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The Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle Race

The Cheltenham Festival is a four-day horseracing meeting held annually at Cheltenham Racecourse as part of the National Hunt race calendar.

The Festival usually coincides with St. Patrick’s Day, making it the ultimate event for the Irish horseracing fanatics that travel across from the Emerald Isle.

Cheltenham Festival features a handful of exquisite Grade 1 races including The Stayers’ Hurdle, The Queen Mother Champion Chase, The Champion Hurdle, and of course, The Cheltenham Gold Cup.

The Cheltenham Festival 2021 is scheduled to take place from Tuesday the 16th until Friday the 19th of March and The Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle Race will be the penultimate race of Day One, Champion Day.

About the Race

The Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle Race takes place on Champion Day at The Cheltenham Festival and is the sponsorship name for The Fred Winter Juvenile Novices’ Handicap Hurdle.

It is a Grade 3 National Hunt hurdle race that is run on the ‘old course’ of Cheltenham and is open to novice hurdlers aged 4 years and over.

The length of The Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle Race is a fairly short 2 miles and 87 yards and features a total of 8 hurdles to jump.

The fixture is named after Cheltenham legend Fred Winter who managed to win an incredible 17 races a jockey and 28 more as a trainer. The race was introduced in 2005 when the fourth day was added to The Festival, originally at Listed level but soon promoted to Grade 3.

The Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle Race will take place on Tuesday the 16th of March at 16:50.

Runners

The top 10 predicted runners and their ante-post odds for The Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle Race at The Cheltenham Festival 2021 are the following:

  1. Adagio (GER) – 7/1 ante-post joint-favourite – 4 years old – weighing in at 11-0 (09/01/21) – trained by David Pipe
  2. Quilixios (GB) – 7/1 ante-post joint-favourite – will be 5 years old – weighing in at 11-10 (31/10/20) – trained by Gordon Elliott
  3. Saint Sam (FR) – 8/1 ante-post odds – will be 5 years old – weighing in at 11-0 (26/12/20) – trained by Willie Mullins
  4. Duffle Coat (IRE) – 10/1 ante-post odds – 4 years old – weighing in at 11-3 (14/11/20) – trained by Gordon Elliott
  5. Hacker des Places (FR) – 14/1 ante-post odds – 4 years old – weighing in at 10-13 (27/12/20) – trained by Paul Nicholls
  6. Teahupoo (FR) – 14/1 ante-post odds – will be 5 years old – weighing in at 11-7 (16/01/21) – trained by Gordon Elliott
  7. Good Ball (FR) – 14/1 ante-post odds – 4 years old – weighing in at 10-6 (29/12/20) – trained by Paul Nicholls
  8. Honneur D’Ajonc (FR) – 16/1 ante-post odds – 4 years old – weighing in at 10-12 (27/12/20) – trained by Mrs Jane Williams
  9. Busselton (FR) – 16/1 ante-post odds – 4 years old – weighing in at 11-0 (26/12/20) – trained by Joseph Patrick O’Brien
  10. Hell Red (FR) – 16/1 ante-post odds – 4 years old – weighing in at 10-12 (14/11/20) – trained by Paul Nicholls

Tips

You don’t have to be an expert in the field of horseracing to come away from The Cheltenham Festival grasping a fistful of winning betting slips.

Many of you may already know what to look out for as the horses parade towards the starting line, as well as what effect the racing conditions will have on certain horses. Some of you may not.

If you’re one of many that aren’t sure how certain variables can impact the outcome of the race, trust our team of knowledgable experts to guide you in the direction of some likely profits.

Odds

The Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle Race, just like any and all other races at Cheltenham Racecourse, especially during The Festival, incur some incredible odds.

The last four times this race took place, we’ve seen two 33/1 outsiders finish and first, and a generously priced favourite win with a 7/2 starting price.

A £10 bet on either of the 33/1 outsiders, Veneer Of Charm in 2018 or Flying Tiger in 2017 would have returned £330 in profits. With a free bet, this could have been risk-free, with enhanced odds promotions, who knows just how high these results could have paid out.

Previous Winners

Here are the previous 4 winners of The Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle Race, including their odds, closest competitors and race stats:

2020

15/2 Aramax won The Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle Race last time out, ridden by jockey Mark Walsh and trained by Gordon Elliott.

Joint 5/1 favourites Palladium and Blacko pulled up at various stages freeing up placement spots for 16/1 Night Edition, 14/1 Saint D’Oroux and 14/1 Recent Revelations.

2019

In 2019, race favourite Band Of Outlaws took the £45,016 first-place prize with a starting price of 7/2, ridden by jockey JJ Slevin and trained by Joseph Patrick O’Brien.

14/1 Coko Beach managed to rake in the £16,960 second-place prize, 17/2 Ciel De Neige took £8,488 for finishing third, and 25/1 King D’Argent won £4,240 for his fourth-place finish.

2018

Huge outsider Veneer Of Charm won The Boodles Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle in 2018 with a starting price of 33/1, ridden by jockey Jack Kennedy and trained by Gordon Elliott.

Six horses pulled up and two riders fell in a race where the shortest odds were a generous 15/2 on the Spanish horse Nube Negra, who finished in third-place ridden by Harry Skelton and trained by Dan Skelton.

2017

The winner of Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle in 2017 was the unlikely Flying Tiger who entered the race with a starting price of 33/1, ridden by jockey Richard Johnson and trained by Nick Williams.

9/2 race favourite Divin Bere finished in second-place neck-and-neck with the winner and 12/1 third-place finisher Nietzsche. An impressive 19 of the 22 runners made it across the finish intact with only 14/1 Prospectus and 7/1 Linger pulling up and 25/1 Icario falling at the last hurdle.

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