The JCB Triumph Trial Juvenile Hurdle is the first race that is run for Day Two of The International meeting at Cheltenham Racecourse every December.
Offering 15 excellent races across two days of extraordinary racing, The Cheltenham International is an unmissable National Hunt racing experience that takes place annually just a few weeks before Christmas.
Within the 15 races, with one on each of the two days, are the featured races of The International: The Unibet Handicap Steeple Chase on Day One and The Unibet International Hurdle on Day Two.
That’s not all, as Day Two of The International at Cheltenham Racecourse also presents its very own Gold Cup Steeple Chase in the form of The Caspian Caviar Gold Cup Race at 13:50.
Cheltenham’s International meeting is scheduled to take place on Friday the 10th and Saturday the 11th of December 2021. For all The International meeting’s news and ticket information, sign up for The Jockey Club’s newsletter at https://www.thejockeyclub.co.uk/newsletter/.
About the Race
The JCB Triumph Trial Juvenile Hurdle is a Class 2 National Hunt hurdle for juvenile horses that serves as the opening race of Day Two at The International every year.
Exclusively open to horses aged three years old, The JCB Triumph Trial Juvenile Hurdle features a New Course length of 2 miles and 179 yards and includes just 8 fences along its route for the young horses to negotiate.
The first four horses to successfully complete the race will take home a share of this race’s £20,000 purse. Each position is assigned the following amounts:
1st place – £12,512
2nd place – £3,696
3rd place – £1,848
4th place – £924
The JCB Triumph Trial Juvenile Hurdle will begin at 12:05 on Saturday the 11th of December 2021.
Kicking off Day Two with a flying start, the very capable juveniles that run in The JCB Triumph Trial Juvenile Hurdle have absolutely everything to run for, with their eager hearts set on the biggest races like The Cheltenham Gold Cup. This is where it all begins.
Here are the runners, their starting prices and how they fared in this fantastic race on Day Two of The International Meeting 2020 (ordered by saddlecloth number):
- Elham Valley (FR) – Non-Runner – starting price N/A – weighing in at 11-5 – assigned jockey Connor Brace and trained by Fergal O’Brien
- Historic Heart (IRE) – second-place finish – 12/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-5 – ridden by jockey David Noonan and trained by Nigel Hawke
- Son Of Red (IRE) – third-place finish – 11/2 starting price – weighing in at 11-5 – ridden by jockey Tom Cannon and trained by Alan King
- Adagio (GER) – first-place finish – 4/9 starting price – weighing in at 11-2 – ridden by jockey Tom Scudamore and trained by David Pipe
- Blue Slate (IRE) – eighth-place finish – 100/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-2 – ridden by jockey Alan Johns and trained by Feargal Brennan
- Camouflaged (IRE) – fourth-place finish – 40/1 starting price – weighing in at 10-12 – ridden by jockey Sam Twiston-Davies and trained by Charlie Mann
- Pawpaw (GB) – fifth-place finish – 66/1 starting price – weighing in at 10-12 – ridden by jockey Richie McLernon and trained by Paul Webber
- Shake A Leg (IRE) – sixth-place finish – 4/1 starting price – weighing in at 10-12 – ridden by jockey Harry Skelton and trained by Dan Skelton
- Simply True (IRE) – seventh-place finish – 18/1 starting price – weighing in at 10-12 – ridden by jockey Kielan Woods and trained by D J Jeffries
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Last year’s running of The JCB Triumph Trial Juvenile Hurdle was the perfect example of how incredible the odds on these races can be.
The highest-priced horse seen on the day was 100/1 outsider Blue State, who may have finished in last place, but who knows what could happen on any given day. They’ve won before and they’ll win again.
The winner of this race last years was the strong German favourite Adagio with a starting price of 4/9, turning £10 backing stakes into £14.44 returns.
Here are the previous 4 winners of The JCB Triumph Trial Juvenile Hurdle, including their odds, closest competitors and race stats:
Last December’s edition of The JCB Triumph Trial Juvenile Hurdle at Cheltenham Racecourse was won by 4/9 race favourite Adagio, ridden by jockey Tom Scudamore and trained by David Pipe.
12/1 outsider Historic Heart finished four and three-quarter lengths behind the leader in second place, followed by 11/2 third-favourite Son Of Red in third place and 40/1 outsider Camouflaged in fourth.
On Day Two of The International in Cheltenham a few years back The JCB Triumph Trial Juvenile Hurdle was won by 8/11 race favourite Botox Has, ridden by jockey Joshua Moore and trained by Gary Moore.
5/1 second-favourite Langer Dan finished five lengths behind the leader in second place, followed by 4/1 second-favourite Elysian Flame in third place and 8/1 priced Group Stage in fourth. This edition of The JCB Triumph Trial Juvenile Hurdle was contended by 8 runners and completed by all.
6/1 priced Nelson River won The JCB Triumph Trial Juvenile Hurdle on Day Two of The International 2018, ridden by jockey Harry Bannister and trained by A W Carroll.
11/4 third-favourite Fanfan Du Seuil finished just a length behind the leaders in second place, followed by 3/1 priced Katpoli in third place and 33/1 outsider Ghost Serge in fourth. Seven runners began this race but only six completed it successfully.
Back in 2017, the winner of The JCB Triumph Trial Juvenile Hurdle was 1/10 very strong favourite Apple’s Shakira, ridden by jockey Barry Geraghty and trained by Nicky Henderson.
11/1 priced Nube Negra finished three and a half lengths behind the leader in second place, followed by 20/1 Knight Destroyer in third place and 100/1 outsider Tamayef in fourth. These were the only four competitors to participate in this edition of The JCB Triumph Trial Juvenile Hurdle.