JCB Triumph Hurdle Form Guide
Previous winners such as Katchit and Detroit City highlighted how their form in the build up to the race was important to allowing punters the opportunity to pick out the winner. We often see a decent sized field in the Triumph with plenty of excellent young juveniles hoping to make the big step up at the Festival.
We have been following the main contenders right through the season, all of the well backed horses are featured from their first run right through until the Cheltenham Festival. One race that we focused on this year is the Juvenile Novices' Hurdle trial at the Cheltenham trials day, we often see some nice types in this one and we are expecting this year to be no different.
2014 JCB Triumph Hurdle Latest Form
Willie Mullins nearly always has a nice juvenile or two in his powerful yard and that is certainly the case this season. The classy Analifet won her second race of the season at Fairyhouse at the start of the month with Ruby Walsh almost motionless on-board the horse. The former French horse, now owned by Gigginstown, looked a class act as she skipped clear of the field in the Juvenile Hurdle and with more improvement likely to come, she is very much a leading contender in the Triumph Hurdle betting.
Nicky Henderson always has a nice juvenile on his hands and that looks to be the case once again this season. The Champion Trainer saddled Kentucky Hyden to a winning debut success at Sandown in the Movember Spitfire Ale Juvenile Hurdle. The French recruit simply hacked up to alert punters to his class and although it is too early to see what he beat, it certainly looks as though he could be a live Triumph contender.
There was more success for Nicky Henderson in the Juvenile division at the Cheltenham Open Meeting with Royal Irish Hussar making it two wins from two this season. Under a good ride from Barry Geraghty, Royal Irish Hussar won the JCB Triumph Hurdle Trial in good style from Guitar Pete to see his Festival price trimmed and it remains to seen if he is as good as his stable mate, Kentucky Hyden.
Paul Nicholls has been the master of bringing French recruits to England over the last few years and he could have another one this season in the form of Calipto. The juvenile had his first run in the UK at Newbury during the Hennessy meeting and he impressed to win by just under four lengths. He showed a good turn of foot to move clear of the field and while it is difficult to asses the form of the Newbury race, Calipto is certainly one to watch ahead of the Triumph Hurdle.
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Cheltenham Festival - Betting Tips
Following on from last year, we are delighted to announce that we are featuring horse racing tips from Channel Four Racing presenter, Tom Lee.
Tom appears on Channel 4's Morning Line & covers live Racing in the afternoon as well fronting RTE's Racing coverage in Ireland, his Cheltenham Festival Tips and previews of each day's Racing will be available during the Festival and supported with opinions and views from our Racing writers.