The JCB Triumph Hurdle is for four year old novices only and raced over 2m1f of the New Course.
Triumph Hurdle Trends
|10/10||had run that year|
|9/10||finished 1st or 2nd on their last completed start|
|9/10||had run at least 2 times since November 1st|
|8/10||had won at least 50% of their runs since November 1st|
|7/10||had three or less races over hurdles|
|7/10||were first past the post last time out|
Robmull's trends blog of this race looks at the past 10 winners and rates them according to some of the trends. Last years winner Peace and Co and 2014 Tiger Roll each met the full, maximum points allocation. Interestingly this year not many runners score highly, with Zubayr looking like the main stand out horse according to these trends.
Triumph Hurdle 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, 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.
|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|
|2007||Katchit||A King||R Thornton||11/2|
Triumph Hurdle Preview
Great rivals Nicky Henderson
and Paul Nicholls
have taken five of the last eight 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 since 2005.