2023 Stayers Hurdle Preview, Trends & Analysis

Three miles and twelve hurdles face the runners in the Stayers Hurdle. Usually run at a decent pace meaning stamina will be severely tested and is a specialists race which requires a unique type of horse.

2023 Stayers Hurdle Preview, Trends & Analysis

2023 Stayers Hurdle Preview

Three miles and twelve hurdles face the runners in the Stayers Hurdle, formerly known as the World Hurdle which is currently sponsored by Paddy Power here at Cheltenham. Usually, run at a decent pace meaning stamina will be severely tested and is a specialists' race that requires a unique type of horse to win.

Since 2002, Baracouda and Inglis Drever have retained their crown the following season and the magnificent Big Bucks won four on the bounce between 2009 and 2012 so give plenty of respect to returning previous winners of the Stayers Hurdle.

Below we have taken a look at the race in greater detail with previous Stayers Hurdle trends and stats to help you find the winner of the Stayers Hurdle. Over on the recommended bookies for Cheltenham page, you can see which bookies rank best for placing your festival bets.

Stayers Hurdle Content:

To see which runners the OLBG racing tipsters are tipping throughout the card that includes this race, head over to the Cheltenham Betting Picks on the day of the race, do they agree with the runners on the trend shortlist or are they predicting other runners?

When looking over the past 20 renewals, a time of 5:38.20 was set by My Way De Solzen in 2006, that is the quickest time over that period, the runner was trained by Alan King and ridden by Robert Thornton. The slowest winning time was set in 2013 when Solwhit won in a time of 6:24.94, booked to ride was Paul Carberry on this C Byrnes trained runner.

These are the top three quickest run Stayers Hurdle over the last 20 renewals:

  • 2006 - My Way De Solzen (5:38.20)
  • 2015 - Cole Harden (5:40.70)
  • 2003 - Baracouda (5:41.25)

How competitive is the Stayers Hurdle market? When looking at the over-rounds for the last 20 renewals, the most competitive market was in 2004 when the race had an over-round of 111%. The race in 2020 was a race that was most in the bookie's favour with an over-round of 126%, whilst on average over the last 20 renewals of the Stayers Hurdle, the over-round has been 119%, which means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £119 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 Stayers Hurdle next time out then you would have back a total of 9 winners. Backing all 19 runners who have been out since to win at SP next time out, would have returned an LSP of -3.90. Ahead of the 2023 Stayers Hurdle why not head over to the racing predictions for tips on other races today.

Stayers Hurdle 19 May @ 22:58 - AntePost
Flooring Porter 7.00
The Nice Guy 11.00
State Man 11.00
Buzz 13.00
Klassical Dream 13.00
Minella Cocooner 17.00
Three Stripe Life 17.00
Epatante 17.00
Maries Rock 17.00
Love Envoi 21.00

Stayers Hurdle Past Winners

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

Year Horse Info
2022
5:58.24
Flooring Porter (IRE)
7yo 11-10 4/1
Danny Mullins
Gavin Cromwell (IRE)
2021
5:51.78
Flooring Porter (IRE)
6yo 11-10 12/1
Danny Mullins
Gavin Cromwell (IRE)
2020
6:03.20
Lisnagar Oscar (IRE)
7yo 11-10 50/1
Adam Wedge
Rebecca Curtis (GB)
2019
5:53.33
Paisley Park (IRE)
7yo 11-10 11/8F
Aidan Coleman
Emma Lavelle (GB)
2018
6:20.40
Penhill (GB)
7yo 11-10 12/1
Paul Townend
W P Mullins (IRE)
2017
5:49.60
Nichols Canyon (GB)
7yo 11-10 10/1
R Walsh
W P Mullins (IRE)
2016
5:42.60
Thistlecrack (GB)
8yo 11-10 1/1F
Tom Scudamore
Colin Tizzard (GB)
2015
5:40.70
Cole Harden (IRE)
6yo 11-10 14/1
Gavin Sheehan
Warren Greatrex (GB)
2014
5:49.50
More Of That (IRE)
6yo 11-10 15/2
Barry Geraghty
Jonjo O'Neill (GB)
2013
6:24.94
Solwhit (FR)
9yo 11-10 17/2
Paul Carberry
C Byrnes (IRE)

Where have the winning runners come from?

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

  • GB: 14 winners with an additional 22 placings from 178 runners
  • IRE: 5 winners with an additional 15 placings from 84 runners
  • FR: 1 winner with an additional 3 placings from 10 runners

Stayers Hurdle Trainer Statistics

The leading trainer in the Stayers Hurdle over the last 20 renewals is Paul Nicholls who has won the race 4 times. Those 4 winners came from Big Bucks (2009), Big Bucks (2010), Big Bucks (2011) & Big Bucks (2012). Other trainers who have recorded multiple wins in the Stayers Hurdle are W P Mullins (2 wins), Jonjo O'Neill (2 wins) & Gavin Cromwell (2 wins). There is one trainer who has not had the best of times in the Stayers Hurdle, Nicky Henderson has sent a total of 17 runners to the race without recording any wins.

Here are some of the top Stayers 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
Paul Nicholls 18-4-7 -5.43 -3.35
W P Mullins 33-2-7 -9.00 -10.66
Jonjo O'Neill 13-2-3 +1.00 -2.60
Gavin Cromwell 2-2-2 +16.00 +9.60
Alan King 15-1-5 -6.00 -3.50
Colin Tizzard 7-1-1 -5.00 -5.40
Rebecca Curtis 6-1-2 +45.00 +26.40
Emma Lavelle 6-1-3 -3.62 -2.24
Warren Greatrex 5-1-1 +10.00 +3.00
C Byrnes 1-1-1 +8.50 +5.10

Stayers Hurdle Jockey Statistics

The leading jockey in the Stayers Hurdle over the last 20 renewals is Danny Mullins who has won the race 2 times. Those 2 winners came from Flooring Porter (2021) & Flooring Porter (2022).

Here are some of the top Stayers 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
Danny Mullins 3-2-2 +15.00 +8.60
Paul Townend 12-1-2 +1.00 -2.50
Tom Scudamore 9-1-2 -7.00 -6.55
Paddy Brennan 5-1-1 +1.00 -1.00
Aidan Coleman 5-1-4 -2.62 +0.66
Gavin Sheehan 4-1-1 +11.00 +4.00
Graham Lee 3-1-1 +3.00 +1.00
Denis O'Regan 3-1-1 -0.62 -1.31
Adam Wedge 2-1-1 +49.00 +29.00
Daryl Jacob 7-0-1 -7.00 -2.50

2023 Stayers Hurdle Trends

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

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 (69%) - Had 2-5 placings (1 Year)
  • 20 / 20 (72%) - A Graded race (Last Win)
  • 20 / 20 (76%) - Not at Gow Nav or San (LTO)
  • 20 / 20 (79%) - Beaten no more than 16l (LTO)
  • 20 / 20 (81%) - Aged between 6yo & 9yo
  • 20 / 20 (82%) - Previously won at least a G2
  • 20 / 20 (84%) - Not a Handicap (Last Win)
  • 19 / 20 (44%) - No bigger than 14/1
  • 19 / 20 (68%) - Made 2-6 starts (1 Year)
  • 19 / 20 (71%) - Previously placed in a G1
  • 19 / 20 (71%) - Fewer than 7 starts (Going)
  • 19 / 20 (86%) - First 2 finish within 3 starts
  • 18 / 20 (48%) - Within first 6 of the market
  • 18 / 20 (63%) - No bigger than 11/2 (LTO)
  • 18 / 20 (70%) - Previously won on the ground
  • 18 / 20 (71%) - Fewer than 5 starts (Season)
  • 18 / 20 (71%) - Ran in a Cl4 or lower (Debut)

Remember to use the trends listed above along with the Cheltenham racing predictions to see if you can find the winner of the Stayers Hurdle. How well do you know your horse racing? Are there certain types of races which are you are unsure of? Why not take a look at this Types Of Horse Race article to familiarise yourself with the different types of racing, that is just one of many helpful horse racing articles in the OLBG Betting School.

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Stayers Hurdle Trend Analysis

The trend factor which has produced 10+ winners and shows the best LSP, an LSP of +29.87 is when runners had 2 places in the past 180 days. The worst performing factor which has failed to produce a single winner is when runners had 1 place in the past year, when backing these the trend shows a record of 0-46.

The course which has produced the most winners of the Stayers Hurdle is Cheltenham, there has been a total number of 9 winners of this race who ran at Cheltenham 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 20 winners from a total of 260 runners whilst the Female runners have produced 0 winners from a total of 12 runners.

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

  • Cadoudal (4 Wins)
  • In The Wings (3 Wins)
  • Oscar (2 Wins)
  • Yeats (2 Wins)

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

  • Kings Theatre (0 Wins from 7 runners)
  • Kahyasi (0 Wins from 6 runners)
  • Sir Harry Lewis (0 Wins from 6 runners)
  • Craigsteel (0 Wins from 5 runners)

Looking at the winning odds over the last 20 renewals, the biggest priced winner was Lisnagar Oscar in 2020 when winning for Rebecca Curtis at odds of 50/1 under the guidance of Adam Wedge. Looking at the runners at the head of the market over the last 20 renewals there has been a total of 7 winning favourites in the race. Before placing your bet on the 2023 Stayers Hurdle see which other runners today are being back by the best racing tipsters today.

Schedule at the Cheltenham Festival

Have a look at our racing tipsters Cheltenham predictions for the Stayers Hurdle. Next up is the Festival Plate, head over to find trends and tips.

Cheltenham Festival races for Tuesday 14th March 2023

Race 2022 Winner Info
13:30 Cheltenham
Supreme Novices Hurdle
Constitution Hill (GB)
5yo - 9/4
Nicky Henderson
Nico de Boinville
14:10 Cheltenham
Arkle Challenge Trophy
Edwardstone (GB)
8yo - 5/2
Alan King
Tom Cannon
14:50 Cheltenham
Ultima Handicap Chase
Corach Rambler (IRE)
8yo - 10/1
Lucinda Russell
Derek Fox
15:30 Cheltenham
Champion Hurdle
Honeysuckle (GB)
8yo - 8/11
Henry De Bromhead
Rachael Blackmore
16:10 Cheltenham
Close Brothers Mares Hurdle
Maries Rock (IRE)
7yo - 18/1
Nicky Henderson
Nico de Boinville
16:50 Cheltenham
Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle
Brazil (IRE)
4yo - 10/1
Padraig Roche
Mark Walsh
17:30 Cheltenham
National Hunt Chase Challenge Cup
Stattler (IRE)
7yo - 2/1
W P Mullins
Mr P W Mullins

Cheltenham Festival races for Wednesday 15th March 2023

Race 2022 Winner Info
13:30 Cheltenham
Ballymore Novices Hurdle
Sir Gerhard (IRE)
7yo - 8/11
W P Mullins
Paul Townend
14:10 Cheltenham
Brown Advisory Novices Chase
LHomme Presse (FR)
7yo - 9/4
Venetia Williams
Charlie Deutsch
14:50 Cheltenham
Coral Cup (Link)
Commander Of Fleet (IRE)
8yo - 50/1
Gordon Elliott
Shane Fitzgerald
15:30 Cheltenham
Queen Mother Champion Chase
Energumene (FR)
8yo - 5/2
W P Mullins
Paul Townend
16:10 Cheltenham
Cross Country Chase
Delta Work (FR)
9yo - 5/2
Gordon Elliott
Jack Kennedy
16:50 Cheltenham
Johnny Henderson Grand Annual
Global Citizen (IRE)
10yo - 28/1
Ben Pauling
Kielan Woods
17:30 Cheltenham
Champion Bumper
Facile Vega (IRE)
5yo - 15/8
W P Mullins
Mr P W Mullins

Cheltenham Festival races for Thursday 16th March 2023

Race 2022 Winner Info
13:30 Cheltenham
Turners Novices Chase
Bob Olinger (IRE)
7yo - 6/5
Henry De Bromhead
Rachael Blackmore
14:10 Cheltenham
Pertemps Network Final
Third Wind (GB)
8yo - 25/1
Hughie Morrison
Tom OBrien
14:50 Cheltenham
Ryanair Chase
Allaho (FR)
8yo - 4/7
W P Mullins
Paul Townend
15:30 Cheltenham
Stayers Hurdle
Flooring Porter (IRE)
7yo - 4/1
Gavin Cromwell
Danny Mullins
16:10 Cheltenham
Festival Plate
Coole Cody (IRE)
11yo - 22/1
Evan Williams
Adam Wedge
16:50 Cheltenham
Ryanair Mares Novices Hurdle
Love Envoi (IRE)
6yo - 15/2
Harry Fry
Jonathan Burke
17:30 Cheltenham
Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup
Chambard (FR)
10yo - 40/1
Venetia Williams
Miss Lucy Turner

Cheltenham Festival races for Friday 17th March 2023

Race 2022 Winner Info
13:30 Cheltenham
JCB Triumph Hurdle
Vauban (FR)
4yo - 6/4
W P Mullins
Paul Townend
14:10 Cheltenham
County Handicap Hurdle
State Man (FR)
5yo - 11/4
W P Mullins
Paul Townend
14:50 Cheltenham
Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle
The Nice Guy (IRE)
7yo - 18/1
W P Mullins
Sean OKeeffe
15:30 Cheltenham
Cheltenham Gold Cup
A Plus Tard (FR)
8yo - 3/1
Henry De Bromhead
Rachael Blackmore
16:10 Cheltenham
Foxhunter Chase Challenge Cup
Billaway (IRE)
10yo - 13/8
W P Mullins
Mr P W Mullins
16:50 Cheltenham
Mrs PP Mares Chase
Elimay (FR)
8yo - 9/4
W P Mullins
Mark Walsh
17:30 Cheltenham
Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys Handicap Hurdle
Banbridge (IRE)
6yo - 12/1
Joseph Patrick OBrien
M M McDonagh

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