This tip has expired. Please check our free horse racing tips section of the website to find the most up to date.

4.50 Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle

Tuesday 15 March  |  Age: 4yo+ | Prize: £45,016
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.

Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle Betting

I’m going to say that this race is the most confusing and biggest minefield of Cheltenham all week, and we are only on day one. Personally, I don’t think this is a betting race, as it’s far too complex to understand what form is good and weigh it against each other, as well as the French horses who are having their first runs for their new stables.

The Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle is the consolation race for the 4yo’s who are simply not good enough to race in the Triumph hurdle later in the week. With that said, a lot of trainers try their hardest to place these horses in race where they won’t win, in order to get a low enough mark to run in this race, to exploit their handicap mark.

On overall form which we can understand (ignoring the French form), THE TIDE TURNS is surely the one to beat. He was an impressive winner on hurdles debut at Punchestown in January and then ran a very nice race to finish 4th in the Grade 1 at Leopardstown, behind the likes of Vauban and Fil Dor, who are leading contenders in the Triumph hurdle. He wasn’t disgraced when finishing 8.25L behind the winner that day, so now he’s in a handicap, he has to be respected.

Gordon Elliot has been sneaky in the past, winning this race with Veneer Of Charm at odds of 33/1 back in 2018. I think EBASARI has taken a similar route as that horse. They both won a maiden race, then ran stinkers in between the Cheltenham race, and on his last race, I think it was fairly evident that Davy Russell wasn’t full trying to win at Naas, in the race which was won by BRAZIL. This is Davy Russel’s only ride on Day 1, which is interesting in itself. I will have a small play on this horse.

There are too many horses in this race to go through the entire card, but I’ve got to mention some of the interesting French recruits who make their debuts for their new yards. GAELIC WARRIOR has strong form from France, competing in races that have been heavily franked, but it’s hard to see how good that is in comparison to the Irish and UK form. Paul Townend has come out and said that this horse is his best chance of a win on Day 1, and the market is strong with this horse, so he could be an absolute rocket. PETIT TONNERRE and MILLDAM are both French recruits who could run nice races if the form translates to something.

It is worth noting that this race has sprung a lot of surprises in the past, with one favourite winning this race in the last 10 years, whilst getting winners at odds of 80/1, 33/1 (3x), 40/1 & 25/1.

Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle Tips

  • Ebasari 12/1 (Each Way, not a strong pick) @ The Pools
Cheltenham Day 4 Tips
⭕️ Cheltenham Day 4 Tips and Racecard
⭕️ 1.30 JCB Triumph Hurdle Preview, Tips and Racecard
⭕️ 2.10 Mccoy Contractors County Handicap Hurdle Preview, Tips and Racecard
⭕️ 2.50 Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle Preview, Tips and Racecard
⭕️ 3.30 Boodles Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase Preview, Tips and Racecard
⭕️ 4.10 Festival Challenge Cup Open Hunters' Chase Preview, Tips and Racecard
⭕️ 4.50 Mrs Paddy Power Mares' Chase Hurdle Preview, Tips and Racecard
⭕️ 5.30 Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle Preview, Tips and Racecard
⭕️ Cairnzy's Cheltenham Tips: Fil Dor Can Get Punters Off to a Flyer on Friday!

Cheltenham Festival

Get £20 In Free Bets at The Pools

18+, UK only. Deposit and place a £10 cash bet at single or accumulated odds of 1/1 or greater and we will give you £20 in free bets. Applies to first cash bet only. Free bets credited as 4 x £5 bets to use on 3x Any sport& 1x Virtuals. Cashed out, Void or ‘Draw No Bet’ wagers do not qualify for this promotion. Free bets are credited upon qualifying first bet settlement. 7-day free bet expiry. Available once per customer. Full T&Cs apply.
Distance: 2m 87y
Type: Hurdle
Class: 1
Track: Turf
No
Silks
Runner
20
Forever William
133

8
Gaelic Warrior
6-33

11
Prairie Dancer
2632

3
Brazil
6541

23
Dr T J Eckleburg
211

21
Swinging London
331

2
The Tide Turns
144

1
Petit Tonnerre
111

13
Iberique Du Seuil
22213

15
Champion Green
42P1

14
Saint Segal
121

12
Feigh
17324

22
Skycutter
1182

5
Ebasari
163

19
Too Friendly
114

6
Britzka
134

18
Doctor Brown Bear
42344

7
Bell Ex One
211

10
Hms Seahorse
321

17
Milldam
333

4
Doctor Churchill
48512

16
Sea Sessions
2212

9
White Pepper
513133

24
Tanganyika
1-653

1 Comment
  1. double carpet 2 months ago

    This race is all about Gaelic Warrior and is he really 10lbs well in.
    The mullins camp seem supremely confident. Even Townend has said its his best chance of a winner on Day 1 but mullins has never won the race.
    The horse is also by Maxios (English bred) and an English bred horse has never won the race.
    At the price there’s too many question marks and he can win all he wants but I can’t back him.
    I’ve gone for 2 In the race.
    I put up HMS Seahorse last week at 12/1 and I’m happy with that. He has an 8lb pull with The Tide Turns for 2 3/4L and won nicely lto.

    The other is very Speculative but we did have an 80/1 winner last year so why not.
    I notice Rizzle put up Embasari but lto the horse that was just 3/4L behind him has a 5lb pull and is 66/1. That horse is Feigh from the mullins stable and will have canny Danny in the saddle.

    HMS Seahorse 12/1 ew 6 places
    Feigh 66/1 ew 6 places

Leave a reply

Get £20 In Free Bets at The Pools

18+, UK only. Deposit and place a £10 cash bet at single or accumulated odds of 1/1 or greater and we will give you £20 in free bets. Applies to first cash bet only. Free bets credited as 4 x £5 bets to use on 3x Any sport& 1x Virtuals. Cashed out, Void or ‘Draw No Bet’ wagers do not qualify for this promotion. Free bets are credited upon qualifying first bet settlement. 7-day free bet expiry. Available once per customer. Full T&Cs apply.

CONTACT US

We're not around right now. But you can send us an email and we'll get back to you, asap.

Sending

About MFT  |  Support  |  Contact Us  | 18+  Gamble Aware  |  Privacy Policy  | ©2022 12th Man Media Ltd.

All betting odds are correct at time of publishing and are subject to change.

Log in with your credentials

or    

Forgot your details?

Create Account