Ladbrokes Intermediate Hurdle Tips 2021

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When is The Ladbrokes Intermediate Hurdle 2021?

Registered as the Gerry Feilden Hurdle, this race was established in 1954 in honour of General Sir Randle (Gerry) Feilden.   It has had various names and conditions through this time, but currently it is known as The Ladbrokes Where The Nation Plays Intermediate Hurdle.

The Ladbrokes Intermediate Hurdle takes place on Saturday 27th November 2021 with the race starting at 2.25pm during The Ladbrokes Winter Carnival at Newbury Racecourse.

This is a Class 1 Listed race run over 2 miles and a half furlong.  It is open to horses aged fours years and over.

Last year's winner took home prize money of £17085

Recent records include Trainer Nicky Henderson with 7 winners and Barry Geraghty with 3 winners.


Ladbrokes Intermediate Hurdle Previous Winners

DateTrackDistanceGoingRunnersWinnerStallionAgeJockey (Clm)TrainerOddsWeightORNC(F)Days
Newbury2m½fGood To Soft1153/111-61370(0)261d
Newbury2m½fGood To Soft769/411-31450(0)28d
Newbury2m½fGood To Soft844/111-101401(0)14d
Newbury2m½fGood To Soft878/110-111331(1)11d
Newbury2m½fGood To Soft1167/211-101450(0)231d
Newbury2m½fGood To Soft1257/210-131340(0)28d
Newbury2m½fGood To Soft1269/210-81260(0)26d
Newbury2m½fGood To Soft14511/110-71231(0)21d
Newbury2m½fGood To Soft8416/110-121300(0)192d
Newbury2m½fGood To Soft855/211-91430(0)214d


Ladbrokes Intermediate Hurdle Stats and Trends

Ladbrokes Intermediate Hurdle

12 Year Trends and Statistics

  • Age – 11 of the last 12 winners were aged between 4 and 6.
  • Sex – 9 of the last 12 winners were geldings, the other 3 were mares and in the last 12 years only 9 mares have run in the race
  • Trainer – Nicky Henderson has won the race 4 times in the last 12 years.
  • Horse – No horse has won this race more than once the last 12 years. 
  • Country – 5 of the last 12 winners were bred in Ireland, 2 in Great Britain, 2 in Germany and 3 in France.
  • Colour – 10 of the last 12 winners were bay.
  • Weight Carried – None of the last 12 winners carried less than 10st 7lb and 3 carried more than 11st 10lb.
  • Starting Price (SP) – 10 of the last 12 winners returned a SP of 5/1 or less.
  • Starting Price Rank – 4 of the last 12 winners started as favourite and 10 were in the first 3 in the betting.
  • Headgear – 11 of the last 12 winners wore no headgear. 
  • Days Since Last Run – 6 of the last 12 winners had run between 11 and 30 days ago, 5 had been off for 181-300 days.
  • Last Run Form –2 of the last 12 winners had won last time out, 6 of them finished in the first 3 last time.
  • Official Rating – 7 of the last 12 winners had an official rating between 127 and 145.

Ladbrokes Intermediate Hurdle Results

Ladbrokes Committed To Safer Gambling Intermediate Hurdle (Listed Handicap) (Registered As The Gerry Feilden)
Distance: 2m½f (3589 yards +7 yards rails adjustment) Prize (winner): £17085 Dir: Left Handed
Runners: 9    Going: Good    Class: Class 1 Listed Race    Age Restrictions: 4yo+
Winners Time: 3 mins 48.75s   Avg OR: 140     Median OR: 141

Full Results

NoPlaceDist BtHorseAgeWeightHeadgearORTrainerJockey (Claim)OddsBFBFP
51stFloressa (FR)511-5141Henderson, N JMcGrath, Jeremiah10/113.753.42
jumped well, made all, clear when reached for last, unchallenged BF IP MIN 1.01 BF IP MAX 11.5
72nd1.25The Pinkn410-13Hood138Mullins, J WSansom, Daniel (3)25/138.005.60
held up in rear, making headway when left in 3rd and awkward 2 out, went 2nd run-in, no chance with winner BF IP MIN 3.15 BF IP MAX 420
33rd0.75Milkwood (IRE)611-5141Mulholland, N PDunne, R T5/16.801.88
raced keenly towards rear, struggling when hampered after 2 out, stayed on strongly in 3rd run-in BF IP MIN 2.8 BF IP MAX 1000
14th3.5Botox Has (FR)411-10146Moore, G LMoore, Joshua4/15.902.20
chased winner, pushed along before 3 out, lost 2nd next, soon ridden in 3rd, weakened run-in BF IP MIN 5 BF IP MAX 1000
95th3.5Pisgah Pike (IRE)510-7TT129Snowden, JamieSheehan, Gavin17/210.332.92
towards rear, no chance when hampered after 2 out, plugged on run-in BF IP MIN 8 BF IP MAX 1000
26th1.5Sebastopol (IRE)611-6TT142Lacey, TBurke, Jonathan14/118.004.40
chased leaders, pushed along and went 2nd 2 out, ridden between last 2, held when mistake last, lost 2nd and weakened badly run-in BF IP MIN 6 BF IP MAX 1000
67th1.75Maries Rock (IRE)511-5WS141Henderson, N JBoinville, Nico2/1 (Fav)3.251.80
pulled hard tracking leaders on inside, hit 6th and stumbled, mistake 3 out, hung left and wandered approaching next, looked beaten when hampered soon after BF IP MIN 3.25 BF IP MAX 900
88th1.25Millers Bank611-1TT WS137Hales, A MBannister, Harry A A40/150.298.25
always towards rear, no chance when hampered after 2 out, never on terms BF IP MIN 30 BF IP MAX 1000
4URThyme White (FR)411-5141Nicholls, P FCobden, Harry15/29.942.76
pulled hard tracking leaders, hanging left and not much room when blundered 2 out, jinked left and rider fell off soon after BF IP MIN 4 BF IP MAX 1000

Ladbrokes Where The Nation Plays Intermediate Hurdle (Listed Limited Handicap)
Distance: 2m½f (3589 yards +60 yards rails adjustment) Prize (winner): £28475 Dir: Left Handed
Runners: 11    Going: Good To Soft    Class: Class 1 Listed Race    Age Restrictions: 4yo+
Winners Time: 3 mins 53.90s   Avg OR: 134     Median OR: 135

1st Epatante (FR) 3/1 (fav)
2nd French Crusader (FR) 8/1
3rd Elusive Belle (IRE) 11/2

Full Results: 

NoPlaceDist BtHorseAgeWeightHeadgearORTrainerJockey (Claim)OddsBFBFP
51stEpatante (FR)511-6137Henderson, N JColeman, A3/1 (Fav)4.702.28
held up in mid-division, smooth headway on inside before 3 out, went 2nd on bit before 2 out, led last, soon quickened clear, stayed on strongly BF IP MIN 1.01 BF IP MAX 5.5
62nd6French Crusader (FR)611-4135Henderson, N JBoinville, Nico8/19.463.55
chased leaders, led before 2 out, headed last, stayed on same pace run-in, no chance with winner BF IP MIN 1.33 BF IP MAX 1000
83rd4Elusive Belle (IRE)511-0Hood134Henderson, N JWaley-Cohen, Mr S (3)11/27.762.74
held up towards rear, headway chasing leaders before 2 out, 3rd and one pace from 2 out BF IP MIN 7 BF IP MAX 1000
74th6Crooks Peak611-3134Hobbs, P JJohnson, Richard6/17.742.61
raced keenly, held up in mid-division, plugged on in modest 4th run-in BF IP MIN 7 BF IP MAX 950
15th1Scarlet Dragon611-10Hood141King, ACannon, Tom J9/113.004.30
held up in last pair, steady headway 3 out, chased leaders before next, weakened approaching last BF IP MIN 8 BF IP MAX 1000
36th1.5Beat The Judge (IRE)411-9140Moore, G LMoore, Joshua33/143.1910.50
raced keenly in mid-division, closer tracking leaders before 4 out, weakened between last 2 BF IP MIN 32 BF IP MAX 1000
127th8Storm Goddess (IRE)510-5TT122Longsdon, C EDunne, R T14/119.494.24
chased leader who went clear after 1st, closer at 3rd, led 3 out until before next, weakened soon after BF IP MIN 11 BF IP MAX 1000
48th2.75Elvis Mail (FR)511-7Hood138Alexander, N WAlexander, Lucy6/19.002.45
held up in rear, ridden and struggling before 3 out, never a factor BF IP MIN 6 BF IP MAX 1000
29th9Christopher Wood (IRE)411-9140Nicholls, P FCobden, Harry10/110.873.66
chased leaders, pushed along before 3 out, weakened soon after BF IP MIN 10.5 BF IP MAX 950
1110thNKTorcello (IRE)510-6123Lycett, ShaunGoldstein, Marc25/142.178.04
led and went clear after 1st, reduced lead when hit 3rd, headed 3 out, lost 2nd before next, soon weakened BF IP MIN 19 BF IP MAX 1000
9PUAntunes511-3134Skelton, DanielSkelton, Harry10/117.504.57
towards rear, pushed along and struggling after 4 out, behind and pulled up quickly before 3 out BF IP MIN 13.5 BF IP MAX 1000

Ladbrokes Intermediate Hurdle Tips

Paul Nicholls and Nicky Henderson look to have this race sown up between them. Henderson's MARIE'S ROCK is a worthy favourite and is unbeaten in 3 starts. Nicholls saddles Chepstow scorer THYME WHITE who pulled out a carrer best to win at Chepstow. Best of the rest is another Nicholls inmate WILD MAX who is very progressive.

Keith' tip on raceday

MARIES ROCK 14:25 Newbury 15/8 – Nicky Henderson boasts a good record in this race and looks to have another rock solid candidate with the unbeaten MARIES ROCK. THYME WHITE at 15/2 holds each way claims.

How did we do?

A messy race where the winner FLORESSA made all while a lot of trouble was encountered elsewhere, MARIES ROCK Raced freely, in touch with leaders, pushed along when short of room and switched right 2 out, soon badly hampered and held.

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Ladbrokes Winter Carnival Race Card:

Friday 26th November 2021
Gentlemans Day

12.10The Ladbrokes “Where The Nation Plays” 'National Hunt' Maiden Hurdle Race Class 32m ½f
12.45The Ladbrokes Steeple Chase (A Novices' Limited Handicap) (For the Fulke Walwyn Trophy) Class 32m ½f
13.20The Ladbrokes Daily Odds Boosts Novices' Hurdle Race Class 32m 4½f
13.55The Get Your Ladbrokes £1 Free Bet Today Handicap Steeple Chase Class 2 (Open)2m 4f
14.30The Ladbrokes “Where The Nation Plays” Novices Steeple Chase (Registered as The Berkshire) Grade 22m 4f
15.05The Ladbrokes Long Distance Hurdle Race Grade 23m ½f
15.40The Ladbrokes Handicap Hurdle Race Class 23m

Saturday 27th November 2021
Ladbrokes Trophy Day

12.10The Ladbrokes “Where The Nation Plays” Mares' Novices' Hurdle Race Listed2m ½f
12.40The Ladbrokes John Francome Novices' Chase (Registered as the Worcester) Grade 22m 7½f
13.15The Sir Peter O'Sullevan Memorial Handicap Steeple Chase Class 22m 6½f
13.50The Ladbrokes Get Your Ladbrokes £1 Free Bet Today Handicap Hurdle Race Class 22m 4½f
14.25The Ladbrokes Intermediate Hurdle (Registered as The Gerry Feilden Hurdle) Listed2m ½f
15.00The Ladbrokes Trophy Steeple Chase Grade 33m 2f
15.35The Ladbrokes Handicap Steeple Chase (For The Jim Joel) Class 22m ½f

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