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JCB Triumph Hurdle Preview- Cheltenham Festival

Published on: 13/03/2020

JCB Triumph Hurdle Preview- Cheltenham Festival

March 13, 2020 13:30pm - Cheltenham

Distance: 2m 179y

Grade: (Grade 1) (Class 1) (4yo)

Runners: 13

Winner: £73,506

Going: Soft

The final day of the 2019 Cheltenham Festival kicks off with the ever-popular JCB Triumph Hurdle. This 2m 1f Grade One race is restricted to four-year-olds and is the premier race of the season for horses in this category. Previous winners such as Clair Soleil, Persian War, Kribensis and Katchit have all gone on to Champion Hurdle glory while 2014 winner Tiger Roll is a double Grand National winner having triumphed in 2018 and 2019.

This promises to be a spectacular race with the likes of Goshen, Allmankind and Aspire Tower all bursting with quality and pace. The first of those, trained by Gary Moore, was totally dominant in his last three flat races, with no horse getting within 11 lengths of him. He has been equally impressive since switching to jumps and could be unbeatable if he brings that form here. There is a feeling that any horse that beats Goshen will win the race. He likes to run from the front so don’t be surprised to see him leading from start to finish.

Allmankind has also taken well to the jumps and has the added advantage of a course win under his belt. In his latest outing, he pulled away from a decent field in a Grade One race at Chepstow. He will be the most likely challenger to Goshen.

JCB Triumph Hurdle Winners - past five years:

2014: Tiger Roll - Davy Russell (Gordon Elliott)

2015: Peace and Co - Barry Geraghty (Nicky Henderson)

2016: Ivanovich - Barry Geraghty (Aidan O`Brien)

2017: Defi du Seuil - Richard Johnson (Philip Hobbs)

2018: Farclas (4) - J W Kennedy (Gordon Elliott)

2019: Pentland Hills (4) - Nico de Boinville (Nicky Henderson)

Latest Betting odds:

Goshen (9/4), Solo (3/1), Allmankind (4/1), Aspire Tower (7/1), A Wave Of The Sea (9/1), Sir Psycho (14/1), Burning Victory (14/1), Cerberus (20/1), Hook Up (40/1), Navajo Pass (50/1), Lord Lamington (100/1), Yellow Tiger (100/1), Never Do Nothing (125/1)

By Neil Morris

Published on: 13/03/2020

Any odds displayed within this preview were correct at the time of publishing (13/03/2020 09:59:18) but are subject to change.

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