Bar One Racing Handicap Hurdle Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends (Winter Festival)

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We look at the Bar One Racing Handicap Hurdle ahead of the next renewal, a race contested over 2m at Fairyhouse during the Winter Festival to see which runners, trainers and jockeys have previously won the race and which trends you can use to find the winner of the Bar One Racing Handicap Hurdle.

Bar One Racing Handicap Hurdle Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends (Winter Festival)
Andy Powell Content Editor

Horse Racing stats man, Andy has contributed to OLBG for 18 years - An Ipswich fan and F1 fanatic, he also contributes EFL football and Motor Sport opinion.

2024 Bar One Racing Handicap Hurdle Preview

This Grade A Handicap Hurdle which takes place in either late November or early December at the Fairyhouse Winter Festival is usually a competitive affair. Ran over a distance of two miles, the race usually attracts a decent size field and that along with some testing ground at this time of the year has resulted in plenty of double-figure priced winners over the years.

Bar One Racing Handicap Hurdle Information:

If you are interested in other predictions at Fairyhouse then head over to the Fairyhouse tips page to see which runners are being supported by the OLBG racing tipsters and also compare those predictions to the runners that make the trend shortlist when added below. You may also be interested in other preview blogs that we have packed full of information, head down to the Other Principal Races at Fairyhouse Racecourse section for links to these.

How competitive is the Bar One Racing Handicap Hurdle market? When looking at the over-rounds for the last 20 renewals, the most competitive market was in 2020 when the race had an over-round of 120%. The race in 2006 was a race that was most in the bookie's favour with an over-round of 175%, whilst on average over the last 20 renewals of the Bar One Racing Handicap Hurdle, the over-round has been 137%, which means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £137 which is bet.

Bar One Racing Handicap Hurdle Trends:

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 Bar One Racing Handicap Hurdle next time out then you would have backed a total of 1 winner. Backing all 19 runners who have been out since to win at SP next time out, would have returned an LSP of -16.50. Ahead of the 2024 Bar One Racing Handicap Hurdle why not head over to the racing predictions for tips on other races today?

When looking over the past 20 renewals, a time of 3:51.40 was set by Pink Coat in 2013, which is the quickest time over that period, the runner was trained by D T Hughes and ridden by B J Cooper. The slowest winning time was set in 2009 when Thousand Stars won in a time of 4:36.90, booked to ride was Ms K Walsh on this W P Mullins trained runner.

These are the top three quickest-run Bar One Racing Handicap Hurdle over the last 20 renewals:

  1. Pink Coat (3:51.40) in 2013
  2. Gua Du Large (3:51.40) in 2021
  3. Waxies Dargle (3:55.70) in 2016

Bar One Racing Handicap Hurdle Past Winners

Here are the Bar One Racing 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 Bar One Racing Handicap Hurdle as well as the jockey is also displayed along with the starting price the horse was sent off.

YearHorseInfo
2023
4:09.30
Common Practice (IRE)
4yo 10-12 14/1
Mark Walsh
Joseph Patrick O'Brien (IRE)
2022
4:12.90
Merlin Giant (FR)
5yo 10-13 9/2
Donagh Meyler
Emmet Mullins (IRE)
2021
3:51.40
Gua Du Large (FR)
5yo 10-5 25/1
Rachael Blackmore
Henry De Bromhead (IRE)
2020
4:08.70
Advanced Virgo (IRE)
5yo 10-2 14/1
Kevin Brouder
C Byrnes (IRE)
2019
4:02.10
Janidil (FR)
5yo 11-0 3/1F
Mark Walsh
W P Mullins (IRE)
2018
4:01.60
Wonder Laish (GB)
6yo 10-10 100/30F
Davy Russell
C Byrnes (IRE)
2017
4:02.20
Davids Charm (IRE)
6yo 10-8 10/1
Rachael Blackmore
John J Walsh (IRE)
2016
3:55.70
Waxies Dargle (GB)
7yo 10-10 16/1
Sean Flanagan
Noel Meade (IRE)
2015
4:12.10
Blue Hell (FR)
5yo 10-12 4/1
A P Heskin
Alan Fleming (IRE)
2014
3:56.70
Princess Leya (IRE)
5yo 10-0 16/1
Danny Mullins
Ms Margaret Mullins (IRE)

Where have the winning runners come from?

Here are the countries where the winning trainers of the Bar One Racing Handicap Hurdle have been based:

  • IRE: 20 winners with an additional 52 placings from 325 runners
  • GB: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 1 runner

Bar One Racing Handicap Hurdle Trainer Statistics

There are two leading trainers in the Bar One Racing Handicap Hurdle over the last 20 renewals with both W P Mullins and C Byrnes who have both won the race three times. W P Mullins winners have been with Jayo (2007), Thousand Stars (2009) and Janidil (2019). C Byrnes winners have been with Solwhit (2008), Wonder Laish (2018) and Advanced Virgo (2020). The only other trainer to have recorded multiple wins in the Bar One Racing Handicap Hurdle is Noel Meade (2 wins). Multiple trainers have not had the best of times over the last 20 renewals in the Bar One Racing Handicap Hurdle, Gordon Elliott (0-27), Mrs John Harrington (0-17), A J Martin (0-13) and Paul Nolan (0-11) have all failed to produce a single winner despite sending multiple runners to the race.

Here are some of the top Bar One Racing 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):

TrainerR-W-PWinEW
W P Mullins43-3-9-28.50-23.45
C Byrnes5-3-3+19.33+11.33
Noel Meade21-2-8+13.00+10.33
E J O'Grady11-1-2-3.00-3.12
Thomas Mullins11-1-2-6.50-4.81
Joseph Patrick O'Brien8-1-1+7.00+1.75
Henry De Bromhead6-1-1+20.00+10.63
A L T Moore5-1-1+6.00+2.25
John J Walsh4-1-1+7.00+3.25
Emmet Mullins4-1-1+1.50-0.19

Bar One Racing Handicap Hurdle Jockey Statistics

There are two leading jockeys in the Bar One Racing Handicap Hurdle over the last 20 renewals with both Mark Walsh and Rachael Blackmore who have both won the race two times. Mark Walsh's winners have been Janidil (2019) and Common Practice (2023). Rachael Blackmore winners have been with Davids Charm (2017) and Gua Du Large (2021). There is one jockey who has not had the best of times in the Bar One Racing Handicap Hurdle, Robbie Power has ridden a total of 10 runners to the race without recording any wins.

Here are some of the top Bar One Racing Handicap Hurdle jockey 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):

JockeyR-W-PWinEW
Mark Walsh16-2-8+3.00+6.65
Rachael Blackmore7-2-2+30.00+16.88
Paul Townend11-1-4-6.50-4.62
Danny Mullins9-1-1+8.00+2.00
Sean Flanagan7-1-2+10.00+6.25
Kevin Brouder2-1-1+13.00+7.75
Donagh Meyler2-1-2+3.50+4.31
A P Heskin2-1-1+3.00+1.50
Robbie Power10-0-0-10.00-10.00
Denis O'Regan7-0-0-7.00-7.00

Favourites finishing positions (oldest to latest): (1, 2), 1, 9, (1, 15), 6, 1, 5, 9, 1, 1, 3, 2, F, 6, 1, 1, 3, (3, 7), 3, 9

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 (72%) - Had 2 - 9 placings (Career)
  • 20 / 20 (79%) - Within the first 12 of the market
  • 20 / 20 (79%) - Had 1 - 5 placings (Trip)
  • 20 / 20 (80%) - Fewer than 8 starts (Further)
  • 20 / 20 (82%) - Carried 126 - 163lbs (Debut)
  • 20 / 20 (83%) - Achieved a TS of 74+ (Last 3)
  • 20 / 20 (84%) - Won within last 8 starts
  • 20 / 20 (84%) - Fewer than 4 placings (Hcps)
  • 20 / 20 (85%) - Furthest ran 2mf - 2m6f
  • 20 / 20 (86%) - Off a break of 14 - 273 days
  • 20 / 20 (86%) - Fewer than 3 starts (Class)
  • 20 / 20 (86%) - Had 1 - 6 placings (Hurdle)
  • 20 / 20 (86%) - Not in a G1/Cl4-5 (LTO)
  • 20 / 20 (87%) - Fewer than 6 wins (Career)
  • 20 / 20 (87%) - Achieved a TS of 83+ (Last 5)

Remember to use the trends listed above along with the Fairyhouse racing predictions to see if you can find the winner of the Bar One Racing Handicap Hurdle. You may want to do your research into the race, there are times when there are several runners who pass the trends so you need to do your research to find a bet, we have a Horse Racing Form Reading Made Easy & What to Look For article to help you do just this in the OLBG Betting School section.

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Bar One Racing Handicap Hurdle Trend Analysis

The trend factor which had produced 10+ winners and shows the best LSP, an LSP of +16.00 is when runners had 2 career wins. The worst performing factor that has failed to produce a single winner is when runners had 1 career win at the track, when backing these the trend shows a record of 0-51.

The courses that have produced the most winners of the Bar One Racing Handicap Hurdle are Naas, Down Royal and Leopardstown, there has been a total number of 4 winners from each of those courses.

The race is open to both sexes with the Male runners having produced a total of 17 winners from a total of 276 runners whilst the Female runners have produced 3 winners from a total of 50 runners.

These are the stallions whose offspring have not produced a winner of the Bar One Racing Handicap Hurdle despite multiple attempts:

  • Beneficial (0 Wins from 11 runners)
  • Montjeu (0 Wins from 9 runners)
  • Oscar (0 Wins from 8 runners)
  • Kings Theatre (0 Wins from 7 runners)
  • Jeremy (0 Wins from 6 runners)

Looking at the winning odds over the last 20 renewals, the biggest-priced winner was Gua Du Large in 2021, winning for Henry De Bromhead at odds of 25/1 under the guidance of Rachael Blackmore. Looking at the runners at the head of the market over the last 20 renewals there have been 8 winning favourites in the race. Remember to bookmark the best racing tipsters page so you can get easy access to the best OLBG racing tipsters.

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