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Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle Tips

The Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle is the penultimate race on day one of the 2024 Cheltenham Festival. It comes at 4.50pm and it takes place over the extended 2m distance on the Old Course.

The race is named in the memory of a legendary National Hunt racing jockey Fred Winter, who won seventeen times at the Cheltenham Festival as a jockey and another 28 times as a trainer. This race is one of the newest races to be added to the festival in 2005 starting off as a listed contest before being promoted to a Grade 3 race in 2009, it has now been re-classified as a Premier Handicap Hurdle.

Gordon Elliott has the record for the most wins in this race as trainers, with four successes, including 2023 winner - Jazzy Matty.

Most Successful Horse: No horse has won this race more than once.

Most Successful Jockey: Mark Walsh (2 Wins)

Most Successful Trainer: Gordon Elliott (4 wins)

Tips for winning the Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle

As one of the newest Cheltenham Festival races, it can be argued that the Juvenile Handicap Hurdle is the toughest handicap race at the festival to predict. However, there are a number of Juvenile Handicap Hurdle trends that can steer you in the direction of a more likely winner based on the statistics of years past.

  • 11/29 of Paul Nicholls running horses in this race have finished in the top three positions.
  • Nick Scholfield has never finished outside of the top 3 in this race (4 races, 1 winner)
  • Only three favourites have won this race in the last 18 races.
  • 19/19 horses hadn't ran at Cheltenham previously.
  • All winners have been priced under 28/1.

So, there are some of the trends for picking a winner in the Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle. Whether you pick a horse from either of the two leading trainers or your backing big priced winners, you can back your tip up against the trend of previous winners and statistically, the best horses to back in this race.

What markets are best for tips on the Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle

In our opinion, the best market to focus on in the Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle is the standard winner betting market. We believe this because of the lower odds of horses that win this event in comparison to some other races. This race has never had a winner at odds of over 28/1 and winners tend to stick around 7/1-13/1. So, when picking Juvenile Novices to back, we recommend sticking around these odds.

Of course, if you're looking to back a winner of higher than 13/1, then each way betting is always available as a staple of our horse racing sportsbook offering.

Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle FAQs

Who has won the Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle?

In recent years, there have been a number of shock winners in the Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle find the horses who have previously won this event below.

YearWinnerTrainer & Jockey
2023Jazzy MattyMark O'Sullivan & Gordon Elliott
2022BrazilMark Walsh & Padraig Roche
2021Jeff KidderSean Flanagan & Noel Meade
2020AramaxMark Walsh & Gordon Elliott
2019Band of OutlawsJJ Slevin & Joseph O'Brien
2018Veneer of CharmJack Kennedy & Gordon Elliott
2017Flying TigerRichard Johnson & Nick Williams

Are there any other names for the Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle?

The Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle goes through a number of name variations such as the Fred Winter Hurdle or the Boodles Juvenile Hurdle but the full name for this race is the Fred Winter Juvenile Novices' Handicap Hurdle.

When is the Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle?

The Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle is the the penultimate race of the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival with the race starting at 16:50.

What distance is the Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle?

Run on the Old Course of the Cheltenham Festival, this race is run over a distance of 2 miles and 87 yards which is the equivalent of 3,298 metres.

What is the prize money for the Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle?

The prize money for this event is £80,000 in comparison to the previous years prize pot which was £78,696.

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