Ladbrokes Long Distance Hurdle Tips 2021

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When is The Ladbrokes Long Distance Hurdle 2021?

The Long Distance Hurdle was established in 1990 and runs at the end of November at Newbury Races.

The Ladbrokes Long Distance Hurdle takes place on Friday 26th November 2021 with the race starting at 3.05pm and is the feature race of Gentlemens Day at The Ladbrokes Winter Carnival at Newbury Racecourse.

This is a Grade 2 race run over 3 miles and a half furlong.  It is open to horses aged fours years and over.

Last year's winner took home prize money of £28475.

Big Bucks is the top performing horse in the Long Distance Hurdle by winning four times 2009-2012.  The top jockey goes to AP McCoy who has won this race 5 times (once included a ride on Big Bucks).  Paul Nicolls has the top trainer title with 5 wins (4 with Big Bucks and the subsequent year with Celestial Halo in 2013).


Unknowwhatimeanharry reclaiming his crown in 2018 having already won the Long Distance Hurdle in 2016

Ladbrokes Long Distance Hurdle Previous Winners

DateTrackDistanceGoingRunnersWinnerStallionAgeJockey (Clm)TrainerOddsWeightORNC(F)Days
Newbury3m1fGood To Soft578/1511-61690(0)260d
Newbury3m½fGood To Soft681/811-81741(0)233d
Newbury3m½fGood To Soft672/711-81741(0)233d
Newbury3m½fGood To Soft762/511-81741(0)240d
Newbury3m½fGood To Soft969/111-01500(0)17d
Newbury3m½fGood To Soft884/911-800(0)261d
Newbury3m½fGood To Soft9715/811-81630(0)231d


Ladbrokes Long Distance Hurdle Stats and Trends

Ladbrokes Long Distance Hurdle

12 Year Trends and Statistics

  • Age – All of the last 12 winners were aged between 6 and 10 with 8 of them aged 6-7.
  • Sex – All of the last 12 winners were geldings.
  • Trainer – Paul Nicholls has had an incredible 5 wins from just 8 runners in the race.
  • Horse – Horses winning this race multiple times is common, in recent years BIG BUCKS won 4 times and UNOWHATIMEANHARRY won the race twice.
  • Country – 6 of the last 12 winners were bred in France, 3 in Ireland and 3 in Great Britain.
  • Colour – 7 of the last 12 winners were bay. 5 were bay/brown.
  • Starting Price (SP) – 5 of the last 12 winners returned a SP between 9/2 and 9/1.
  • Headgear – 11 of the last 12 winners wore no headgear. 
  • Weight Carried – All of the last 12 winners carried between 11st and 11st 8lb
  • Days Since Last Run – 9 of the last 12 winners had been off the track at least 181 days, the 4 ran between 16 and 30 days ago. 
  • Last Run Form – 7 of the last 12 winners had won last time out, all of them finished in the first 4 last time.
  • Official Rating – 6 of the last 12 winners had an official rating between 149 and 152 and 4 had a rating of 174.

Ladbrokes Long Distance Hurdle Results

Ladbrokes Long Distance Hurdle (Grade 2)
Distance: 3m½f (5332 yards +53 yards rails adjustment) Prize (winner): £28475 Dir: Left Handed
Runners: 10    Going: Good    Class: Class 1 Grade 2    Age Restrictions: 4yo+
Winners Time: 5 mins 58.62s   Avg OR: 155     Median OR: 153

Full Results:

NoPlaceDist BtHorseAgeWeightHeadgearORTrainerJockey (Claim)OddsBFBFP
51stThyme Hill611-3151Hobbs, P JJohnson, Richard7/25.051.72
raced keenly, prominent, disputed lead from 3 out, headed briefly 2 out, soon led, ridden after last, ran on well flat BF IP MIN 1.01 BF IP MAX 6
22nd1.5Paisley Park (IRE)811-6167Lavelle, Miss E CColeman, A11/44.101.74
midfield, pushed along after 3 out, ridden to challenge approaching last, stayed on well flat BF IP MIN 2.1 BF IP MAX 1000
43rd5Mcfabulous (IRE)611-3153Nicholls, P FCobden, Harry15/8 (Fav)3.001.56
midfield, not fluent 4th, disputed lead going well from 3 out, led 2 out, pushed along and headed before last, ridden flat, no extra final 100yds BF IP MIN 2.42 BF IP MAX 1000
34th2.75Summerville Boy (IRE)811-6156George, T RBurke, Jonathan11/117.253.15
held up in midfield, not fluent 3rd, headway before 3 out, kept on one pace from 2 out BF IP MIN 12 BF IP MAX 1000
75th3Honest Vic (IRE)711-0Vsor150Daly, H DPatrick, Richard11/117.203.05
led at steady pace, headed after 5th, hit 7th, lost place and ridden before 2 out, stayed on one pace from last BF IP MIN 6.4 BF IP MAX 1000
66th2.75Aux Ptits Soins (FR)1011-0153Skelton, DanielSkelton, Harry40/174.879.92
raced keenly towards rear, awkward 3 out, made headway and pushed along before 2 out, kept on one pace from last BF IP MIN 30 BF IP MAX 1000
17th6.5Lisnagar Oscar (IRE)711-6160Curtis, Miss RebeccaBowen, Sean P12/116.503.65
chased leaders, disputed lead briefly before 2 out, soon headed, faded approaching last BF IP MIN 5.3 BF IP MAX 1000
88th5.5One Night In Milan (IRE)711-0142Dalgleish, KeithNichol, Craig150/1440.0034.58
held up in midfield, pushed along before 3 out, weakened before 2 out BF IP MIN 280 BF IP MAX 1000
109th8Vision Des Flos (FR)711-0TT152Tizzard, C LPower, R M66/1137.9314.00
raced keenly, held up in rear, made rapid headway to lead after 5th and upped the pace, headed 3 out, weakened and eased before 2 out BF IP MIN 23 BF IP MAX 1000
910th17Sam Spinner811-0CkPc162OKeeffe, JeddColliver, J22/142.007.60
prominent, awkward 4th, dropped to rear 8th, struggling before 3 out BF IP MIN 36 BF IP MAX 1000

Ladbrokes Long Distance Hurdle (Grade 2)
Distance: 3m1f (5332 yards +138 yards rails adjustment) Prize (winner): £28475 Dir: Left Handed
Runners: 5    Going: Good To Soft    Class: Class 1 Grade 2    Age Restrictions: 4yo+
Winners Time: 6 mins 2.15s   Avg OR: 159     Median OR: 155

1 Paisley Park (IRE) 8/15 (fav)
2 Thistlecrack 9/2
3 The Worlds End (IRE) 7/1
4 ran Distances: 1, 6, 18

NoPlaceDist BtHorseAgeWeightHeadgearORTrainerJockey (Claim)OddsBFBFP
11stPaisley Park (IRE)711-6169Lavelle, Miss E CColeman, A8/15 (Fav)1.551.28
tracked leaders in 3rd until 7th, handy 4th, challenged on outside 3 out, led before last, shaken up always doing enough run-in BF IP MIN 1.01 BF IP MAX 1.71
52nd1Thistlecrack1111-0167Tizzard, C LScudamore, Tom9/25.982.17
tracked leading trio, closer in 3rd 7th, 2nd going well before 3 out, every chance next, went 2nd approaching the last, hung left and stayed on run-in BF IP MIN 2 BF IP MAX 1000
23rd6The Worlds End (IRE)811-6153George, T RHeskin, A P7/112.503.05
led and set decent pace, joined 3 out, ridden and strongly pressed next, headed before the last, weakened run-in BF IP MIN 7.6 BF IP MAX 1000
34th18Unowhatimeanharry1111-6CkPc TT155Fry, HarryGeraghty, B J17/214.143.41
tracked leader until pushed along before 3 out, chased leaders, weakened before next BF IP MIN 12.5 BF IP MAX 1000
4PUBeer Goggles (IRE)811-0TT150Martin, Miss NickyJohnson, Richard16/124.466.20
held up in rear, injured and pulled up quickly after 3 out BF IP MIN 24 BF IP MAX 1000

Ladbrokes Long Distance Hurdle Tips

This is a fascinating renewal of the Long Distance Hurdle and given the past success of previous winners last year's hero PAISLEY PARK is sure to be popular but Paul Nicholls temendous strike rate in the race cannot be ignored so MCFABULOUS enters calculations, making up the shortlis is SUMMERVILLE BOY who produced a fine performance to win last time and could well be in the form of his life.

Keith' tip on raceday

MCFABULOUS 15:00 Newbury 11/4   –Bolted up at Chepstow in the Persian War and should have even more to offer over this longer trip. PAISLEY PARK dominated the stayers category before a poor race at Cheltenham in March and will make a race of it. THYME HILL is best of the rest.

How did we do?

MCFABULOUS travelled well and led from 2 out but weakened before the last and finished third behind THYME WHITE and PAISLEY PARK.

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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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