Randox Health County Handicap Hurdle

Date Time Class Distance
Fri 13th March 2020 14:10 Grade 3 2 miles 1 furlong

County Handicap Hurdle Results

Pos Dist Horse Jockey Trainer Age Wgt
1st Saint Roi B J Geraghty W P Mullins
2nd 4.5 Aramon P Townend W P Mullins
3rd hd Embittered J J Slevin Joseph P O'Brien
4th hd Buildmeupbuttercup D E Mullins W P Mullins
5th 3.75 Elusive Belle Mr S Waley-Cohen N J Henderson
6th 2.25 Moon Over Germany Rachael Blackmore H de Bromhead
7th hd Thatsy D N Russell G Elliott
8th 1 Beat The Judge Joshua Moore G L Moore
9th 1.5 Sir Valentine Jamie Bargary N A Twiston-Davies
10th nse Mohaayed Bridget Andrews D Skelton
11th shd Scaramanga Bryan Carver P F Nicholls
12th 1 Oakley R Johnson P J Hobbs
13th 1.25 Lethal Steps D F O'Regan G Elliott
14th 3.5 Tiger Voice Aidan Coleman H de Bromhead
15th 1 Ciel De Neige M P Walsh W P Mullins
16th 3 Christopher Wood H Cobden P F Nicholls
17th 2.75 Rathhill Nico de Boinville N J Henderson
18th 2.5 Adjali D A Jacob N J Henderson
19th 1.5 Tiger Tap Tap D J Mullins W P Mullins
20th 0.75 Pakens Rock K J Brouder Barry T Murphy
21th 1 Zanza Sean Houlihan P J Hobbs
22th 13 Eldorado Allen R M Power C L Tizzard
23th 33 Le Ligerien Ben Jones P J Hobbs
- - You Raised Me Up Unknown Unknown    
- - Minella Charmer Unknown Unknown    
- - Stolen Silver Sam Twiston-Davies N A Twiston-Davies    
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About the County Handicap Hurdle

The County Handicap Hurdle is a grade 3 hurdles race run during the Cheltenham Festival. The race is run over a distance of 2 miles 1 furlong over the New Course at Cheltenham, and features eight hurdles. Entry is open to 5-year-old and above hurdlers.

The County Handicap Hurdle is one of the older races at the Cheltenham Festival, first run in 1920. The race used to have a distinctive role in the ritual of Cheltenham, run as the final event of the Festival. During its history the County Handicap Hurdle has been won by some quality racehorses, including Champion Hurdle winner, Rooster Booster, and multiple Grade 1 hurdles winner, Floyd.

Betting on the County Handicap Hurdle

The County Handicap Hurdle has a habit of producing upsets. A favourite last won the race in 2006, and it’s common for winners to come home priced over the 20/1 margin. Younger horses tend to do well in the race, and it’s not unusual for winners to be aged 5-6 with wins by older horses less common thanks to the shorter race distance and hurdles format. However, these trends are too general to provide answers on which horses are likely to win the race.

So, as with other handicaps at the Cheltenham Festival, you’ll need to go through the card and check how individual horses have recently performed over similar distances while carrying comparable weight, keeping an eye out for horses who’re likely to improve carrying less weight or if better suited to the ground conditions on race day. With this in mind steer clear of the antepost markets until a clear picture of race conditions and final weights emerges.

County Handicap Hurdle Past Winners

Date Winner Age Weight (st-lb) Jockey Trainer
2019 Ch'tibello 8 11-05 Harry Skelton Dan Skelton
2018 Mohaayed 6 10-08 Bridget Andrews Dan Skelton
2017 Arctic Fire 8 11-12 Paul Townend Willie Mullins
2016 Superb Story 5 10-12 Harry Skelton Dan Skelton
2015 Wicklow Brave 6 11-04 Paul Townend Willie Mullins

More past winners

Date Winner Age Weight (st-lb) Jockey Trainer
2014 Lac Fontana 5 10-11 Daryl Jacob Paul Nicholls
2013 Ted Veale 6 10-06 Bryan Cooper Tony Martin
2012 Alderwood 8 11-01 Tony McCoy Thomas Mullins
2011 Final Approach 5 10-12 Ruby Walsh Willie Mullins
2010 Thousand Stars 6 10-05 Katie Walsh Willie Mullins
2009 American Trilogy 5 11-00 Ruby Walsh Paul Nicholls
2008 Silver Jaro 5 10-13 Noel Fehily Tom Hogan
2007 Pedrobob 9 10-00 Philip Carberry Tony Mullins
2006 Desert Quest 6 10-10 Ruby Walsh Paul Nicholls
2005 Fontanesi 5 10-10 Timmy Murphy Martin Pipe
2004 Sporazene 5 10-13 Ruby Walsh Paul Nicholls
2003 Spirit Leader 7 11-07 Barry Geraghty Jessica Harrington
2002 Rooster Booster 8 11-01 Richard Johnson Philip Hobbs
2001 no race     due to foot-and-mouth crisis  
2000 Master Tern 5 10-03 Tony Dobbin Jonjo O'Neill
1999 Sir Talbot 5 10-00 Timmy Murphy Jim Old
1998 Blowing Wind 5 11-08 Tony McCoy Martin Pipe
1997 Barna Boy 9 10-12 Richard Dunwoody Nicky Henderson
1996 Star Rage 6 10-00 Dean Gallagher Jimmy Harris
1995 Home Counties 6 10-12 James Moffatt Dudley Moffatt
1994 Dizzy 6 10-00 Tony Dobbin Peter Monteith
1993 Thumbs Up 7 10-02 Richard Dunwoody Nicky Henderson
1992 Dusty Miller 6 10-06 Jamie Osborne Simon Sherwood
1991 Winnie the Witch 7 09-08 David Bridgwater Ken Bridgwater
1990 Moody Man 5 11-02 Peter Hobbs Philip Hobbs
1989 Willsford 6 10-08 Michael Bowlby Jenny Pitman
1988 Cashew King 5 10-04 Trevor Wall Bryan McMahon
1987 Neblin 8 11-00 Richard Guest Toby Balding
1986 Jobroke 6 10-03 Jonjo O'Neill Peter Easterby
1985 Floyd 5 10-05 Colin Brown David Elsworth
1984 Hill's Guard 5 10-11 Andrew Stringer Andrew Scott
1983 Robin Wonder 5 10-03 Jeff Davies David Elsworth
1982 Path of Peace 6 10-06 Jonjo O'Neill Chris Thornton
1981 Staplestown 6 10-07 Tommy Ryan Edward O'Grady
1980 Prince of Bermuda 5 10-00 Steve Knight Bob Turnell
1979 Monte Ceco 6 10-12 Colin Tinkler Fred Rimell
1978 no race     due to snow  
1977 Kilcoleman 5 10-07 Tommy Kinane Billy Boyers
1976 Java Fox 6 10-01 George Jones Roy Cambidge
1975 no race     due to waterlogging  
1974 True Song 5 11-02 Gary Old Donald Underwood
1973 Current Romance 7 10-07 David Nicholson Frenchie Nicholson
1972 Cold Day 6 10-08 Ron Hyett Katie Gaze
1971 Carry Off 7 10-01 David Goulding Nigel Angus
1970 Khan 6 09-11 Lord Petersham Delmer Harty
1969 Gay Knight 5 10-03 Aly Branford Les Kennard
1968 Jolly Signal 6 10-11 Jimmy Uttley Earl Jones
1967 Cool Alibi 5 10-09 Roddy Reid Rodney Bower
1966 Roaring Twenties 6 11-02 George Milburn Ken Oliver
1965 Mayfair Bill 6 10-04 Andrew Turnell Bob Turnell
1964 Icy Wonder 5 10-02 Jeff King Vernon Cross
1963 Bahrain 6 10-06 Tommy Carberry Dan Moore
1962 Sky Pink 5 10-11 Fred Winter Ryan Price
1961 Most Unusual 6 10-07 Josh Gifford Bill Ransom
1960 Albergo 6 12-05 Doug Page Clem Magnier
1959 Approval 13 11-02 Derek Leslie Syd Mercer
1958 Friendly Boy 6 10-05 Liam Brennan Joe Osborne
1957 Flaming East 8 10-05 Peter Pickford Ricky Vallance
1956 Pommel 9 10-11 Steve Boddy John Waugh
1955 no race     due to snow  
1954 Bold Baby 8 12-00 Paddy Powell Michael Dawson
1953 Teapot II 8 12-07 Pat Taaffe Clem Magnier
1952 Ballymacan 5 10-12 Bryan Marshall Neville Crump
1951 Southwick 7 10-03 George Spann J. Whiting
1950 Blue Raleigh 7 10-00 Jimmy Power Bobby Renton
1949 no race     due to frost  
1948 Cape Light 5 11-01 Joe Maguire Ivor Anthony
1947 no race     due to snow and frost  
1946 Vidi 5 11-10 Don Butchers Reg Hobbs
1943-45 no race     due to WWII  
1942 Red April 5 11-13 E. Foley Stalbridge
1941 Celibate II 9 11-04 Hollick D. Dick
1940 Sam Brown 6 11-01 T. Rimell trained privately
1939 Abbot's Own 8 12-01 H. Nicholson O'Sullivan
1938 Prince Rouge 8 10-12 J. Prendergast W. Stubbs
1937 no race     due to flooding  
1936 Back Isle 8 11-03 Fulke Walwyn Roberts
1935 Polly Stephens 8 11-00 Ingham Cundell
1934 Jack Grange 5 10-00 W. Hollick Barthropp
1933 Hightide IV. 7 11-03 Wilson Bullock
1932 Fouquet 5 10-00 W. Stott F. Wootton
1931 no race     due to frost  
1930 Gonedry 8 10-11 P. Dennis H. Dyke Dennis
1929 Castlederg 7 11-02 F. Rees Whitelaw
1928 Truthful James 11-03 Parvin Powell
1927 Rolie 6 11-06 H. Cheshire T. Rimell
1926 Checktaker 5 11-11 George Duller H. Harrison
1925 Rosecome 5 10-06 J. East W. McKie
1924 Argo 11-08 George Duller Coulthwaite
1923 Assaroe 11-10 F. Brown Newey
1922 Lukeston 12-02 F. Rees Harrison
1921 Water Bottle 11-13 F. Croney A. Scott
1920 Trespasser 4 11-09 George Duller J. M. Bell

 

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