Gerry Feilden Hurdle Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends

Updated: 271 Horse Racing

If you are a fan of horse racing trends then this preview of the Gerry Feilden Hurdle will be perfect for you! Not only do we look at the trends but we look at past winners as well as trainer and jockey records for the Gerry Feilden Hurdle, a race run over 2m½f at Newbury.

Gerry Feilden Hurdle Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends
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 Gerry Feilden Hurdle Preview

Currently being run as the Coral Bet Bundles Intermediate Handicap Hurdle for sponsorship purposes, it is registered as the Gerry Feilden Hurdle. This Premier Handicap is run at Newbury in November of each year.

The race is named in honour of General Sir Randle (Gerry) Feilden, a post-war racing administrator and is contested over a distance of two miles and half a furlong, the runners face a total of eight hurdles during the race.

Gerry Feilden Hurdle Information:

We also have a dedicated Newbury tips page that will cover this race as well as all of the other races on the day of the race, see which runners the OLBG racing tipsters are predicting to win this race and the others on the cards. You may also be interested in other preview blogs that we have packed full of information, head down to the Other Principal Races at Newbury Racecourse section for links to these.

How competitive is the Gerry Feilden 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 109%. The race in 2007 was a race that was most in the bookie's favour with an over-round of 128%, whilst on average over the last 20 renewals of the Gerry Feilden Hurdle, the over-round has been 117%, which means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £117 which is bet.

Gerry Feilden 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 Gerry Feilden Hurdle next time out then you would have backed a total of 3 winners. Backing all 18 runners who have been out since to win at SP next time out, would have returned an LSP of -3.00. Remember to use the racing predictions along with the information on this page to find a bet on the 2024 Gerry Feilden Hurdle.

The runner that holds the record over the past 20 renewals for the slowest time in the race was set in the 2007 renewal when Mon Michel from Gary Moore under the guidance of Jamie Moore, won in a time of 4:14.70, whilst at the other end of the spectrum, Floressa, trained by Nicky Henderson and ridden by Jeremiah McGrath set the quickest time of 3:48.75 in the 2020 renewal.

These are the top three quickest-run Gerry Feilden Hurdle over the last 20 renewals:

  1. Floressa (3:48.75) in 2020
  2. First Street (3:49.30) in 2022
  3. Who Dares Wins (3:51.30) in 2016

Gerry Feilden Hurdle Past Winners

Here are the Gerry Feilden 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 Gerry Feilden Hurdle as well as the jockey is also displayed along with the starting price the horse was sent off.

YearHorseInfo
2023
3:51.79
Hansard (IRE)
5yo 11-11 15/2
Niall Houlihan (3lbs)
Gary Moore (GB)
2022
3:49.30
First Street (GB)
5yo 12-0 3/1F
James Bowen
Nicky Henderson (GB)
2021
4:02.84
Onemorefortheroad (GB)
6yo 10-8 8/1
Jack Quinlan
Neil King (GB)
2020
3:48.75
Floressa (FR)
5yo 11-5 10/1
Jeremiah McGrath
Nicky Henderson (GB)
2019
3:53.90
Epatante (FR)
5yo 11-6 3/1F
Aidan Coleman
Nicky Henderson (GB)
2018
3:56.80
Global Citizen (IRE)
6yo 11-10 5/1
David Bass
Ben Pauling (GB)
2017
3:58.70
High Bridge (GB)
6yo 11-3 9/4F
Mr Alex Ferguson (7lbs)
Ben Pauling (GB)
2016
3:51.30
Who Dares Wins (IRE)
4yo 11-10 4/1
Wayne Hutchinson
Alan King (GB)
2015
4:13.20
Sternrubin (GER)
4yo 11-1 4/1
Richard Johnson
Philip Hobbs (GB)
2014
4:14.10
LAmi Serge (IRE)
4yo 10-7 9/4F
Barry Geraghty
Nicky Henderson (GB)

Where have the winning runners come from?

Here are the countries where the winning trainers of the Gerry Feilden Hurdle have been based:

  • GB: 20 winners with an additional 34 placings from 180 runners
  • IRE: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 5 runners

Gerry Feilden Hurdle Trainer Statistics

The leading trainer in the Gerry Feilden Hurdle over the last 20 renewals is Nicky Henderson who has won the race seven times with those seven winners coming from Afsoun (2006), Fairyland (2009), Lyvius (2012), LAmi Serge (2014), Epatante (2019), Floressa (2020) and First Street (2022). Other trainers who have recorded multiple wins in the Gerry Feilden Hurdle are Gary Moore (2 wins) and Ben Pauling (2 wins).

Here are some of the top Gerry Feilden 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
Nicky Henderson21-7-11+14.75+8.63
Gary Moore14-2-4+11.50+5.15
Ben Pauling3-2-3+6.25+4.56
Paul Nicholls19-1-7-14.50-10.12
Alan King11-1-4-6.00-3.10
Philip Hobbs11-1-3-6.00-3.25
Tim Vaughan4-1-3+8.00+9.03
Oliver Sherwood4-1-1+4.00+1.20
David O'Meara1-1-1+8.00+4.80
Neil King1-1-1+8.00+0.00

Gerry Feilden Hurdle Jockey Statistics

Here are some of the top Gerry Feilden 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
Jamie Moore7-1-2+10.00+5.70
Aidan Coleman4-1-1+0.00-1.20
Jeremiah McGrath2-1-1+9.00+5.00
Niall Houlihan2-1-1+6.50+3.50
James Bowen2-1-1+2.00+1.88
Jack Quinlan1-1-1+8.00+0.00
Graham Lee1-1-1+7.00+4.20
David Bass1-1-1+5.00+3.00
Paddy Brennan6-0-3-6.00-2.44
Harry Cobden5-0-2-5.00-2.74

Favourites finishing positions (oldest to latest): 1, 4, 1, 9, 2, 6, (1, 3), 2, 6, (2, 5), 1, 5, (7, PU), 1, 4, 1, 7, 4, (1, 3), (3, 7)

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 (80%) - No bigger than 16/1
  • 20 / 20 (81%) - Break of 18 - 336 days (Last Place)
  • 20 / 20 (82%) - Not in a Cl2-3 (Debut)
  • 20 / 20 (84%) - Within the first 8 of the market
  • 20 / 20 (85%) - Made 3 - 10 starts (Hurdle)
  • 20 / 20 (86%) - Off a break of 11 - 261 days
  • 20 / 20 (86%) - Not in IRL/SCO/ESP/WAL (LTO)
  • 20 / 20 (88%) - Made 6 - 39 starts (Career)
  • 20 / 20 (89%) - Furthest ran 2m½f - 2m5f
  • 20 / 20 (89%) - Had 1 - 5 placings (1 Year)
  • 19 / 20 (80%) - Ran over 1m4½f - 2m1½f (Last Win)
  • 19 / 20 (81%) - Achieved an RPR of 123+ (Last 5)
  • 19 / 20 (83%) - Break of 18 - 364 days (Last Win)
  • 19 / 20 (84%) - Made 2 - 10 starts (Further)
  • 19 / 20 (87%) - Beaten no more -23l (LTO)

Remember to use the trends listed above along with the Newbury racing predictions to see if you can find the winner of the Gerry Feilden Hurdle. Maybe you are looking to back something in this race on the tote, but you are not sure of the process or how the tote works, No problem! We have an article which is dedicated to The Tote for you to read which explains everything you need to know! Be sure to check out the other articles in the OLBG Betting School.

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Gerry Feilden Hurdle Trend Analysis

The trend factor which had produced 10+ winners and shows the best LSP, an LSP of +24.25 is when runners had a highest class run of Class 1 (G1). The worst performing factor that has failed to produce a single winner is when runners had 2 career wins, when backing these the trend shows a record of 0-31.

The course which has produced the most winners of the Gerry Feilden Hurdle is Cheltenham, there has been a total of 5 winners of this race who ran at Cheltenham last time out. The next best course which has produced the second most winners is Aintree, there has been a total number of 4 winners of this race who ran at Aintree 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 168 runners whilst the Female runners have produced 4 winners from a total of 17 runners.

Looking over the past renewals, there is only one stallion whose offspring have been disappointed with multiple attempts but no wins in the Gerry Feilden Hurdle, that stallion is Milan who has failed to produce a winner from 5 runners.

Looking at the winning odds over the last 20 renewals, the biggest-priced winner was Mon Michel in 2007, winning for Gary Moore at odds of 16/1 under the guidance of Jamie Moore. Looking at the runners at the head of the market over the last 20 renewals there have been 7 winning favourites in the race. Ahead of the 2024 Gerry Feilden Hurdle why not head over to the best racing tipster page to see what the tipsters are backing today?

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