if the first-time headgear combination has the desired effect.

DateRace ConditionsWeightJockeyRace Outcome
13/12/14CHL 17GS 3yCl2 Hd,13K161 lbsTom Scudamore3/7 30l, Hargam[4/1]11-0
13/11/14LUD 16GS 3yCl4 Hd,4K159 lbsTom Scudamore1/8 1/2l+, Sternrubin[8/13F]10-12
19/10/14KEM 16GS 3yCl3 Hd,6K152 lbsTom Scudamore1/8 6l, Maid Of Tuscany[11/8F]10-5
19/06/14ASC 12GF 3yCl2Hc,47K132 lbsJoe Fanning13/18 11 1/2l, Elite Army[14/1]9-1
07/06/14EPS 10Gd 3yCl2Hc,31K133 lbsKieren Fallon6/11 4 1/2l, What About Carlo[10/1]9-2
15Take A BreakTake A Break (FR)
A Thornton
N Hawke
4 yrs / 154 lbs
F
-

CommentTake A Break

Creditable effort on hurdle debut but hard to imagine him winning this. French Flat winner (1m4f, good to soft) last spring who was sold for 30,000euros in July; running creditably at 50-1 when falling two out on last month's hurdle debut at Wetherby but hard to imagine him winning this.

DateRace ConditionsWeightJockeyRace Outcome
17/02/15WET 20Gd Cl4 NvHd,3K147 lbsDave CrosseF/9 One Track Mind[50/1]11-9
20/05/14Agr 11VSft 3y,14K126 lbsJulien Auge7/7 4l, Rio Tigre[42/10]9-0
20/04/14Bou 12GS 3y,7K128 lbsJulien Auge1/4 [23/5]
05/04/14Trb 11Hy 3y,6K122 lbsEnzo Corallo2/4 6l, Loresho[10/1]9-2
16Top NotchTop Notch (FR)
D Jacob
N Henderson
4 yrs / 154 lbs
11-111
144

CommentTop Notch

Not beaten the same calibre of horses as his rivals but 5-5 and has bundles of potential. Unbeaten in five (heavy-good to soft), all over hurdles and the last three in Britain; hasn't beaten the same calibre of horses as some of his rivals but he's still been impressive in victory, particularly at Haydock last time, and he has bundles of potential; no surprise if he plays a leading role.

DateRace ConditionsWeightJockeyRace Outcome
14/02/15HAY 16Sft 4yCl2 Hd,10K160 lbsDaryl Jacob1/4 33 3/4l+, Medicine Hat[2/13F]11-3
17/01/15ASC 16Sft 4yCl3 Hd,6K162 lbsBarry Geraghty1/4 2 1/4l, Golden Doyen[30/100F]11-8
29/12/14NBY 16GS 3yCl3 Hd,6K162 lbsBarry Geraghty1/7 4 1/2l+, Mick Jazz[11/8]10-12
18/04/14Eng 16VSft 3yHd,19K150 lbsArnaud Duchene1/12 5l+, Espoir Du Ninian[6/5F]10-6
25/03/14Bou 16Hy 3yHd,8K146 lbsArnaud Duchene1/5 [67/10]
17Petite ParisiennePetite Parisienne (FR)
B J Cooper
W Mullins
4 yrs / 147 lbs
21
142

CommentPetite Parisienne

Grade 1 winner at Leopardstown last month and is an appealing contender. French Flat winner (good to soft) who was bought for 135,000euros in July and built on her hurdle debut second (soft) with a Grade 1 win at the expense of stablemate Kalkir at Leopardstown (2m, yielding) last month; did it nicely that day and she is an appealing contender for a trainer who has expertly handled the tremendous careers of fellow females Quevega and Annie Power.

DateRace ConditionsWeightJockeyRace Outcome
08/02/15LEO 16Y 4yG1Hd,40K148 lbsBryan Cooper1/8 1 3/4l+, Kalkir[6/1]11-0
31/12/14PUN 16Sft 3yMdHd,6K147 lbsBryan Cooper2/14 2 3/4l, Chatham House Rule[9/10F]11-0
30/06/14Cha 10GS 3y,12K125 lbsChristophe Soumillon2/6 1/2l, Yonna[6/4J]8-10
24/05/14Bou 12Sft 3yLis,23K120 lbsFrancois-Xavier Bertras3/5 2 3/4l, Machucambo[10/1]8-11
04/05/14Snp 10GS 3y,5K128 lbsIoritz Mendizabal1/3 [9/5F]

February 2015

The Scottish Triumph Hurdle Trial at Musselburgh often throws up a decent winner and we saw a very nice performance from the highly touted Hargam. The Nicky Henderson juvenile was given a good ride by AP McCoy as he won on the bridle ahead of the decent Starchitect who was six lengths back. He travelled like a very good horse and although its hard to equate this form to a Triumph Hurdle, he is clearly a nice type who could still be anything.

January 2015

The Triumph Hurdle race on Cheltenham Trials Day is always a key trial with the festival in mind and we saw a nice performance from Peace And Co who enhanced his reputation further.The Nicky Henderson trained juvenile was pulling for his head in the early stages as they went slowly but he soon settled before pulling away from Karezak on the run who is a solid yard stick. Peace And Co is clearly still an inexperienced horse bit his talent is without question and he now goes straight to the Festival.

December 2014

Nicky Henderson always seems to have a strong juvenile or two on his hands and we saw a stunning performance from the Seven Barrows trained Peace And Co at Doncaster. Making his British debut, Peace And Co travelled strongly throughout before pulling clear of some excellent horses like Starchitecht without even coming off the bridle and this horse could be anything at this stage of the season.

There was a big shock at Leopardstown on Boxing Day as red hot favourite and Triumph Hurdle fancy Kalkir was beaten at odds on in the Knight Frank Juvenile Hurdle. The Willie Mullins horse had beat a stellar reputation but he was well beaten by 33/1 shot Fiscal Focus who was making his jumping debut for Desmond McDonogh. the ground was testing which surely played into the strengths of the winner and while we should not discard Kalkir at this stage, it has taken the shine off of his reputation.

Nigel Twiston-Davies ran Bristol De Mai at Chepsotw on Welsh National day for his British debut and he duly obliged under a good ride from Daryl Jacob as he put in a very impressive performance. He looked to have a very nice engine on him as he travelled round well before pulling clear of Karezak who is a solid yard stick with the winner capable of being anything or nothing at this stage.

November

The juvenile Hurdle at the Open Meeting each November is always a good race to follow with the Triumph Hurdle in mind and we saw two very nice horses battle out a finish this season. The Nicky Henderson trained Hargam travelled well before idling in front to allow the Philip Hobbs trained Golden Doyen to claim a very nice victory. The pair of them both look above average and although Hargem was beaten, he lost little in defeat and both were cut in the Triumph hurdle betting after this one.

Willie Mullins always has a nice juvenile on his hands each season and that certainly looks like the case this season with Kalkir making a big impression first time out. Kalkir travelled well before pulling clear of a strong field at Fairyhouse at the end of the month and it certainly was a taking performance on the eye. Owned by Rich Ricci, Kalkir immediately became favourite for the Triumph Hurdle and it is hard to argue with that at this relatively early stage.

October

David Pipe appears to have a strong hand this season and that is also the case with the juvenile division on the face of it. The Pond House trainer saddled Stars Over The Sea to victory in on his hurdling debut at Kempton Park and he could well make up into a very nice horse indeed. By the legendary Derby winner Sea the Stars, Stars Over The Sea jumped and travelled really well on his debut and although it is hard to match up the form at this early stage, there is no doubt that this is a talented horse who could be one to watch in this division.

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