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.
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
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1Casa TallJ James Bowen T T R George631111-10 4139
2MitchoukaJ D N Russell T G Elliott11231111-10 4139
3Style De GardeJ Nico de Boinville T N J Henderson3-11411-8 4137
4Act Of ValourJ A P Heskin T P F Nicholls15211-7 4136
5MercenaireJ Mr Chester Williams T Nick Williams8-13211-6 4135
6Esprit De SomozaJ Lizzie Kelly T Nick Williams51211-6 4135
7Nube NegraJ Harry Skelton T D Skelton12111-6 4135
8Look My WayJ B Hughes T J J Quinn21211-6 4135
9Brave DancingJ Felix de Giles T D Cottin24111-5 4134
10LispJ Wayne Hutchinson T A King211311-3 4132
11PadleyourowncanoeJ T Scudamore T C L Tizzard3411211-3 4132
12Veneer Of CharmJ J W Kennedy T G Elliott12711-0 4129
13EmboleJ D A Jacob T D Skelton435111-0 4129
14Eureu Du BoulayJ Jonathan Burke T Richard Hobson23952111-0 4129
15Solo SaxophoneJ P Townend T D Skelton11310-13 4128
16Oxford BluJ R Johnson T Olly Murphy143210-13 4128
17The King Of MayJ Danny Cook T B Ellison5-611310-13 4128
18Knight DestroyerJ Aidan Coleman T Jonjo O'Neill212310-12 4127
19Turning GoldJ Thomas Bellamy T N A Twiston-Davies224110-12 4127
20MastermindJ R M Power T C O'Brien61631210-12 4127
21Grand SancyJ Sam Twiston-Davies T P F Nicholls4222410-12 4127
22Eragon De ChanayJ Joshua Moore T G L Moore1-3134110-11 4121