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The JCB Triumph Hurdle Trial

The JCB Triumph Hurdle Trial is the first race to take place on the second day of The November Meeting each year at Cheltenham Racecourse.

The November is a three-day National Hunt horse racing meeting that offers 19 cracking horse races for spectators to feast their eyes on whether they watch live from Cheltenham Racecourse or from afar via racing.tv.

Day two is the longest of the three days, offering a seven-race card, while days one and three only offer 6 each. Each day has its own featured race, with The Mucking Brilliant Paddy Power Handicap Chase on Countryside Day, The Paddy Power Gold Cup Steeple Chase on Paddy Power Day and The Unibet Greatwood Handicap Hurdle Race on The November Meeting Sunday.

The home of jump racing in Cheltenham is the place to be this November when The JCB Triumph Hurdle Trial takes place during The November Meeting.

About the Race

The JCB Triumph Hurdle Trial is a Grade 2 National Hunt juvenile hurdle race that takes place on Paddy Power Day at The Cheltenham’s November Meeting.

Open to horses aged precisely three years old, the total distance of The JCB Triumph Hurdle Trial is a fairly short 2 miles and 87 yards, featuring just 8 hurdles along its route of the old course at Cheltenham.

Last time out there was an enticing £30,000 purse, which was split proportionately between the first four placed horses in the following arrangement:

  • 1st place – £17,085
  • 2nd place – £6,411
  • 3rd place – £3,210
  • 4th place – £1,599

The JCB Triumph Hurdle Trial will be the first race of Paddy Power Day at The November Meeting 2021, beginning at 12:30 on Saturday the 13th of November.

Runners

The elite horses that compete in The JCB Triumph Hurdle Trial provide an adrenaline-inducing spectacle at The November Meeting every single year.

Here are the runners, their starting prices and how they fared in this fantastic race at The November Meeting 2020 (ordered by saddlecloth number):

  1. Duffle Coat (IRE) – first-place finish – 2/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-3 – ridden by jockey Robbie Power and trained by Gordon Elliott
  2. Adagio (GER) – second-place finish – 6/1 starting price – weighing in at 10-12 – ridden by jockey Tom Scudamore and trained by David Pipe
  3. Balko Saint (FR) – third-place finish – 18/1 starting price – weighing in at 10-12 – ridden by jockey Connor Gethings and trained by Jane Williams
  4. Billy The Squid (IRE) – sixth-place finish – 125/1 starting price – weighing in at 10-12 – ridden by jockey Paddy Brennan and trained by Fergal O’Brien
  5. Cabot Cliffs (IRE) – fourth-place finish – 11/1 starting price – weighing in at 10-12 – ridden by jockey Harry Skelton and trained by Dan Skelton
  6. Hell Red (FR) – Pulled Up – 11/10 starting price – weighing in at 10-12 – ridden by jockey Harry Cobden and trained by Paul Nicholls
  7. Historic Heart (IRE) – fifth-place finish – 25/1 starting price – weighing in at 10-12 – ridden by jockey Sean Bowen and trained by Nigel Hawke
  8. Jersey Grey (FR) – seventh-place finish – 125/1 starting price – weighing in at 10-12 – ridden by jockey Micheal Nolan and trained by Alexandra Dunn

Tips

There’s no reason to gamble blindly this November when there are professional betting tipsters right here at cheltenham.co.uk.

Trust our team to conduct the right research and offer the best advice on the races at this year’s Cheltenham November Meeting, then add our tips to your bet slip, sit back and enjoy the show.

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Odds

The bookmakers have priced the horses pretty well in recent years with likely contenders taking the first-place prize in the last 5 editions of The JCB Triumph Hurdle Trial. 

As well priced as the odds on these favourites have been, it’s about time we saw another upset as we did with 12/1 Wolf Of Windlesham back in November 2015. Maybe 2021 will be the year? We’ll keep you posted!

Previous Winners

Here are the previous 4 winners of The JCB Triumph Hurdle Trial, including their odds, closest competitors and race stats:

2020

At The November Meeting 2020, 2/1 second-favourite Duffle Coat won The JCB Triumph Hurdle Trial, ridden by jockey Robbie Power and trained by Gordon Elliott.

6/1 German race hopeful Adagio finished 5 lengths behind the leader in second-place, followed by 18/1 outsider Balko Saint in third-place and 11/1 Cabot Cliffs in fourth. Eight runners began this race but only seven completed it successfully after 11/10 race favourite Hell Red pulled up after making a respiratory noise.

2019

On Paddy Power Day in 2019, Allmankind won The JCB Triumph Juvenile Hurdle Trial as the race’s joint second-favourite with a starting price of 11/4, ridden by jockey Harry Skelton and trained by Dan Skelton.

Joint 11/4 second-favourite Botox Has finished two and a half lengths behind the leader in second-place, followed by 33/1 outsider Repetito in third and 9/1 Nordano in fourth. All ten starting runners completed this race successfully.

2018

The JCB Triumph Hurdle Trial at Cheltenham Racecourse in November 2018 was won by 10/3 priced Quel Destin, ridden by jockey Harry Cobden and trained by Paul Nicholls.

3/1 joint second-favourite Cracker Factory finished a length and a quarter behind the leader in second-place, followed by joint 3/1 hopeful Never Adapt in third and 12/1 outsider Katpoli in fourth. All six starting runners completed this race successfully.

2017

Back in 2017, the winner of The JCB Triumph Hurdle Trial was Evs favourite Apple’s Shakira, ridden by jockey Barry Geraghty and trained by Nicky Henderson.

5/4 close second-favourite Gumball finished a whole 17 lengths behind the leader in second-place, followed by 28/1 outsider Eragon De Chanay in third and 40/1 longer outsider Eh Georges in fourth.

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