TO anyone thinking that “last orders” had long since been rung for pre-Cheltenham, last week’s action showed a few latecomers legging it to the bar to get one in just in time before the big event.

No horse managed to advance its claims at the 11th hour more than did Tritonic in the Grade 2 Adonis Juvenile Hurdle at Kempton. The useful flat recruit – good enough to finish second at Royal Ascot – made it two wins out of two and was more impressive than he had been at Ascot on his hurdling debut in accounting for Casa Loupi by 10 lengths.