Juvenile Handicap Hurdle tips 2020
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When is the Juvenile Handicap Hurdle 2020?
Cheltenham Wednesday 11th March 4.50pm
Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3) (4yo)
Distance: 2 Miles ½ furlongs
Race six on day two is registered as the Fred Winter Handicap Hurdle and sponsored by Boodles.
This is a race for juvenile novice hurdlers, run over two miles and 110 yards where they jump eight obstacles. This is a race where you might be able to pick out a high-priced winner with six of the last eight winners having returned at 25/1 plus.
That said it still tends to go to the top stables, with Paul Nicholls having won the race three times and Gordon Elliot twice in recent years.
Juvenile Handicap Hurdle Trends and Statistics
Here are Cheltenham Mares Hurdle 12 Year Trends and Statistics
- Age – Race is for 4 year olds only.
- Starting Price – Nine of the last twelve winners have returned at a price of 9/1 or higher with six of the last eight being between 25/1 and 40/1.
- Weight – Ten of the last twelve winners carried a weight between 10st 4lb and 11st 5lb.
- Last Run – Five of the last twelve winners won on their last run before Cheltenham. Ten of the last twelve winners had their most recent run between 14 and 32 days ago.
- Distance Form – Nine of the last twelve winners had at least three runs over 1m 7f furlongs and 2m 1f. Nine of the last twelve winners had at least one previous win over 1m 7f furlongs and 2m 1f.
- Hurdle Form – All of the last twelve winners had at least three previous runs over hurdles, and ten of them had at least one win over hurdles.
- Rating – Ten of the last twelve winners were rated between 124 and 134.
- Season Form – Ten of the last twelve winners had at least three runs and at least one win in the current season.
Who are the Juvenile Handicap Hurdle Leading Contenders?
Currently the leading contenders for the 2020 Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle 2020 are:
- WOLF PRINCE
- THYME WHITE
- A WAVE OF THE SEA
What’s Keith’s Juvenile Handicap Hurdle Tips for 2020?
Here is Keith’s tip for the 2020 Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle.
Gordon Elliot handles the ante-post favourite ARAMAX, who won a Naas Novice Hurdle pretty convincingly in February in the hands of Mark Walsh, setting him up for a crack at this race.
After careful consideration of the other possible contenders, I am passing him up in favour of THYME WHITE, trained by Paul Nichols and owned by his landlord at Ditcheat, the Stewart Family.
THYME WHITE won the Scottish Triumph hurdle at Musselburgh at the beginning of February, and while he also holds an entry for the Cheltenham Triumph Hurdle on Friday, this is a more realistic target.
My selection for the Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle 2020 is: THYME WHITE 16/1 each way (NRNB).
As this article is written in advance of the 2020 Cheltenham Festival, the likely contenders are expected to change as we get closer to Ladies Day. The picture also starts to get much clearer as we approach the festival, with trainers starting to show their cards in the weeks leading up to Day 2.
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What was Keith’s Juvenile Handicap Hurdle Tip for 2019?
FRT Tipster Keith’s wrote this for the 2019 Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle:
At this early stage, it is nigh on impossible to predict runners let alone winners of this race but one which looks a likely type is CHIEF JUSTICE trained by Gordon Elliott, but Paul Nichols QUEL DESTIN who won a Grade 1 at Chepstow over Christmas pretty much sets the standard.
My selection QUEL DESTIN 12/1 each way.
Result: QUEL DESTIN was a Non Runner.
Keith’s replacement tip on the day of the race was CHIEF JUSTICE who finished 12th and then went on to win at the Aintree Festival in April.
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Juvenile Handicap Hurdle Previous Winners
- 2008 Crack Away Jack 11–10 Paul Carberry Emma Lavelle
- 2009 Silk Affair 10-04 Tom O’Brien Mick Quinlan
- 2010 Sanctuaire 11-02 Ruby Walsh Paul Nicholls
- 2011 What A Charm 10-06 Paul Townend Arthur Moore
- 2012 Une Artiste 10–13 Jeremiah McGrath Nicky Henderson
- 2013 Flaxen Flare 10-07 Davy Condon Gordon Elliott
- 2014 Hawk High 11-01 Brian Hughes Tim Easterby
- 2015 Qualando 11-00 Nick Scholfield Paul Nicholls
- 2016 Diego du Charmil 11-01 Sam Twiston-Davies Paul Nicholls
- 2017 Flying Tiger 11-05 Richard Johnson Nick Williams
- 2018 Veneer of Charm 11-00 Jack Kennedy Gordon Elliott
- 2019 Band of Outlaws 11-08 JJ Slevin Joseph O’Brien
As these articles are written in advance of the 2020 Cheltenham Festival, the likely contenders are expected to change as we get closer to Ladies Day. The picture also starts to get much clearer as we approach the festival, with trainers starting to show their cards in the weeks leading up to Day 2.
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