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Cheltenham 13:55 Result

McCoy Contractors County Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3) (GBB Race)

  • 5yo+, 25 Runners
  • jumps, Turf
  • Winner £42,203, 2nd £15,900, 3rd £7,958, 4th £3,975, 5th £1,995, 6th £998, 7th £495, 8th £255
  • Distance 2m 0f 179y
  • Going GOOD TO SOFT (Good in places; Hdl 6.4; Chs 6.9)
  • Off Time 13:55
  • Winning Time 04:02
  • Race Status: WeighedIn
Number
Dist
Runners
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  • Belfast Banter silk
    1st
    Belfast Banter
    • Kevin Sexton
    • Peter Fahey
    • 6 years, 10-0
    1 Tip
    33/1

    midfield, pushed along and smooth headway home turn, close up when disputing third last, soon ridden, edged right run-in, led inside final 110yds, ran on well, ridden out

    Tipped by:

    • Templegate - The Sun
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  • Petit Mouchoir silk
    2nd
    1 ¼
    Petit Mouchoir
    • Jordan Gainford
    • Mrs Denise Foster
    • 10 years, 11-12
    1 Tip
    1 Nap
    22/1

    in touch with leaders, tracked leaders 3 out, ridden home turn, switched left approaching last, kept on strongly and went second inside final 110yds, always held

    Naps:

    • RP Ratings - Racing Post

    Tipped by:

    • Steve Mason - RP Ratings
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  • Milkwood silk
    3rd
    1
    Milkwood
    • Robert Dunne
    • Neil Mulholland
    • 7 years, 10-11
    1 Nap
    28/1

    midfield, smooth headway and going easily before 2 out, led narrowly when ridden approaching last, headed but every chance run-in, kept on but no extra towards finish

    Naps:

    • Rory Delargy - The Irish Field
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  • Eclair De Beaufeu silk
    4th
    hd
    Eclair De Beaufeu
    • Jack Kennedy
    • Mrs Denise Foster
    • 7 years, 10-10
    1 Nap
    11/1

    midfield, headway after 2 out, soon ridden, disputing third last, held but close up when bit short of room final 110yds, kept on

    Naps:

    • Matt Polley - Ipswich Star
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  • Edwardstone silk
    5th
    ½
    Edwardstone
    • Tom Cannon
    • Alan King
    • 7 years, 11-5
    3 Tips
    1 Nap
    18/1

    midfield, pushed along and headway before last, ridden and kept on well run-in, not pace to challenge

    Naps:

    • Robin Goodfellow - Daily Mail

    Tipped by:

    • Robin Goodfellow - Daily Mail
    • POSTDATA
    • TOPSPEED
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  • Third Time Lucki silk
    6th
    hd
    Third Time Lucki
    • Harry Skelton
    • Dan Skelton
    • 6 years, 11-0
    1 Tip
    3 Naps
    8/1

    midfield, headway after 5th, went third 3 out, led narrowly after 2 out, ridden and headed approaching last, rallied and led narrowly run-in, no extra towards finish

    Naps:

    • East Anglian Daily Times
    • Racing and Football Outlook
    • Scottish Sun

    Tipped by:

    • The Guardian
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  • Drop The Anchor silk
    7th
    nk
    Drop The Anchor
    • Simon Torrens
    • P A Fahy
    • 7 years, 11-3
    Tip button hidden
    33/1

    midfield, ridden after 2 out, headway approaching last, kept on well run-in, always held

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  • Anna Bunina silk
    8th
    1 ¾
    Anna Bunina
    • Conor McNamara
    • John C McConnell
    • 5 years, 10-6
    Tip button hidden
    125/1

    towards rear of midfield, ridden after 2 out, headway approaching last, well held but kept on run-in

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  • Ciel De Neige silk
    9th
    ¾
    Ciel De Neige
    • Jonjo O'Neill Jr
    • W P Mullins
    • 6 years, 10-11
    Tip button hidden
    22/1

    in touch with leaders, ridden home turn, weakened final 110yds

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  • You Raised Me Up silk
    10th
    ½
    You Raised Me Up
    • Darragh O'keeffe
    • Martin Brassil
    • 8 years, 10-12
    2 Tips
    1 Nap
    5/1 F

    in touch with leaders, ridden home turn, soon slightly hampered, held when stumbled last, weakened final 110yds

    Naps:

    • The Irish Sun

    Tipped by:

    • Newsboy - Daily Mirror
    • The Irish Sun
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  • Captain Kangaroo silk
    11th
    2 ¼
    Captain Kangaroo
    • Brian Hayes
    • W P Mullins
    • 6 years, 10-2
    Tip button hidden
    18/1

    held up in rear, headway into midfield 2 out, soon ridden, stayed on but no chance run-in

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  • Thyme White silk
    12th
    ¾
    Thyme White
    • Harry Cobden
    • Paul Nicholls
    • 5 years, 10-11
    Tip button hidden
    28/1

    took keen hold, held up in rear, ridden after 2 out, stayed on but no chance run-in

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  • Cayd Boy silk
    13th
    1 ¾
    Cayd Boy
    • Mark Walsh
    • Miss Elizabeth Doyle
    • 6 years, 11-6
    Tip button hidden
    22/1

    midfield, pushed along and headway after 2 out, ridden approaching last, weakened run-in

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  • Ganapathi silk
    14th
    1
    Ganapathi
    • Paul Townend
    • W P Mullins
    • 5 years, 10-11
    2 Tips
    6/1

    midfield, headway before 2 out, ridden before last, soon weakened

    Tipped by:

    • Ben Hutton - SPOTLIGHT
    • Marlborough - Telegraph
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  • Saint D'oroux silk
    15th
    4 ¾
    Saint D'oroux
    • Daryl Jacob
    • Mrs Denise Foster
    • 5 years, 10-9
    Tip button hidden
    40/1

    midfield, mistake 1st, hampered on turn after 3 out, ridden home turn, weakened before last

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  • Fifty Ball silk
    16th
    nk
    Fifty Ball
    • Joshua Moore
    • Gary Moore
    • 6 years, 10-6
    1 Nap
    12/1

    tracked leaders, ridden home turn, weakened approaching last

    Naps:

    • Karl Hedley - Irish Post
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  • Champagne Gold silk
    17th
    ½
    Champagne Gold
    • Rachael Blackmore
    • Henry De Bromhead
    • 6 years, 11-1
    2 Tips
    1 Nap
    6/1

    midfield, some headway home turn, soon ridden, weakened approaching last

    Naps:

    • Brian Flanagan - Irish Daily Star

    Tipped by:

    • Garry Owen - Daily Record
    • Rob Wright - The Times
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  • Strong Glance silk
    18th
    ¾
    Strong Glance
    • Aidan Coleman
    • Olly Murphy
    • 8 years, 10-2
    Tip button hidden
    40/1

    held up in rear, mistake 5th, ridden after 2 out, soon weakened

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  • Darasso silk
    19th
    2 ¼
    Darasso
    • J J Slevin
    • Joseph Patrick O'Brien
    • 8 years, 11-4
    1 Nap
    80/1

    always towards rear, never going well

    Naps:

    • Moorestyle - Daily Star Sunday
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  • Gowel Road silk
    20th
    1
    Gowel Road
    • Sam Twiston-Davies
    • Nigel Twiston-Davies
    • 5 years, 10-8
    3 Tips
    2 Naps
    12/1

    tracked leaders, hit 4th, lost position after 3 out, weakened 2 out

    Naps:

    • Luke Tucker - Cambridge Evening News
    • Fortunatus - Sheffield Star

    Tipped by:

    • The Scout - Daily Express
    • Jason Heavey - The Star
    • James Stevens - WEST COUNTRY
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  • Mengli Khan silk
    21st
    2 ¼
    Mengli Khan
    • Nico de Boinville
    • Nicky Henderson
    • 8 years, 10-13
    Tip button hidden
    66/1

    prominent, led 2nd, ridden and headed after 2 out, soon weakened

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  • Wolf Prince silk
    22nd
    7
    Wolf Prince
    • Robbie Power
    • Gavin Cromwell
    • 5 years, 10-11
    Tip button hidden
    66/1

    towards rear of midfield, hampered on turn after 3 out, ridden after 2 out, weakened before last

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  • Getaway Gorgeous silk
    23rd
    2 ¼
    Getaway Gorgeous
    • B J Cooper
    • W P Mullins
    • 7 years, 10-7
    Tip button hidden
    66/1

    always towards rear, weakened after 2 out

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  • Buildmeupbuttercup silk
    24th
    3 ½
    Buildmeupbuttercup
    • Danny Mullins
    • W P Mullins
    • 7 years, 11-4
    Tip button hidden
    25/1

    always towards rear, weakened after 2 out

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  • Global Citizen silk
    PU
    Global Citizen
    • David Bass
    • Ben Pauling
    • 9 years, 11-7
    Tip button hidden
    100/1
    PU

    led, prominent when headed 2nd, weakened quickly after 3 out, soon hampered, tailed off when pulled up before last

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  • Le Patriote silk
    NR
    Le Patriote
    • Cillin Leonard
    • Dr Richard Newland
    • 9 years, 11-2
    1 Nap
    NR

    vet's certificate

    Naps:

    • Steve Mullington - 888Sport
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County Hurdle Tips

Alex Stearn thinks the Dan and Harry Skelton team can land this competitive handicap.

Fri 13:55 - County Hurdle
Third Time Lucki silk

Third Time Lucki

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Cheltenham Tips

What is the County Hurdle?

The County Hurdle is a handicap hurdle race on the fourth and final day of the Cheltenham Festival, Gold Cup Day, run over two miles and 179 yards. The race was traditionally the final race of the festival, but was switched to the second race on the card in 2009.

The history of the County Hurdle

The County Hurdle was established in 1920, and has built up a reputation of being a difficult puzzle for punters to solve, something shown by the fact that only one outright favourite has won the race this century. The race was named in honour of legendary trainer Vincent O’Brien between 1995-2016. Since 1992, the sponsors of the Imperial Cup have offered a bonus for any winner of the race who can follow up at the festival the following week, something which was won by the Martin Pipe-trained Blowing Wind in 1998.

What happened in the 2021 County Hurdle?

Peter Fahey's Belfast Banter was a shock 33/1 winner of the County Hurdle, as the Irish raider got the better of the classy Petit Mouchoir, with Milkwood (third) and Eclair De Beaufeu finishing fourth in a competitive renewal.

Who is the most iconic winner of the County Hurdle?

A particularly memorable winner of the County Hurdle was the Philip Hobbs-trained Rooster Booster, who won the race back in 2002. Although he was a regular in some of the top handicap hurdle races, Rooster Booster was something of a late bloomer, making the breakthrough on the big stage when winning the County as an eight-year-old. Having held his own in Grade 1 company when fourth in the Aintree Hurdle on his next start, Rooster Booster continued on an upward trajectory the following season, winning his first five starts of the campaign, culminating in the 2003 Champion Hurdle. Rooster Booster went close to sealing back-to-back wins in the Champion Hurdle, finishing second in the 2004 renewal, and his final start came when finishing down the field in the 2005 Greatwood Hurdle at Cheltenham - before being given a well-deserved retirement.

Are there any trials for the County Hurdle?

There are no specific trial races for the County Hurdle, though there are some regular routes which contenders take to the race, with the most obvious being the previous week’s Imperial Cup at Sandown - with a bonus available for any horse able to win both races. It is also useful to keep an eye on valuable handicap hurdle races throughout the season, such as the Greatwood Hurdle at Cheltenham.

Who is the most successful jockey in the County Hurdle?

The most successful jockey in the County Hurdle (since 1946) is Ruby Walsh, who has ridden the winner of the race on four occasions, courtesy of Sporazene (2004), Desert Quest (2006), American Trilogy (2009) and Final Approach (2011).

Who is the most successful trainer in the County Hurdle?

The joint-most successful trainers in the County Hurdle (since 1946) are Paul Nicholls and Willie Mullins, with four wins each. Mullins’ four wins in the race came courtesy of Thousand Stars (2010), Final Approach (2011), Wicklow Brave (2015) and Arctic Fire (2017), while Nicholls’ wins were with Sporazene (2004), Desert Quest (2006), American Trilogy (2009) and Lac Fontana (2014). 

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