Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle Betting Tips & Odds 2018

16.50 The Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle Race

The Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle race is often seen as the consolation Cheltenham Festival race for the Grade 1 Triumph Hurdle and in many ways it is, because it provides a perfect platform for juvenile hurdlers who’re not quite up to Grade 1 class but still of a very good ability.

The handicapper assigns them a mark based on their build up runs and the highest rated will make this race. In 2017, Richard Johnson rode 33/1 shot Flying Tiger to victory, beating the much better fancied Divine Bere in a real turn up for the books.

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It is an extremely tough race to win and to even hit the frame, demanding a round of perfect jumping, speed and more than a bit of luck.

Juvenile Handicap Feature Betting Tip

LISP trained by Alan King looks well overpriced at 20/1 to take the spoils in a very open looking Fred Winter Juvenile.

After wins at Plumpton and Fontwell Lisp headed to Haydock Park for the Victor Ludorum Hurdle where he came a credible third despite a serious mistake at the second last.

That was a good race by four-year-old standards with the first and second horses looking like useful yardsticks.

Dan Skelton’s Spanish bred four-year-old Nube Negra demolished his rivals at Doncaster last time out when justifying his odds-on price. There is plenty of excitement around his chances here but this is a big step up from that poor quality renewal in Yorkshire.

Scottish Triumph Hurdle runner-up Act Of Valour is also of interest given Paul Nicholls’ fine record in this race.

Main Players

A lot will depend on how these juveniles develop at home in the weeks leading up to the Cheltenham Ladies Day 2018, but there are a few key names forming around the Fred Winter in mid-January.

The best of those could be Nicky Henderson’s We Have A Dream, a French import with experience over the water and who has transitioned to UK hurdling seamlessly. He tops the Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap betting market at 8/1.

Irish raider Mitchouka also catches the eye at 25/1 on the back of a good win at Fairyhouse in January, while the Paul Nicholls trained Act Of Valor is worth forgiving a poor run and could yet develop into a fancied runner here. Currently, he is 33/1 in the Cheltenham betting market.

Latest Fred Winter Betting Odds

  • We Have A Dream – 8/1
  • Veneer Of Charm – 16/1
  • Farclas – 20/1
  • Style De Garde – 20/1
  • Mitchouka – 25/1
  • Gumball – 33/1
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2017 FRED WINTER WINNER – FLYING TIGER 33/1

Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle Betting Odds

Juvenile Handicap Hurdle Race Card

Cheltenham
Boodles Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3)
16:5014.03.2018
Soft-heavy in places
  • 1
    Casa Tall
    J James Bowen T T R George
    6311
    11-10 4
    139
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  • 2
    Mitchouka
    J D N Russell T G Elliott
    112311
    11-10 4
    139
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  • 3
    Style De Garde
    J Nico de Boinville T N J Henderson
    3-114
    11-8 4
    137
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  • 4
    Act Of Valour
    J A P Heskin T P F Nicholls
    152
    11-7 4
    136
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  • 5
    Mercenaire
    J Mr Chester Williams T Nick Williams
    8-132
    11-6 4
    135
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  • 6
    Esprit De Somoza
    J Lizzie Kelly T Nick Williams
    512
    11-6 4
    135
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  • 7
    Nube Negra
    J Harry Skelton T D Skelton
    121
    11-6 4
    135
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  • 8
    Look My Way
    J B Hughes T J J Quinn
    212
    11-6 4
    135
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  • 9
    Brave Dancing
    J Felix de Giles T D Cottin
    241
    11-5 4
    134
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  • 10
    Lisp
    J Wayne Hutchinson T A King
    2113
    11-3 4
    132
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  • 11
    Padleyourowncanoe
    J T Scudamore T C L Tizzard
    34112
    11-3 4
    132
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  • 12
    Veneer Of Charm
    J J W Kennedy T G Elliott
    127
    11-0 4
    129
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  • 13
    Embole
    J D A Jacob T D Skelton
    4351
    11-0 4
    129
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  • 14
    Eureu Du Boulay
    J Jonathan Burke T Richard Hobson
    239521
    11-0 4
    129
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  • 15
    Solo Saxophone
    J P Townend T D Skelton
    113
    10-13 4
    128
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  • 16
    Oxford Blu
    J R Johnson T Olly Murphy
    1432
    10-13 4
    128
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  • 17
    The King Of May
    J Danny Cook T B Ellison
    5-6113
    10-13 4
    128
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  • 18
    Knight Destroyer
    J Aidan Coleman T Jonjo O'Neill
    2123
    10-12 4
    127
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  • 19
    Turning Gold
    J Thomas Bellamy T N A Twiston-Davies
    2241
    10-12 4
    127
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  • 20
    Mastermind
    J R M Power T C O'Brien
    616312
    10-12 4
    127
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  • 21
    Grand Sancy
    J Sam Twiston-Davies T P F Nicholls
    42224
    10-12 4
    127
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  • 22
    Eragon De Chanay
    J Joshua Moore T G L Moore
    1-31341
    10-11 4
    121
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