Greatwood Hurdle 2021

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When is The Greatwood Hurdle 2021?

The Greatwood Handicap Hurdle is on day 3 of the  November Meeting at Cheltenham.

It takes place on Sunday 14th November 2021 with the race starting at 3.00pm at Cheltenham Racecourse.

At 2 miles and a half furlong, this Grade 3 race is open to horses aged 4 years and older.

Last year's winner took home prize money of £45560.


Greatwood Hurdle Previous Winners

DateTrackDistanceGoingRunnersWinnerStallionAgeJockey (Clm)TrainerOddsWeightORNC(F)Days
Cheltenham2m½fGood To Soft17412/110-101451(0)23d
Cheltenham2m½fGood To Soft23412/111-41490(0)15d
Cheltenham2m½fGood To Soft1756/111-121510(0)219d
Cheltenham2m½fGood To Soft946/511-121480(0)29d
Cheltenham2m½fGood To Soft1965/110-61400(0)680d
Cheltenham2m½fGood To Soft1187/111-121554(2)22d
Cheltenham2m½fGood To Soft1259/110-01341(1)295d
Cheltenham2m½fGood To Soft16611/411-51460(0)8d


Greatwood Hurdle Stats and Trends

Greatwood Hurdle

12 Year Stats and Trends

  • All 12 winners had at least 1 win over hurdles, 8 had at least 2 wins over hurdles

  • 11 winners had at least 3 previous runs over 15-17 furlongs, 11 had at least 1 previous win over 15-17 furlongs

  • 9 of the last 12 winners were aged 5 or older

  • 9 winners were rated 136 or higher

  • 9 winners had at least 1 previous run at Cheltenham, 5 had at least 1 previous win at Cheltenham

  • 9 winners returned an SP between 8/1 and 20/1

  • 9 winners had at least 1 run that season, 5 had at least 1 win that season

  • 6 winners were bred in Great Britain, 4 in Ireland, 2 in France

  • 3 of the last 12 winners won on their last run before the Greatwood Hurdle

  • 1 winner had at least 1 previous win in a grade 1-3 race

  • No favourite has won in the last 12 years, 3 winners were in the top 3 in the betting

Greatwood Hurdle Results

Unibet Greatwood Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3) (GBB Race)
Distance: 2m½f (3607 yards +53 yards rails adjustment) Prize (winner): £45560 Dir: Left Handed
Runners: 14    Going: Soft    Class: Class 1 Grade 3    Age Restrictions: 4yo+
Winners Time: 4 mins 10.69s   Avg OR: 137     Median OR: 134.5

1st The Shunter (IRE) 13/2
2nd Ballyandy 8/1
3rd Tegerek (FR) 4/1 (fav)

NoPlaceDist BtHorseAgeWeightHeadgearORTrainerJockey (Claim)OddsBFBFP
181stThe Shunter (IRE)710-0Hood TT128Mullins, EmmetPower, R M13/28.132.48
in touch in mid-division, improved well off final bend, pressing for 2nd last, led flat, stayed on well, in command final 100 yards BF IP MIN 1.01 BF IP MAX 60
12nd3Ballyandy911-12154Twiston-Davies, N ATwiston-Davies, Sam8/111.502.56
chased leader, led 3 out, driven approaching last, headed flat, held final 100 yards, kept on BF IP MIN 4.8 BF IP MAX 1000
123rdHDTegerek (FR)69-11132ONeill, JonjoBrogan, Kevin (7)4/1 (Fav)5.921.97
reluctant down at the start, held up towards rear, headway from 3 out, went 3rd after last, switched right and stayed on, no impression on winner inside final 100 yards BF IP MIN 2.1 BF IP MAX 1000
94th3.25Hunters Call (IRE)1010-9137Murphy, OllyColeman, A16/118.403.69
chased leaders, ridden approaching last, held flat, kept on BF IP MIN 3.4 BF IP MAX 1000
55th1.25Edwardstone611-0142King, ACannon, Tom J13/28.202.49
held up in rear, headway 2 out, kept on flat, unable to challenge BF IP MIN 6.2 BF IP MAX 500
156th2.75Ballinsker (IRE)510-2130Williams, EvanHughes, Brian25/133.266.07
led until 3 out, still bang there last, weakened final 100 yards BF IP MIN 6.2 BF IP MAX 1000
107th1.5Cormier (IRE)410-5Hood136Ellison, BMcMenamin, Daniel (3)18/124.453.91
held up in rear, mistake 4 out, pushed along 3 out, staying on but still a bit to do when mistake and left 7th last, never on terms BF IP MIN 11 BF IP MAX 300
118th4.75Strong Glance710-2133Murphy, OllyGregory, Fergus (3)16/121.144.32
chased leaders, ridden after 2 out, weakened before last BF IP MIN 19.5 BF IP MAX 1000
39th1.75Sir Psycho (IRE)411-3CkPc145Nicholls, P FCobden, Harry9/111.072.60
chased leaders, driven after 2 out, weakening when hampered last BF IP MIN 8 BF IP MAX 1000
210th52Tudor City (IRE)810-11TT146Martin, A JMcKenna, Liam (7)50/185.0011.00
held up towards rear, not fluent 3rd, well beaten from 3 out, tailed off BF IP MIN 80 BF IP MAX 1000
4FHarambe711-1143King, ABellamy, Tom16/121.073.93
mid-division, raced keenly, headway approaching 3 out, ridden and still pressing leaders in 6th when fell last BF IP MIN 6.6 BF IP MAX 1000
13PUThinking (IRE)510-4TT WS132Pipe, D EScudamore, Tom28/136.007.80
held up in mid-division, not fluent 4th, hung left and weakened after 3 out, pulled up before last BF IP MIN 32 BF IP MAX 1000
14PUProschema (IRE)510-3131Skelton, DanielSkelton, Harry5/16.152.12
held up towards rear, not fluent 5th, shaken up 3 out, soon beaten, pulled up before last BF IP MIN 5.8 BF IP MAX 1000
16PUCountister (FR)810-2130Henderson, N JBoinville, Nico40/170.0011.50
held up in mid-division, lost place 3rd, last 5th, well behind when pulled up before 3 out BF IP MIN 70 BF IP MAX 1000

Unibet Greatwood Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3)
Distance: 2m½f (3607 yards +69 yards rails adjustment) Prize (winner): £56270 Dir: Left Handed
Runners: 14    Going: Soft    Class: Class 1 Grade 3    Age Restrictions: 4yo+
Winners Time: 4 mins 10.64s   Avg OR: 136     Median OR: 136.5

1 Harambe 16/1
2 Gumball (FR) 9/1
3 Monsieur Lecoq (FR) 9/1

4 ran  Distances: NK, NK
Time: 4m 10:64s

Full Results

NoPlaceDist BtHorseAgeWeightHeadgearORTrainerJockey (Claim)OddsBFBFP
61stHarambe611-0137King, ABellamy, Tom16/120.705.39
held up towards rear, headway on long run before 2 out, driven to chase leaders turning in, ridden after last, stayed on strongly flat, led narrowly final strides BF IP MIN 1.01 BF IP MAX 23
32ndNKGumball (FR)511-5Hood147Hobbs, P JJones, Ben R (5)9/113.584.22
held up in touch, tracked leaders 3 out (usual 4 out), upsides 2 out, every chance when not fluent last, ridden and stayed on well towards stands side rail flat, just held BF IP MIN 2.18 BF IP MAX 1000
43rdNKMonsieur Lecoq (FR)511-5145Williams, Mrs JaneKelly, Lizzie (3)9/111.763.92
raced keenly, prominent, led 4th, ridden when narrowly headed turning in, regained lead last, kept on, headed and dropped to 3rd final strides BF IP MIN 1.5 BF IP MAX 1000
114th1.25Quoi De Neuf (FR)510-6129Williams, EvanWedge, Adam7/19.003.30
held up in touch on inside, headway 2 out, led narrowly turning in, ridden and headed last, kept on, held towards finish BF IP MIN 1.53 BF IP MAX 1000
95th4Dame De Compagnie (FR)610-9Hood132Henderson, N JGeraghty, B J6/17.403.01
held up in touch, driven and outpaced after 2 out, ridden and kept on under pressure flat, never able to challenge BF IP MIN 3.8 BF IP MAX 1000
86th3.5Zanza (IRE)510-13136Hobbs, P JJohnson, Richard9/112.504.10
held up towards rear, headway on inside 2 out, driven to chase leaders turning in, one pace when hit last, never able to challenge BF IP MIN 10.5 BF IP MAX 1000
57th5Countister (FR)711-4141Henderson, N JColeman, A16/125.007.46
mid-division, chased leaders 2 out, driven and one pace before last, never on terms BF IP MIN 8.2 BF IP MAX 1000
28th0.75Quel Destin (FR)411-12149Nicholls, P FCobden, Harry13/28.003.22
tracked leader, led 2nd to 4th, with leader, driven and lost place after 2 out, no impression before last BF IP MIN 6 BF IP MAX 990
19th5Mohaayed711-12TT149Skelton, DanielAndrews, Bridget33/155.4712.63
led to 2nd, remained prominent on outside, lost place before 2 out, soon weakened BF IP MIN 50 BF IP MAX 1000
1210th7Torcello (IRE)510-4127Lycett, ShaunGoldstein, Marc16/123.456.65
tracked leaders, ridden before 2 out, weakened soon after BF IP MIN 11.5 BF IP MAX 1000
1311th13Monsieur DArque (IRE)59-9TT125Skelton, DanielMarshall, William (7)25/140.0011.50
mid-division on outside, outpaced before 2 out, soon weakened, tailed off BF IP MIN 20 BF IP MAX 1000
712th12Bennys Bridge (IRE)611-0137OBrien, FergalBrennan, P J9/2 (Fav)6.602.57
held up, always in rear, weakened before 2 out, tailed off BF IP MIN 5.6 BF IP MAX 1000
1013th8Humble Hero (IRE)510-8TT131Skelton, DanielSkelton, Harry20/127.657.00
in touch on outside, blundered 2nd, lost place after 2 out, soon weakened, tailed off BF IP MIN 20 BF IP MAX 1000
14FDe Mazzaro (IRE)59-11Hood TT123McCourt, T GOKeeffe, Darragh (3)25/128.666.11
mid-division on inside, driven to chase leaders after 2 out, kept on same pace, 5th and no impression when fell last BF IP MIN 11 BF IP MAX 1000

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Currently 36 runners are declared for this race, a maximum of 20 will run on the day.

The maestro Paul Nicholls trains two live contenders THYME WHTE for his landlords the Stewart Family and SCARAMANGA, at the moment I prefer the former but that could change depending on conditions on raceday . MILKWOOD trained by Neil Mulholland is another likely tpe who is progressive in handicap. CORMIER completes my shortlist 2/2 since returning to hurdles after a sucessful flat campaign Brian Ellison's progressive gelding looks well treated on handicap debut.

How did we do?

Of the four hoses mentioned above only SCARAMANGA wasn't declared to run, however THYME WHITE and MILKWOOD were both pulled out before they went to post.

Keith's Tip on the day:

CORMIER 15:00 Cheltenham 20/1 each way – 2/2 since returning to hurdles after a successful flat campaign Brian Ellison's progressive gelding looks well treated on handicap debut.

CORMIER made a few mistakes and finished a never nearer 7th of the 10 finishers.

November Meeting Race Card:

Friday 12th November

1.15Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle Race
1.50Mucking Brilliant Paddy Power Handicap Chase
2.25The SSS Novices' Chase
3.00Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase
3.35Ballymore Novices' Hurdle
4.05Valda Energy Novices' Handicap Hurdle

Saturday 13th November

12.30JCB Triumph Hurdle Trial
1.05November Amateur Jockeys' Handicap Steeple Chase
1.40Arkle Challenge Trophy Trial
2.15Paddy Power Gold Cup Steeple Chase
2.50Paddy Power Games Handicap Hurdle
3.25Intermediate Handicap Hurdle
3.55Karndean Design Flooring Mares' Bumper (Listed)

Sunday 14th November Novices' Steeple Chase
1.50The Plantuer at Chapel Stud Handicap Steeple Chase
2.25The Shloer Steeplechase
3.00The Unibet Greatwood Hurdle Race
3.35Sky Bet Supreme Trial Novices’ Hurdle (Sharp Novices Hurdle)
4.05High Sheriff of Gloucestershire Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race

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