Intermediate Handicap Hurdle 2021

FREE professional horse racing tips for the Paddy Power 3pm Kick Off Handicap Hurdle (Listed).

Get professional tipster Keith Bond's FREE tips for all the races…

Get professional tipster Keith Bond's FREE tips for all the races…

Look out for Keith's FREE tips for all 28 races, in your inbox every morning throughout the festival

PLUS: you'll also get our FREE November Meeting magazine

When is The Intermediate Handicap Hurdle 2021?

The Paddy Power 3pm Kick Off Handicap Hurdle is a listed race on day 2 of the  November Meeting at Cheltenham.  It is registered as the Intermediate Handicap Hurdle and this year is sponsored by Paddy Power, who have named the race the Paddy Power 3pm Kick Off Handicap Hurdle.

The Intermediate Handicap Hurdle takes place on Saturday 13th November 2021 with the race starting at 3.25pm at Cheltenham Racecourse.

At 3 mile and 1/2 furlong, this Class 1 Listed race is open to horses aged 4 years and older.

Last year's winner took home prize money of £12086.



Intermediate Handicap Hurdle Previous Winners

DateTrackDistanceGoingRunnersWinnerStallionAgeJockey (Clm)TrainerOddsWeightORNC(F)Days
Cheltenham2m5fGood To Soft1157/211-31240(0)19d
Cheltenham2m5fGood To Soft1869/410-111190(0)225d
Cheltenham2m5fGood To Soft1755/110-131260(0)264d
Cheltenham2m5fGood To Soft16540/110-121160(0)19d
Cheltenham2m5fGood To Soft23512/110-11171(0)50d
Cheltenham2m5fGood To Soft1255/211-121350(0)197d
Cheltenham2m5fGood To Soft20610/110-21091(0)22d
Cheltenham2m5fGood To Soft1365/210-131300(0)169d


Intermediate Handicap Hurdle Stats and Trends

Intermediate Handicap Hurdle

12 year Trends and Statistics

  • Age – 11 of the last 12 winners were aged between 4 and 6.
  • Sex – All of the last 12 winners were geldings.
  • Country – 6 of the last 12 winners were bred in Ireland, 2 in Great Britain, 5 in France.
  • Colour – All of the last 12 winners were bay (b).
  • Starting Price (SP) – 9 of the last 12 winners returned a SP of between 4/1 and 16/1.
  • Starting Price Rank – 4 of the last 12 winners started as favourite and 7 were in the first 3 in the betting.
  • Headgear – All of the last 12 winners wore no headgear. 
  • Weight Carried – 5 of the last 12 winners had a weight between 11-2 and 11-3.
  • Days Since Last Run – 7 of the last 12 winners had run between 21 and 60 days ago. 
  • Last Run Form – 5 of the last 12 winners had won last time out, 11 of them had finished in the first 4.
  • Official Rating – 4 of the last 12 winners had an official rating between 128 and 130.

Intermediate Handicap Hurdle Results

Paddy Power First Millionaire Qualifier Intermediate Handicap Hurdle
Distance: 2m5½f (4620 yards +72 yards rails adjustment) Prize (winner): £12086 Dir: Left Handed
Runners: 9    Going: Soft    Class: Class 3     Age Restrictions: 3yo+
Winners Time: 5 mins 23.53s   Avg OR: 131     Median OR: 132

1st Stimulating Song 9/1
2nd Whatsupwithyou (IRE) 9/2
3rd Captain Tom Cat (IRE) 3/1 (fav)

NoPlaceDist BtHorseAgeWeightHeadgearORTrainerJockey (Claim)OddsBFBFP
71stStimulating Song511-3TT128Harris, M FBrennan, P J9/111.502.99
held up in rear, mistake 3 out, headway after not fluent 2 out, went 4 lengths 2nd when mistake last, stayed on, led towards finish BF IP MIN 1.01 BF IP MAX 85
42nd2.75Whatsupwithyou (IRE)611-0132Pauling, BenMorgan, Luca (7)9/25.431.80
held up in touch in mid-division, headway before 5th, went 2nd 4 out, led 2 out, 4 lengths ahead last, hung right flat, headed towards finish, no extra BF IP MIN 1.15 BF IP MAX 1000
83rd9.5Captain Tom Cat (IRE)510-9127Newland, Dr R D PLeonard, Cillin (7)3/1 (Fav)4.401.79
chased leader, not fluent 6th, lost 2nd when not fluent 4 out, lost 2nd last, no extra BF IP MIN 3.95 BF IP MAX 1000
14th0.75Kepagge (IRE)611-12TT WS137Pipe, D EScudamore, Tom11/116.064.85
chased leaders, slow 2nd, not fluent 6th, ridden after 2 out, beaten before last, no extra BF IP MIN 8.6 BF IP MAX 1000
55th2.75Topofthecotswolds (IRE)611-7132Twiston-Davies, N ATwiston-Davies, Sam15/210.232.80
led until 2 out, weakened from last BF IP MIN 4.7 BF IP MAX 1000
66thSHDagueneau (IRE)511-3131Lavelle, Miss E CJones, Ben R (3)6/18.402.44
chased leaders, not fluent and lost place 3 out, soon weakened BF IP MIN 8.4 BF IP MAX 1000
107th8.5Nebuchadnezzar (FR)510-12123King, ACannon, Tom J33/160.009.77
held up towards rear, took keen hold, mistake 3rd, not fluent 4th, well beaten 3 out BF IP MIN 21 BF IP MAX 1000
28th29Lord Lamington411-10135King, ABellamy, Tom40/146.118.59
mid-division, headway approaching 3 out, weakened after 2 out, tailed off BF IP MIN 18.5 BF IP MAX 1000
3PUSon Of Camas (FR)511-8WS133Henderson, N JBoinville, Nico7/25.502.52
held up towards rear, headway approaching 5th, not fluent 4 out, mistake 2 out, soon weakened, pulled up before last BF IP MIN 4.2 BF IP MAX 1000

Spinal Injuries Association Big Bucks Handicap Hurdle (Listed)
Distance: 3m½f (5268 yards +114 yards rails adjustment) Prize (winner): £22508 Dir: Left Handed
Runners: 10    Going: Soft    Class: Class 1 Listed Race    Age Restrictions: 4yo+
Winners Time: 6 mins 26.52s   Avg OR: 136     Median OR: 135.5

1 Golan Fortune 14/1
2 Eminent Poet 10/1
3 Tobefair 11/2
10 ran  Distances: 2½l, 1½l, nk
Time: 6m 28.52s

Full Results

NoPlaceDist BtHorseAgeWeightHeadgearORTrainerJockey (Claim)OddsBFBFP
61stGolan Fortune (IRE)710-0CkPc135Middleton,P WLee, Mr S (7)14/116.064.07
held up in touch, led on long run before 2 out, ridden clear turning in, not fluent last, edged right flat, kept on BF IP MIN 1.01 BF IP MAX 22
32nd2.5Eminent Poet810-12140Williams, Miss VenetiaDeutsch, Charlie10/112.003.56
made most on inside, headed after 6th, led again after 3 out (usual 4 out), headed on long run before 2 out, outpaced before last, ridden and kept on flat, not reach winner BF IP MIN 2 BF IP MAX 1000
13rd1.5Tobefair911-12154Hamer, Mrs D ABellamy, Tom11/26.782.57
held up in touch on outside, ridden and outpaced after 2 out, kept on under pressure flat, took narrow 3rd near finish, no impression BF IP MIN 4.4 BF IP MAX 1000
84thNKSmackwater Jack (IRE)510-3131Murphy, OllyJohnson, Richard4/17.152.35
raced keenly, held up in touch, chased leaders after 3 out (usual 4 out), driven after 2 out, ridden and one pace before last, kept on flat, no impression BF IP MIN 6.2 BF IP MAX 940
55th0.5The Butcher Said (IRE)610-8Hood TT136Murphy, OllyHeskin, A P3/1 (Fav)4.511.96
held up behind on outside, headway before 2 out, driven to chase leaders turning in, ridden and kept on same pace flat, no impression with front pair, lost 2 places near finish BF IP MIN 2.5 BF IP MAX 1000
96th3.25Evas Oskar (IRE)510-0128Vaughan, TimJohns, Alan6/18.632.77
mid-division, outpaced 2 out, ridden before last, kept on, never on terms BF IP MIN 8.4 BF IP MAX 1000
47th1.25As De Mee (FR)910-11139Nicholls, P FCobden, Harry25/155.0010.00
raced wide, pressed leader, led after 6th, headed after 3 out (usual 4 out), ridden and outpaced turning in, weakened flat BF IP MIN 21 BF IP MAX 950
108th3.75Anteros (IRE)119-11CkPc TT128Leech, Mrs SBrace, Connor (3)16/128.025.40
held up behind, driven after 2 out, never on terms, ridden and weakened after last BF IP MIN 14 BF IP MAX 1000
29th3.25Vieux Lion Rouge (FR)1010-12CkPc TT140Pipe, D EScudamore, Tom10/112.983.59
held up mid-division on outside, headway after 6th, lost place 3 out (usual 4 out), outpaced before 2 out, soon ridden, never on terms, weakened flat BF IP MIN 8.6 BF IP MAX 1000
710th2.75Hear No Evil (IRE)710-5TT133Skelton, DanielSkelton, Harry10/113.273.61

Intermediate Handicap Hurdle Tips

Our Intermediate Handicap Hurdle tips will be added to the site as final declarations are in for the races.  Check out the race pages for all our tips.

We will have a tip for all races shown on ITV which we will send to all VIP members on the morning of the races.  If you are not yet a VIP member, please join VIP for free.

A very competitive renewal and another chance to pick up a decent priced winner, a low weight wand aged between 5 and 7 seems to be the key so with that in mind my shortlist is WHO'S MY JOCKEY, WEATHER FRONT and DEBESTYMAN.

How did we do?

All three mentioned ran in the race

Keith's Tip on the day:

DEBESTYMAN 14:50 Cheltenham 7/1 each way – Good performances when unseating at Kempton in January and here last time, that level of form will see him involved again. Wouldn't want too much rain but won on soft as a novice.

Sadly that unwanted rain just kept coming DEBESTYMAN did his best in the conditions but could only manage 7th place. Weather dron faired a little better and was 5th and WHO'S MY JOCKEY was 9th of the 10 that ran.

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

Get your FREE copy of the Horse's Mouth Magazine

Cheltenham Special

Our free guide to Cheltenham Festival with all our Antepost tips 

VIP members need not apply, you'll be sent yours automatically on the 4th of March

Please check your inbox and don't forget to check the spam folder