13:30 JCB Triumph Hurdle Tips & Odds – Cheltenham Festival 18th March 2022

A look at the Triumph Hurdle from Friday's Cheltenham Festival

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The Triumph Hurdle tips are the first order of the day at the Cheltenham Festival on Friday.

It’s Gold Cup day and there is so much to look forward to, starting with this Grade 1 hurdles action.

The Triumph Hurdle is limited to just juvenile hurdlers who are 4 years old. It’s the biggest race of its kind on the National Hunt calendar.

Former winners of this exciting contest include Tiger Roll and Persian War. There’s quite the line-up for this year’s renewal as well.

Our betting experts look through the latest odds, form and trends for this year’s JCB Triumph Hurdle Tips.

JCB Triumph Hurdle Racing Odds

Vauban 2/1
Pied Piper 5/2
Fil D’or 5/1
Porticello 11/1
Il Etait Temps 11/1
Doctor Parnassus 16/1
Knight Salute 12/1
Icare Allen 16/1
Teddy Blue 25/1
Lunar Power 25/1
Koi Dodville 150/1
Ages Of Man 200/1
* (odds recorded at 16:12 GMT on March 17th, 2022 at Coral)

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JCB Triumph Hurdle Race Details Cheltenham Festival

  • Grade 1
  • 4-year-olds only
  • 12 declared runners
  • 2m 1f
  • Going: Good To Soft


FAV in JCB Triumph Hurdle Racing Odds

VAUBAN is the current 2/1 market leader in Triumph Hurdle betting for the 2022 Cheltenham Festival* (odds recorded at 16:12 GMT on March 17th, 2022 at Coral).

He got off the mark at the second time of asking over the hurdles. That was in the Grade 1 Spring Juvenile at Leopardstown 41 days ago.

Vauban was beaten by main Triumph Hurdle rival Pied Piper on his debut but clearly pushed his form forward after that.

That piece of form in the Spring Juvenile looks the best thing to roll with in this one. There is probably further improvement from Vauban to come.



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PIED PIPER will probably give a good account of himself on Friday and is the 5/2 second-favourite* (odds recorded at 16:12 GMT on March 17th, 2022 at Coral).

He was useful on the flat and kicked off life over the hurdles with a victory over Vauban by half of a length at Punchestown.

There was a Grade 2 success to follow for Pied Piper at course and distance. He will likely keep on improving.

DOCTOR PARNASSUS shouldn’t be underestimated and ranks on the shortlist for the Triumph Hurdle tips 2022 at 16/1* (odds recorded at 16:12 GMT on March 17th, 2022 at Coral).

He has won both trips over the timbers so far in his career.

Those were both eye-catching successes, the latest of those at Taunton in February by 9 lengths.

FIL DOR rates as one of the other big contenders in the line-up for the Triumph Hurdle renewal at the Cheltenham Festival 2022.

He has a little more experience than most and won his first three trips over the hurdles.

The winning streak for Fil Dor was ended by Vauban in the Spring Juvenile at Leopardstown in February.

He had been the favourite for that run, and Fil D’or can get in the mix.

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Others to note Triumph Hurdle Tips Cheltenham Festival 2022

PORTICELLO has upped his game over the hurdles recently, making it three wins in four for trainer Gary Moore.

The latest of those wins was at Haydock a month ago, and Porticello tore the field apart by 17 lengths.

KNIGHT SALUTE looks a positive one to follow having made it five from five last time out when scoring in the Grade 2 Adonis.

This is the biggest challenge yet for him, but he is no forlorn hope.

ICARE ALLEN is another to watch for the shortlist in this contest as he looks to still have plenty of potential to tap into.

He opened things over the hurdles with back to back wins before a 5th in the Spring Juvenile in which he shaped well but couldn’t get in the mix. He was back to winning ways easily next time out.

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Last 10 JCB Triumph Hurdle Winners at the Cheltenham Festival

Year Winner Odds Jockey Trainer
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 A P 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 B J Cooper D T Hughes
2012 Countrywide Flame 33/1 Dougie Costello John Quinn

About the Triumph Hurdle

The Triumph Hurdle goes back a long way having had its first run in 1939 and that was not at Cheltenham. The race didn’t find its current home until 1965.

It’s common for the big players in the Triumph Hurdle to move up to compete in the Champion Hurdle.

The Triumph Hurdle is a Grade 1 race that is run at a distance of 2m 1f and mares claim a 7lb allowance for their entry.

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JCB Triumph Hurdle Trends

Next in this Triumph Hurdle tips Preview 2022 we are going to dive into some of the trends surrounding the event.

To do that, we cast an eye back over the last 20 editions of this Grade 1 fixture.

We start with a look at how favourites have fared. There have been three winning favourites in the last ten renewals. Those were in consecutive years from 2015 through 2017.

Only three times in the last ten Triumph Hurdle renewals has there been a winning get home in double figures. Two of those have been in the last three years, however.

Trainer Statistics

From the last 20 renewals of the Triumph Hurdle, the leading trainer is Nicky Henderson with four scores.

His success in the race goes back further than the last two decades as he has taken a win 7 times overall in his career.

The next best have been Willie Mullins and Gordon Elliott with two wins each in the last twenty editions.

The latter has gotten his from just 10 entries, while it took Willie Mullins 33 entries to get his two victories.

Jockey Statistics

Rachael Blackmore rode the 2/1 winner Quilixious home last year in the Triumph Hurdle. No active jockey has won this race more than once.

Barry Geraghty won the fixture five times before his retirement, leaving him as the all-time leading jockey in the Triumph Hurdle.


JCB Triumph Hurdle Trends Cheltenham Festival

  • The all-time leading trainer is Nicky Henderson with 7 wins
  • There has been three winning favourites in the last 10 renewals
  • Had taken between 1 and 3 placing in the previous 90 days 20/20
  • Finished within the top four last time out 20/20
  • Had never been at an SP of 25/1 or greater 20/20
  • Won the Triumph Hurdle after a break of 15-60 days 20/20
  • Was defeated by a margin of no more than 9 1/2 lengths last time out 20/20
  • Winning gelding 19/20
  • Winner was not a chestnut 19/20
  • All career races had been completed 19/20


JCB Triumph Hurdle Tips & Predictions Cheltenham Festival 2022

DOCTOR PARNASSUS piques plenty of interest from 16/1 in Triumph Hurdle betting odds* (odds recorded at 16:12 GMT on March 17th, 2022 at Coral).

This is going to be his biggest test yet, but after two eye-catching trips over the hurdles, he could have plenty more to bring to the table.

VAUBAN looks to be the one that sets the standard as he took that Grade 1 score in the Spring Juvenile. That was a big move forward from his debut defeat against Pied Piper.

VAUBAN is an obvious one on the shortlist at 2/1* (odds recorded at 16:12 GMT on March 17th, 2022 at Coral).

The final selection is PORTICELLO whose chances will come on further if there is some rain around.

The most recent of his scores was by 17 lengths. He’s not done improving yet and he features as well from 11/1* (odds recorded at 16:12 GMT on March 17th, 2022 at Coral).

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