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Juvenile Handicap Hurdle Tips When is the Juvenile Handicap Hurdle 2021?

Cheltenham Tuesday 16th March 4.50pm

Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle  (Grade 3) (4yo)

Distance: 2 Miles ½ furlongs

Race six on day one 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. 


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Juvenile Handicap Hurdle Trends and Statistics

12 Year Trends and Statistics 

  • Age – All of the last 12 winners were aged 4.
  • Sex – 9 of the last 12 winners were geldings.
  • Trainer – Gordon Elliott and Paul Nichols are the only trainers to saddle more than 1 winner in the last 12 years with 3 wins each.
  • Country – 7 of the last 12 winners were bred in Ireland, 4 in France and 1 in Great Britain.
  • Colour – 9 of the last 12 winners were bay..
  • Weight Carried10 of the last of the last 12 winners carried between 10st 6lb and 11st 5lbs.
  • Starting Price (SP) 10 of the last 12 winners have returned an SP of 13/2 or higher and 6 of them have been at least 25/1.
  • Starting Price Rank – 2 of the last 12 winners started as favourite and 6 were in the first 5 in the betting.
  • Headgear – 9 of the last 12 winners were without any headgear
  • Days Since Last Run – 11 of the last 12 winners had run between 14 and 32 days ago. 
  • Last Run Form –5 of the last 12 winners had won last time out. 
  • Official Rating – 11 of the last 12 winners had an OR between 125 and 139

Who are the Juvenile Handicap Hurdle Leading Contenders?

QUILIXIOS – Unbeaten in 4 starts, Grade 1 winner at Leopardstown in February, makes handicap debut.

ZANAHIYR – Flat winner who is 3/3 over hurdles.

SAINT SAM – Won 2 hurdles in France before joining Willie Mullins, behind QUILIXIOS and ZANAHIYA on last two starts but recieves weight from both of them.

ZOFFANIEN – Progressive over hurdles, landed a handicap at Naas last time in some style.

What’s Keith’s Juvenile Handicap Hurdle Tips for 2021?

It is going to be interesting to see how many of these babies are left at the 48 hour stage but as the stats favour light weights I am eliminating the pair at the head of the betting market. While SAINT SAM has a chance at these weights at present I have a slight preference for ZOFFANIEN.

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What was Keith’s Juvenile Handicap Hurdle Tip for 2020?

FRT Tipster Keith’s wrote this for the 2020 Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle:

Gordon Elliott 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 Nicholls 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.

How did Keith Do

In the Juvenile Novices Hurdle THYME WHITE appeared not to stay on the soft ground going quickly from having every chance 2 flights out to having no chance at the last.


Juvenile Handicap Hurdle Results

Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3) (Registered As The Fred Winter)
Distance: 2m½f (3607 yards) Prize (winner): £45016 Direction: Left Handed
Runners: 22    Going: Soft    Class: Class 1 Grade 3    Age Restrictions: 4yo
Winners Time: 4 mins 12.08s   Avg OR: 133     Median OR: 133

NoPlaceDist BtHorseAgeORTrainerJockey (Claim)OddsBFBFP
21stAramax (GER)4138Elliott, GordonWalsh, M P15/29.483.37
mid-division, headway travelling well before 3 out, led before last, pressed briefly flat, ran on well and asserting towards finish BF IP MIN 1.01 BF IP MAX 11
112nd1Night Edition (FR)4133Pipe, D EScudamore, Tom16/129.006.56
held up towards rear, headway from 3 out, not much room briefly after 2 out, went 2nd soon after last, pressed winner, no impression towards finish BF IP MIN 1.57 BF IP MAX 1000
93rd3Saint Doroux (FR)4133Elliott, GordonJacob, Daryl14/117.504.94
chased leaders, challenged after 3 out, led after next, headed before last, kept on same pace final 150 yards BF IP MIN 4 BF IP MAX 1000
144thNSERecent Revelations (IRE)4132Elliott, GordonRussell, D N14/118.004.20
mid-division, headway 2 out, close up when not fluent last, edged right flat, kept on same pace BF IP MIN 3 BF IP MAX 1000
75thNKClemencia (IRE)4134Vaughan, TimJohns, Alan66/186.3418.24
chased leaders, ridden home bend, kept on same pace flat BF IP MIN 11 BF IP MAX 1000
46thNKLanger Dan (IRE)4135Skelton, DanielSkelton, Harry20/130.396.00
held up towards rear, headway and switched left before last, unable to challenge, kept on same pace final 150 yards BF IP MIN 11.5 BF IP MAX 1000
187th0.75Theatre Of War (IRE)4130Cromwell, Gavin PatrickMoore, J M20/145.786.72
held up in rear, headway 3 out, chasing leaders when mistake 2 out, edged right flat, stayed on same pace BF IP MIN 3 BF IP MAX 1000
228thNSEGealach (IRE)4129Elliott, GordonOKeeffe, Sean F (5)33/141.116.62
towards rear, not fluent 3rd, ridden on outside 3 out, headway before last, never on terms BF IP MIN 40 BF IP MAX 1000
219th1.25Tronador (IRE)4129Elliott, GordonORegan, Denis8/113.503.11
held up in rear, mistake 3 out, headway after 2 out, no impression BF IP MIN 7 BF IP MAX 700
110thNSEMick Pastor (FR)4140Nicholls, P FGeraghty, B J17/210.663.95
held up rear of mid-division, took keen hold, headway 3 out, chasing leaders home bend, not quicken before last, weakened flat BF IP MIN 4.2 BF IP MAX 1000
1511th6.5Sacchoandvanzetti (IRE)4132Queally, JohnMcGarvey, J S40/157.5210.50
in touch in mid-division, mistake 5th, no impression from 2 out, mistake and weakened last BF IP MIN 11.5 BF IP MAX 1000
1912th1Repetitio (IRE)4130Hawke, N JNoonan, David G16/128.005.25
tracked leaders, ridden after 2 out, weakened flat BF IP MIN 23 BF IP MAX 1000
1213th2.25Bajan Excell (IRE)4133Cromwell, Gavin PatrickMcNamara, Conor (5)50/174.799.54
mid-division on outside, weakened after 2 out BF IP MIN 50 BF IP MAX 1000
814th2.25Galahad Quest (FR)4134Williams, NickTwiston-Davies, Sam25/130.736.72
prominent, led just after 3 out, headed after 2 out, weakened before last BF IP MIN 10 BF IP MAX 1000
1015th2.75Thyme White (FR)4133Nicholls, P FCobden, Harry12/125.004.55
mid-division, took keen hold, headway approaching 4th, ridden home bend, beaten when mistake last, weakened BF IP MIN 7 BF IP MAX 1000
2016th3Goa Lil (FR)4130Twiston-Davies, N ABowen, James C80/1120.0018.56
always towards rear BF IP MIN 110 BF IP MAX 1000
1617th1.25Group Stage (GER)4131King, AHeskin, A P50/167.8412.38
always in rear BF IP MIN 50 BF IP MAX 1000
1318th56Fraser Island (IRE)4132Henderson, N JMcGrath, Jeremiah33/170.799.87
tracked leaders, ridden after mistake 3 out, weakened next, mistake last BF IP MIN 30 BF IP MAX 1000
17PUGerolamo Cardano4131Jeffreys, D JWoods, K K100/1240.2227.36
towards rear, not fluent 3rd, struggling 4th, behind when pulled up before 3 out BF IP MIN 170 BF IP MAX 1000
3PUPalladium4137Henderson, N JBoinville, Nico5/1 (JFav)7.802.49
led until 3rd, stayed prominent, not fluent 3rd, weakened quickly and pulled up before 2 out BF IP MIN 6 BF IP MAX 1000
5PUBlacko (FR)4135King, ABellamy, Tom5/1 (JFav)7.222.62
mid-division on inside, pushed along before 3 out, soon weakened, pulled up before last BF IP MIN 4.1 BF IP MAX 1000
6PUZoffee4134Hobbs, P JJohnson, Richard16/122.534.50
prominent, led 3rd, headed just after 3 out, soon weakened, pulled up before last BF IP MIN 18.5 BF IP MAX 1000

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Juvenile Handicap Hurdle Previous Winners
DateGoingRunnersWinnerStallionAgeJockey (Clm)TrainerOddsORDays
Good To Soft22433/113418d
Good To Soft24425/112732d
Good To Soft22411/112514d
Good To Soft22414/113325d
Good To Soft2449/21303d
Good To Soft24440/112420d


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Cheltenham Festival Tuesday

Race Schedule

13:30The Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle Race2m abt ½fHurdle
14:10The Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Steeple Chaseabt 2mChase
14:50The Ultima Handicap Steeple Chase3m abt 1fChase
15:30The Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy
(feature race)
2m abt ½fHurdle
16:10The Close Brothers Mares’ Hurdle Race2m abt 4fHurdle
16:50The Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle Race (Grade 3)2m abt 4½fChase
17:30The National Hunt Steeple Chase Challenge Cup (Amateur Riders’ Novices’ Steeple Chase) (Grade 2)3m abt 6fChase


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