4.15 Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle

Tuesday 16 March  |  Age: 4yo+  |  Prize: £80,000

The Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle is a Grade 3 National Hunt hurdle, open to horses aged four years only and run over a distance of about 2 miles and half a furlong.

Voice of Value's Boodles Handicap Tips

This is a race that I haven't found a great angle into so far.

There has been a lot of talk about a variety of contenders here in recent weeks but there aren't any that jump out at me for a potential bet and some of them look very short in the betting to me for a 24 runner handicap.

I thought that Jim Delhunt made a good case for ZOFFANIEN on our Gambla Cheltenham Preview Podcast so I will have a small each way on that one.

He looks consistent and is a much bigger price than some of the ‘talking horses' at the top of the market.

Richard Johnson takes the ride which can only be a good thing.

Betfair, Paddy Power and SkyBet are all paying 6 places each way and are top price so that is the way to go for me.

Voice of Value's Boodles Handicap Tip

Alan Thomson's Boodles Handicap Tips

Traditionally, the Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle is one of the week’s major head-scratchers but there may be a stand-out performer this season.

The Irish have won the last two renewals and the Willie Mullins-trained SAINT SAM may have a few pounds in hand.

A dual winner in France, the gelding possibly hasn’t been seen to best effect in tactically-run affairs in Ireland. He was put in his place by Zanahiyr at Fairyhouse and then didn’t see much daylight buried on the inside before staying on stoutly at Leopardstown on Boxing Day.

In contrast, he was sent to the front in the Spring Juvenile Hurdle, only to be cut down by talented Quilixios, and a big field/strong gallop may bring out the best in him wearing a first-time hood.

Busselton has twice been placed at Leopardstown, also behind Quilixios and Zanahiyr respectively, and Joseph O’Brien declares cheekpieces in a bid to eke out a little improvement.

Paul Nicholls has a smart ex-French recruit in Houx Gris, third on UK debut behind Adagio and Nasalam at Chepstow in early January. He could have slipped in here off an enticing handicap mark.

Dan Skelton’s more exposed Cabot Cliffs produced a slick round of jumping when hammering Nicky Henderson’s odds-on Heross Du Seuil by 17 lengths at Warwick last time.

He doesn’t have much, if anything, in hand of Sage Advice on Warwick form and both should give a good account.

Thommo's Boodles Handicap Tip

Boodles Handicap Racecard
Distance: 2m 87y
Type: Hurdle
Class: 1
Track: Turf
No
Silks
Runner
10
Hell Red
2-1P3

4
Cabot Cliffs
13411

17
Sage Advice
123

12
Zoffanien
363321

22
Elham Valley
143

3
Saint Sam
911242

21
Jeff Kidder
2217

11
Glorious Zoff
123

16
Her Indoors
221

6
Busselton
123

7
Riviere D'etel
213

13
Houx Gris
12313

18
Tinnahalla
421

24
Can't Stop Now
3P1F

15
Coltor
241

1
Nassalam
21122

5
Druid's Altar
13621

8
Balko Saint
2231

2
Youmdor
1F4

23
Curious Bride
21P

19
Burgundy Man
2P8

9
Longclaw
1114

14
Soldier On Parade
211168

20
Homme Public
2221

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1 Comment
  1. baldy45 1 month ago

    I like both those picks, Alan.

    Sticking with the Irish trainers trends, I think the winner will come from one of Saint Sam, Busselton, Coltor, Riviere Detel, Zoffanien, Druids Altar.

    So I’ve backed all 6 at level stakes. A decent profit will be returned if any win, except for Saint Sam which I’ll just break even on.

    I’ve also had a little single win bet on Joseph O’Brien’s Druids Altar at 47/1 (betfair exchange)
    and a little place only bet on Druids Altar at 11/4 (6 places at Skybet).

    GL

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