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Triumph Hurdle 2022 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 Fri 18 Mar TRIUMPH HURDLE

Distance: 16f 179y Age: 4yo O Prize: £135,000 Going: Gd/Sft

Analyst's Verdict

VAUBAN won the Spring Juvenile in impressive fashion on just his second start over hurdles, and that looks the best piece of form in the division on either side of the Irish Sea, so he's fancied to prove too strong with further improvement on the cards. The Elliott-trained pair Pied Piper and Fil Dor are fancied to follow him home in that order, while Doctor Parnassus makes appeal at bigger odds.

ENTRY
FORM
SILKS HORSE
JOCKEY & TRAINER
AGE
WGT
ODDS
1
jockey silks 1. AGES OF MAN (IRE)
J: Jonathan Moore
T: Anthony McCann, Ireland
4
11-0
*
*
Fair maiden on Flat. Left his hurdling debut form behind when 6¼ lengths third of 14 to Hms Seahorse (4th in Fred Winter yesterday) at Fairyhouse (2m) 37 days ago, but will surely be outclassed here.
2
jockey silks 2. DOCTOR PARNASSUS (IRE)
J: Harry Skelton
T: Dan Skelton
4
11-0
* * *
* * *
Failed to win on the level for David O'Meara but is a half-brother to useful hurdler Metier and has created a fine impression in winning both his starts in this sphere. Not to be underestimated.
3
jockey silks 3. FIL DOR (FR)
J: Davy Russell
T: Gordon Elliott, Ireland
4
11-0
* * * *
* * * *
Won his first 3 starts over hurdles, including a Leopardstown Grade 2 in taking style on Boxing Day. Clear of the rest when second to Vauban in Grade 1 there last time and likely to progress further.
4
jockey silks 4. ICARE ALLEN (FR)
J: M. P. Walsh
T: W. P. Mullins, Ireland
4
11-0
* * *
* * *
Won sole bumper in France and has quickly developed into a useful hurdler, shaping better than the distance beaten suggests in the Spring Juvenile in between 2 easy wins. Retains potential.
5
jockey silks 5. IL ETAIT TEMPS (FR)
J: D. E. Mullins
T: W. P. Mullins, Ireland
4
11-0
* * *
* * *
Runner-up in a 1½m bumper on the second of 2 starts in France and ran a huge race pitched straight in at the deep end on hurdling debut when third to Vauban at Leopardstown. Sure to progress.
6
jockey silks 6. KNIGHT SALUTE
J: Paddy Brennan
T: Milton Harris
4
11-0
* * *
* * *
Lost his way on Flat but has taken really well to hurdling, making it 5-5 in Grade 2 Adonis at Kempton recently, pushed out. Has more on his plate now but his attitude will stand him in good stead.
7
jockey silks 7. KOI DODVILLE (FR)
J: Tom Scudamore
T: David Pipe
4
11-0
*
*
Fair on Flat in France and similar form when landing juveniles at Hexham/Aintree (2m) back in June. Failed to kick on thereafter and was well beaten in Victor Ludorum at Haydock won by Porticello.
8
jockey silks 8. LUNAR POWER (IRE)
J: Sean Flanagan
T: Noel Meade, Ireland
4
11-0
* *
* *
Left debut form in this sphere well behind to run out a convincing winner at Punchestown in November. Limitations exposed when runner-up to Fil Dor twice since though, and looks vulnerable again.
9
jockey silks 9. PIED PIPER
J: J. W. Kennedy
T: Gordon Elliott, Ireland
4
11-0
* * * *
* * * *
Useful on Flat and has made a most promising start over hurdles, beating Vauban by ½ length on debut at Punchestown and then following up with ease in a C&D Grade 2. Will go on improving.
10
jockey silks 10. PORTICELLO (FR)
J: Jamie Moore
T: Gary Moore
4
11-0
* * *
* * *
Won sole start in France and made it 3-4 for new yard when storming clear to score by 17 lengths in Victor Ludorum at Haydock (15.6f, heavy). Open to more progress and the more rain the better.
11
jockey silks 11. TEDDY BLUE (GER)
J: Joshua Moore
T: Gary Moore
4
11-0
* * *
* * *
Fairly useful 1¾m winner on Flat in France who shaped well behind Knight Salute in the Adonis 20 days ago, every chance when blundered last. Looks promising but this demands more. Hood added.
12
jockey silks 12. VAUBAN (FR)
J: P. Townend
T: W. P. Mullins, Ireland
4
11-0
* * * * *
* * * * *
Useful and progressive on Flat and built on his hurdling debut second to Pied Piper when going one better in fine style in Grade1 Spring Juvenile at Leopardstown (2m). More to come and leading claims.

Betting Forecast : 9/4 2.25 VAUBAN, 7/2 3.5 PIED PIPER, 6/1 6 FIL DOR, 12/1 12 IL ETAIT TEMPS, 14/1 14 PORTICELLO, 14/1 14 ICARE ALLEN, 16/1 16 KNIGHT SALUTE, 20/1 20 DOCTOR PARNASSUS, 25/1 25 TEDDY BLUE, 66/1 66 LUNAR POWER, 150/1 150 AGES OF MAN, 250/1 250 KOI DODVILLE

The Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Handicap Chase takes place on the third day of the Festival and is for amateur riders. The riders compete on the New Course at Cheltenham, over a distance of about three miles and one and a half furlongs – with a total of nineteen fences jumped.

The event was established in 1946 and it was originally called the Kim Muir Amateur Riders' Steeplechase. It was introduced by Mrs Evan Williams and was named in memory of her brother, Kim Muir, a cavalry officer who lost his life during World War II.

The name of Fulke Walwyn was added to the title in 1991. This was in honour of the highly successful trainer, whose 211 victories at Cheltenham included 40 at the Festival.

There are two horses who have won this race twice – Chu-Teh (1967, 1968) and Glyde Court (1985, 1986).

The most successful jockey in the Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup is  Jamie Codd  who won on  Character Building  (2009),  Junior  (2011),  The Package  (2015) and  Cause of Causes  (2016).

We have to look back further to find the winning trainer – Fred Rimell, who took his first victory in 1951 – won this race a total of four times. Mighty Fine (1951), Gay Monarch II (1955), Nicolaus Silver (1961), and Double Negative (1977).

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Triumph Hurdle 2022 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 (2019)

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.

*Since 2000

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NEXT RACE SMART STATS

22% Dr Richard Newland's strike rate with hurdlers running between 2m2f and up to 2m6f (saddles CALL THE FAIRIES)
25% Dr Richard Newland's strike rate in summer (saddles CALL THE FAIRIES)
28% Brian Hughes's strike rate when riding a hurdle as their only ride at the meeting (rides TOUGHASOLDBOOTS)
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