Tritonic Just the Tipple for the Triumph Hurdle 2021

I know nothing much about the National Hunt. 

Being an enthusiast about two-year-old horse racing you may wonder where this sentence is leading. However, there is a connection as I remember Alan King's Tritonic as a two-year-old making his debut at Haydock at odds of 50/1. 

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To be fair, this son of Sea The Moon was always a smart horse in the making. Out of an unraced dam, he was a real bargain buy and 14,000g foal. Clearly, he had developed well because he was sold at the 2yo breeze-up sales for 55,000g. Purchased by Highflyer Bloodstock and Alan King. 

I particularly remember this cold on his second start when winning at Ffos Las, when winning by half a length when given a lovely ride by 3lb apprentice Megan Nicholls. 

It was no surprised after going close to winning on debut when finishing fourth, losing by less than one length. 

He continued his winning spree when stepping up to one mile, taking a Class 2 Stakes race and bagging almost £10,000 for owners the Mcneill Family and Ian Dale. 

To conclude a very productive two-year-old season, he headed to Newmarket's Rowley Course and stepped up to a distance of one mile and two furlong for the Zetland Stakes (Group 3). James Doyle took the ride. He finished a creditable fifth, tiring in the closing stages after being too keen in the early stages. 

However, you could guarantee one thing, connections had a very talented horse but the eye wasn't so much on the Flat but the dream of hurdling, specifically the Triumph Hurdle. 

By the end of the two-year-old season he had an official rating of 94.

Tritonic had five races at three and although not finding the winners' enclosure, he didn't do much wrong. 

He lost by half a length on his return and similarly finished runner up next start when losing by a length and three quarters at Listed class when stepping up to one mile three furlongs. 

In his next three starts, he was far from disgraced, racing at Group class, second at Great Yarmouth and concluded his three-year-old campaign at Newmarket when fourth in the Heritage Handicap. 

Connection had everything to be thankful for as Tritonic was gelded on the 20th October 2020. 

No doubt, Alan King was hatching a plan for the National Hunt and there was little surprise when he made his debut at Ascot when competing in the bet365 Juvenile Hurdle on soft going. Starting at odds of 5/4f, there was plenty of support for this prospect. As it turned out, it was every inch a two-horse race. Tritonic was held up and some three lengths down was running on strongly. Although hitting the last hurdle, he led towards finish beating Gary Moore's Casa Loupi by one length. 

Things were looking good. 

Connections had clearly earmarked the Triumph Hurdle (Cheltenham Festival) as their race. They were probably hopeful of a good run if not better. 

Tritonic headed to Kempton on the 27th February to contest the Grade 2 (Class 1) Close Brothers Adonis Juvenile Hurdle over two miles on good going. 

He was made fractional odds on (4/5). 

To add to the interest he would re-oppose Casa Loupi who was fancied at 6/1. 

Ridden by A P Heskin, this chestnut gelding travelled strongly, he made a mistake two out, but went clear run-in, impressive. 

Tritonic made a huge impression that day. He fulfilled the hopes of connections. Punters took the 5/1 on offer and the next thing he is priced 9/4.

Get ready for the 19th March, Cheltenham, Prestbury Park. 

It's often a large field and a competitive heat. The betting suggests four horses are leading the way. 

Zanahiyr 9/4 

Tritonic 9/4

French Aseel 9/2 

Quilixious 6/1 

Good luck to connections.