2022 Triumph Hurdle Betting Odds at Cheltenham racecourse

Friday, 18 March 2022

The Triumph Hurdle is one of the biggest horse races when it comes to the 2022 Cheltenham Festival betting. This is the opening race on the final day of the meeting, with the leading horses competing over two miles and one furlong in what is sure to be a hammer and tongs affair.

You can often get Triumph Hurdle odds boosts, with Pied Piper having scored consecutive victories in the lead-up to this race, although trainer Gordon Elliott has intimated that Fil Dor could actually be the better horse and this runner could be a better each-way shout when it comes to this Cheltenham race.

The 2022 Triumph Hurdle betting odds are starting to take shape, with Pied Piper bidding to claim a third consecutive victory in this Grade 1 encounter. Trainer Gordon Elliott saw his charge win the Join Tote.ie 3-Y-O Maiden Hurdle at Punchestown before pitching up in the JCB Triumph Trial Juvenile Hurdle at Cheltenham Racecourse.

The horse was sent off as the 11/8 betting favourite to win and obliged with a nine-length victory which has seen his Triumph Hurdle odds shorten, with this potentially being the Cheltenham betting odds favourite for the race, with the money likely to come.

Vauban runs for Willie Mullins and won the Spring Juvenile Hurdle at Leopardstown Racecourse at the beginning of February, with Paul Townend giving the horse a fantastic spin and he achieved a three-length victory. Previously to this, the runner finished half a length behind Pied Piper which explains why the Cheltenham betting sites make it an even tussle.

Fil Dor is an interesting contender and remains among the betting favourites to win the 2022 Triumph Hurdle, with the four-year-old having won three consecutive races before finishing second to Vauban. Previously to this, there was a comfortable victory in the Knight Frank Juvenile Hurdle on Boxing Day when being sent off at 4/9.

Il Etait Temps is another Mullins runner who will come to the 2022 Cheltenham Festival having failed to win either of his prep races. However, the horse ran a blinder when running into third place at betting odds of 40/1 and this was clearly a surprise performance when running strongly at Leopardstown.

There are lots of lively each-way contenders who could run into a place and you should look out for the Cheltenham betting sites who are offering the biggest place terms. Porticello could go well for trainer Gary Moore and Doctor Parnassus is two from two for trainer Dan Skelton.

Zanahiyr Looks the One to Beat in Triumph

Zanahiyr has not put a foot wrong in his career to date and has scored three consecutive victories, with Gordon Elliott only recently admitting the horse into his stable and he’s already looking like a leading contender, with triumphs at Ballinrobe, Fairyhouse and Leopardstown putting the runner on the map.

The majority of bookies have around 5/2 that the four-year-old continues his upward trajectory by scoring a victory on Day Four of the 2021 Cheltenham Festival and he certainly appears to be the standout name on the racecard, although other punters might consider that price a touch short based on his modest achievements to date.

Gordon Elliott Has Lots of Triumph Hurdle Contenders

Elliott certainly has the JCB Triumph Hurdle as one of his best possible chances of securing a victory at the 2021 Cheltenham Festival, with Quilixios another unbeaten horse who has scored some very impressive victories, winning over thirteen lengths at Punchestown before going on to land a twenty-length success at Down Royal.

On both occasions the horse was sent off as the overwhelming favourite and perhaps a much sterner test awaits him for this encounter, while Duffle Coat is another Elliott horse that commands respect and could possibly represent the best value of all.

This horse arguably has the best form of all going into the race after winning the JCB Triumph Trial Juvenile Hurdle at Cheltenham and that was against a tough field of horses, with Duffle Coat probably the betting value at the time of writing.

The Triumph Hurdle heralds the start of the fourth day of the Cheltenham Festival, with several talented horses competing over two miles and one furlong and this is always a competitive betting heat where it can be difficult to find the winning horse.

This is a race for four-year-olds who are relatively lightly raced although we have often seen winners of this race come through and win other races at the Festival, with Allmankind currently trading among the favourites and could have the potential to play a big role.

Dan Skelton is the trainer of a horse who has scored three successive victories in his short career, with Skelton getting this runner into his stable on 22 October, with a success at Cheltenham being sandwiched by victories at Chepstow and Warwick.

Brother Harry Skelton is likely to be on board but perhaps Aspire Tower is the horse that could give him some serious competition, with Henry De Bromhead having high hopes for a horse who hasn’t put a hoof wrong thus far.

The Irish horse has performed well this season and female jockey Rachael Blackmore could give the runner a good spin as she has done at Punchestown and Leopardstown in November and December.

Then we have Goshen who is trading at a bigger price although the Gary Moore-trained horse has not done anything wrong, with the four-year-old having accrued a great rating so far and perhaps could be the value.

The French-bred horse has scored five successive victories since landing the spoils at Brighton in June, with Goshen following this up with a quick win at Sandown before a further three wins.

Willie Mullins is virtually certain to have some runners in this race, with Micro Manage having yet to be seen at an English racecourse although that hasn’t stopped the bookies making the horse among the favourites for the Triumph.

There were promising signs for the Irish raider when winning at The Curragh in June, with Donnacha O’Brien steering the even money chance to a fantastic win and this horse could be among the favourites.