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

VaubanHorse Profile - Jockey ColoursJ: Paul Townend
T: Willie Mullins
Pied PiperHorse Profile - Jockey ColoursJ: Davy Russell
T: Gordon Elliott
Fil DorHorse Profile - Jockey ColoursJ: Jack Kennedy
T: Gordon Elliott
Il Etait TempsHorse Profile - Jockey ColoursJ: Danny Mullins
T: Willie Mullins
PorticelloHorse Profile - Jockey ColoursJ: Jamie Moore
T: Gary Moore
Icare AllenHorse Profile - Jockey ColoursJ: Mark Walsh
T: Willie Mullins
Knight SaluteHorse Profile - Jockey ColoursJ: Paddy Brennan
T: Milton Harris
Doctor ParnassusHorse Profile - Jockey ColoursJ: Harry Skelton
T: Dan Skelton
Teddy BlueHorse Profile - Jockey ColoursJ: Joshua Moore
T: Gary Moore
Lunar PowerHorse Profile - Jockey ColoursJ: Sean Flanagan
T: Noel Meade
Ages Of ManHorse Profile - Jockey ColoursJ: Jonathan Moore
T: Anthony McCann
Koi DodvilleHorse Profile - Jockey ColoursJ: Tom Scudamore
T: David Pipe

*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

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

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