13:20 Triumph Hurdle Betting Odds & Tips: Cheltenham 2021 – 19th March 2021

Quilixios a big threat in a competitive Triumph Hurdle field at Cheltenham 2021

Horse Racing Betting

The opening act of Friday’s Cheltenham 2021 action features the Triumph Hurdle betting.

This is a Grade 1 fixture and there are eight declared runners for this year’s renewal of the popular race.

Heading up the market as the favourites is ZANAHIYR but this looks like a good competitive field behind him.

Half of the field lining up are putting unbeaten records on the line, so this should be a fantastic spectacle to start Cheltenham Gold Cup day with.

Last year’s winner of this fixture was four-year-old BURNING VICTORY from a 12/1 SP (P Townend / W P Mullins).

Triumph Hurdle Betting Odds

Zanahiyr 6/5
Tritonic 3/1
Quilixios 10/3
Adagio 10/1
Haut En Couleurs 16/1
Tax For Max 33/1
Talking About You 100/1
Historic Heart 100/1
* (betting odds recorded at 18:04 GMT on March 18th, 2021 at Ladbrokes)

Horse Racing Betting at Ladbrokes

ZANAIR the 6/5 FAV for Triumph Hurdle Betting

There should be a strong challenge on the cards from ZANAYIR on Friday. He has banked a win in each of his three efforts over the hurdles.

This Cheltenham Festival effort was always going to be his target after winning a Grade 2 Leopardstown juvenile over Christmas.

Zanahiyr is coming in hot on what will be his first run for his new yard. The tongue tie is also on for the first time.

He looked super sharp on his latest effort, even though his yard then wasn’t’ in form.

He was still performing and there should be more to come. Zanayir lines up as the current 6/5 favourite in Triumph Hurdle Betting* (betting odds recorded at 18:04 GMT on March 18th, 2021 at Ladbrokes).



Tritonic a big threat in the Triumph Hurdle

Having performed so well as a juvenile, TRITONIC is likely to pose a few questions in this one.

Last month he was at Kempton and stole the show with an impressive victory.

Tritonic bolted up in the Adonis on his latest run, claiming that win by 10 lengths.

He is a very smart flat performer and has looked steady over the hurdles.

There is a lot more progress to come from the Alan King charge. His form possibly hasn’t been franked quite as much as that of Zanahiyr.

But Tritonic is likely to be well in this from a 3/1 quote* (betting odds recorded at 18:04 GMT on March 18th, 2021 at Ladbrokes).

He is going to give as good as he gets as he tries to defend that unbeaten record.

Quilixios with the potential to upset the odds

Another with an unbeaten record on the line in this cracking line up is QUILIXIOS. It was three wins from three for him for Gordon Elliott.

Quilixios will have his first run for Henry de Bromhead today and has the in-form Rachael Blackmore in the saddle as well.

Quilixios extended his unbeaten form with a win in the Spring Juvenile Hurdle last time out.

Behind him in that one, he had Boodles Handicap Hurdle second Saint Sam by more than five lengths.

That’s four runs for him and not a foot put wrong. There is some very stern opposition coming onto the scene in this one from him.

He has to feature strong and has a large amount of appeal at 10/3 in Triumph Hurdle betting* (betting odds recorded at 18:04 GMT on March 18th, 2021 at Ladbrokes).


Last 10 Triumph Hurdle’ Winners (age, trainer, jockey)

  • 2020 Burning Victory, 4, W P Mullins, Paul Townend
  • 2019 Pentland Hills, 4, N Henderson, Nico De Boinville
  • 2018 Farclas, 4, G Elliott, Jack Kennedy
  • 2017 Defi Du Seuil, 4, P Hobbs, Richard Johnson
  • 2016 Ivanovich Gorbatov, 4, A P O’Brien, B J Geraghty
  • 2015 Peace And Co, 4, N Henderson, B J Geraghty
  • 2014 Tiger Roll, 4, G Elliott, Davy Russell
  • 2013 Our Conor, 4, D T Hughes, Bryan Cooper
  • 2012 Countrywide Flame, 4, J J Quinn, Dougie Costello
  • 2011 Zarkandar, 4, P Nicholls, Daryl Jacob


Each way claims for Adagio

There is a threat posed by ADAGIO as well who picked up a very good score under improvement last time out.

That was in the Finale Juvenile Hurdle at Chepstow. That victory followed a course and distance success over Historic Heart.

There is secretly nothing wrong with his each way claims at a quote of 10/1 in the outright market* (betting odds recorded at 18:04 GMT on March 18th, 2021 at Ladbrokes).

It’s been three wins in his four outings and the course and distance form for the David Pipe-trained four-year-old warrants some consideration.

Haut En Couleurs looks to make a big splash

HAUT EN COULEURS made his hurdles debut in October and duly delivered a win in a big field of 17.

That was in a newcomers’ race at Auteuil. From there he has moved on to Willie Mullins.

So there should be a sizable chunk of improvement to come from him as well after that useful debut over the timbers.

That score was recorded by a short head and was at a 2m 2f trip, so he came down a little bit on the trip.

He could easily be a player for Mullins and enters as a current 16/1 shot* (betting odds recorded at 18:04 GMT on March 18th, 2021 at Ladbrokes).

Rest Of The Runners

HISTORIC HEART has a little more experience over the hurdles than most in this one. He is making a big step up in the quality of the company in this one.

Historic Heart scored fantastic juvenile wins at Sedgefield and Wetherby on his switch to the timbers.

Historic Heart was in Listed company last time out when he produced a good effort to take second at Musselburgh. Not a forlorn hope at all.

TAX FOR MAX takes on his second hurdles run in this one. On his debut in this sphere, last time out he was runner up at Fairyhouse but looked very green in it. He was a bit all over the place and may need more time to sharpen up.

TALKING ABOUT YOU is another with more experience, and she completed a hattrick in a Listed race at Taunton in December.

The follow up to that saw her take second place at Doncaster. However, she looks as if she could be out of her depth a bit in this very tough assignment.

Predictions & Tips for Triumph Hurdle Betting Odds

This is a fantastic field, but we think that field can be narrowed down to the leading three in the market.

Our top Triumph Hurdle tip is going to be QUILIXIOS who looks to have so much potential about him having delivered on each of his three runs for Gordon Elliott.

As long as he stays settled on his yard switch then he has a big chance in this one after a hugely impressive Spring Juvenile Hurdle.

Quilixios is our 10/3 selection* (betting odds recorded at 18:04 GMT on March 18th, 2021 at Ladbrokes).

We would expect TRITONIC to be right in the mix as well as he looks to complete a hattrick.

He had a very encouraging hurdles debut at the Adonis and is a 3/1 quote* (betting odds recorded at 18:04 GMT on March 18th, 2021 at Ladbrokes).

Then we can’t look past the threat of ZANAYIR either who is on the up.

With the tongue tie potentially pulling even more performance levels out of him, he is a threat at 6/5* (betting odds recorded at 18:04 GMT on March 18th, 2021 at Ladbrokes).

It’s down to those three.

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