The JCB Triumph Hurdle is for four year old novices only and raced over 2m1f of the New Course.
Triumph Hurdle Last Ten Winners
The table below shows the last ten winners of the race, their age at the time of winning, trainer, jockey and odds (starting price).
|2017||Defi Du Seuil||P Hobbs||R Johnson||5/2F|
|2016||Ivanovich Gorbatov||AP OBrien||B Geraghty||9/2F|
|2015||Peace And Co||N Henderson||B Geraghty||2/1F|
|2014||Tiger Roll||G Elliott||D Russell||10/1|
|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|
Triumph Hurdle Trends
|16 / 16||Sent off no bigger than 33/1|
|16 / 16||Had previously won over the distance|
|16 / 16||Came off a break of 20-60 days|
|16 / 16||Jockey had at least another ride on the card|
|16 / 16||Had previously won over 2m or further|
|16 / 16||Finished in the first four last time out|
|16 / 16||Had won within the last three starts|
|16 / 16||Had previously ran in a Class 3 or better|
|15 / 16||Were sent off no bigger than 8/1 last time out|
Triumph Hurdle Trends Analysis
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 and finishing in the first four last time out.
Since the introduction of the Fred Winter Juvenile Hurdle the Triumph Hurdle has become a much better race for punters
with the favourite winning in 2015, 2016 and 2017 and only the 2012 winner Countrywide Flame causing a big shock.
Triumph Hurdle Trainer Statistics
Below is a table of how some of the other top trainers have fared in the last ten years:
|Trainer||Runners||Wins||Places (Inc Wins)||Win LSP||Each Way LSP|
|A P OBrien||2||1||1||3.50||1.70|
|W P Mullins||16||0||4||-16.00||-9.90|
is the go to trainer for this race with 46% of his runners over the last ten years at least making the frame.
Henderson has won the Triumph more than any other trainer in the race's history with an amazing six victories
stretching back to his first win with First Bout in 1985.
Despite sixteen runners over the last ten seasons, Willie Mullins
has been unable to find the winner of the Triumph Hurdle since 2002 but he is definitely knocking on the door and had the second, third and fourth placed horses in the 2016 race
Three of the last five winners were based in Ireland
which is in stark contrast to the usual order in the Triumph Hurdle as prior to Our Conor's win in 2013, sixteen of the previous twenty winners had been based in the UK.
Last year's winning trainer Philip Hobbs has been fairly quiet with recent Triumph Hurdle candidates, just two runners (one win and one placed) in the last ten seasons. Hobbs does have a decent overall record in this race though, Defi Du Seuil in 2017 becoming his third winner after Made In Japan in 2004 and Detroit City in 2006.
Triumph Hurdle Tips from The OLBG Forum
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on the Triumph Hurdle race can be found here.
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