Triumph Hurdleby Darren Brett
The JCB Triumph Hurdle is for four year old novices only and raced over 2m1f of the New Course.
A large field and a very fast pace will test these youngsters. Some experience over hurdles and a proven ability to win, preferably in a good class race, is what we are looking for.
Triumph Hurdle Trends
|10/10||had their last run within previous fifty-five days|
|10/10||were by a Group One winning sire|
|9/10||started at a price of 20/1 or less|
|9/10||had won at least fifty percent of their hurdle races|
|9/10||were first past the post last time out|
|8/10||ran between two and six times over hurdles|
Triumph Hurdle Analysis
The introduction of the Fred Winter Juvenile Hurdle has been a boon for Triumph Hurdle punters as the prices of seven out of the eight winners of the Triumph since that race was introduced into the Festival have been 9/1, 7/2, 11/2, 5/1, 11/2, 6/1 and 13/2.
In 2009, 2010 and 2011 the first three horses in the betting filled three of the first four places home and in 2008 the first and second favourites filled the top two places.
Do keep an eye on your selection's stamina credentials from the flat with four of the last six winners having placed form at 1mile 4 furlongs or above on the level.
|2013||Our Conor||D Hughes||B Cooper||4/1|
|2012||Countrywide Flame||J Quinn||D Costello||33/1|
|2011||Zarkandar||P Nicholls||D Jacob||13/2|
|2010||Soldatino||N Henderson||B Geraghty||6/1|
|2009||Zaynar||N Henderson||B Geraghty||11/2|
|2008||Celestial Halo||P Nicholls||R Walsh||5/1|
|2007||Katchit||A King||R Thornton||11/2|
|2006||Detroit City||P Hibbs||R Johnson||7/2F|
|2005||Penzance||A King||R Thornton||9/1|
|2004||Made In Japan||P Hobbs||R Johnson||20/1|
Great rivals Nicky Henderson
and Paul Nicholls
have taken four of the last five runnings of the Triumph between them but Alan King
may be the main trainer to follow in this race with two wins, two seconds and a third in the last seven years.
Triumph Hurdle Tips
We nailed this race in 2011 with Zarkandar landing a confident 7/1 tip and went close again in 2012 when Hisaabaat was second at 20/1.
Watch out for our tip for the 2014 Triumph Hurdle nearer the race
Triumph Hurdle odds are listed below. Just click the bookie logo next to the horse you want to back. You will then be taken to the bookie site with the best odds on your selection.