Triumph Hurdle Betting Tips

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JCB Triumph Hurdle Tips are the focus of this Cheltenham Festival betting preview as we look ahead to Gold Cup Day.

The JCB Triumph Hurdle betting starts the final day of action from Prestbury Park.

Our experts will be wading through the stats and trends to bring the best recommendations for this famous race.

The build-up to the Cheltenham Festival will see our tipsters deliver their JCB Triumph Hurdle tips, not only looking at the front-runners but also some longer-priced each-way options.

The winner of last year’s Grade 1 JCB Triumph Hurdle was Willie Mullin’s Vauban, who had been backed well in the market.

Who gets their nose in front at this year’s renewal? First, look for our JCB Triumph Hurdle betting tips.

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JCB Triumph Hurdle – Overlooked outsiders

From 2015 through 2018 inclusive, the winner of the JCB Triumph Hurdle on each occasion was the favourite.

Other short-priced winners have since followed, such as 2021 winner Quilixios, a 2/1 SP. Last year’s winner Vauban was another winning favourite, sent off at 6/4 SP. 

But as with any racing market, it is still worth casting an eye over those outsiders at longer odds.

There’s each-way interest to be piqued for JCB Triumph Hurdle betting as those winners do come in sometimes at bigger odds.

An example was 2019 winner Burning Victory, who landed the score at odds of 12/1. 

But looking further back in this Grade 1 fixture, 33/1 winner Countrywide Flame defied massive odds in 2012.

2023 JCB Triumph Hurdle Runners + Odds – Friday, 17th March 1.30 pm

Horse/Form Silks Jockey/Trainer Odds
Blood Destiny


Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Patrick Mullins
T: Willie Mullins


Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Paul Townend
T:Willie Mullins
Gala Marceau


Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Danny Mullins
T:Willie Mullins


Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Mark Walsh
T: Willie Mullins
Jupiter du Gite


Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Jamie Moore
T: Gary Moore


Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Luca Morgan
T: Ben Pauling


Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Rachael Blackmore
T: Henry De Bromhead
Je Garde


Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Michael O’Sullivan
T: Willie Mullins
Gust Of Wind


Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Sean O’Keeffe
T: Willie Mullins


Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Sean Bowen
T: John C McConnell


Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Jack Foley
T: Thomas Mullins


Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Brian Hayes
T: Willie Mullins
Active Duty


Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Tom Cannon
T: Ben Pauling


Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Donagh Meyler
T: Denis Gerard Hogan
Jacovec Cavern


Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Sean Flanagan
T: Paul Hennessy

The ante-post market is live and active for some early JCB Triumph Hurdle betting at the Cheltenham Festival. 

The final field of runners won’t be known until a couple of days before Friday’s race. Closer to the Festival, our JCB Triumph Hurdle tips will be uploaded.

The ante-post market for the Triumph Hurdle does, is to allow punters to study those early entries which could finally end up at the starting line.

Lossiemouth has been the most heavily supported ante-post selection of the JCB Triumph Hurdle odds. Willie Mullins’ filly has made rapid progress in this sphere, completing a hat-trick over the timbers in December in a Grade 2 at Leopardstown.

Blood Destiny is another Mullins runner who could head to the Triumph Hurdle as well, who is 2/2 over hurdles and won comfortably by 14 lengths in a good-looking race in January. 

Among others that are showing well early for the market, Comfort Zone, Gala Marceau and Scriptwriter all warrant some respect.

How to pick a JCB Triumph Hurdle Winner

What are some of the key trends that could help send you towards picking out a JCB Triumph Hurdle winner at Cheltenham 2023?

Looking at past trends and glancing at the ante-post market can give punters a nod in the right direction.

In terms of the trends of favourites in the Triumph Hurdle, there have been four in the last ten taking a win, including last year’s winner Vauban.

The biggest odds winner in the last ten years was 20/1 shot Pentland Hills, whilst there has also been double-figure odds winners in 2014 and 2020.

Last 10 JCB Triumph Hurdle winner odds

  • 2022 Vauban 6/4F
  • 2021 Quilixios 2/1
  • 2020 Burning Victory 12/1
  • 2019 Pentland Hills 20/1
  • 2018 Farclas 9/1
  • 2017 Défi Du Seuil 5/2F
  • 2016 Ivanovich Gorbatov 9/2F
  • 2015 Peace And Co 2/1F
  • 2014 Tiger Roll 10/1
  • 2013 Our Conor 4/1

No winner has come home at a higher price than that 20/1 SP win delivered by Pentland Hills in 2019.

From the last twenty renewals of this Grade 1 race, there has been seven winners from Ireland and 13 from Great Britain. 

Some interesting trends that come into play are that 19 of the last 20 winners have all had more than one start at this distance. In addition, they had all placed (1-3) within 90 days of their Cheltenham win, and a big important one is that all of them who had scored had returned from a break of between 15 and 60 days.

There has been just one female runner landing a Triumph Hurdle win from a total of 23 entered across the last two decades.

Reading trends is a great way to dig further into the betting action for the race. So look for the significant insights to come from our JCB Triumph Hurdle tips.

All About The JCB Triumph Hurdle: Past and Present

The first edition of the JCB Triumph Hurdle was held in 1939, and it was not at Cheltenham – it was hosted at Hurst Park in Surrey. It ended up at Cheltenham in the mid-1960s and was finally slotted into the Festival in 1968.

The current sponsor of The Triumph Hurdle is JCB. The race itself is a Grade 1 hurdle open to 4-year-olds and above. It’s held on the turf of the New Course and is a distance of 2m 1f with eight hurdles.

Although not in the name, the JCB Triumph Hurdle is only for juvenile novices, and it is the top race of its type in Britain. While a significant Grade 1 feature itself, the Triumph Hurdle has often seen competitors step forward to the Champion Hurdle.

The leading jockey in the history of the JCB Triumph Hurdle is Barry Geraghty, who has ridden seven winners.

Nicky Henderson is the leading trainer of the race. He has seen seven of his charges take a Triumph Hurdle success.

Philip Hobbs, Willie Mullins, Paul Nicholls, Alan King and Gordon Elliott have trained more than one winner in the last 20 renewals.

How Do Horses Qualify For The JCB Triumph Hurdle?

This juvenile novices’ contest is open to 4-year-olds and above, male and female horses. The weight is set at 11st 9lb while fillies claim a 7lb allowance.

What is the JCB Triumph Hurdle Prize Money in 2023?

The details of the 2023 Triumph Hurdle prize aren’t out yet, but it’s one of the richer races at the Festival. Last year’s winner Vauban took a prize of £75,964.50, with the rest of the payouts as follows: 2nd £28,620, 3rd £14,323.50, 4th £7,155, 5th £3,591, 6th £1,795.50, 7th £891, 8th £459.

JCB Triumph Hurdle Past Winners

Some big names have got themselves into the winners’ circle for the Triumph Hurdle.

The great three-time Champion Hurdle winner Persian War landed the Triumph Hurdle. 

He is one of four horses to have landed both the Triumph Hurdle and Champion Hurdle and Clair Soleil, Kribensis and Katchit.

Cheltenham Festival favourite Tiger Roll was a winner of the race in 2014, and among some other big recent winners, there has been Defi Du Seuil and Farclas.

Year  Horse Odds Jockey Trainer
2022 Vauban 6/4 Paul Townend Willie Mullins
2021 Quilixios 2/1 Rachael Blackmore Henry de Bromhead
2020 Burning Victory 12/1 Paul Townend Willie Mullins
2019 Pentland Hills 20/1 Nico de Boinville Nicky Henderson
2018 Farclas 9/1 Jack Kennedy Gordon Elliott
2017 Defi Du Seuil 5/2F Richard Johnson Philip Hobbs
2016 Ivanovich Gorbatov 9/2F Barry Geraghty Aidan O’Brien
2015 Peace And Co 2/1F Barry Geraghty Nicky Henderson
2014 Tiger Roll 10/1 Davy Russell Gordon Elliott
2013 Our Conor 4/1 Bryan Cooper Dessie Hughes
2012 Countrywide Flame 33/1 Dougie Costello John Quinn
2011 Zarkandar 13/2 Daryl Jacob Paul Nicholls

Other Races on Day 4 of the Cheltenham Festival

The JCB Triumph Hurdle betting kicks off Day 4 of Cheltenham 2022.  We provide free Cheltenham tips for every race. Here are all the races for Friday at the Festival:

13:30 The JCB Triumph Hurdle (Grade 1)

14:10 The McCoy Contractors County Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3)

14:50 The Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 1)

15:30 The Cheltenham Gold Cup Steeplechase (Grade 1)

16:10 The St. James’s Place Festival Challenge Cup Open Hunters’ Steeple Chase

16:50 The Mrs Paddy Power Mares’ Steeplechase (Grade 2)

17:30 Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle (0-145)