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The Pertemps Network Final

Held annually at Cheltenham Racecourse, The Festival is a four-day event that takes place every March towards the end of the National Hunt season. There are only two other meetings at Cheltenham before the summer break – The April Meeting and Race Night. 

Around 250,000 spectators make their way to Cheltenham every year for this spectacular event, with each day seeing around 65,000 visitors. This year, a fair proportion of these will have travelled across from Ireland to participate in St. Patrick’s Thursday.

There is over £1,000,000 in prize money handed out each day, with The Gold Cup alone offering a purse of £625,000. Only the Grand National pays out more than The Cheltenham Festival.

The highest-paying races are the featured races of each day, including The Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy, The Betway Queen Mother Champion Steeple Chase, The Ryanair Steeple Chase, The Paddy Power Stayers’ Hurdle and The Cheltenham Gold Cup.

The Cheltenham Festival 2021 will take place from Tuesday the 16th until Friday the 19th of March. The second race of St. Patrick’s Thursday will be The Pertemps Network Final. 

About the Race

The Pertemps Network Final is a handicap race that is run on the ‘new course’ at Cheltenham and is open to horses aged 5 years or older.

This Grade 3 National Hunt hurdle race covers a distance of 2 miles, 7 furlongs and 213 yards and consists of twelve hurdles for the horses to jump.

Originally sponsored by Coral, The Pertemps Network Final was a replacement for The George Duller Handicap Hurdle in 1974, however, it is Pertemps that have now sponsored the race since 2002.

To qualify for this final, horses must place in 6 qualifying races in the 5 months prior. Last season there was a total of 21 qualifiers for the contenders to achieve this in. Willie Wumpkins has achieved this and gone on to win The Pertemps Network Final on three occasions in three consecutive seasons in 1979, 1980 and 1981.

The Pertemps Network Final will be the second race of St. Patrick’s Thursday on the 18th of March, beginning at 14:10.

Runners

The top 10 predicted runners and their ante-post odds for The Pertemps Network Final at The Cheltenham Festival 2021 are the following:

  1. The Bosses Oscar (IRE) – 7/1 ante-post favourite – 6 years old – weighing in at 11-3 (28/12/20) – trained by Gordon Elliott
  2. Imperial Alcazar (IRE) – 8/1 ante-post odds – 7 years old – weighing in at 11-2 (16/01/21) – trained by Fergal O’Brien
  3. Column Of Fire (IRE) – 10/1 ante-post odds – 7 years old – weighing in at 11-3 (29/01/21) – trained by Gordon Elliott
  4. Dreal Deal (IRE) – 10/1 ante-post odds – 6 years old – weighing in at 11-4 (17/01/21) – trained by Ronan McNally
  5. On The Blind Side (IRE) – 10/1 ante-post odds – 9 years old – weighing in at 11-4 (16/01/21) – trained by Nicky Henderson
  6. Dandy Mag (FR) – 12/1 ante-post odds – will be 9 years old – weighing in at 10-13 (28/12/20) – trained by Willie Mullins
  7. Storm Arising (IRE) – 14/1 ante-post odds – 7 years old – weighing in at 11-5 (09/01/21) – trained by Paul Nicholls
  8. Champagne Platinum (IRE) – 14/1 ante-post odds – 7 years old – weighing in at 11-7 (28/11/20) – trained by Nicky Henderson
  9. Southfield Harvest (GB) – 16/1 ante-post odds – 7 years old – weighing in at 11-1 (26/12/20) – trained by Paul Nicholls
  10. Morosini (FR) – 16/1 ante-post odds – 6 years old – weighing in at 11-2 (28/12/20) – trained by Mrs John Harrington

Tips

For the best, most accurate tips for The Pertemps Network Final at The 2021 Cheltenham festival, trust our professional team of knowledgable tipsters to convert their expertise into your race day profits.

There will be plenty of promotions running at the bookies, too, so you can really make The Festival a profitable occasion with minimal investment and minimal risk.

Odds

The Pertemps Network Final, just like any other race held at Cheltenham Racecourse, offers some unbelievable starting price odds considering how much can happen in the handful of minutes it takes the horses to complete the race.

Not only will you have fantastic starting prices to choose from, but thanks to competitive bookie promotions, you could see odds enhanced further, extra places paid and have free bets to capitalise on.

A £10 stake on Sire Du Berlais’ 10/1 starting price would have returned £100 in profits alone before you take into account the vast number of enhanced odds promotions this race had on it.

Previous Winners

Here are the previous 4 winners of The Pertemps Network Final, including their odds, closest competitors and race stats:

2020

10/1 outsider Sire Du Berlais won his second consecutive Pertemps Network Final last time out, ridden by jockey Barry Geraghty and trained by Gordon Elliott.

Finishing the race in second place was joint-favourite The Storyteller with a starting price of 11/2, followed by Tout Est Permis in third with a starting price of 12/1.

2019

Sire Du Berlais won The Pertemps Network Final by a neck in 2019, ridden by jockey Barry Geraghty and trained by Gordon Elliott.

Huge outsider Tobefair managed a second-place finish, just that neck behind the leader, with a starting price of 40/1, ridden by jockey Thomas Bellamy and trained by Debra Hamer. Third place was taken up by 16/1 Not Many Left.

2018

The Pertemps Network Final Handicap Hurdle was won by Delta Work in 2018 who began the race with a starting price of 6/1, ridden by jockey Davy Russell and trained by Gordon Elliott.

9/2 race favourite finished in second place, followed by 33/1 Connetable in third and 40/1 Taj Badalandabad in fourth. Only one of the 23 runners pulled up in this race.

2017

Back in 2017, The Pertemps Network Final Handicap Hurdle was won by the impressive 11/1 Presenting Percy who held on strong through the final stages of the race, ridden by Davy Russell and trained by Pat Kelly.

8/1 race favourite Impulsive Star was nowhere to be seen, eventually finishing down in 21st place, freeing up placement spots for 16/1 Barney Dwan, 9/1 Dury Duty and 66/1 The Tourard Man.

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.

The in-depth information we offer on favourites, horses to look out for, trainers, jockeys and more can mean it won’t just be the horses, trainers and jockeys getting Cheltenham results.

Tickets

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.

Standard entry tickets are very affordable and there is a range of package options to suit your exact needs, so whatever your budget, The Cheltenham Festival 2021 will be the place to be this March.

Festival Guide

Any information you’re looking for on the festival including dates for the diary, the racecourse, the horse trainers, the jockeys, festival history, where to eat, where to stay and how to get there can be found right here at cheltenham.co.uk.

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.

Hospitality

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.

Free bets work just like real bets except there is no risk involved. You can place a stake on your favourite horse and if it wins, so do you. Real cash.

The Cheltenham Festival is amongst the busiest periods of the year for bookmakers and betting sites, so they always come up with some incredibly tempting sign-up offers and free bets to lure you in. The high competition between the bookies is good news for you, as they compete to offer the most generous free bet deals.

We scour the web for all the best betting deals – including free bets – and provide you with a one-stop-shop to accumulate your free bet funds, meaning less time searching and more time sitting and sipping.

Odds

It’s thanks to the high competition between bookmakers that you can get such fantastic prices on the horses. Odds are competitive, so very high profits are possible.

We’ll make sure you have access to all the best odds from all the best betting sites, so you can experience how profitable the Cheltenham races can truly be.

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.