The Triumph Hurdle could turn out to be one of the highlights of the week, with the likes of Allmankind, Goshen and Aspire Tower at the top of the betting.
First ran in 1939, the Triumph Hurdle has been a regular feature on the Cheltenham Festival schedule for over 80 years and long may it continue.
Juveniles are unpredictable at the best of times but the Triumph Hurdle continues to attract the best four-year old horses in the business.
Scroll down for the top Triumph Hurdle trends to consider ahead of the 2020 Cheltenham Festival.
Triumph Hurdle Trends & Statistics
There are plenty of trends relating to the Triumph Hurdle – here are our favourite statistics to consider when betting on the 2020 renewal:
- All 20 winners were running off a break of between 15 and 60 days.
- 20/20 had ran over the Triumph trip more than once.
- 20 out of 20 winners finished in the first four last time out.
- 20/20 winners had never gone off at 25/1 or higher for a race.
- All 20 winners had between one and three starts in the 90 days prior to Cheltenham.
- 20/20 winners had never fallen prior to winning the Triumph.
- 19/20 were no bigger than 20/1 in horse racing betting odds.
- 19/20 won at least one of their last three races prior to Cheltenham.
- 19 of the last 20 winners raced in a field of less than 13 runners last time out.
- 19/20 winners had finished in the places between two and four times that season.
- 19 of the 20 winners had won at least one race that season.
- 19/20 had previously won over hurdles before winning the Triumph.
Top Trainers For The Triumph Hurdle
Nicky Henderson leads the way with seven Triumph Hurdle winners, most recently with Pentland Hills, a contender for this year’s Champion Hurdle, in 2019.
Henderson will be hoping to add another Triumph Hurdle to his long list of Cheltenham Festival wins.
The likes of Dan Skelton, Gary Moore and Henry de Bromhead are all searching for their first Triumph Hurdle success this year.
The top three in the betting will take some beating and most horse racing tips will be focusing on Allmankind, Goshen and Aspire Tower.
Triumph Hurdle 2020: Prize Money
According to the official Jockey Club website, the total prize money available for this year’s Triumph Hurdle is £125,000.
It is by no means one of the most lucrative races at the Cheltenham Festival but this Grade One race is still a top target for National Hunt racing’s biggest trainers.
Trial Races To Follow Ahead Of The Triumph Hurdle
The Spring Juvenile Hurdle has been a solid indicator for the Triumph Hurdle over the last 20 years.
A Grade One race that takes place at Leopardstown’s Dublin Racing Festival, a total of six Triumph Hurdle winners have competed in this race. In 2020, A Wave Of The Sea claimed a surprise victory ahead of Wolf Prince and Cerberus.
Over in the United Kingdom, the Adonis Juvenile Hurdle at Kempton Park is a race to follow when placing a bet on the Triumph Hurdle – five runners have gone on to win at Cheltenham.
Meanwhile, three winners previously ran in the Finesse Juvenile Novices Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival Trials Day in January.
2020 Triumph Hurdle Betting
The Triumph Hurdle market is starting to take shape as we move to just three weeks away from the 2020 Cheltenham Festival. Here are the latest odds with 888sport:
- Goshen – 7/2
- Allmankind – 9/2
- Aspire Tower – 11/2
- A Wave Of The Sea – 10/1
- Solo – 14/1
- Cerberus – 14/1
- Mick Pastor – 16/1
- Sir Psycho – 16/1
- Bar – 20/1
Cheltenham Festival 2020: Triumph Hurdle Tips
Although not quite on the same level as the Queen Mother Champion Chase, the Triumph Hurdle has all the makings of a competitive affair at the top of the market.
888sport will be here with the latest horse racing tips, odds and news ahead of the 2020 Cheltenham Festival. Best of luck with any bets on this year’s meeting!
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