Triumph Hurdle 2022 Trends

Not all trends are equal at the Cheltenham Festival, so we've taken a look at the most important Triumph Hurdle trends from the last 10 years, and used them to find you the best horses to follow right now for the fascinating 2022 running.</p>

Triumph Hurdle 2022 Trends
Triumph Hurdle 2022 Trends

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Need some help finding the winner of the 2022 edition of the JCB Triumph Hurdle? Well, look no further because our team of experts at Bookmakers.co.uk have done the hard work for you by pinpointing the most critical trends and pointers from the last 10 renewals in order to help you find the winner of this speed test for the top juveniles.

2022 Triumph Hurdle Trends


The last 10 winners:

  • Finished in the first four on their last run, six winning
  • Finished in the first two in one of their last three starts
  • Last ran over hurdles, no more than 50 days ago
  • Had won if they had run at Cheltenham before
  • Had run up to six times over hurdles - six were unbeaten, including the last three

Nine of the last 10 winners:

  • Last ran in a Grade 1 or Grade 2 hurdle race (exception won maiden hurdle)
  • Won last time out, or were beaten no more than three lengths

Key Trials in the last 10 years

  • Six of the last 10 winners last ran in the Grade 1 Spring Juvenile Hurdle at Leopardstown in early February (Quilixios, Farclas, Ivanovich Gorbatov, Tiger Roll, Our Conor and Countrywide Flame). However only Quilixios and Our Conor won that race before Festival glory. A further eight Triumph placings were filled by Spring Juvenile runners. It was won in 2022 by Vauban, from Fil Dor.
  • The Finale Juvenile Hurdle at Chepstow in December is another Grade 1 contest that attracts some of the best juveniles, like 2016 winner Defi Du Seuil. 2019 and 2021 winners Allmankind and Adagio were placed in the Triumph the same year. Porticello won the race in 2021.
  • The Grade 3 Triumph Hurdle Trial at Cheltenham in January has produced two winners (Defi Du Seuil and Peace And Co). It has also thrown out one placed finisher. Pied Piper won this in 2022.
  • Kempton’s Grade 2 Adonis Hurdle in late February has been won by some brilliant juveniles but it has not produced a Triumph Hurdle winner since Zarkandar in 2011.
  • 2020 winner Burning Victory won the Grade 3 Winning Fair Juvenile Hurdle at Fairyhouse in February before her Festival success.

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Trainer Trends

  • Nicky Henderson boasts a massive 25% strike rate in the Grade 1, having saddled three winners and four placed horses from only 12 runners. In 2015 he had the 1-2-3!
  • Philip Hobbs has won the race three times since the turn of the century, most recently with Defi Du Seuil in 2017.
  • Gordon Elliott boasts a 22% strike rate in the Triumph Hurdle, having saddled two winners and two placed horses from just nine runners.

Jockey Trends

  • With five-time winner Barry Geraghty now retired, no current jockey has won the race more than once so thee are no significant jockey trends worth following.

How did the trends do last year?

Quilixios was a text-book trends pick having won one of the best trials, the Grade 1 Spring Juvenile Hurdle at Leopardstown's Dublin Racing Festival.

He was unbeaten in three hurdle outings and lined up off the back of a recent run, ready to confirm his superiority in the juvenile hurdle ranks.

Backers got good value at 2/1 as the strength of his stable's form in the race made Spring Juvenile fourth Zanahiyr the 11/8 favourite. He finished fourth.

A note on trials: Adonis Hurdle winner Tritonic was fifth, with the Finale Juvenile Hurdle winner Adagio in second and the Cheltenham Triumph Trial winner not turning up. The Winning Fair Juvenile Hurdle second finished a well-beaten sixth.

Triumph Hurdle third Haut En Couleurs did not have a recent run having been off the track since October, and last ran in a non-Graded hurdle.


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Who Fits The Trends Best In 2022?

Cheltenham trial winner Pied Piper and impressive Leopardstown Spring Juvenile winner Vauban head the betting and fit all the key trends, with the latter also being trained by a top trainer in this race Gordon Elliott.

It's hard to split these two on trends, but also worth noting Pied Piper's stablemate Fil Dor, a Grade 2 winner who was soundly beaten by Vauban at Leopardstown.


2021 Triumph Hurdle Result

PositionNamePriceTrainerJockey
1stQuilixios2/1Henry De BromheadRachael Blackmore
2ndAdagio10/1David PipeTom Scudamore
3rdHaut En Couleurs20/1Willie MullinsPaul Townend

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