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Pertemps Network Final TipsWhen is the Pertemps Network Final 2021?

Cheltenham Thursday 18th March 2.10pm

Pertemps Network Final (Handicap Hurdle) (Grade 3) (5yo+)

Distance: 3 Miles

Weights: Handicap

The second race on day three is the Pertemps Hurdle, a three-mile handicap hurdle in which they jump 12 obstacles. British based trainers have trained eight of the last twelve winners, although the last four were trained in Ireland.


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Pertemps Final Records

Most successful horse (3 wins):

Willie Wumpkins – 1979, 1980, 1981

Leading jockey (3 wins):

Jim Wilson – Willie Wumpkins (1979, 1980, 1981)

Davy Russell – Mall Dini (2016), Presenting Percy (2017), Delta Work (2018)

Barry Geraghty – Inching Closer (2003), Sire Du Berlais (2019, 2020)

Leading trainer (4 wins):

Jonjo O'Neill – Danny Connors (1991), Inching Closer (2003), Creon (2004), Holywell (2013)

Source: Wikipedia

Pertemps Network Final Trends and Statistics

12 Year Trends and Statistics 

  • Age9 of the last 12 winners have been between 6 and 8.
  • Sex – All of the last 12 winners were geldings.
  • Trainer – Only Gordon Elliott (3), Patrick Kelly (2) and David Pipe (2) have saddled more than 1 winner in the last 12 years.
  • Country – 6 of the last 12 winners were bred in Ireland, 3 in France and 3 in Great Britain.
  • Colour – 11 of the last 12 winners were bay..
  • Weight Carried8 of the last of the last 12 winners carried 11st 4lbs or less.
  • Starting Price (SP)9 of the last 12 winners have returned a SP of between 9/1 and 25/1
  • Starting Price Rank – 2 of the last 12 winners started as favourite and 7 were in the first 5 in the betting.
  • Headgear – 6 of the last 12 winners were without headgear
  • Days Since Last Run – 10 of the last 12 winners had run between 16 and 75 days ago. 
  • Last Run Form –4 of the last 12 winners had won last time out.9 had finished in the first 4.
  • Official Rating – 9 of the last 12 winners had an OR between 138 and 148.

Who are the Pertemps Network Final Leading Contenders?

Keith is currently working through the Cheltenham hopefuls and will update this section as soon as he has made his shortlist of contenders

What’s Keith’s Pertemps Network Final Tips for 2021?

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What was Keith’s Pertemps Network Final Tip for 2020?

 Here is what Keith’s said about the 2020 Pertemps Network Final Handicap Hurdle.

This is another tricky contest, simply working out what is likely to turn up and run on the day is nigh on impossible. Make sure you get my daily emails, as I’ll email you on the morning of the race with my final thoughts once the picture is much clearer!

One horse that I do expect to run in this is last year’s victor SIRE DU BERLAIS who is only 5lb higher in the handicap this time round. Trainer Gordon Elliott is on a hat-trick in the race, having also saddled the 2018 winner DELTA WORK.

SIRE DU BERLAIS showed signs that he is peaking just at the right time for a repeat, when he ran on into fifth at Warwick last time out, just 6½ lengths behind the leaders, despite being hampered earlier in the race.

 My selection for the Pertemps Final Handicap Hurdle 2020 is: SIRE DU BERLAIS – 8/1 (NRNB).

On the day Keith stuck with SIRE DU BERLAIS at 10/1 – which went on to strongly win the Pertemps Network Final Handicap Hurdle!

Pertemps Final Results

Pertemps Network Final Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3)
Distance: 3m (5273 yards) Prize (winner): £56270 Dir: Left Handed
Runners: 24    Going: Soft    Class: Class 1 Grade 3    Age Restrictions: 5yo+
Winners Time: 6 mins 0.22s   Avg OR: 140     Median OR: 138  

NoPlaceDist BtHorseAgeORTrainerJockey (Claim)OddsBFBFP
11stSire Du Berlais (FR)8152Elliott, GordonGeraghty, B J10/114.503.47
mid-division, shaken up briefly after 8th and 9th, headway 2 out, challenged last, led inside final 100 yards, driven out, holding 2nd close home BF IP MIN 1.01 BF IP MAX 65
32nd0.5The Storyteller (IRE)9149Elliott, GordonRussell, D N11/2 (JFav)8.162.52
held up in mid-division, headway after 2 out, led last but pressed, headed inside final 100 yards, stayed on, held close home BF IP MIN 1.12 BF IP MAX 1000
173rd6.5Tout Est Permis (FR)7136Meade, NoelWalsh, E (7)12/114.634.20
mid-division, headway on outside 2 out led before last, soon headed, stayed on same pace flat BF IP MIN 7 BF IP MAX 1000
84th1.75Third Wind6141Morrison, HOBrien, T J12/114.003.75
held up in rear, not fluent 2 out, closed before home bend, went 4th before last, stayed on same pace flat BF IP MIN 6.4 BF IP MAX 1000
165thSHRelegate (IRE)7137Murphy, C ATownend, P11/2 (JFav)8.142.54
held up towards rear, headway and switched right before last, stayed on flat, unable to get on terms BF IP MIN 6.2 BF IP MAX 1000
236th7.5Kansas City Chief (IRE)11133Mulholland, N PScudamore, Tom66/1270.0022.53
prominent, led before 4th, headed 2 out, weakened flat BF IP MIN 11 BF IP MAX 1000
187th1Rapper6136Daly, H DJohnson, Richard16/121.344.70
tracked leaders, challenged after 3 out, led 2 out, headed before last, weakened flat BF IP MIN 6 BF IP MAX 1000
48th3.25Jatiluwih (FR)6148Hobbs, P JMaxwell, David (3)16/120.414.46
held up in mid-division, mistake 7th, ridden and outpaced after 2 out, plugged on past beaten horses from last BF IP MIN 14 BF IP MAX 1000
79thNKStoney Mountain (IRE)7142Daly, H DTwiston-Davies, Sam25/125.077.00
mid-division, mistake 8th, headway on inside 3 out, outpaced after 2 out, plugged on before last, no impression BF IP MIN 11 BF IP MAX 1000
1210th1.5Fred The Foot (IRE)8138McConnell, John CMcInerney, Donal J (3)100/1177.5217.00
held up towards rear, headway on outside approaching 2 out, ridden and beaten when mistake last, weakened BF IP MIN 12.5 BF IP MAX 1000
2211th1.25Sunset Showdown (IRE)7134Curtis, Miss RebeccaMcLernon, R P66/1252.8529.50
in touch in mid-division, effort and tracking leaders going well home bend, shaken up before last, soon weakened BF IP MIN 6 BF IP MAX 1000
2012th2.75Royal Thief (IRE)6135Bromhead, Henry DeMorgan, Hugh (5)20/122.465.91
prominent, not fluent 9th, every chance 2 out, weakened before last BF IP MIN 23 BF IP MAX 1000
613th0.5A Great View (IRE)9142Cullen, D WWalsh, M P16/130.005.58
held up in mid-division, not fluent 2nd, ridden after 3 out, soon beaten BF IP MIN 20 BF IP MAX 1000
914th2Kilbricken Storm (IRE)9140Tizzard, C LCobden, Harry20/126.005.80
tracked leaders, ridden after 2 out, weakened before last BF IP MIN 11 BF IP MAX 1000
1115thHDSkandiburg (FR)6139Murphy, OllySheehan, Gavin9/112.003.66
towards rear, pushed along after 7th, well beaten before 2 out BF IP MIN 11 BF IP MAX 1000
216th0.5Unowhatimeanharry12150Fry, HarryColeman, A33/155.509.60
tracked leaders, shaken up after 2 out, weakened before last BF IP MIN 18 BF IP MAX 1000
2117th1.5Guitar Pete (IRE)10135Richards, N GDay, Ryan D50/1157.2821.00
never going that well, always towards rear BF IP MIN 130 BF IP MAX 1000
1318th0.75Welsh Saint (FR)6138Henderson, N JBoinville, Nico6/110.592.86
chased leaders, mistake 3rd and 8th, lost place after 2 out, soon weakened BF IP MIN 9 BF IP MAX 1000
1419th1Dream Berry (FR)9138ONeill, JonjoONeill, Jonjo (Jr)14/122.224.96
held up in mid-division, pushed along after 2 out, no impression, well beaten before last BF IP MIN 15 BF IP MAX 1000
2420th12Doubly Clever (IRE)8131Farrelly, JohnnyHarrison, Liam (7)125/1916.4980.00
always towards rear, well beaten 2 out BF IP MIN 500 BF IP MAX 1000
19PUCopper Gone West (IRE)7136Vaughan, TimJohns, Alan100/1200.0019.00
chased leaders, shaken up when slightly hampered and went wrong on home bend, soon pulled up BF IP MIN 40 BF IP MAX 1000
5PURocket Lad (IRE)7144Mullins, EmmetMullins, Mr P W33/156.6313.50
always behind, pulled up before 2 out BF IP MIN 55 BF IP MAX 1000
15PUBurrows Park (FR)8137Williams, Miss VenetiaDeutsch, Charlie66/1165.0522.00
led, not fluent 3rd, headed before 4th, stayed handy, not fluent 6th, mistake 8th, not fluent next, lost place 3 out, soon weakened, pulled up before last BF IP MIN 140 BF IP MAX 1000
10URDingo Dollar (IRE)8140King, ACannon, Tom J50/160.0912.55
in touch in mid-division, lost place before 3 out, well behind when not fluent 2 out, ran into the back of a horse being pulled up and unseated rider before last BF IP MIN 55 BF IP MAX 1000

Pertemps Network Final Previous Winners

DateGoingRunnersWinnerStallionAgeJockey (Clm)TrainerOdds
Good To Soft2474/1
Good To Soft24625/1
Good To Soft22716/1
Good To Soft24818/1
Good To Soft24814/1
Good To Soft24620/1
Good To Soft24612/1


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Cheltenham Festival Thursday

Race Schedule

13:30The Marsh Novices’ Chase (Grade 1)2m abt 4fChase
14:10The Pertemps Network Final (A Handicap Hurdle Race) (Listed)Abt 3mHurdle
14:50The Ryanair Chase (Grade 1)
(feature race)
2m abt 5fChase
15:30The Paddy Power Stayers’ Hurdle (Grade 1)abt 3mHurdle
16:10The Brown Advisory & Merriebelle Stable Plate (A Handicap Steeple Chase) (Grade 3)2m abt 5fChase
16:50The Daylesford Mares Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 2)2m 1fHurdle
17:30The Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Handicap Steeple Chase (0-145)3m abt 2fChase

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