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JCB Triumph Trial Juvenile Hurdle

Festival Trials Day is the final race day held at Cheltenham Racecourse before The Festival gets underway at the end of March. This means Festival Trials Day is the last chance and a great opportunity for jockeys and trainers to make their final decisions and preparations for the big occasion.

Festival Trials Day 2021 is scheduled to take place on Friday the 30th of January. The first race of the day will be The JCB Triumph Trial Juvenile Hurdle.

All eyes will be on the participants throughout every moment of this event, with punters sizing up their favourites and the competition they’ll be facing.

About the Race

JCB Triumph Trial Juvenile Hurdle, also known as The Finesse Juvenile Novices’ Hurdle, is a grade 2 listed National Hunt hurdle race that covers a distance of 2 miles and 179 yards.

The race is open to 4-year-old horses and consists of 8 hurdles for these young horses to jump.

The JCB Triumph Trial Juvenile Hurdle is run by Novice hurdlers every January with the winning horses usually going on to race in the Triumph Hurdle at The Cheltenham Festival just a few months later.

Since the first time this race was featured on the Festival Trials Day race card in 1985, only two horses have managed to win it then go on to win The Festival’s Triumph Hurdle the same year. Maybe 2021 will see the third time this achievement is accomplished?

This year’s JCB Triumph Trial Juvenile Hurdle is scheduled for 12:40 pm on Friday the 30th of January.


There are 15 entries for the 2021 JCB Triumph Trial Juvenile Hurdle on Festival Trials Day, all hopeful of going on to win The Festival’s Triumph Hurdle in March.

  1. Adagio – trained by David Pipe
  2. Baladin de Mesc – trained by Gabriel Leenders
  3. Cabot Cliffs – trained by Dan Skelton
  4. Good Ball – trained by Paul Nicholls
  5. Heross Du Seuil – trained by Nicky Henderson
  6. Historic Heart – trained by Nigel Hawke
  7. Homme Public – trained by Oliver Greenall
  8. Honneur D’Ajonc – trained by Mrs Jane Williams and ridden by Chester Williams
  9. Hudson De Grugy – trained by Gary Moore
  10. Leylak – trained by Dan Skelton
  11. Nassalam – trained by Gary Moore and ridden by Jamie Moore
  12. Sage Advice – trained by Dr Richard Newland
  13. Shalott – trained by Gary Brown
  14. Tinnahalla – trained by Olly Murphy
  15. Yggdrasil – trained by Nick Williams


With 15 runners set to storm down Cheltenham Racecourse for The JCB Triumph Trial Juvenile Hurdle, there’s a possibility of a great variety of outcomes.

With such great offers, promotions and odds being thrown around for Festival Trials Day, our tips could be very profitable to you.

Whether it’s tips for likely and favourite winners or outsiders we believe are capable of causing an upset, we have all the lucrative knowledge that could see this Festival Trials Day, and in particular, The JCB Triumph Trial Juvenile Hurdle, become an occasion of prosperity.


The first race of any event at Cheltenham Racecourse will always gather a monumental level of attention. This means the bookies will be rushing to offer the best odds to attract new customer and tempt current registered users to place a few bets with them.

The JCB Triumph Trial Juvenile Hurdle race has historically had some big odds upsets too, including 25/1 winner Protek Des Flos back in 2016 and 100/1 Ulysses managing to place in third in 2018.

2017 and 2018 saw two favourite horse successes in Defi Du Seuil at 1/5 and Apple’s Shakira at 1/7 the year after.

There will be many lucrative offers and promotions available throughout Festival Trials Day on Saturday the 30th of January 2021, so be sure to make the most of it.

Previous Winners

The JCB Triumph Trial Juvenile Hurdle race has seen an exciting mixture of favourites and outsiders return to the parade ring victorious over the years. Let’s take a look at the last five year’s winners and see how they did it.


The 2020 JCB Triumph Trial Juvenile Hurdle winner was 6/1 Galahad Quest, ridden by jockey Harry Cobden and trained by Nick Williams.

Galahad Quest was predicted 4th in this 6 horse race that saw strong 10/11 Monte Cristo make an early mistake and 22/1 outsider Night Edition take second place ridden by jockey David Noonan.


4/1 second-favourite Fakir D’Oudairies won the 2019 edition of this race, ridden by jockey J J Slevin and trained by Joseph Patrick O’Brien.

5/4 race favourite Adjali, trained by Nicky Henderson, only managed third place after struggling to make an impression on the leader. Each Way bets on 25/1 Fine Brunello would have made a tidy return after he managed a second-place finish.


Huge 1/7 favourite Apple’s Shakira took home the £18,244 first-place prize in 2018, ridden by jockey Barry Geraghty, with his second win in two years, and trained by Nicky Henderson.

100/1 Ulysses managed a third-place finish in this 6 horse race, much to the delight of a number of Each Way bettors. 


Back in 2017, the winner of The JCB Triumph Trial Juvenile Hurdle was big 1/5 favourite Defi Du Seuil, ridden by Barry Geraghty and trained by Philip Hobbs.

Only four runners took to the Cheltenham Racecourse this time around, finishing in order of odds.


The 2016 winner of The JCB Triumph Trial Juvenile Hurdle was 25/1 Protek Des Flos, ridden by Noel Fehily and trained by Nicky Henderson, who took the lead 100 yards out and held on for the victory.

Race favourite Clan Des Obeaux finished in second place after setting out with a starting price of 11/8.


Cheltenham Racecourse attendees witnessed 4/9 starting price favourite Peace And Co takes the first place prize, ridden by jockey Barry Geraghty and trained by Nicky Henderson.

28/1 outsider Zarib managed to place in third as joint 15/2 second-favourites Bivouac and Ibis Du Rheu finished 5th and 6th in this 6 horse race.