The Cheltenham Festival is set to be a thrilling event this year and the Triumph Hurdle is no exception. This Grade 1 juvenile hurdle race is the first event of the final day of the Festival and is the leading event on the National Hunt calendar for juveniles. With an incredible field of entries for 2023’s renewal, we take a look at three of the frontrunners, Lossiemouth, Blood Destiny and Gala Marceau.
Lossiemouth is a French filly, trained by Willie Mullins, and is a 7/4 joint-favourite in the Cheltenham betting odds with most operators. She has impressed since making her debut in April of last year, notching up victories in fixtures at Fairyhouse and Leopardstown, before being narrowly beaten by stablemate Gala Marceau in her most recent outing at the Dublin Racing Festival.
Blood Destiny is also trained by Mullins and is currently unbeaten in his last two starts. He dominated his opposition to reign supreme by a convincing 18 lengths from a pair of Joseph Patrick-trained thoroughbreds in Common Practice and Nusret and has firmed to 7/4 in the betting lines.
Gala Marceau rounds out Mullins’ three favourites for the Triumph Hurdle. She has arguably the strongest win of the three this year, finishing strongly to take home the spoils in the Dublin Racing Festival’s Spring Juvenile Hurdle. With the competition looking so strong, we’re sure to be in for a thrilling race at Prestbury Park.
The 2023 Triumph Hurdle is sure to be an exciting race and punters will be on the edge of their seats as they watch the three favourites battle it out. It’s hard to call a winner, but one thing is certain, the race will be a thrilling spectacle.