Fred Winter Hurdleby Darren Brett
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
|7/8||did not win until their third start over hurdles or later|
|7/8|| were rated between 124 and 133|
|7/8|| were by a Group One winning sire on the flat|
|5/8||won last time out|
|5/8||were set to carry a weight of at least 11-2|
|5/8||were won by French bred horses|
Fred Winter Analysis
The most interesting of the above stats is the fact that only one of the eight 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 Eight Winners
Table below shows the last eight winners of the race.
|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 Preview
It's well documented that Alan King does well with his juvenile hurdlers and whilst he is yet to win this race his runners remain of great interest.
King saddled the second, third and fifth from his three runners in 2011 and has placed five times from his eighteen starters since this race was introduced. A good return but the most eye-catching stat from those horses were their SPs; 50/1, 20/1, 16/1, 33/1 and 3/1.
So, keep a close eye on whatever Alan King runs in this race in 2012, particularly if his runners are an attractive price.
Fillies also have a great record in this race winning four of the eight renewals so do take note of any fillies taking part in 2013.
Fred Winter Hurdle Tips
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Fred Winter Odds
Full list of the runners and the best odds for the Fred Winter.