Pertemps Hurdle Odds 2023


Bryan Cooper riding Mrs Milner clears the last to win The Pertemps Network Final Handicap Hurdle during day three of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse.

The three-mile handicap hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival, known as the Pertemps Final, is preceded by a series of qualifiers. Horses qualify for the Final by placing in the top four of one of the qualifying races.

Only two favourites have won the Pertemps Final in the last 10 years – Fingal Bay in 2014 and Sire Du Berlais in 2019. With this stat in mind, many punters back some bigger-priced horses in the Pertemps in the hope of landing a winner.

Third Wind won last year’s race at odds of 25/1 for trainer Hughie Morrison, who held off the well-fancied Alaphilippe. The Pertemps Final is a fiercely competitive race that features a mix of established hurdlers and up-and-coming horses, and this year’s renewal looks no different.

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Thanksforthehelp 5/1

Maxxum 5/1

Walking On Air 13/2

Good Time Jonny 8/1

The Bosses Oscar 9/1

An Tailliur 11/1

Salvador Ziggy 11/1

Captain Morgs 11/1

Hector Javelix 12/1

The Changing Man 16/1

Green Brook 18/1

Jet Of Magic 20/1

Moka De Vassy 20/1

Itchy Feet 22/1

Coltor 22/1

Mill Green 22/1

Bear Ghylls 25/1 

Glimpse Of Gala 28/1

Level Neverending 28/1

Wakool 28/1

Takarengo 50/1

Burrows Park 66/1

Brandy McQueen 66/1

Risk And Roll 80/1

Pertemps Handicap Hurdle Odds and Entries 2023

Heading into this year’s Pertemps Final, Thanksforthehelp and Maxxum are at the head of the betting market. Thanksforthehelp has shrewd connections and won very well at Chepstow less than three weeks ago. He has very little mileage on the clock, and it would be no shock to see him go close in the race.

Maxxum is trained by Gordon Elliott in Ireland, a trainer that is no stranger to saddling the winner of the Pertemps, having done so three times in the last five years. Maxxum won two large-field handicaps at the end of last year and was 12th last time out when badly hampered. So he’s bound to be a popular bet come post-time.

Mill Green could run a big race for the in-form Nicky Henderson at double-figure odds. He was 3rd in this race last year and put in a decent run when 3rd at Haydock last month after a 10-month break. And the bottom-weight Brandy McQueen looks overpriced, having run well most of the season before under-performing last time out. A return to the best of his form should see him outrun his large odds.

Betting on the Pertemps Network Final

The Pertemps Final is one of the most competitive staying handicap hurdle races of the season. There are a series of qualifiers at different racecourses during the winter with the first six to finish in each race entitled to run in the final.

Sire Du Berlais started co-favourite in 2022 when seeking a record-equalling third victory but could only finish eleventh behind 25-1 outsider Third Wind. He was trained by Gordon Elliott who has a great recent record in this event. He won it with Delta Work in 2018 prior to back-to-back victories with Sire Du Berlais.

If you are having a bet on the Pertemps Network Final you should check the place terms with your bookmaker. Most leading bookmakers offer enhanced place betting on this race down to fifth or even sixth place.

The qualifier held at Warwick was the best form guide in 2022 with the third and fifth on the midlands track going on to finish first and second at Cheltenham. The early Pertemps Network Final betting has Cheltenham qualifier winner Shoot First as the market leader ahead of Leopardstown winner Perceval Legallois. 

Pertemps Handicap Hurdle News

Unlike other Cheltenham Festival races, the Pertemps Final has been a happy hunting ground for UK-trained horses in recent years – of the last 20 winners of the Pertemps Final, 13 were home winners. However, the Irish have recently dominated the race, winning it six times in the last seven years. And this year again sees Irish-trained horses dominating the head of the betting market.

It’s also a race that can see outsiders win, notably Creon at 50/1 in 2004 and Kadoun at 50/1 in 2006. And this year’s Pertemps Final could also throw up a shock winner, with 24 horses set to go to post on Thursday afternoon.