County Handicap Hurdle
|Racecourse||Cheltenham, New Course|
|Race Distance||Approximately 2 miles & 1 furlong|
|Entry Conditions||Horses aged 5 and over|
|Date & Time||Day 4 / Friday 19th March 2021 / 14:10|
|Leading Jockey||Ruby Walsh with 4 wins|
|Leading Trainer||Paul Nicholls & Willie Mullins with 4 wins|
The Randox Health County Handicap Hurdle takes place at 14:10 on day 4 of the Cheltenham Festival.
The race is run over a distance of approximately 2 miles and 1 furlong and features eight hurdles.
The County Handicap Hurdle was introduced in 1920 was the final race to take place at the Cheltenham Festival before being rescheduled as the second to last race on day 4 in 2009.
Jockey Ruby Walsh has won the County Handicap Hurdle a total of four times with Sporazene in 2004, Desert Quest in 2006, American Trilogy in 2009 and Final Approach in 2011.
County Handicap Hurdle Past Winners
|2020||1st||Saint Roi||5||11-2f||W P Mullins||B J Geraghty|
|2nd||Aramon||7||8-1||W P Mullins||P Townend||4 1/2 lengths|
|3rd||Embittered||6||14-1||J P O’Brien||J J Slevin||A Head|
|2019||1st||Envoi Allen||5||2-1F||G Elliott||J J Codd|
|2nd||BlueSari||4||7-2||W P Mullins||B Geraghty||3/4 Length|
|3rd||Thyme Hill||5||20-1||P J Hobbs||R Johnson||1 3/4 Lengths|
|2018||1st||Relegate||5||25-1||W P Mullins||K Walsh|
|2nd||Carefully Selected||6||6-1||W P Mullins||D E Mullins||Neck|
|3rd||Tornado Flyer||5||14-1||W P Mullins||P Townend||3 1/4 Lengths|
|2017||1st||Fayonagh||6||7-1||G Elliott||Noel Fehily|
|2nd||Debuchet||4||10-1||M Mullins||D E Mullins||1 1/4 Lengths|
|3rd||Claimantakinforgan||5||22-1||N J Henderson||Nico de Boinville||1 1/2 lengths|
|2016||1st||Ballyandy||5||5-1||N A Twiston-Davies||S Twiston-Davies|
|2nd||Battleford||5||25-1||W P Mullins||M P Fogarty||Nose|
|3rd||Bacardys||5||16-1||W P Mullins||Ruby Walsh||2 Lengths|
|2015||1st||Moon Racer||6||9-2||D Pipe||T Scudamore|
|2nd||Modus||5||33-1||R Stephens||T J O’Brien||1 1/2 Lengths|
|3rd||Wait For Me||5||9-1||P J Hobbs||R Johnson||1 1/2 Lengths|
County Handicap Hurdle Trends
- 7 of the last 12 County Handicap Hurdle winners were priced at 20-1 or greater
- 10 of the last 14 County Handicap Hurdle winners were priced at 10-1 or greater
- 10 of the last 14 County Handicap Hurdle winners were aged 6 or 7
- 11 of the last 13 County Handicap Hurdle winners didn’t win last time out
County Handicap Hurdle Betting Offers
You’ll find a number of betting offers available for the Randox Health County Handicap Hurdle from a variety of bookmakers. Bookies tend to run an increased number of offers around the time of Cheltenham to attract new customers and entice their existing customers back. Throughout the festival, you can take advantage of a number of free bet offers, extra places, price boosts, best odds guaranteed and more.
See below for a list of County Handicap Hurdle betting offers.