Pertemps Final Handicap Hurdle

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Full preview of the Pertemps Final from Day 3 of the Cheltenham Festival.

Horses race from the start line of the Pertemps Final.
DateThursday, March 18, 2021
Start Time14:10 (GMT+0)
Distance3m
TypeHurdle
Prize£100,000
Where to WatchCheltenham live stream at MansionBet
Horses’ Age5+ Years.
Cheltenham Festival Day 3: Pertemps Final Handicap Hurdle

The Pertemps Final, a National Hunt hurdle race, is part of the annual events of the Cheltenham Festival. The twelve-hurdle race is held over nearly three miles on Cheltenham’s New Course. As a handicapped race, it features an interestingly levelled field.

Despite being a Grade 3 event, the Pertemps Final is quite popular with punters, as are all Cheltenham Festival races. The race was first established in 1974, replacing the George Duller Handicap Hurdle. First sponsored by the Coral gambling consortium, it was then named the Coral Golden Hurdle Final. Several qualifier races are held throughout the year.

Pertemps Final: Betting Odds

HorseLatest Odds*
The Bosses Oscar6/1
Imperial Alcazar11/1
Dreal Deal14/1
Dandy Mag14/1
*All odds correct at time of writing

Pertemps Final: Tips, Predictions and Previews

There are almost two dozen qualifiers ahead of the Pertemps Final. With several of these still on the horizon, the final race card is yet to be revealed. Horses need to finish sixth or better in a qualifier race to be eligible for the final event.

Still, there are several trends worth noting for punters interested in Pertemps Final action. First, nine of the last 12 winners were between six and eight-years-old. Second, favourites don’t seem to win often at the Final. Only two of the last 12 winners were the bookmakers favourite, and only four out of 12 were even in the top three.

A few names should be on your radar if you pay attention to trends, though. Davy Russell has ridden three different horses to victory in the past five years – and Pat Kelly trained two of them. Gordon Elliott has trained three of the past five champions. Barry Geraghty rode Elliott’s Sire du Berlais to victory twice in the past two years.

Pertemps Final: Recent Winners

YearHorseJockeyTrainer
2020Sire Du BerlaisBarry GeraghtyGordon Elliott
2019Sire Du BerlaisBarry GeraghtyGordon Elliott
2018Delta WorkDavy RussellGordon Elliott
2017Presenting PercyDavy RussellPat Kelly
2016Mall DiniDavy RussellPat Kelly
Source: Wikipedia
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