Cheltenham Day 4 Tips: TRIUMPH HURDLE

  • 15/03/2019
  • 13:30

2020 Triumph Hurdle Tips

At the head of the market we find four very smart looking juveniles. All four have shown a real appetite to make the running, which should ensure this year’s Triumph Hurdle is run at a furious pace. Ordinarily, I would look for a fast closer who could pick up the pieces if the race falls apart. A Wave Of The Sea would fit the bill in that respect. Yet, I think the top four are so far clear of their rivals in terms of class, I won’t be looking beyond them in my Cheltenham Festival tips.

The one who looks least likely to adapt his bold tactics is Goshen. Gary Moore’s charge has also shown a tendency to jump out to his right, which isn’t a big issue around Sandown and Ascot, but it would be extremely detrimental at Cheltenham. Aspire Tower would probably have won the Spring Juvenile had he not fallen at the last and Henry De Bromhead seemed confident his star had recovered during his recent stable tour. Yet, I cannot bring myself to back Aspire Tower on the back of that hefty tumble.

On ratings, Solo has a stone in hand on his rivals. If the handicapper is to be believed, then 888Sport’s 11/4 favorite will be hard to beat. Paul Nicholls’ charge has won two of his three starts on the bridle and looks a fantastic prospect moving forwards. The only thing that worries me is his first start in France. Solo was still on the bridle approaching the last but found very little when push came to shove and went down to a 141-rated rival in Stratagem.

ALLMANKIND is the only runner out of the top four who’s shown he can respond when asked for a serious effort. Dan Skelton’s charge quickened clear of Botox Has and three other future winners when winning the Triumph Trial here at Cheltenham in November. Cerberus then sprung from the pack to push Harry Skelton’s mount in the Summit Juvenile at Chepstow, but Allmankind swatted his rival away with ease and was pulling further clear as he crossed the line.

I was so impressed with the extra gear Allmankind found on heavy ground that day. The time of that Grade One was nine seconds quicker than the two-mile bumper run on the same day – the winner of which has come out and won very well over hurdles since. Skelton has freshened his mount up for this Cheltenham Festival Day four assault, and we all know how good the Skelton team are at prepping a runner for a big objective. Allmankind will be the first of my Cheltenham Festival day four tips in the Triumph.

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Cheltenham day four tips

1:30Triumph Hurdle Tips
2:10County Handicap Hurdle Tips
2:50Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle Tips
3:30Cheltenham Gold Cup Tips
4:10Foxhunter Chase Tips
4:50Grand Annual Chase Tips
5:30Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle Tips

The opening day of the Festival features a full seven races. Find all of our Cheltenham day 4 tips here to get full coverage of Gold Cup Day.


Cheltenham Gold Cup day at the Cheltenham Festival kicks off in electrifying fashion. We’ve got the best Cheltenham day 4 tips as the best juveniles in the land fight it out in the Triumph Hurdle. Some of jumps racing’s greats have capped their first season in training by winning the Triumph Hurdle and you can expect the winner of this year’s renewal to go on to achieve bigger and better things. 

Future Champion Hurdle winners like Persian War and Katchit won the Triumph on their first visit to the Cheltenham Festival, along with Tiger Roll – who’s gone on to claim further victories in the National Hunt Challenge Cup, the Cross Country Chase, and the Grand National.

Looking for more Festival betting advice? See all of our Cheltenham Gold Cup 2020 tips