The 2021 JCB Triumph Hurdle will take place on the fourth and final day of the upcoming Cheltenham Festival, Friday 19 March being the JCB Triumph Hurdle date. It is the biggest afternoon of the meeting when the Gold Cup takes centre stage and the stands will be packed to witness one of the standout fixtures on the UK horse racing calendar. Millions more will follow the action around the world live on TV. So, don’t miss your chance and make sure to get the most of your bet with Cheltenham betting offers, both for new and existing customers.


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Page Contents

Runners & Tips

2021 JCB Triumph Hurdle Special Offers

Stats & Trends

Past Winners



Date: Friday, 19 March 2021 (13:30)


Type: Grade 1 National Hunt Juvenile Hurdle Race


Distance: 2 Miles & 179 Yards


Age Of The Horse: Four Years Old Only


2020 Winner: Burning Victory

The JCB Triumph Hurdle is the premier Grade 1 race for National Hunt juveniles and restricted to horses aged four. Established in 1939, the race was initially held at Hurst Park until the Surrey track’s closure in 1962. Following a three-year hiatus, the Triumph returned at Cheltenham in 1965 first at the April Meeting.

This race then moved to the Festival in 1968 where it has been run ever since. Besides a number of precocious winners, equine greats including Persian War, Kribensis, Commanche Court, Katchit and Tiger Roll all tasted victory in the Triumph before going onto even greater things. It is thus a launchpad for careers, but has proved tricky for punters to find the winner on a number of occasions throughout its history. You can see all the latest JCB Triumph Hurdle offers, entries and betting tips right here.


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Antepost Runners & Favourites

All major online bookmakers have made their antepost markets for the Triumph Hurdle available and this allows punters to get in early and back their preferred runner. With antepost betting, the sooner you get your cash down the better the odds on your chosen horse will be. Act now to get a much better quote than the one given to those leaving their bets until the week of the race or even the day of the contest.

Shrewd backers love antepost betting as it gives them the chance to really profit from their knowledge and deliver a body blow to the bookies. At this early stage there’s also a degree of uncertainty amongst the trading teams of different firms and that’s music to the ears of value hunters. If, for example, most firms are 10/1 on a horse winning a big race at the Cheltenham Festival but you shop around, do your homework and find a site offering 14/1, that rates as a great bet. You can then get your cash down confident in the fact you have the value working in your favour and that allows you to enjoy the contest, whatever the result. Horse racing betting isn’t just about picking the winner, it’s has as much to do with getting it at the right price.

Antepost betting, like all forms of gambling, comes with risks, however, so don’t allow yourself to get carried away by the eye-catching odds. When betting before the final field has been declared you run the risk of your horse not entering the race you backed it to win. For example, it could be pushed into another contest at the festival or could even bypass Prestbury Park entirely. If that were the case you would lose your stake without ever getting a run for your money.

Let’s look at some of the early favourites in the antepost betting and pick out which bookmakers rate as the most generous in the betting ring.

Zanahiyr (11/4)

Sitting at the head of the JCB Triumph Hurdle ante post betting and Gordon Elliott’s very strong crop of juveniles is Zanahiyr. Unbeaten in three starts since switching from the Flat, the Nathaniel gelding progressed through the grades. Zanahiyr has won easily at Fairyhouse and Leopardstown. Elliott has since given him a winter break, so he comes to Cheltenham fresh. Stable jockey Jack Kennedy has never had to get serious on him. In his absence, stable companion Quilixios won the Spring Juvenile Hurdle at the Dublin Racing Festival, but Zanahiyr clearly looks like the yard’s first string.


Adagio (10/1)

The best of the British in the JCB Triumph Hurdle 2021 is Finale Juvenile winner Adagio. A French import to the David Pipe stable, the Wiener Walzer gelding has won three of his four starts since joining the yard. Only Duffle Coat has handed him a defeat over hurdles. Prior to Grade 1 success at Chepstow, Adagio got more vital course experience by winning one of the Triumph Hurdle trials at Cheltenham. The way he readily beat previous wide-margin victor Nassalam suggests that he has improving with every run. Adagio can certainly give the Irish juveniles plenty to think about here.

Duffle Coat (16/1)

Given that Duffle Coat has beaten Adagio in the Prestbury Juvenile Hurdle over the Triumph course and distance, it doesn’t make sense that he is available at a bigger price. Another unbeaten inmate of Elliott’s stable, he has one advantage over Zanahiyr and Quilixios in that bettors know he travels over to the UK well. Duffle Coat took both the Wensleydale Juvenile at Wetherby and Prestbury by staying on late. Given the pace at which the Triumph will be run, it may play right into his hands tactically. There is big each-way value in siding with Duffle Coat at the Festival.

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Triumph Hurdle 2021 Entries

We are confident enough to say that most traders aren’t quite sure what to make of the Triumph Hurdle 2021 and, as such, have been forced into pricing up a wide-open market. The money men seem no clearer on who the next champion will be so have thrown together a book filled with attractive odds and allow backers to make up their own minds. Remember, not all horses quoted in the antepost market will make the final field.

There are 54 horses in the JCB Triumph Hurdle 2021 as early closing entries. Of those, 20 are trained in Ireland – eight from the Willie Mullins stable and five at Gordon Elliott’s yard. Top British handlers Nicky Henderson and Paul Nicholls have three entries each, and there are a trio of potential French raiders. Here is the full list of JCB Triumph Hurdle runners:

  1. Adagio (David Pipe)
  2. Alatar (John McConnell, IRE)
  3. Alborkan (Amy Murphy)
  4. Busselton (Joseph O’Brien, IRE)
  5. Carlos Felix (Dan Skelton)
  6. Castel Gandolfo (Fergal O’Brien)
  7. Coltor (Dermot Weld, IRE)
  8. Druid’s Altar (Joseph O’Brien, IRE)
  9. Duffle Coat (Gordon Elliott, IRE) A B
  10. Elham Valley (Fergal O’Brien)
  11. Farout (Willie Mullins, IRE)
  12. French Aseel (Willie Mullins, IRE)
  13. Goodbye Stranger (Nicky Henderson)
  14. Green Book (Venetia Williams)
  15. Ha D’or (Willie Mullins, IRE)
  16. Haut En Couleurs (Willie Mullins, IRE)
  17. Hell Red (Paul Nicholls)
  18. Heross Du Seuil (Nicky Henderson)
  19. Historic Heart (Nigel Hawke)
  20. Homme Public (Oliver Greenall)
  21. Honneur D’Anjac (Jane Williams)
  22. Hudson De Grugy (Gary Moore)
  23. Jeff Kidder (Noel Meade, IRE)
  24. John Locke (Dan Skelton)
  25. Keep It Brief (Richard Phillips)
  26. Le Petit Nice (Richard Chotard, FR)
  27. Margaret’s Legacy (Hugo Merienne, FR)
  28. Mica Malpic (David Cottin, FR)
  29. Nassalam (Gary Moore)
  30. Paros (Nicky Henderson)
  31. Paso Doble (Paul Nicholls)
  32. Pleasure Garden (Linda Jewell)
  33. Punctuation (Charlie Longsdon)
  34. Quilixios (Gordon Elliott, IRE)
  35. Sage Advice (Dr Richard Newland)
  36. Saint Sam (Willie Mullins, IRE) B S
  37. Soldier On Parade (Amy Murphy)
  38. Son Of Red (Alan King)
  39. State Man (Willie Mullins, IRE)
  40. Tax For Max (Willie Mullins, IRE)
  41. Teahupao (Gordon Elliott, IRE) S
  42. Tritonic (Alan King) S
  43. Varna Gold (Paul John Gilligan, IRE)
  44. Vulcan (Dr Richard Newland)
  45. Wise Glory (Paul Nicholls)
  46. Youmdor (Willie Mullins, IRE) S
  47. Zanahiyr (Gordon Elliott, IRE) S
  48. Craylands (Dan Skelton) *
  49. Curious Bride (Noel Meade, IRE) *
  50. Fortunes Melody (Harry Fry) *
  51. Heure De Gloire (David Pipe) *
  52. Megan (Stuart Edmunds) *
  53. Riviere D’Etel (Gordon Elliott, IRE) *
  54. Talking About You (Sean Curran) *

A Holds an entry in the Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle

B Holds an entry in the Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle

S Holds an entry in the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle

* Receives a 7lb sex allowance as a filly

JCB Triumph Hurdle 2021 Betting Offers

As the Cheltenham Festival 2021 approaches you will notice bookmakers ramp up their offers, promotions and specials. There will be no lack of JCB Triumph Hurdle offers either. The promos available to new and existing customers are updated every year to ensure they remain fresh, appealing and ahead of the game.

We can get an idea of what to expect this spring by looking back at deals that were popular with backers in previous festivals, however. These included free bets, cash back, faller insurance, price boosts and extra places each-way.

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Race Stats & Trends

Many backers looking to get their cash down on the winner of the JCB Triumph Hurdle enjoy flicking through the trends, looking for any hints or clues from recent years that may throw up the winner of the 2021 renewal. Below you will find details on the leading jockey in this race as well as the trainer that has provided more champions than any other.

  • Leading jockey in the overall JCB Triumph Hurdle stats is Barry Geraghty who has been responsible for no less than five winners over the years. He landed his first victory when riding Spectroscope to the winner’s enclosure in 2003 and followed that up with a second on Zaynar in 2009. Soldatino did the business for Geraghty in 2010 and he also had Peace And Co in 2015 and, most recently, Ivanovich Gorbatov in 2016.
  • Leading trainer comes in the form of Nicky Henderson who has given us a total of seven previous champions so far. It is unlikely that mark will be equalled or bettered by a rival trainer any time soon. Henderson enjoyed his first Triumph Hurdle win in 1985 with First Bout and added Alone Success in 1987. It took until 1999 and Katarino to complete the hattrick in this race. He also trained Zaynar in 2009, Soldatino 2010, Peace And Co 2015 and then Pentland Hills last year.

JCB Triumph Hurdle Betting Guide

Enjoy Perks of Antepost Market

Antepost betting is all about weighing up risk v reward. Does the price cover the danger of your chosen horse not running in the race you backed it to win? Anything can happen between now and the off. Your pick could lose form and be pulled from the festival or even suffer injury. It may go on a run of wins, forcing traders to slash the odds. The sooner you bet on the JCB Triumph Hurdle 2021, the better the price you’ll get. Keep your eye on results, times, interviews, trials and even JCB Triumph Hurdle tips to give yourself the best possible chance of beating the bookies.

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JCB Triumph Hurdle Past Winners

Last 10 JCB Triumph Hurdle winners:

  • Burning Victory – 2020
  • Pentland Hills – 2019
  • Farclas – 2018
  • Defi du Seuil – 2017
  • Ivanovich Gorbatov – 2016
  • Peace And Co – 2015
  • Tiger Roll – 2014
  • Our Connor – 2013
  • Countrywide Flame – 2012

What Happened in 2019?

The 2019 JCB Triumph Hurdle was won by Penland Hills who was ridden by Nico de Boinville and trained by Nicky Henderson. It was the second horse in five years to be trained by Nicky Henderson and win the race, the fourth in the last 11 renewals.

Pentland Hills caused a shock result that day when being sent off a 20/1 no hoper but rallying to beat Coeur Sublime by three lengths which was an astonishing feat. The second was also a 20/1 shot that day and there weren’t too many on the forecast, that’s for sure. Gardens of Babylon was back in third to complete the major places at 9/1.

JCB Triumph Hurdle Key Trials

Pay close attention to the 2019/20 National Hunt season and you will notice a number of key trial races for the Cheltenham Festival scheduled, including trials for the Triumph Hurdle. The results of these are important as it serves as an indicator to which horses will run in which races at Prestbury Park. Below you’ll find a list of trial races, results, times and other useful information. This section of the site will be updated as and when results filter through. Worth doing when preparing your JCB Triumph Hurdle betting.