Scottish Triumph Hurdle Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends (Scottish Cheltenham Trials)

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We look at the Scottish Triumph Hurdle ahead of the next renewal, a race contested over 1m7½f at Musselburgh to see which runners, trainers and jockeys have previously won the race and which trends can you use to find the winner of the Scottish Triumph Hurdle.

Scottish Triumph Hurdle Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends (Scottish Cheltenham Trials)
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Andy Powell Content Editor

Horse Racing stats man, Andy has contributed to OLBG for 18 years - An Ipswich fan and F1 fanatic, he also contributes EFL football and Motor Sport opinion.

2025 Scottish Triumph Hurdle Preview

Scheduled to take place in February of each year at the Musselburgh racecourse is the Scottish Triumph Hurdle, a race which is run over a trip of one mile, seven furlongs and one hundred and twenty-four yards in which nine hurdles are to be jumped with the race being open to four-year-old runners only.

Scottish Triumph Hurdle Information:

If you are interested in other predictions at Musselburgh then head over to the Musselburgh tips page to see which runners are being supported by the OLBG racing tipsters and also compare those predictions to the runners that make the trend shortlist when added below. You may also be interested in other preview blogs that we have packed full of information, head down to the Other Principal Races at Musselburgh Racecourse section for links to these.

How competitive is the Scottish Triumph Hurdle market? When looking at the over-rounds for the last 19 renewals, the most competitive market was in 2015 when the race had an over-round of 108%. The race in 2008 was a race that was most in the bookie's favour with an over-round of 118%, whilst on average over the last 19 renewals of the Scottish Triumph Hurdle, the over-round has been 113%, which means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £113 which is bet.

Scottish Triumph Hurdle Trends:

Looking at the future form, is the winner worth following next time out? From the past 19 if you had followed the winner of the Scottish Triumph Hurdle next time out then you would have backed a total of 1 winner. Backing all 18 runners who have been out since to win at SP next time out, would have returned an LSP of -15.00. Ahead of the 2025 Scottish Triumph Hurdle why not head over to the racing predictions for tips on other races today?

When looking over the past 19 renewals, a time of 3:37.60 was set by Forth Bridge in 2017, which is the quickest time over that period, the runner was trained by Charlie Longsdon and ridden by Noel Fehily. The slowest winning time was set in 2008 when Act Sirius won in a time of 4:15.80, booked to ride was Richard Johnson on this Howard Johnson trained runner.

These are the top three quickest-run Scottish Triumph Hurdle over the last 19 renewals:

  1. Forth Bridge (3:37.60) in 2017
  2. Hargam (3:37.80) in 2015
  3. Impulsive One (3:41.97) in 2022

Scottish Triumph Hurdle Past Winners

Here are the Scottish Triumph Hurdle past winners for the last 10 renewals. Each row details the year of the race, the horse which won along with the age & weight of the horse. The trainer of the horse at the time of winning the Scottish Triumph Hurdle as well as the jockey is also displayed along with the starting price the horse was sent off.

Race Notes: The race was abandoned in 2004 & 2019.

Liari (FR)
4yo 11-5 10/11F
Harry Cobden
Paul Nicholls (GB)
Afadil (FR)
4yo 11-0 7/2
Harry Cobden
Paul Nicholls (GB)
Impulsive One (USA)
4yo 11-0 13/8F
James Bowen
Nicky Henderson (GB)
Fiveandtwenty (GB)
4yo 10-10 6/4F
Brian Hughes
Donald McCain (GB)
Thyme White (FR)
4yo 11-0 2/1F
Harry Cobden
Paul Nicholls (GB)
We Have A Dream (FR)
4yo 11-5 1/5F
Daryl Jacob
Nicky Henderson (GB)
Forth Bridge (GB)
4yo 11-8 9/1
Noel Fehily
Charlie Longsdon (GB)
Tommy Silver (FR)
4yo 11-0 4/6F
Sam Twiston-Davies
Paul Nicholls (GB)
Hargam (FR)
4yo 11-8 4/11F
A P McCoy
Nicky Henderson (GB)
Broughton (GER)
4yo 11-0 5/6F
Denis O'Regan
John Ferguson (GB)

Where have the winning runners come from?

Here are the countries where the winning trainers of the Scottish Triumph Hurdle have been based:

  • GB: 18 winners with an additional 21 placings from 119 runners
  • IRE: 1 winner with an additional 3 placings from 10 runners

Scottish Triumph Hurdle Trainer Statistics

The leading trainer in the Scottish Triumph Hurdle over the last 19 renewals is Paul Nicholls who has won the race five times with those five winners coming from Sametegal (2013), Tommy Silver (2016), Thyme White (2020), Afadil (2023) and Liari (2024). Other trainers who have recorded multiple wins in the Scottish Triumph Hurdle are Nicky Henderson (4 wins) and Charlie Longsdon (2 wins). There is one trainer who has not had the best of times in the Scottish Triumph Hurdle, Brian Ellison has sent a total of 10 runners to the race without recording any wins.

Here are some of the top Scottish Triumph Hurdle trainer statistics over the last 19 renewals (R = Runners, W = Winners, P = Places including winners, Win LSP is based on 1pt Win and EW LSP is based on 0.5pt Win & 0.5pt Place):

Paul Nicholls8-5-6+5.33+3.15
Nicky Henderson6-4-4+1.57+0.24
Charlie Longsdon3-2-2+16.00+9.43
Donald McCain5-1-3-2.50-0.85
Nicky Richards3-1-2+0.50+1.41
Gordon Elliott3-1-2-1.00-0.17
James Ewart1-1-1+7.00+4.20
Brian Ellison10-0-1-10.00-8.13
Lucinda Russell8-0-2-8.00-3.00
Keith Dalgleish5-0-1-5.00-2.30

Scottish Triumph Hurdle Jockey Statistics

The leading jockey in the Scottish Triumph Hurdle over the last 19 renewals is Harry Cobden who has won the race three times with those three winners coming from Thyme White (2020), Afadil (2023) and Liari (2024). Other jockeys who have recorded multiple wins in the Scottish Triumph Hurdle are Paddy Brennan (2 wins) and Daryl Jacob (2 wins).

Here are some of the top Scottish Triumph Hurdle jockey statistics over the last 19 renewals (R = Runners, W = Winners, P = Places including winners, Win LSP is based on 1pt Win and EW LSP is based on 0.5pt Win & 0.5pt Place):

Harry Cobden4-3-3+5.41+2.99
Paddy Brennan5-2-3+5.40+3.11
Daryl Jacob3-2-2+0.45-0.09
Brian Hughes9-1-2-6.50-5.79
Denis O'Regan3-1-2-1.17-0.19
Sam Twiston-Davies2-1-1-0.33-1.00
James Bowen1-1-1+1.63+1.02
Graham Lee5-0-1-5.00-3.30
Callum Bewley4-0-0-4.00-4.00
A P Heskin3-0-2-3.00-0.56

Scottish Triumph Hurdle Trend Analysis

The trend factor which had produced 10+ winners and shows the best LSP, an LSP of +9.36 is when runners were 1st in the betting market. The worst performing factor that has failed to produce a single winner is when runners last place was 2 starts ago, when backing these the trend shows a record of 0-30.

The course which has produced the most winners of the Scottish Triumph Hurdle is Musselburgh, there has been a total number of 6 winners of this race who ran at Musselburgh last time out.

The race is open to both sexes with the Male runners having produced a total of 18 winners from a total of 116 runners whilst the Female runners have produced 1 winner from a total of 13 runners.

Looking at the winning odds over the last 19 renewals, the biggest-priced winner was Act Sirius in 2008, winning for Howard Johnson at odds of 16/1 under the guidance of Richard Johnson. Looking at the runners at the head of the market over the last 19 renewals there have been 14 winning favourites in the race. Remember to bookmark the best racing tipsters page so you can get easy access to the best OLBG racing tipsters.

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Article Contributor Information

We are blessed with an excellent team of specialists and experts at OLBG. Contributing to creating and maintaining this Scottish Triumph Hurdle Preview are at hand, Andy Powell and Darren Brett. They both work on the Horse racing tips team team looking after the tipsters and managing the tips settlement, whilst also creating and managing all of the horse racing event previews.

Darren Brett

Darren Brett

Tipster competition manager

A seasoned veteran in the industry, Darren's profound knowledge and unparalleled expertise in horse racing truly come to the fore during the National Hunt season. In addition to his contribution to our Horse racing previews here on OLBG, he also holds the reins for
Andy Powell

Andy Powell

Content editor

Andy has one of the greatest horse racing results and ratings databases known to man, all of his own creation. with 20 years of collating and following form, ratings and trends, he adds another layer of knowledge to our race previews.

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