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Triumph Hurdle 2020 Racecard

The Triumph Hurdle is a Grade 1 National Hunt hurdle race, which takes place each year during the Cheltenham Festival in March. It is currently scheduled to take place on the Friday – the fourth and final day of the Festival, also known as Gold Cup Day. Run on the New course, the Triumph Hurdle takes in a total of eight hurdles, over a distance of around two miles and one furlong.

1:30

Friday 13 March

Distance: 16f 179y Age: 4yo O Prize: £130630 Going: Soft (Good to Soft in places)

FORM
ENTRY
SILK HORSE
JOCKEY & TRAINER
AGE
WGT
ODDS

1
jockey silks 1. ALLMANKIND
J: Harry Skelton
T: Dan Skelton
4
11-0
Tends to take a strong hold but it hasn't stopped him seeing his races out over hurdles, making all on all 3 starts, the latest the Grade 1 Finale at Chepstow. Likely there's even more to come.
44 stars

2
jockey silks 2. ASPIRE TOWER (IRE)
J: Rachael Blackmore
T: Henry de Bromhead, Ireland
4
11-0
Front runner who won Grade 2 at Leopardstown over Christmas and held a narrow advantage when falling last in Grade 1 won there won by A Wave of The Sea last month. Bold showing likely.
44 stars

3
jockey silks 3. A WAVE OF THE SEA (IRE)
J: Barry Geraghty
T: Joseph Patrick O'Brien, Ireland
4
11-0
Pair of wins in the autumn and took his form up another notch when resuming winning ways in Leopardstown Grade 1 last month. Bit more required again if he's to take this.
33 stars

4
jockey silks 4. CERBERUS
J: M. P. Walsh
T: Joseph Patrick O'Brien, Ireland
4
11-0
Grade 3 winner at Fairyhouse in December. Better form when 9 lengths second to Allmankind in Finale and stepped up again when 1½ lengths third to stablemate A Wave of The Sea at Leopardstown.
33 stars

5
jockey silks 5. GOSHEN (FR)
J: Jamie Moore
T: Gary Moore
4
11-0
Rapid improver on Flat who has also created excellent impression over hurdles with ready wins on all 3 starts. Return to left-handed track a slight worry (has jumped right) but still the one to beat.
55 stars

6
jockey silks 6. LORD LAMINGTON
J: Tom Cannon
T: Alan King
4
11-0
Decent middle-distance stayer on Flat and has taken well to hurdling for new yard, chasing home Navajo Pass in Doncaster Grade 2. Also good second at Kempton in January but likely to come up short.
22 stars

7
jockey silks 7. NAVAJO PASS
J: Brian Hughes
T: Donald McCain
4
11-0
Pretty good on Flat and even better over hurdles, making all in Grade 2 Summit at Doncaster in December. Absent since. Straightforward and genuine type with the potential for better still.
33 stars

8
jockey silks 8. NEVER DO NOTHING (IRE)
J: D. J. McInerney
T: John McConnell, Ireland
4
11-0
Useful Flat winner. Successful hurdle debut at Musselburgh on New Year's Day but behind a few of these rivals when fast-tracked to Grade 1 company at Leopardstown a month later.
11 stars

9
jockey silks 9. SIR PSYCHO (IRE)
J: Bryony Frost
T: Paul Nicholls
4
11-0
Progressive hurdler who gained a third win in his last 4 starts when comfortably seeing off 7 rivals in the Victor Ludorum at Haydock (heavy) last month. Should be suited by the demands of this race.
33 stars

10
jockey silks 10. SOLO (FR)
J: Harry Cobden
T: Paul Nicholls
4
11-0
Auteuil winner in November and looked something out of the ordinary when bolting up in Adonis at Kempton 3 weeks ago on his first outing for Paul Nicholls. Major player.
44 stars

11
jockey silks 11. YELLOW TIGER (FR)
J: Alain Cawley
T: David Loughnane
4
11-0
Fairly useful on Flat and made a winning start to his hurdling career at Market Rasen 16 days ago. Open to improvement but this surely too big an ask.
11 stars

12
jockey silks 12. BURNING VICTORY (FR)
J: P. Townend
T: W. P. Mullins, Ireland
4
10-7
Fairly useful on Flat in France. Overcame some novicey jumping to make a winning start over hurdles in Fairyhouse Grade 2 last month. Surely more to come, particularly if her hurdling is slicker.
33 stars

13
jockey silks 13. HOOK UP (FR)
J: D. E. Mullins
T: W. P. Mullins, Ireland
4
10-7
Fairly useful Flat winner in France who shaped most promisingly when 4¾ lengths third to a stablemate on Fairyhouse hurdle debut 20 days ago. Could make considerable progress.
33 stars

Analyst's Verdict

A fascinating renewal, not least tactically with a few of the leading contenders confirmed front runners. GOSHEN has been a wide-margin winner of all three hurdle starts and gets the vote to extend his unbeaten run, perhaps at the main expense of Solo who was so impressive on his British debut at Kempton. Allmankind and Aspire Tower are also likely to have a say.

Open exclusively to horses aged four years, the Triumph Hurdle is the most prestigious event in the jumps calendar to be contested only by juveniles (in National Hunt racing, ‘juvenile’ generally refers to a horse turning four years old during the season in question, though some horses begin hurdling a year earlier).

First run in 1939 at the now defunct Hurst Park racecourse in Surrey, it was moved to Cheltenham’s April meeting in 1965, before finally becoming a Festival fixture in 1968.

Nowadays, as the first event on the biggest day of the Festival, runners in the Triumph Hurdle are sent on their way with the ‘Cheltenham Roar’, from over 70,000 racegoers.

With the race being less than 100 yards further than the Champion Hurdle, which is run on the Old Course, Triumph Hurdle winners are often viewed as future Champion Hurdle contenders, and four horses have gone on to win both: Clair Soleil (1953 and 1955), Persian War (1967 and 1968/69/70), Kribensis (1988 and 1990) and Katchit (2007 and 2008).

With that said, most National Hunt horses are introduced to hurdle races over shorter trips of around two miles, before ever being raced over larger obstacles, or longer distances.

With the competitors being so early on in their careers, the Triumph Hurdle might be considered as much an early indicator of precocious talent over fences, as it is over hurdles – especially when you consider that the 2014 winner, Tiger Roll , went on to win the 2018 Grand National, alongside wins in the National Hunt Chase (2017) and Cross Country Chase (twice, 2018 and 2019).

Although Tiger Roll is the highest-achieving, and undoubtedly the best-known Triumph Hurdle winner of recent years, the 2016 renewal did manage to showcase another future Festival winner, and top-class chaser, in the shape of Footpad.

Third-placed in the Triumph Hurdle and fourth-placed in the subsequent year’s Champion Hurdle, Footpad went on to go unbeaten in the 2017/18 season, including a resounding 14-length victory in the 2018 Arkle Challenge Trophy – the Festival’s and the National Hunt calendar’s pre-eminent two-mile novice chase.

As far as human accomplishments are concerned, it is Barry Geraghty who holds the record for most Triumph Hurdle wins as a jockey, with five: Spectroscope (2003), Zaynar (2009), Soldatino (2010), Peace And Co (2015) and Ivanovich Gorbatov (2016).

Nicky Henderson has recorded the most wins as a trainer, going two better than Geraghty, with seven, though teaming up with the Irishman for three of those. Henderson’s wins are: First Bout (1985), Alone Success (1987), Katarino (1999), Zaynar (2009), Soldatino (2010), Peace And Co (2015) and Pentland Hills (2019).

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Triumph Hurdle 2020 FAQs

What is the distance of the Triumph Hurdle?

2 miles and 179 yards

How many obstacles are jumped in the Triumph Hurdle?

8

What day of the festival is the Triumph Hurdle?

Day 4

What time is the Triumph Hurdle?

13:30

What weights are carried for the Triumph Hurdle?

11lbs (4yo colts). 7lb allowance for fillies.

What is the purse for the Triumph Hurdle?

£125,000 (2020)

Who is the leading jockey in the Triumph Hurdle*?

Barry Geraghty (5 wins)

Who is the leading trainer in the Triumph Hurdle*?

Nicky Henderson (7 wins)

Who won the Triumph Hurdle?

You can check out our Triumph Hurdle results page here to see a list of previous winners.

Where can I compare the odds for the Triumph Hurdle?

Click the link to visit our Triumph Hurdle Odds Comparison page.

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