Juvenile Handicap Hurdle Odds

The Fred Winter Juvenile Novices’ Handicap Hurdle is a relatively new race at the Cheltenham Festival, having been introduced when a fourth day of horse racing was added to the event. It’s historically a Grade 3 race, although this has been reclassified ahead of the 2024 renewal, meaning it sits under the banner of being a premier handicap. Due to its position as the penultimate race on day one of the festival, it gains a lot of focus from punters looking to round off their first day with a win. We have the latest Juvenile Handicap Hurdle odds as part of our sportsbook, and you can explore our betting markets here at BetUK.

About The Juvenile Handicap Hurdle

The Fred Winter Juvenile Novices’ Handicap Hurdle was named in honour of the legendary national hunt racing trainer and jockey Fred Winter, who sadly passed away a year before the restructure of the Cheltenham Festival. It is notable as having seen a number of high-priced winners since its inception in 2005, with Jeff Kidder at 80/1 coming out as the victor in 2021.

A premier handicap, this race is run over a distance of 2 miles and 0.5 furlongs on the Old Course, with eight hurdles that need to be navigated along the way. Entry requirements are restricted to racehorses that are inexperienced and four years old. The relatively level playing field on paper is what creates such unpredictability when it comes to the final result.

Juvenile Handicap Hurdle Betting Tips

You can find Juvenile Handicap Hurdle betting tips here at BetUK as part of our Cheltenham Festival package. These tips are informed by key trends, analysis, and the latest Juvenile Handicap odds to offer predictions on the outcome of the big race.

The most successful trainer for this race is Gordon Elliott, who have a fantastic record at Cheltenham Festival races, so you may find his name appears a lot when taking about each way betting on the Cheltenham Festival.

Cheltenham Juvenile Hurdle Odds 2024

Our sportsbook contains odds and markets for the Juvenile Handicap Hurdle at Cheltenham 2024. You can take a look through the wagering options to find the one that’s best for you, be it an outright winner bet or an each-way bet. You can use your head, your heart, your hunch, or even our Cheltenham Festival betting tips to predict your winner. With the likes of Tekao, Byker, Risk Belle, Bad, Perseus Way, and Sir Allen potentially taking part, there’s plenty of potential value to be found.

Juvenile Handicap Hurdle Winners

Previous winners of the Juvenile Handicap Hurdle don’t follow any particular trends when it comes to price, with the most recent five being priced at 10/1, 80/1, 15/2, 7/2, and 33/1. Only Band Of Outlaws at 7/2 was the favourite, although the past five shortest-priced horses to complete the race have all finished in the top three. Most of the recent previous winners have been Irish or French in origin.

Recent Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle Winners

  • 2023 - Jazzy Matty
  • 2022 - Brazil
  • 2021 - Jeff Kidder
  • 2020 - Aramax
  • 2019 - Band of Outlaws
  • 2018 - Veneer of Charm
  • 2017 - Flying Tiger
  • 2016 - Diego du Charmil
  • 2015 - Qualando
  • 2014 - Hawk High
  • 2013 - Flaxen Flare

Juvenile Handicap Hurdle Leading Jockeys

Despite huge names such as Ruby Walsh and Paul Townend leading horses to wins in this race, there’s only one person who has clinched victory on more than one occasion. Mark Walsh has ridden two of the three most recent winners; Brazil and Aramax in 2022 and 2021 respectively.

Recent Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle Winning Jockeys

  • 2023 - Michael O'Sullivan
  • 2022 - Mark Walsh
  • 2021 - Sean Flanagan
  • 2020 - Mark Walsh
  • 2019 - JJ Slevin
  • 2018 - Jack Kennedy
  • 2017 - Richard Johnson
  • 2016 - Sam Twiston-Davies
  • 2015 - Nick Scholfield
  • 2014 - Brian Hughes
  • 2013 - Davy Condon

Juvenile Handicap Hurdle Top Trainers

Plenty of different trainers have won this race in the past, with the likes of David Pipe and Nicky Henderson being among the most prestigious. However, it's Paul Nicholls and Gordon Elliott who currently share the spoils, with three wins apiece, with Sanctuaire in 2010 being the only of those wins not to have occurred in the last 10 renewals.

Recent Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle Winning Trainers

  • 2023 - Gordon Elliott
  • 2022 - Padraig Roche
  • 2021 - Noel Meade
  • 2020 - Gordon Elliott
  • 2019 - Joseph O’Brien
  • 2018 - Gordon Elliott
  • 2017 - Nick Williams
  • 2016 - Paul Nicholls
  • 2015 - Paul Nicholls
  • 2014 - Tim Easterby
  • 2013 - Gordon Elliott

Fred Winter Juvenile Hurdle Odds and Betting FAQs

When is the Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle?

The Juvenile Handicap Hurdle race takes place on the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival, and the next renewal is scheduled for 16:50 on March 12th 2023.

Who is the Favourite to Win the 2024 Fred Winter Juvenile Hurdle?

The early Juvenile Hurdle odds have Batman Girac as the favourite to win. Closely-priced horses include Ndaawi, Wodhooh and Lark In The Morning. Meanwhile, longer-priced horses include Mighty Bandit, Salvator Mundi and Milan Tino. These are the ante post odds for the race, so these horses are subject to change.

Where Can I Find Juvenile Hurdle Odds For 2024?

You can find Juvenile Handicap Hurdle odds right here in the BetUK sportsbook, where our extensive markets offer you some of the best odds for backing the winner of this race. We have odds for every race on the opening day of the festival, as well as all the races on other days too.

Why is it Called the Fred Winter Juvenile Hurdle?

The race is named after former jockey and trainer Fred Winter. For sponsorship reasons, the race is currently known as the Boodles Juvenile Hurdle.

Which Trainer Has Won the Boodles Juvenile Hurdle the Most?

As of 2023, there are two trainers that share the honour of having the most winners in the Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle. They are Paul Nicholls and Gordon Elliott, with each winning on three occasions.

Which Horses Can Run in the Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle?

As the name suggests, only juveniles can run in this race, which limits it to four year olds who are largely inexperienced.

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