Cheltenham Festival

PREVIEW: Triumph Hurdle kicks off final day at Cheltenham Festival

We are at the final day of the Cheltenham Gold Cup and it gets underway at 13:30, with the Triumph Hurdle.

There is a strong favourite for this first race as we anticipate an exciting day of action from the racecourse – with the Gold Cup featuring at 15:30.

So, who is the favourite for the race, then?

The favourite for this race is Sir Erec, at odds of just 10/11 with SkyBet. He is a magnificent horse and won his most recent race at Leopardstown, defeating Gardens of Babylon by six lengths in the process.

The horse, which is rode by Mark Walsh has the potential to tear the rest of the field to pieces and there will be a lot of people backing it, there is no doubt about that.

He is the star of this race, that’s for sure and many tipsters are backing him to win this one comfortably.

ParkLifeSport’s pick: Sir Erec

We are going to go with the favourite for this one. Sir Erec is a formidable horse and he is in terrific form at the moment.

It would be hard to back against Joseph O’Brien’s horse in this one. He appears to be the pick of the bunch and worthy of being a strong favourtite in the final race of the day at the Festival.

Jockeys, Odds & Stakes



Sir Erec: – J: Mark Blash T: Joseph O’Brien 10/11 – £10 wins £19.09


Quel Destin: – J: H Cobden T: P F Nicholls – 3-1 – £10 wins £30


Tiger Tap Tap: – J: R Walsh T: W P Mullins – 15/2 – £10 wins £85


Gardens of Babylon: –J: B J Geraghty T: Joseph O’Brien – 9/1 -£10 wins £90


Pic D’Orhy: – J: Sam Twiston-Davies T: P F Nicholls – 11/1 – £10 wins £110


Pentland Hills: – J: Nico De Boinville T: N J Henderson 14/1 – £10 wins £140


Adjali: – J: D A Jacob T: N J Henderson 18/1 – £10 wins £180


Coeur Sublime: – J: Davy Russell T: G Elliott – 20/1 – £10 wins £200


Hannon: – J: David Noonan T: C J McConnell – 40/1 – £10 wins £400


French Made: – J: P Townsend T: W P Mullins – 40/1 – £10 wins £400


Authorizo: – J: J W Kennedy T: G Elliott – 66/1 £10 wins £660


Runrized: – J: D J Mullins T: W P Mullins – 80/1 £10 wins £800


Ecco: –J: Harry Skelton T: P F Nicholls – 100/1 £10 wins £1000


Nelson River: – J: Harry Bannister T: A W Carroll – 100/1 – £10 wins £1000E

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