County Handicap Hurdle

County Handicap Hurdle
Introduced 1920
Racecourse Cheltenham, New Course
Race Distance Approximately 2 miles & 1 furlong
Entry Conditions Horses aged 5 and over
Current Sponsor Randox
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

Year   Horse Age Price Trainer Jockey Distances
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 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.