Triumph Hurdle tips – who will win the juvenile hurdle?
Triumph Hurdle Tips
Daryl Carter (@DarylCarter7) gives the latest of his Cheltenham tips here as he runs the rule over one of the big races on day 4, the Triumph Hurdle.
The Triumph Hurdle used to be a graveyard for punters at the Cheltenham Festival but in recent years it has paid to play at the front of the market. Going by history, backing a horse rated north of 150 in this race would pay dividends. Here we take a look at the market leaders.
Triumph Hurdle Tips – Ireland’s top hope
ASPIRE TOWER’S first two starts of the season saw him shoot to the top of this market after two impressive wins by a combined distance of 32 lengths.
He’s a strong powerful four-year-old, similar to Triumph Hurdle main market rival Goshen, but he looks uncomplicated and much more straightforward. His run at the Dublin Racing Festival saw him start at odds-on before he fell at the final flight. He was undoubtedly below his best on that occasion, but the suspicion is that he would have came out on top in the end. A smart horse, he can be forgiven his latest effort and he will be the mainstay in many Irish punters’ Cheltenham Day 4 tips.
Triumph Hurdle Tips – The form choice
Plenty of punters will be using their Cheltenham free bets and Betting offers on ALLMANKIND, who has been impressive in three starts and will go to the Cheltenham Festival with his unbeaten record intact.
A course winner at Cheltenham on his second start, that experience will likely stand him in good stead in this contest with the form of that race working out rather well.
The sole concern is that all of his wins have come after he has been given a soft lead and he can be an exuberant tearaway. He is unlikely to get things all his own way at Cheltenham and will need to learn to settle under the heightened raceday pressure at Cheltenham but he rates a leading contender and the form choice.
Triumph Hurdle Tips – The one to beat
Goshen has looked an outstanding recruit to jumps and his sizeable engine means he will likely have a strong say in the outcome of this race.
He is also unbeaten in three starts and his form lines tie in with Allmankind through Nordano. Both are equally matched but Goshen is yet to come under any pressure from his jockey in his three starts.
He has shown a tendency to jump to his right ,which would be a concern on a left-handed track, but he has improved that over his three starts and could have any amount of improvement to come. The one to beat and he’ll feature in many Cheltenham day four tips.
Triumph Hurdle Tips – Move swiftly on
CERBERUS was a leading fancy for Ireland before being put in his place by Allmankind at Chepstow and has a mountain to climb on the evidence of that run. His form prior to that run has not worked out as well as many first thought and looks rather short even at 16/1 for Triumph Hurdle success.
Triumph Hurdle Tips – Outsider with big chance
Mick Pastor improved for his debut run where he was well beaten by Allmankind at Cheltenham to run out a ready hard held winner at Ludlow against lesser opposition.
The re-fitting of the tongue tie (left off on debut) looked to transform the horse back to the form of his promising run in France before being picked up by JP Mcmanus and Paul Nicholls. On the basis of the impressive Ludlow run he rates a serious player in this contest and should not be underestimated despite his 20/1 price tag.
Triumph Hurdle Tips – Big-race verdict
It’s difficult to see any of those at bigger prices troubling the market leaders at this current time and Allmankind is the clear form pick and can be added to my Cheltenham day 4 tips. It might be worth waiting to see what the Adonis Hurdle brings to light at Kempton on February 22, so keep a close eye on that race