Fred Winter Hurdle
The Fred Winter Hurdle is a handicap race for four-year-old hurdlers run over 2m 110 yards where trainers can try and take advantage with a well handicapped horse. Can you spot the blot on the handicap?
Fred Winter Hurdle Trends
|9/10|| were rated between 124 and 133|
|8/10|| were by a Group One winning sire on the flat|
|8/10||had run in the previous 25 days|
|7/10||started career on the flat|
|7/10||were having their fourth run over hurdles|
|7/10||won on at least one of last two starts|
|7/10||did not win until their third start over hurdles or later|
Fred Winter Analysis
The most interesting of the above stats is the fact that only three of the ten winners of this race had won until at least their third race over hurdles.
Failing to win until their third start meant that their original handicap mark gave plenty of scope for improvement.
The general call for this race we should be looking for a juvenile that took a while to hit form but comes into the race on the back of a win or an eye-catching run.
Fred Winter Hurdle Last Ten Winners
Table below shows the last ten winners of the race.
|2014||Hawk High||11-1||T Easterby||B Hughes||33/1|
|2013||Flaxen Flare||10-7||G Elliott||D Condon||25/1|
|2012||Une Artiste||10-8||N Henderson||J McGrath||40/1|
|2011||What A Charm||10-6||A Moore||P Townend||9/1|
|2010||Sanctuaire||11-9||P Nicholls||R Walsh||4/1F|
|2009||Silk Affair||10-4||M Quinlan||T OBrien||11/1|
|2008||Crack Away Jack||11-10||Miss E Lavelle||P Carberry||14/1|
|2007||Gaspara||10-11||D Pipe||A Glassonbury||9/2JF|
|2006||Shamayoun||11-3||C Egerton||P Brennan||40/1|
|2005||Dabiroun||11-4||P Nolan||Miss N Carberry||20/1|
Fred Winter Hurdle PreviewHorses that started their career on the flat appear to have an advantage
over their jumping counterparts with only three of the last ten winners starting off in bumpers or over hurdles.
Those runners who have started life on the flat have tended to have achieved a decent rating on the level with all of the winners who fit that criterion having achieved a mark of 79 or above.
Fillies also have a great record in this race
winning four of the ten renewals from a very small percentage of the overall number of runners.
Certain trainers have obviously made a point of targeting this race with Paul Nicholls, David Pipe and Gordon Elliott all having excellent records.
Three trainers who have a surprisingly poor record in this race are Willie Mullins, Philip Hobbs and Venetia Williams.
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