The Cheltenham Handicap Hurdle is a Grade 3 Handicap race that takes place on the final day of the Cheltenham Festival. It’s open to horses aged 5 years and older and is run on the new course. At 2 miles 1 furlongs it is one of the shorter races to take place during the event.  Horses must jump a total of 8 hurdles during the race. Willie Mullins and Paul Nichols have trained winners 4 times each for this race, whilst Ruby Walsh is the most successful jockey, winning it 4 times during his career.

County Handicap Hurdle 2020 Tips


Mohaayed Looks like he’s been prepped for this race and at 16-1 looks like a decent price. He will want better ground, so check the going on the day.


Very strong EW claims at 12-1.


Willie Mullens rates this horse very highly, so he could be one to fly under the radar at this year´s festival. Best price 20-1.


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County Handicap Hurdle 2020 Key Stats

  1. 12 of the last 14 winners were priced at 10-1 or above
  2. 10 of the previous 14 winners were aged 5-6 years old
  3. 10 of the last 19 winners were in the top 5 of the betting
  4. Only 9 winners since 1961 have raced at the Cheltenham Festival Previously
  5. Horses making their handicap debuts are 0 from 62 since 1994