2023 EFT Construction Handicap Hurdle Preview, Trends & Analysis

The EFT Construction Handicap Hurdle is a Grade 3 which is open to runners aged four or older and is run over a trip of around three miles and half a furlong in which the competitors will face a total of thirteen hurdles.

2023 EFT Construction Handicap Hurdle Preview, Trends & Analysis

2023 EFT Construction Handicap Hurdle Preview

The EFT Construction Handicap Hurdle is scheduled to take place at the Grand National meeting each year at the Aintree racecourse, the race is a Grade 3 which is open to runners aged four or older and is run over a trip of around three miles and half a furlong in which the competitors will face a total of thirteen hurdles.

EFT Construction Handicap Hurdle Content:

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The runner that holds the record over the past 20 renewals for the slowest time in the race was set in the 2006 renewal when Refinement from Jonjo O'Neill who under the guidance of A P McCoy, won in a time of 6:27.50, whilst at the other end of the spectrum, Battle Group, trained by David Pipe and ridden by Barry Geraghty set the quickest time of 6:00.40 in the 2011 renewal.

These are the top three quickest run EFT Construction Handicap Hurdle over the last 20 renewals:

  • 2011 - Battle Group (6:00.40)
  • 2019 - Aux Ptits Soins (6:00.80)
  • 2007 - Albertas Run (6:01.70)

How competitive is the EFT Construction Handicap Hurdle market? When looking at the over-rounds for the last 20 renewals, the most competitive market was in 2002 when the race had an over-round of 111%. The race in 2019 was a race that was most in the bookie's favour with an over-round of 135%, whilst on average over the last 20 renewals of the EFT Construction Handicap Hurdle, the over-round has been 129%, which means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £129 which is bet.

Looking at the future form, is the winner worth following next time out? From the past 20 if you had followed the winner of the EFT Construction Handicap Hurdle next time out then you would have back a total of 2 winners. Backing all 18 runners who have been out since to win at SP next time out, would have returned an LSP of -12.10. Whilst we wait for the 2023 EFT Construction Handicap Hurdle remember you can get daily racing predictions from the expert tipsters on the racing predictions page.

EFT Construction Handicap Hurdle Past Winners

Here are the EFT Construction Handicap Hurdle past winners for the last 10 renewals. Each row details the year of the race, the horse which won along with the age & weight of the horse. The trainer of the horse at the time of winning the EFT Construction Handicap Hurdle as well as the jockey is also displayed along with the starting price the horse was sent off.

Year Horse Info
2022
6:07.54
Party Business (IRE)
6yo 10-7 11/2
Charlie Todd (3lbs)
Ian Williams (GB)
2021
6:09.43
Hometown Boy (IRE)
6yo 11-0 6/1F
Ciaran Gethings
Stuart Edmunds (GB)
2019
6:00.80
Aux Ptits Soins (FR)
9yo 11-8 11/1
Harry Skelton
Dan Skelton (GB)
2018
6:19.80
Mr Big Shot (IRE)
7yo 11-5 7/1F
Tom Scudamore
David Pipe (GB)
2017
6:02.20
Fountains Windfall (GB)
7yo 10-12 11/1
David Noonan
Anthony Honeyball (GB)
2016
6:25.60
Ubak (FR)
8yo 11-0 16/1
Joshua Moore
Gary Moore (GB)
2015
6:03.40
Taglietelle (GB)
6yo 11-6 7/1
Paul Carberry
Gordon Elliott (IRE)
2014
6:18.70
Doctor Harper (IRE)
6yo 11-3 8/1
Tom Scudamore
David Pipe (GB)
2013
6:18.70
Battle Group (GB)
8yo 10-9 8/1F
Brendan Powell (3lbs)
Kevin Bishop (GB)
2012
6:08.40
Cape Tribulation (GB)
8yo 11-12 14/1
Denis O'Regan
Malcolm Jefferson (GB)

Where have the winning runners come from?

Here are the countries where the winning trainers of the EFT Construction Handicap Hurdle have been based:

  • GB: 19 winners with an additional 49 placings from 369 runners
  • IRE: 1 winner with an additional 10 placings from 39 runners
  • FR: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 3 runners

EFT Construction Handicap Hurdle Trainer Statistics

The leading trainer in the EFT Construction Handicap Hurdle over the last 20 renewals is Jonjo O'Neill who has won the race 4 times. Those 4 winners came from Sudden Shock (2002), Refinement (2006), Albertas Run (2007) & Ringaroses (2010). The only other trainer to have recorded multiple wins in the EFT Construction Handicap Hurdle is David Pipe (3 wins). There are multiple trainers who have not had the best of times over the last 20 renewals in the EFT Construction Handicap Hurdle, Philip Hobbs (0-24), Nicky Henderson (0-24), Nigel Twiston-Davies (0-17), Alan King (0-11) & Donald McCain (0-11) have all failed to produce a single winner despite sending multiple runners to the race.

Here are some of the top EFT Construction Handicap Hurdle trainer statistics over the last 20 renewals (R = Runners, W = Winners, P = Places including winners, Win LSP is based on 1pt Win and EW LSP is based on 0.5pt Win & 0.5pt Place):

Trainer R-W-P Win EW
Jonjo O'Neill 24-4-7 +30.25 +18.05
David Pipe 22-3-6 +12.00 +9.76
Paul Nicholls 17-1-3 -11.50 -8.81
Venetia Williams 16-1-1 -1.00 -6.25
Dan Skelton 9-1-4 +3.00 +5.13
Ian Williams 6-1-2 +0.50 +0.32
Anthony Honeyball 5-1-2 +7.00 +5.13
Gordon Elliott 4-1-1 +4.00 +1.38
Stuart Edmunds 4-1-2 +3.00 +2.75
Paul Webber 3-1-1 +48.00 +29.25

EFT Construction Handicap Hurdle Jockey Statistics

The leading jockey in the EFT Construction Handicap Hurdle over the last 20 renewals is Tom Scudamore who has won the race 2 times. Those 2 winners came from Doctor Harper (2014) & Mr Big Shot (2018). There is one jockey who has not had the best of times in the EFT Construction Handicap Hurdle, Aidan Coleman has had a total of 10 rides to the race without recording any wins.

Here are some of the top EFT Construction Handicap Hurdle jockey statistics over the last 20 renewals (R = Rides, W = Winners, P = Places including winners, Win LSP is based on 1pt Win and EW LSP is based on 0.5pt Win & 0.5pt Place):

Jockey R-W-P Win EW
Tom Scudamore 15-2-4 +2.00 +3.76
Harry Skelton 5-1-3 +7.00 +6.13
William Kennedy 4-1-3 +47.00 +32.38
Denis O'Regan 3-1-1 +12.00 +6.75
Joshua Moore 2-1-1 +15.00 +9.00
David Noonan 2-1-1 +10.00 +5.88
Brendan Powell 2-1-1 +7.00 +4.00
Ciaran Gethings 2-1-1 +5.00 +2.75
Charlie Todd 1-1-1 +5.50 +3.44
Aidan Coleman 10-0-0 -10.00 -10.00

2023 EFT Construction Handicap Hurdle Trends

Favourites finishing positions (oldest to latest): ,5,13,F,2,1,1,1,10,6,8,(F,PU),(1,2,F),10,2,2,4,1,8,1,(6,11)

The percentage shown is the percentage of the total number of runners who fell under that factor. High percentages are less appealing than lower ones as you would expect them to do well.

  • 20 / 20 (73%) - Debut not on Flat (Turf)
  • 20 / 20 (78%) - Ran over 1m - 2m1½f (Debut)
  • 20 / 20 (81%) - Furthest won 2m1f - 3m½f
  • 20 / 20 (84%) - Last win not in SCO, WAL or FR
  • 20 / 20 (84%) - Break of 16-74 days
  • 20 / 20 (85%) - No bigger than 33/1 (LTO)
  • 20 / 20 (87%) - Beaten no more 19½l (Debut)
  • 20 / 20 (87%) - Furthest ran 2m4f - 3m1½f
  • 20 / 20 (88%) - Beaten no more 31l (LTO)
  • 20 / 20 (90%) - 3-15 Placings (Career)
  • 20 / 20 (90%) - Dam not GER, USA, BRZ, ITY, POL, NZ
  • 20 / 20 (91%) - Carried 143-166lbs (LTO)
  • 19 / 20 (76%) - Not Wales or Ireland (Debut)
  • 19 / 20 (79%) - Contested a graded race
  • 19 / 20 (83%) - Aged between 6yo - 9yo
  • 18 / 20 (52%) - No bigger than 16/1
  • 18 / 20 (77%) - Avoid jockeys claiming
  • 18 / 20 (79%) - Ran in a field of 11+ LTO

Remember to use the trends listed above along with the Aintree racing predictions to see if you can find the winner of the EFT Construction Handicap Hurdle. If there is anything that you do not understand in this blog, please do leave a comment or alternatively, head over to the Horse Racing Terms and Abbreviations article which is available in the OLBG Betting School section.

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EFT Construction Handicap Hurdle Trend Analysis

The trend factor which has produced 10+ winners and shows the best LSP, an LSP of +83.25 is when runners finished in 1st on debut. The worst performing factor which has failed to produce a single winner is when runners ran in a Flat (Turf) race on debut, when backing these the trend shows a record of 0-111.

The course which has produced the most winners of the EFT Construction Handicap Hurdle is Cheltenham, there has been a total number of 11 winners of this race who ran at Cheltenham last time out. The next best course which has produced the second most winners is Sandown, there has been a total number of 4 winners of this race who ran at Sandown last time out.

The race is open to both sexes with the Male runners having produced a total of 19 winners from a total of 389 runners whilst the Female runners have produced 1 winner from a total of 22 runners.

Looking over the past renewals, these are the stallions whose offspring have produced multiple winners of the EFT Construction Handicap Hurdle:

  • Accordion (2 Wins)
  • Beat Hollow (2 Wins)
  • Flemensfirth (2 Wins)

These are the stallions whose offspring have not produced a winner of the EFT Construction Handicap Hurdle despite multiple attempts:

  • Milan (0 Wins from 12 runners)
  • Kings Theatre (0 Wins from 11 runners)
  • In The Wings (0 Wins from 9 runners)
  • Old Vic (0 Wins from 9 runners)
  • Sadlers Wells (0 Wins from 8 runners)

Looking at the winning odds over the last 20 renewals, the biggest priced winner was Time For Rupert in 2009 when winning for Paul Webber at odds of 50/1 under the guidance of William Kennedy. Looking at the runners at the head of the market over the last 20 renewals there has been a total of 6 winning favourites in the race. Before placing your bet on the 2023 EFT Construction Handicap Hurdle see which other runners today are being back by the best racing tipsters today.

Schedule at The Aintree Grand National Meeting

Remember to head over to the Aintree predictions page to see which runner the racing tipsters are supporting in the EFT Construction Handicap Hurdle and don't forget that we also have a dedicated site for the 2023 Aintree Grand National. Below is the schedule for the 2023 Aintree Festival with links to each race blog as well as information for last year's winners.

Aintree Festival races for Thursday 13th April 2023

Race 2022 Winner Info
13:45 Cheltenham
Manifesto Novices Chase
Millers Bank (GB)
8yo - 7/1
Alex Hales
Kielan Woods
14:20 Cheltenham
Anniversary 4YO Juveniles Hurdle
Knight Salute (GB)
4yo - 14/1
Milton Harris
Paddy Brennan
14:55 Cheltenham
Bowl Chase
Clan Des Obeaux (FR)
10yo - 13/2
Paul Nicholls
Harry Cobden
15:30 Cheltenham
Aintree Hurdle
Epatante (FR)
8yo - 2/1
Nicky Henderson
Aidan Coleman
16:05 Cheltenham
Foxhunters Chase
Latenightpass (GB)
9yo - 7/2
T Ellis
Miss Gina Andrews
16:40 Cheltenham
Red Rum Handicap Chase
The Last Day (IRE)
10yo - 12/1
Evan Williams
Adam Wedge
17:15 Cheltenham
Nickel Coin Mares Bumper
Ashroe Diamond (IRE)
5yo - 9/4
W P Mullins
Mr P W Mullins

Aintree Festival races for Friday 14th April 2023

Race 2022 Winner Info
13:45 Cheltenham
20 Years Together Handicap Hurdle
Langer Dan (IRE)
6yo - 4/1
Dan Skelton
Harry Skelton
14:20 Cheltenham
Top Novices Hurdle
Jonbon (FR)
6yo - 1/1
Nicky Henderson
Aidan Coleman
14:55 Cheltenham
Mildmay Novices Chase
Ahoy Senor (IRE)
7yo - 4/1
Lucinda Russell
Derek Fox
15:30 Cheltenham
Marsh Chase
Fakir Doudairies (FR)
7yo - 10/11
Joseph Patrick OBrien
Mark Walsh
16:05 Cheltenham
Topham Chase
Mac Tottie (GB)
9yo - 8/1
Peter Bowen
Sean Bowen
16:40 Cheltenham
Sefton Novices Hurdle
Gelino Bello (FR)
6yo - 7/2
Paul Nicholls
Harry Cobden
17:15 Cheltenham
Park Palace Ponies Handicap Hurdle
Hacker Des Places (FR)
5yo - 10/1
Paul Nicholls
Angus Cheleda

Aintree Festival races for Saturday 15th April 2023

Race 2022 Winner Info
13:45 Cheltenham
EFT Construction Handicap Hurdle
Party Business (IRE)
6yo - 11/2
Ian Williams
Charlie Todd
14:25 Cheltenham
Mersey Novices Hurdle
Three Stripe Life (IRE)
6yo - 5/2
Gordon Elliott
Davy Russell
15:00 Cheltenham
Maghull Novices Chase
Gentleman De Mee (FR)
6yo - 7/2
W P Mullins
Mark Walsh
15:35 Cheltenham
Liverpool Hurdle
Sire Du Berlais (FR)
10yo - 16/1
Gordon Elliott
Mark Walsh
16:15 Cheltenham
Bway Handicap Chase
Sam Brown (GB)
10yo - 28/1
Anthony Honeyball
Aidan Coleman
17:15 Cheltenham
Grand National
Noble Yeats (IRE)
7yo - 50/1
Emmet Mullins
Mr Sam Waley-Cohen
18:20 Cheltenham
Champion Standard Open NH Flat Race
Lookaway (IRE)
5yo - 28/1
Neil King
Jack Quinlan

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