2021 Cheltenham Festival: JCB Triumph Hurdle Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When does the 2021 Cheltenham Festival take place? Tuesday 16th March – Friday 19th March, 2021

What time does the JCB Triumph Hurdle start? Friday 19th March, 2021 – 13:20 (UK)

Where can I get tickets for the 2021 Cheltenham Festival? The 2021 Cheltenham Festival will take place without spectators

What TV channel is the 2021 Cheltenham Festival on in the UK? ITV will be televising the first six races of each day, while Racing TV subscribers will be able to watch all of the action

Where can I stream the 2021 Cheltenham Festival in the UK? The first six races of each day can be streamed live on the ITV Hub, while Racing TV subscribers can live stream all of the action

THE LOWDOWN

The JCB gets the fourth and final day of another wonderful Cheltenham Festival underway and one of the more well-fancied horses of the week could put on a show, although he will have some fierce competition. Zanahiyr will be looking to maintain his unbeaten start to hurdles having won all three of his races so far. He has some big scalps to his name, the most notable being Saint Sam who was second in the Fred Winter earlier in the week. He won their meeting at Fairyhouse by 14 lengths and on that form, he looks the one to beat here. Tritonic is two from two over hurdles and looms as the biggest threat here with his last win a Kempton in a Grade 2 race an eye-catching success. Quilixios and Adagio also come into consideration with consistent form behind them both.

THE PREDICTION

Any one of the top four in the market which are listed above have claims to win this but preference is for Zanahiyr. His form was franked earlier this week with Saint Sam’s second place and after he demolished that opponent in one of his recent races, he could be difficult to stop here. The 4-year-old is unbeaten having switched to National Hunt racing and he can earn a fourth straight success here.

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