Triumph Hurdle Preview
Triumph Hurdle Trends
|15/15||came off 20-55 day breaks|
|15/15||had won within their last 3 starts|
|15/15||had run over no further than 2m1½f and won over at least 2m|
|15/15||had recorded a win that season|
|15/15||were sent off no bigger than 16/1 last time out finishing in the first 4|
|13/15||had previously recorded a win with the jockey|
Triumph Hurdle AnalysisA 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.
Since the introduction of the Fred Winter Juvenile Hurdle the Triumph Hurdle has become a much better race for punters with only Countrywide Flame causing a big shock.
|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|
|Trainer||Number of runners||Wins||Other Placed Horses||Win LSP||Each Way LSP|
Triumph Hurdle PreviewNicky Henderson is the go to trainer for this race with 50% 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 four 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.
Current race favourite, the impressive Defi Du Seuil, is trained by Philip Hobbs who has been fairly quiet in the Triumph Hurdle lately with just two runners in the last ten seasons. Hobbs does have a decent overall record in this race though having trained two previous winners, Made In Japan in 2004 and Detroit City in 2006.
Triumph Hurdle Tips from the OLBG ForumOLBG member curlcov feels that Gordon Elliott could be successful with Mega Fortune in the Triumph Hurdle:
More from the OLBG forum on the Triumph Hurdle race can be found here.
Ante post favourite Defi Du Seuil has been at the head of the market for the last couple of months and deservedly so but a closer look into the form now lacks real depth to it although his two wins at Cheltenham are valuable to have experience wise. But the one I like is the Gordon Elliott trained Mega Fortune who has creditable form in Ireland this term but it was his win last time out at Leopardstown that showed that he is definitely going the right way. Noticeably ridden closer to the pace and perhaps more importantly wearing cheekpieces on for the first time over hurdles, won with them on the flat. He reversed the form around with Bapaume which shows that he is going into the festival going forward form wise and the track at Cheltenham ought to play to his strengths.
The second race on Day 4 is the County Hurdle Check out the tips and race preview for that race here.