The final day of the 2018 Cheltenham Festival gets underway with the grade one Triumph Hurdle. In recent years the field size has been reduced as this race traditionally has a field of 28 going to post. In addition to that we have seen some real top class winners of this race in recent years, the likes of Celestial Halo, Katchit and Zarkandar have won this one before going onto bigger and better things at Cheltenham.
Since the introduction of the alternative handicap for juveniles in the form of the Fred Winter Hurdle has resulted in the field size. In 2009 and 2006 the field size has been in the mid teens and this has led to a better quality of horses lining up.
JCB Triumph Hurdle Odds
This is one of the most active Cheltenham Festival ante post betting markets as the juvenile hurdlers are emerging throughout the National Hunt season and the best of them rise to the top in the betting market and you can check out all the market moves on our odds comparison charts.
There are many interesting triumph Hurdle form lines to assess prior to the Cheltenham Festival feature. The Juvenile Novices' Hurdle trial at the Cheltenham trials day is a good example of the kind of race we will be looking at in our from section
The form lines for this race are very clear with many of the recent winner winning in their race prior to the Triumph in March as such we shall be putting up our selections in good time prior to race day.
2017 Defi Du Seuil P Hobbs 5/2f 2016 Ivanovich Gorbatov A O'Brien 9/2F 2015 Peace And Co N Henderson 2/1F 2014 Tiger Roll G Elliott 10/1 2013 Our Conor D Hughes 4/1 2012 Countrywide Flame J Quinn 33/1 2011 Zarkandar P Nicholls 13/2 2010 Soldatino N Henderson 6/1 2009 Zaynar N Henderson 6 11-2 2008 Celestial Halo 4 P F Nicholls 5/1 2007 Katchit 4 A King 11/2 2006 Detroit City 4 P J Hobbs 7/2F 2005 Penzance 4 A King 9/1 2004 Made In Japan 4 P Hobbs 20/1 2003 Spectroscope 4 Jonjo O'Neill 20/1 2002 Scolardy 4 W Mullins 16/1 2000 Snow Drop 4 F Doumen 7/1