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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.


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


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.

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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:


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.


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.


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.


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.

Cheltenham Races TEst

With the Cheltenham Festival just around the corner, it’s time to get back into the spirit of this grand occasion, and for that, you’ve come to the right place.

With the offset commencing on Tuesday 16th March featuring The Unibet Champion Hurdle, you could be right there experiencing it all up until the final few races trickle through following The Cheltenham Gold Cup on Friday 19th March.

Cheltenham Racecourse hosts the most anticipated event of the racing calendar where punters and racing enthusiasts can experience this exciting event from a number of perspectives, whatever the weather.

Four days of extraordinary racing offers a prize pool of over £4.5 million to the hopeful participants, with passion and emotion tantalising the senses of all in attendance.

Kissing the beautiful Cotswold countryside, Cheltenham Racecourse was voted the greatest racecourse in the world by The Racing Post in 2019. Each of the three magnificent Cheltenham Racecourse enclosures gives you a stunning view of the alluring surroundings.

The Cheltenham Festival offers world-class hospitality available to suit a wide range of budgets, so, if you wish, you could step up the quality of your experience to ensure you make the absolute best of this fascinating horseracing occasion.

Besides the racing, you can visit the shopping village featuring approximately 70 bespoke, carefully selected vendors for a mixture of essentials and luxuries. You can also indulge yourself at the bars and listen to live music all throughout the Cheltenham racing calendar.

Betting Tips

If you’re looking for the most diligently researched professional betting tips for the Cheltenham Festival 2021 races, our team of competent, experienced tipsters will provide all the fruitful information you need to make the most lucrative betting decisions possible.

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Whether you have attended this enthralling event before and you’re looking for your annual fix, or you’ve been intrigued by the captivating aura that surrounds these races inducing the desire to make your Festival debut, you can find all the information you need on Cheltenham tickets right here.

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Festival Guide

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Race Calendar

The Cheltenham Festival 2021 features a variety of 28 breathtaking races, with 7 per day over the course of the four-day festival. Our race calendar makes it very easy to keep track of exactly what is going on and when.

The highlight of day one will be the Unibet Champion Hurdle with a prize pool of £450,000. Day two sees the Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase take place where records continue to be broken.

Day three presents The Ryanair Chase and The Paddy Power Stayers’ Hurdle race, both in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. Then Finally, Friday hosts the grand finale in the form of The Cheltenham Gold Cup.

The full Cheltenham race schedule is available right here, from the Tuesday 10:30 gate opening to the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle final race at 5:30 pm on Friday.


The beauty of the Cheltenham races is the sheer quantity of options when it comes to how you want to experience it.

If you head down to The Festival simply to view the races and absorb the exciting atmosphere you don’t need to break the bank. If you’ve set a higher budget for this pulsating occasion, you can get plenty for the money you want to spend.

You can choose from any of the 11 onsite restaurants for your evening meal, with a variety of restaurant types from The Horse & Groom Pub to the Champions Walk restaurant, you can choose the atmosphere that’s served alongside your meal.

Those with a higher budget and more cash to splash will be delighted by the range of luxury experience options, including viewing boxes with private bars, Room With a View packages complete with Bentley and helicopter transfers, and the luxurious Orchard Pods suitable for up to 20 guests with a private balcony.

Free bets

Free bets are a fantastic opportunity to step up the thrill of the races with a chance to recoup some of your festival expenditures, increase your spending money, or even strike it lucky and walk away from your exhilarating day with a smug smile.

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Track all the odds as the Festival approaches ever closer so you know exactly who to look out for and back when the big week finally arrives.