JCB Triumph Hurdle Tips 2022

The JCB Triumph Hurdle tips are from the final day of action at the Cheltenham Festival 2022. This popular hurdle contest is a significant Grade 1 fixture featuring some top 4-year-old juvenile hurdlers. Our horse racing betting experts sift through the field and latest odds to pull together the shortlist for this year’s JCB Triumph Hurdle Tips.


JCB Triumph Hurdle Potential Runners & Favourites

The Triumph Hurdle is an excellent opener to Cheltenham Festival Day 4, which is, of course, Cheltenham Gold Cup Day. The JCB has seen winners go on to bigger successes at the Festival, particularly in the Champion Hurdle. We look at some of the leading players for this year’s renewal.

VAUBAN is arguably the top entry from trainer Willie Mullins. This year, Vauban made the switch to the timbers after some fantastic form on the level. He got off the mark at just the second time of asking in the sphere with a score at Leopardstown in February in a Grade 1 contest.

Gordon Elliott’s PIED PIPER brings an unbeaten record over hurdles to the table. The first of his scores was at Punchestown in December, over Vauban by half a length. Pied Piper followed that up with a notable win in the JCB Triumph Trial at Cheltenham in late January.

FIL D’OR carries a handy threat as well. He’s been thriving over the hurdles this season for Gordon Elliott, completing a hat trick from the opening. The pick of his wins was a Grade 2 at Leopardstown in December. However, he was beaten at that same venue as the race favourite in early February by Vauban.

KNIGHT SALUTE is five for five over the hurdles and just hasn’t put a foot wrong in notching up wins in pattern company. There is the potential of a stacked field that could line up for this year’s JCB Triumph Hurdle renewal.

Others that catch the eye are ICARE ALLEN and PORTICELLO, the latter was a Grade 1 juvenile winner in December.


JCB Triumph Hurdle Confirmed Runners

Horse Silks Trainer/Jockey Odds
Vauban Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Paul Townend
T: Willie Mullins
13/8
Pied Piper Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Davy Russell
T: Gordon Elliott
11/4
Fil Dor Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Jack Kennedy
T: Gordon Elliott
7/1
Il Etait Temps Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Danny Mullins
T: Willie Mullins
12/1
Porticello Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Jamie Moore
T: Gary Moore
14/1
Icare Allen Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Mark Walsh
T: Willie Mullins
14/1
Knight Salute Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Paddy Brennan
T: Milton Harris
14/1
Doctor Parnassus Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Harry Skelton
T: Dan Skelton
18/1
Teddy Blue Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Joshua Moore
T: Gary Moore
20/1
Lunar Power Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Sean Flanagan
T: Noel Meade
50/1
Ages Of Man Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Jonathan Moore
T: Anthony McCann
150/1
Koi Dodville Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Tom Scudamore
T: David Pipe
200/1

*Odds Correct as of 12pm 16/03/22*


How Often Does a Favourite Horse Win The JCB Triumph Hurdle Race

The last favourite to deliver the goods in the JCB Triumph Hurdle betting was DEFI DU SEUIL in 2017. There was a short burst of three straight years in which there was a winning favourite in this fixture, culminating with that 2017 victory for Defi Du Seuil.

Those are, however, the only three occasions in the last ten renewals of the race that there has been a winning favourite. 

In that span there have been four winners of at least 10/1 odds, so this is a race where longer odds are going to show up in the market. The longest-priced winner in the last 9 renewals has been Pentland Hills from a 20/1 SP in 2019.


JCB Triumph Hurdle Favourites vs Winners in The Past 10 Years

Year Favourite Horse* Winning Horse
2021 Zanahiyr (4th) Quilixios (2/1)
2020 Goshen (UR) Burning Victory (12/1)
2019 Sir Erec (PU) Pentland Hills (20/1)
2018 Apple’s Shakira (4th) Farclas (9/1)
2017 Defi Du Seuil Defi Du Seuil (5/2)
2016 Ivanovich Gorbatov Ivanovich Gorbatov (9/2)
2015 Peace And Co Peace And Co (2/1)
2014 Calipto (4th) Tiger Roll (10/1)
2013 Rolling Star (6th) Our Conor (4/1)
2012 Grumeti (3rd) Countrywide Flame (33/1)

*(-) = Finishing Position, UR = Unseated Rider, F = Faller, RO = Ran Out, PU = Pulled Up


JCB Triumph Hurdle History & Present Time

The JCB Triumph Hurdle gets its name from sponsors JCB, who took over in 2002. The Triumph Hurdle is a Grade 1 fixture that is exclusively for juveniles, and it is contested over a distance of about 2m 1/2f. 

It’s the richest race of its kind (juveniles) in the National Hunt season and eight hurdles feature in it.

Fillies can claim a 7lb allowance for the fixture, and future Champion Hurdle victors have been regularly born out of this race. Clair Soleil, Persian War, Kribensis and Katchit all went on to complete the double. The race was inaugurated in 1939 and returned as a permanent fixture at the Festival in 1965.


JCB Triumph Hurdle Jockey & Trainer Records

Sticking to the modern trends for JCB Triumph Hurdle tips 2022, there hasn’t been an active jockey who has won this race more than once. Tom Scudamore has taken 13 runners into this particular race and failed to land a win.

The leading trainer in the last two decades is Nicky Henderson. He has seen four winners come home, but his strike rate is easily bettered by Philip Hobbs in that period. Hobbs has won three times from eight entries, so could be one to consider following for Triumph Hurdle betting.


Tips for all the other races on Day Four of the Cheltenham Festival

TIME RACE
1:30 JCB Triumph Hurdle Tips See Preview
2:10 County Handicap Hurdle Tips See Preview
2:50 Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle Tips See Preview
3:30 Cheltenham Gold Cup Tips See Preview
4:10 Foxhunter Steeple Chase Tips See Preview
4:50 Mrs Paddy Power Mares Chase Tips See Preview
5:30 Martin Pipe Conditional Handicap Hurdle Tips See Preview