Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends (Cheltenham Festival)

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We look at the Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle ahead of the next renewal, a race contested over 2m½f at Cheltenham during the Cheltenham Festival to see which runners, trainers and jockeys have previously won the race and which trends can you use to find the winner of the Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle.

Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends (Cheltenham Festival)
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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.

2025 Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle Preview

Introduced to the Cheltenham festival meeting in 2005, the Boodles Juvenile Hurdle is a handicap race which is better known as the Fred Winter Hurdle which is for four-year-old novice hurdlers and had a new time slot from 2021 has been moved to the opening day of the festival from it's usual Wednesday slot.

It is run over 2m 110 yards where trainers can try and take advantage of a well-handicapped improving young hurdler. Below we have taken a look at the Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle trends and statistics.

In the build-up to the festival head over to the Daily Racing Tips page for predictions on today's racing and also the dedicated Cheltenham tips page for predictions throughout the year at the course.

Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle Information:

To see which runners the OLBG racing tipsters are tipping throughout the card that includes this race, head over to the Cheltenham tips on the day of the race, do they agree with the runners on the trend shortlist or are they predicting other runners? We cover every race at the Cheltenham Festival and below you can find links to all of the races for each of Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday.

How competitive is the Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle market? When looking at the over-rounds for the last 20 renewals, the most competitive market was in 2021 when the race had an over-round of 126%. The race in 2010 was a race that was most in the bookie's favour with an over-round of 138%, whilst on average over the last 20 renewals of the Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle, the over-round has been 132%, which means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £132 which is bet.

Boodles Juvenile 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 Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle next time out then you would have backed a total of 3 winners. Backing all 19 runners who have been out since to win at SP next time out, would have returned an LSP of -5.75. Remember to use the racing predictions along with the information on this page to find a bet on the 2025 Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle.

The runner that holds the record over the past 20 renewals for the slowest time in the race was set in the 2024 renewal when Lark In The Mornin from Joseph Patrick O'Brien under the guidance of J J Slevin, won in a time of 4:19.49, whilst at the other end of the spectrum, Diego Du Charmil, trained by Paul Nicholls and ridden by Sam Twiston-Davies set the quickest time of 3:49.40 in the 2016 renewal.

These are the top three quickest-run Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle over the last 20 renewals:

  1. Diego Du Charmil (3:49.40) in 2016
  2. Hawk High (3:52.19) in 2014
  3. Qualando (3:53.60) in 2015
What the expert says...
Flying Tiger in 2017 was the last runner to win this race having run in the UK last time out, since then all seven winners came having run in Ireland on their latest start, four of those ran at Naas. Before 2018, only two of the previous twelve winners came having run in Ireland.

Andy Powell - Horse Racing Betting Expert - OLBG.com

Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle Past Winners

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

YearHorseInfo
2024
4:19.49
Lark In The Mornin (GER)
4yo 11-0 9/1
J J Slevin
Joseph Patrick O'Brien (IRE)
2023
4:09.48
Jazzy Matty (FR)
4yo 10-6 18/1
Michael O'Sullivan (3lbs)
Gordon Elliott (IRE)
2022
3:58.37
Brazil (IRE)
4yo 11-9 10/1
Mark Walsh
Padraig Roche (IRE)
2021
3:57.77
Jeff Kidder (IRE)
4yo 10-8 80/1
Sean Flanagan
Noel Meade (IRE)
2020
4:12.08
Aramax (GER)
4yo 11-8 15/2
Mark Walsh
Gordon Elliott (IRE)
2019
3:57.26
Band Of Outlaws (IRE)
4yo 11-8 7/2F
J J Slevin
Joseph Patrick O'Brien (IRE)
2018
4:10.70
Veneer Of Charm (IRE)
4yo 11-0 33/1
Jack Kennedy
Gordon Elliott (IRE)
2017
3:58.10
Flying Tiger (IRE)
4yo 11-5 33/1
Richard Johnson
Nick Williams (GB)
2016
3:49.40
Diego Du Charmil (FR)
4yo 11-1 13/2
Sam Twiston-Davies
Paul Nicholls (GB)
2015
3:53.60
Qualando (FR)
4yo 11-0 25/1
Nick Scholfield
Paul Nicholls (GB)

Where have the winning runners come from?

Here are the countries where the winning trainers of the Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle have been based:

  • GB: 10 winners with an additional 38 placings from 297 runners
  • IRE: 10 winners with an additional 21 placings from 149 runners
  • FR: 0 winners with an additional 1 placing from 6 runners

Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle Trainer Statistics

The leading trainer in the Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle over the last 20 renewals is Gordon Elliott who has won the race four times with those four winners coming from Flaxen Flare (2013), Veneer Of Charm (2018), Aramax (2020) and Jazzy Matty (2023). Other trainers who have recorded multiple wins in the Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle are Paul Nicholls (3 wins) and Joseph Patrick O'Brien (2 wins). Multiple trainers have not had the best of times over the last 20 renewals in the Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle, Alan King (0-31), W P Mullins (0-23), Gary Moore (0-12), Dan Skelton (0-11), Venetia Williams (0-10), Jonjo O'Neill (0-10) and Philip Hobbs (0-10) have all failed to produce a single winner despite sending multiple runners to the race.

Here are some of the top Boodles Juvenile 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
Gordon Elliott31-4-10+56.50+36.70
Paul Nicholls30-3-11+8.50+17.01
Joseph Patrick O'Brien10-2-3+4.50+5.32
Nicky Henderson18-1-3+23.00+11.06
David Pipe14-1-6-8.50-1.77
Nick Williams8-1-2+26.00+16.13
Noel Meade7-1-1+74.00+44.00
Paul Nolan4-1-2+17.00+11.00
Tim Easterby2-1-1+32.00+19.63
Emma Lavelle2-1-1+13.00+7.75

Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle Jockey Statistics

There are two leading jockeys in the Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle over the last 20 renewals with both Mark Walsh and J J Slevin who have both won the race two times. Mark Walsh's winners have been with Aramax (2020) and Brazil (2022). J J Slevin winners have been with Band Of Outlaws (2019) and Lark In The Mornin (2024). Multiple jockeys have not had the best of times over the last 20 renewals in the Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle, Daryl Jacob (0-11), Denis O'Regan (0-11) and Harry Skelton (0-10) have all failed to produce a single winner despite sending multiple rides to the race.

Here are some of the top Boodles Juvenile 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 Walsh6-2-2+13.50+6.94
J J Slevin4-2-2+10.50+5.82
Sam Twiston-Davies11-1-1-3.50-5.94
Paddy Brennan9-1-2+32.00+25.75
Paul Townend9-1-3+1.00-0.61
Jack Kennedy6-1-3+28.00+19.88
Brian Hughes5-1-2+29.00+18.88
Sean Flanagan4-1-1+77.00+47.00
Nick Scholfield4-1-4+22.00+21.76
Jeremiah McGrath3-1-1+38.00+23.00

Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle Trend Analysis

The trend factor which had produced 10+ winners and shows the best LSP, an LSP of +164.50 is when runners ran on Soft ground when last winning. The worst performing factor that has failed to produce a single winner is when runners had 1 career start at the track, when backing these the trend shows a record of 0-72.

The course which has produced the most winners of the Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle is Naas, there has been a total number of 4 winners of this race who ran at Naas last time out. The next best course which has produced the second most winners is Leopardstown, there has been a total number of 3 winners of this race who ran at Leopardstown last time out.

The race is open to both sexes with the Male runners having produced a total of 16 winners from a total of 416 runners whilst the Female runners have produced 4 winners from a total of 36 runners.

Looking over the past renewals, there is only one stallion whose offspring have produced multiple winners of the Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle, that stallion Fast Company has produced 2 winners (2019,2018).

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

  • Authorized (0 Wins from 7 runners)
  • Martaline (0 Wins from 7 runners)
  • Montjeu (0 Wins from 7 runners)
  • Daylami (0 Wins from 6 runners)
  • Kapgarde (0 Wins from 6 runners)

Looking at the winning odds over the last 20 renewals, the biggest-priced winner was Jeff Kidder in 2021, winning for Noel Meade at odds of 80/1 under the guidance of Sean Flanagan. Looking at the runners at the head of the market over the last 20 renewals there have been 3 winning favourites in the race. Ahead of the 2025 Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle why not head over to the best racing tipster page to see what the tipsters are backing today?

Schedule for Tuesday at the Cheltenham Festival

Prepare for the ROAR of the Cheltenham Festival on the opening day when the tape goes up for the Supreme Novices Hurdle, the feature on Tuesday is the Champion Hurdle.

RaceLast WinnerInfo
13:30 Cheltenham
Supreme Novices Hurdle
Slade Steel (IRE)
6yo - 7/2
Henry De Bromhead
Rachael Blackmore
14:10 Cheltenham
Arkle Challenge Trophy
Gaelic Warrior (GER)
6yo - 2/1
W P Mullins
Paul Townend
14:50 Cheltenham
Ultima Handicap Chase
Chianti Classico (IRE)
7yo - 6/1
Kim Bailey
David Bass
15:30 Cheltenham
Champion Hurdle
State Man (FR)
7yo - 2/5
W P Mullins
Paul Townend
16:10 Cheltenham
Close Brothers Mares Hurdle
Lossiemouth (FR)
5yo - 8/13
W P Mullins
Paul Townend
16:50 Cheltenham
Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle
Lark In The Mornin (GER)
4yo - 9/1
Joseph Patrick O'Brien
J J Slevin
17:30 Cheltenham
National Hunt Chase Challenge Cup
Corbetts Cross (IRE)
7yo - 15/8
Emmet Mullins
Mr Derek O'Connor

Schedule for Wednesday at the Cheltenham Festival

The dust has settled on the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival and now on to day two. The feature on the second day is the Queen Mother Champion Chase. We also have the cross country scheduled on Wednesday, a race like Marmite, some love it and some don't!

RaceLast WinnerInfo
13:30 Cheltenham
Baring Bingham Novices Hurdle
Ballyburn (IRE)
6yo - 1/2
W P Mullins
Paul Townend
14:10 Cheltenham
Brown Advisory Novices Chase
Fact To File (FR)
7yo - 8/13
W P Mullins
Mark Walsh
14:50 Cheltenham
Coral Cup
Langer Dan (IRE)
8yo - 13/2
Dan Skelton
Harry Skelton
15:30 Cheltenham
Queen Mother Champion Chase
Captain Guinness (IRE)
9yo - 17/2
Henry De Bromhead
Rachael Blackmore
16:10 Cheltenham
Cross Country Chase
Delta Work (FR)
10yo - 11/10
Gordon Elliott
Keith Donoghue
16:50 Cheltenham
Johnny Henderson Grand Annual
Unexpected Party (FR)
9yo - 12/1
Dan Skelton
Harry Skelton
17:30 Cheltenham
Champion Bumper
Jasmin De Vaux (FR)
5yo - 9/2
W P Mullins
Mr P W Mullins

Schedule for Thursday at the Cheltenham Festival

Halfway through the festival and onto day three where the Stayers Hurdle is the feature race. A hurdle race to test the stamina and see how can last best up the Cheltenham hill.

RaceLast WinnerInfo
13:30 Cheltenham
Turners Novices Chase
Grey Dawning (IRE)
7yo - 5/2
Dan Skelton
Harry Skelton
14:10 Cheltenham
Pertemps Network Final
Monmiral (FR)
7yo - 25/1
Paul Nicholls
Harry Cobden
14:50 Cheltenham
Ryanair Chase
Protektorat (FR)
9yo - 17/2
Dan Skelton
Harry Skelton
15:30 Cheltenham
Stayers Hurdle
Teahupoo (FR)
7yo - 5/4
Gordon Elliott
Jack Kennedy
16:10 Cheltenham
Festival Plate
Shakem UpArry (IRE)
10yo - 8/1
Ben Pauling
Ben Jones
16:50 Cheltenham
Mares Novices Hurdle
Golden Ace (GB)
6yo - 10/1
Jeremy Scott
Lorcan Williams
17:30 Cheltenham
Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup
Inothewayurthinkin (IRE)
6yo - 13/8
Gavin Cromwell
Mr Derek O'Connor

Schedule for Friday at the Cheltenham Festival

The final day of the festival and feature race that we have all been waiting for, the Cheltenham Gold Cup in which the Irish have been fairly dominant in recent years.

RaceLast WinnerInfo
13:30 Cheltenham
Triumph Hurdle
Majborough (FR)
4yo - 6/1
W P Mullins
Mark Walsh
14:10 Cheltenham
County Handicap Hurdle
Absurde (FR)
6yo - 12/1
W P Mullins
Paul Townend
14:50 Cheltenham
Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle
Stellar Story (IRE)
7yo - 33/1
Gordon Elliott
Sam Ewing
15:30 Cheltenham
Cheltenham Gold Cup
Galopin Des Champs (FR)
8yo - 10/11
W P Mullins
Paul Townend
16:10 Cheltenham
Foxhunter Chase Challenge Cup
Sine Nomine (GB)
8yo - 8/1
Fiona Needham
Mr John Dawson
16:50 Cheltenham
Mrs Paddy Power Mares Chase
Limerick Lace (IRE)
7yo - 3/1
Gavin Cromwell
Keith Donoghue
17:30 Cheltenham
Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys Handicap Hurdle
Better Days Ahead (IRE)
6yo - 5/1
Gordon Elliott
Danny Gilligan

Article Contributor Information

We are blessed with an excellent team of specialists and experts at OLBG. Contributing to creating and maintaining this Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle Preview are at hand, Andy and Darren. They both work on the Horse racing tips team team looking after the tipsters and managing the tips settlement, whilst also creating and managing all of the horse racing event previews for National Hunt Racing.

Darren Brett

Darren Brett

Tipster competition manager

Darren has worked in the horse racing industry for decades bringing to OLBG for the last 20 years a wealth of knowledge, creating much of our content on these sports. Darren also manages our Grand National Guide and is the go-to font of knowledge for the world's greatest steeplechase.
Andy Powell

Andy Powell

Content editor

Andy, a seasoned horse racing expert with over 15 years of experience, possesses a comprehensive understanding of the sport, from delving into complex statistical data for jump racing in the UK and Ireland to crafting insightful national hunt racing blogs for OLBG.

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