A top-notch field will assemble for this year’s Triumph Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival with Nicky Henderson’s well-fancied Peace and Co the current market leader.
The Seven Barrows saddler is the leading trainer in the race with five renewal victories to his name but is his charge the one you’ll be on?
Vote in our poll below and for a limited time only on Monday March 9 we’ll be enhancing the price of the public’s chosen runner!
Not sure who to pick? Here’s a run-down of the options…
Peace and Co: Unbeaten in three starts and with course and distance form in the bank, Nicky Henderson’s novice has plenty of appeal. January’s trial win at Cheltenham only served to further enhance his glowing credentials.
Hargam: AP McCoy has been bullish about this horse’s chances of turning over the favourite. Are you thinking the same as the champ? An easy win at Musselburgh last time out was eye-catching enough.
Beltor: The recent Adonis Juvenile Hurdle winner stormed into the Festival picture following that win at Kempton. Trainer Robert Stephens will no doubt be feeling quietly confident about his hopeful’s chances of gatecrashing the party.
Petite Parisienne: Is this Willie Mullins’ dark horse (no pun intended)? We know the Spring Juvenile Hurdle winner has plenty of speed but is she good enough to cause an upset?
Kalkir: Finishing second behind Petite Parisienne at Leopardstown marked consecutive defeats as a beaten favourite. But can he bounce back and defeat his stablemate at the Festival?
Top Notch: Five wins from five races highlights the potential of Nicky Henderson’s progressive charge. But this is another level entirely for the ‘exciting juvenile’ who may have to settle for being the last home of his trainer’s entrants.
Dicosimo: A bit of an unknown quantity for the Ricci outfit. Owner prefers Kalkir but what do you think?
Bidourey: Another with a progressive profile, David Pipe’s animal is now given the chance to shine on the biggest stage. Secured a bloodless 15L win last time out at Sandown and looks a lively outsider.
Devilment: Conditions are likely to suit this runner although he’s got a lot to find on some of the market principals. Was recently seen winning at Doncaster with AP McCoy onboard.
Karezak: Could this be the value in this race? Hasn’t been disgraced in defeat against the likes of Peace and Co and Hargam and could offer an enticing each-way price should you make him the subject of our boost.
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All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.
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