2023 JCB Triumph Hurdle Preview, Trends & Analysis

The JCB Triumph Hurdle is for four-year-old juvenile novices only, negotiating eight hurdles over 2m1f of the New Course and is the opening race on the final day of the festival.

2023 JCB Triumph Hurdle Preview, Trends & Analysis

2023 JCB Triumph Hurdle Preview

The JCB Triumph Hurdle is for four-year-old juvenile novices only, negotiating eight hurdles over two miles and one furlong of the new course at Cheltenham and is the opening race on the final day of the festival. Perhaps not as competitive numbers-wise since the introduction of the Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle to the festival in 2005.

JCB Triumph Hurdle Content:

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Over the last 20 renewals, it was the Philip Hobbs trained Detroit City ridden by Richard Johnson who has set the fastest winning time in the JCB Triumph Hurdle, the runner won the race in a time of 3:51.20 that was set when winning the race in 2006. At the other end of the scale, it was the combination of trainer Gordon Elliott and jockey Jack Kennedy with Farclas who set the slowest winning time, the race-winning time was 4:17.00 in the 2018 renewal.

These are the top three quickest run JCB Triumph Hurdle over the last 20 renewals:

  • 2006 - Detroit City (3:51.20)
  • 2011 - Zarkandar (3:54.20)
  • 2007 - Katchit (3:54.60)

How competitive is the JCB Triumph Hurdle market? When looking at the over-rounds for the last 20 renewals, the most competitive market was in 2018 when the race had an over-round of 113%. The race in 2003 was a race that was most in the bookie's favour with an over-round of 136%, whilst on average over the last 20 renewals of the JCB Triumph Hurdle, the over-round has been 122%, which means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £122 which is bet.

Looking at the future form, is the winner worth following next time out? From the past 20 if you had followed the winner of the JCB Triumph Hurdle next time out then you would have back a total of 6 winners. Backing all 19 runners who have been out since to win at SP next time out, would have returned an LSP of -2.97. Remember to bookmark the racing tips page so you can get easy access to the OLBG racing picks on a daily basis.

JCB Triumph Hurdle Past Winners

Here are the JCB 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 JCB Triumph Hurdle as well as the jockey is also displayed along with the starting price the horse was sent off.

Year Horse Info
2022
4:05.85
Vauban (FR)
4yo 11-0 6/4F
Paul Townend
W P Mullins (IRE)
2021
4:06.37
Quilixios (GB)
4yo 11-0 2/1
Rachael Blackmore
Henry De Bromhead (IRE)
2020
4:06.28
Burning Victory (FR)
4yo 10-7 12/1
Paul Townend
W P Mullins (IRE)
2019
4:04.33
Pentland Hills (IRE)
4yo 11-0 20/1
Nico de Boinville
Nicky Henderson (GB)
2018
4:17.00
Farclas (FR)
4yo 11-0 9/1
Jack Kennedy
Gordon Elliott (IRE)
2017
4:00.20
Defi Du Seuil (FR)
4yo 11-0 5/2F
Richard Johnson
Philip Hobbs (GB)
2016
3:55.10
Ivanovich Gorbatov (IRE)
4yo 11-0 9/2F
Barry Geraghty
A P O'Brien (IRE)
2015
4:04.40
Peace And Co (FR)
4yo 11-0 2/1F
Barry Geraghty
Nicky Henderson (GB)
2014
4:01.00
Tiger Roll (IRE)
4yo 11-0 10/1
Davy Russell
Gordon Elliott (IRE)
2013
4:11.10
Our Conor (IRE)
4yo 11-0 4/1
B J Cooper
D T Hughes (IRE)

Where have the winning runners come from?

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

  • GB: 13 winners with an additional 20 placings from 218 runners
  • IRE: 7 winners with an additional 20 placings from 112 runners
  • FR: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 8 runners
  • GER: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 1 runner

JCB Triumph Hurdle Trainer Statistics

The leading trainer in the JCB Triumph Hurdle over the last 20 renewals is Nicky Henderson who has won the race 4 times. Those 4 winners came from Zaynar (2009), Soldatino (2010), Peace And Co (2015) & Pentland Hills (2019). Other trainers who have recorded multiple wins in the JCB Triumph Hurdle are Philip Hobbs (3 wins), W P Mullins (2 wins), Paul Nicholls (2 wins), Alan King (2 wins) & Gordon Elliott (2 wins). There is one trainer who has not had the best of times in the JCB Triumph Hurdle, Gary Moore has sent a total of 10 runners to the race without recording any wins.

Here are some of the top JCB Triumph Hurdle trainer statistics over the last 20 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):

Trainer R-W-P Win EW
Nicky Henderson 24-4-8 +13.50 +2.75
Philip Hobbs 8-3-5 +21.00 +9.25
W P Mullins 34-2-9 -18.50 -11.60
Paul Nicholls 27-2-4 -13.50 -17.75
Alan King 25-2-6 -8.50 -13.65
Gordon Elliott 12-2-6 +9.00 +7.00
John Quinn 6-1-1 +28.00 +11.50
Jonjo O'Neill 4-1-1 +17.00 +7.00
Henry De Bromhead 3-1-2 +0.00 +0.20
A P O'Brien 2-1-1 +3.50 +1.70

JCB Triumph Hurdle Jockey Statistics

The leading jockey in the JCB Triumph Hurdle over the last 20 renewals is Paul Townend who has won the race 2 times. Those 2 winners came from Burning Victory (2020) & Vauban (2022). There is one jockey who has not had the best of times in the JCB Triumph Hurdle, Tom Scudamore has had a total of 13 rides to the race without recording any wins.

Here are some of the top JCB Triumph Hurdle jockey statistics over the last 20 renewals (R = Rides, 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):

Jockey R-W-P Win EW
Paul Townend 12-2-5 +3.50 +2.40
Davy Russell 12-1-4 -1.00 -0.25
Daryl Jacob 9-1-2 -1.50 -4.25
B J Cooper 5-1-2 +0.00 -0.30
Jack Kennedy 4-1-2 +6.00 +3.25
Dougie Costello 3-1-1 +31.00 +14.50
Rachael Blackmore 3-1-2 +0.00 +0.20
Nico de Boinville 2-1-1 +19.00 +11.00
Tom Scudamore 13-0-1 -13.00 -11.50
Jamie Moore 9-0-0 -9.00 -9.00

2023 JCB Triumph Hurdle Trends

Favourites finishing positions (oldest to latest): ,3,10,3,1,10,2,2,4,4,3,6,4,1,1,1,4,PU,UR,4,1

The percentage shown is the percentage of the total number of runners who fell under that factor. High percentages are less appealing than lower ones as you would expect them to do well.

  • 20 / 20 (77%) - Placed within past 18-82 days
  • 20 / 20 (79%) - Beaten no more 9¾l (LTO)
  • 20 / 20 (80%) - Not exactly 1 start (Trip)
  • 20 / 20 (81%) - Within first 14 of market
  • 20 / 20 (81%) - Had 1-3 placings (90 Days)
  • 20 / 20 (82%) - Off a break of 15-60 days
  • 20 / 20 (82%) - Never sent off 25/1+
  • 20 / 20 (83%) - Finished in first 4 (LTO)
  • 20 / 20 (85%) - Carried 147-161lbs (LTO)
  • 20 / 20 (89%) - Made 1-3 starts (90 days)
  • 19 / 20 (54%) - No bigger than 20/1
  • 19 / 20 (79%) - Won within last 3
  • 19 / 20 (80%) - Field of fewer than 13 (LTO)
  • 19 / 20 (82%) - Beaten no more 13l (Debut)
  • 19 / 20 (83%) - Last win came over hurdles
  • 19 / 20 (84%) - Won that season
  • 19 / 20 (85%) - Is a gelding
  • 19 / 20 (86%) - Had completed every race
  • 19 / 20 (88%) - Ran over 7f+ (Debut)
  • 18 / 20 (86%) - Not a chestnut

Remember to use the trends listed above along with the Cheltenham racing predictions to see if you can find the winner of the JCB Triumph Hurdle. if you are unaware of what trends and statistics are, how they can be used etc then head over to the OLBG Betting School and have a read of this Stats And Trends article which will make everything much clearer.

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JCB Triumph Hurdle Trend Analysis

The worst performing factor which has failed to produce a single winner is when runners had 1 career start over the trip, when backing these the trend shows a record of 0-68.

The course which has produced the most winners of the JCB Triumph Hurdle is Leopardstown, there has been a total number of 7 winners of this race who ran at Leopardstown last time out. The next best course which has produced the second most winners is Kempton, there has been a total number of 4 winners of this race who ran at Kempton last time out.

The race is open to both sexes with the Male runners having produced a total of 19 winners from a total of 316 runners whilst the Female runners have produced 1 winner from a total of 23 runners.

These are the stallions whose offspring have not produced a winner of the JCB Triumph Hurdle despite multiple attempts:

  • Cape Cross (0 Wins from 6 runners)
  • High Chaparral (0 Wins from 5 runners)
  • Sadlers Wells (0 Wins from 5 runners)
  • Selkirk (0 Wins from 5 runners)

Looking at the winning odds over the last 20 renewals, the biggest priced winner was Countrywide Flame in 2012 when winning for John Quinn at odds of 33/1 under the guidance of Dougie Costello. Looking at the runners at the head of the market over the last 20 renewals there has been a total of 5 winning favourites in the race. Remember to use the best racing tipsters along with the information on this page to find you a bet on the 2023 JCB Triumph Hurdle.

Schedule at the Cheltenham Festival

Have a look at our racing tipsters Cheltenham predictions for the JCB Triumph Hurdle. Next up is the County Handicap Hurdle, head over to find trends and tips.

Cheltenham Festival races for Tuesday 14th March 2023

Race 2022 Winner Info
13:30 Cheltenham
Supreme Novices Hurdle
Constitution Hill (GB)
5yo - 9/4
Nicky Henderson
Nico de Boinville
14:10 Cheltenham
Arkle Challenge Trophy
Edwardstone (GB)
8yo - 5/2
Alan King
Tom Cannon
14:50 Cheltenham
Ultima Handicap Chase
Corach Rambler (IRE)
8yo - 10/1
Lucinda Russell
Derek Fox
15:30 Cheltenham
Champion Hurdle
Honeysuckle (GB)
8yo - 8/11
Henry De Bromhead
Rachael Blackmore
16:10 Cheltenham
Close Brothers Mares Hurdle
Maries Rock (IRE)
7yo - 18/1
Nicky Henderson
Nico de Boinville
16:50 Cheltenham
Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle
Brazil (IRE)
4yo - 10/1
Padraig Roche
Mark Walsh
17:30 Cheltenham
National Hunt Chase Challenge Cup
Stattler (IRE)
7yo - 2/1
W P Mullins
Mr P W Mullins

Cheltenham Festival races for Wednesday 15th March 2023

Race 2022 Winner Info
13:30 Cheltenham
Ballymore Novices Hurdle
Sir Gerhard (IRE)
7yo - 8/11
W P Mullins
Paul Townend
14:10 Cheltenham
Brown Advisory Novices Chase
LHomme Presse (FR)
7yo - 9/4
Venetia Williams
Charlie Deutsch
14:50 Cheltenham
Coral Cup (Link)
Commander Of Fleet (IRE)
8yo - 50/1
Gordon Elliott
Shane Fitzgerald
15:30 Cheltenham
Queen Mother Champion Chase
Energumene (FR)
8yo - 5/2
W P Mullins
Paul Townend
16:10 Cheltenham
Cross Country Chase
Delta Work (FR)
9yo - 5/2
Gordon Elliott
Jack Kennedy
16:50 Cheltenham
Johnny Henderson Grand Annual
Global Citizen (IRE)
10yo - 28/1
Ben Pauling
Kielan Woods
17:30 Cheltenham
Champion Bumper
Facile Vega (IRE)
5yo - 15/8
W P Mullins
Mr P W Mullins

Cheltenham Festival races for Thursday 16th March 2023

Race 2022 Winner Info
13:30 Cheltenham
Turners Novices Chase
Bob Olinger (IRE)
7yo - 6/5
Henry De Bromhead
Rachael Blackmore
14:10 Cheltenham
Pertemps Network Final
Third Wind (GB)
8yo - 25/1
Hughie Morrison
Tom OBrien
14:50 Cheltenham
Ryanair Chase
Allaho (FR)
8yo - 4/7
W P Mullins
Paul Townend
15:30 Cheltenham
Stayers Hurdle
Flooring Porter (IRE)
7yo - 4/1
Gavin Cromwell
Danny Mullins
16:10 Cheltenham
Festival Plate
Coole Cody (IRE)
11yo - 22/1
Evan Williams
Adam Wedge
16:50 Cheltenham
Ryanair Mares Novices Hurdle
Love Envoi (IRE)
6yo - 15/2
Harry Fry
Jonathan Burke
17:30 Cheltenham
Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup
Chambard (FR)
10yo - 40/1
Venetia Williams
Miss Lucy Turner

Cheltenham Festival races for Friday 17th March 2023

Race 2022 Winner Info
13:30 Cheltenham
JCB Triumph Hurdle
Vauban (FR)
4yo - 6/4
W P Mullins
Paul Townend
14:10 Cheltenham
County Handicap Hurdle
State Man (FR)
5yo - 11/4
W P Mullins
Paul Townend
14:50 Cheltenham
Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle
The Nice Guy (IRE)
7yo - 18/1
W P Mullins
Sean OKeeffe
15:30 Cheltenham
Cheltenham Gold Cup
A Plus Tard (FR)
8yo - 3/1
Henry De Bromhead
Rachael Blackmore
16:10 Cheltenham
Foxhunter Chase Challenge Cup
Billaway (IRE)
10yo - 13/8
W P Mullins
Mr P W Mullins
16:50 Cheltenham
Mrs PP Mares Chase
Elimay (FR)
8yo - 9/4
W P Mullins
Mark Walsh
17:30 Cheltenham
Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys Handicap Hurdle
Banbridge (IRE)
6yo - 12/1
Joseph Patrick OBrien
M M McDonagh

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