Boodles Juvenile Handicap Betting Tips

  • 15/03/2022
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Jeff Kidder ridden by jockey Sean Flanagan wins the Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle on day one of the Cheltenham Festival.

This Boodles Juvenile Handicap tips preview sees our racing betting experts examine the field for the 2023 renewal. We look at some of the history and focus on the current edition from a betting perspective.

There will be plenty of Boodles juvenile handicap hurdle tips to come once the final declarations for this year’s race have been made. Our tipsters will deliver the best insights into the juvenile novices’ contest.

At last year’s Cheltenham Festival, Jeff Kidder was ridden to success by jockey Sean Flanagan for trainer Noel Meade. Our Boodles juvenile racing tips 2023 look at who could be next.

(Tips to follow)

Boodles juvenile handicap hurdle tips Tips – Overlooked Outsiders

It’s natural to gravitate towards the head of the market for Boodles juvenile handicap hurdle betting, but it’s always interesting to look deeper. Longer-priced underdogs do have their day, and you don’t even have to go back far to see that.

In the 2017 edition, Flying Tiger upset the field by defying 33/1 odds as jockey Richard Johnson drove him to the line to win by a neck ahead of the 9/2 FAV Divin Bere.

Remarkably, the following year, there was another 33/1 winner as Veneer Of Charm won by a comfortable three lengths. But in the 2021 edition, one of the most underrated outsiders in Boodles juvenile handicap betting history stormed the field.

After opening at 66/1, Jeff Kidder crossed the line to take a two-length victory at an 80/1 SP. There were only three other horses in the 22-runner field at a bigger SP. To boot, third-placed finisher Elham Valley was at 66/1.

As part of our Boodles juvenile handicap hurdle tips betting tips, we look at some of the longer-priced options in the 2023 field.

A look at this year’s underdogs will be available closer to the race.

Boodles juvenile handicap hurdle tips Runners – Tuesday 15th March 4:50

1 Petit Tonnere T: Jonjo O’Neill

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

2 The Tide Turns T: Gordon Elliott

J: Jack Kennedy

3 Brazil T: Padraig Roche

J: Mark Walsh

4 Doctor Churchill T: Gordon Elliott

J: Jordan Gainford (3)

5 Ebasari T: Gordon Elliott

J: Davy Russell

6 Britzka T: Gordon Elliott

J: Robbie Power

7 Bell Ex One T: Paul Nicholls

J: Harry Cobden

8 Gaelic Warrior T: Willie Mullins

J: Paul Townend

9 White Pepper T: Gavin Cromwell

J: Liam Dempsey

10 HMS Seahorse T: Paul Nolan

J: Bryan Cooper

11 Prairie Dancer T: Joseph O’Brien

J: J J Slevin

12 Feigh T: Willie Mullins

J: Danny Mullins

13 Iberique Du Seuil T: Gordon Elliott

J: Denis O’Regan

14 Saint Segal T: Jane Williams

J: Chester Williams (3)

15 Champion Green T: Joseph O’Brien

J: Rachael Blackmore

16 Sea Sessions T: Ross O’Sullivan

J: Jonathan Burke

17 Milldam T: Jamie Snowden

J: Gavin Sheehan

18 Doctor Brown Bear T: Martin Brassil

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

19 Too Friendly T: Dan Skelton

J: Harry Skelton

20 Forever William T: Alan King

J: Tom Cannon

21 Swinging London T: Olly Murphy

J: Aidan Coleman

22 Skycutter T: Philip Kirby

J: Thomas Dowson

Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle Odds 2023

Horse/Form Silks Jockey/Trainer Odds
Gaelic Warrior


J:Paul Townend
T:Willie Mullins
The Tide Turns


T:Gordon Elliott


J:Mark Walsh
T:Padraig Roche
Champion Green


T:Joseph O’Brien
Doctor Brown Bear


J:Darragh O’Keeffe
T:Martin Brassil
HMS Seahorse


J:Bryan Cooper
T:Paul Nolan


T:Gordon Elliott
Petit Tonnere


T:Jonjo O’Neill
Saint Segal


J:Chester Williams (3)
T:Jane Williams


T:Gordon Elliott
Too Friendly


J:Harry Skelton
T:Dan Skelton

25/1 Bar

The market for the Boodles juvenile handicap hurdle betting will fluctuate the closer we get to the start of the race. But the ante-post racing market could give some early clues about what may be coming up.

Looking through some potential big early contenders, Britzka should be there. However, Gordon Elliott’s youngster could emulate stablemates Veneer Of Charm and Aramax by taking the Boodles.

Champion Green could also be a threat. There’s a chance that the gelding could be held back to the Grade 1 Triumph Hurdle, but it would be one to watch in Boodles betting if he goes there.

Another of the potential entries from Gordon Elliott is Pied Piper, who cracked off a debut win at Punchestown on New Year’s Eve. There could be more to come from him in the sphere.

Keep an eye out for the latest Boodles juvenile handicap tips for Tuesday, 15th March 2023, as the Festival fixture draws closer.

How to pick a Boodles juvenile handicap hurdle tips winner

If you are looking at picking a Boodles juvenile hurdle winner, you will want to check out our racing tips. Our tipsters will sift through the key trends and watch Boodles juvenile handicap hurdle market.

How often does a favourite strike gold in the Boodles? Unfortunately, it’s not been that common, with just three of the last seventeen race winners being the SP FAV. But of the previous four occasions in which the favourite has completed the Boodles, they have finished somewhere inside the top three.

One of the key trends to watch for is Irish and French challengers. All but two of the last 17 winners of the Boodles Juvenile handicap hurdle have been from Ireland or France.

The last fifteen winners have all been making their Cheltenham debut and last year’s winner, 80/1 Jeff Kidder, is the only horse in the previous 17 editions to have won at a price of more than 40/1.

Odds of the Last 10 Boodles Juvenile Winners

  • 2021 Jeff kidder 80/1
  • 2020 Aramax 15/2
  • 2019 Band Of Outlaws 7/2F
  • 2018 Veneer Of Charm 33/1
  • 2017 Flying Tiger 33/1
  • 2016 Diego Du Charmil 13/2
  • 2015 QUalando 25/1
  • 2014 Hawk High 33/1
  • 2013 Flaxen Flare 25/1
  • 2012 Une Artist 40/1

There is a preference for the males in this one, as only four of the previous 17 winners of the Boodles have been female runners. 

As for trainers, Paul Nicholls and Gordon Elliott are the top options, having produced three previous winners. 

While the wait for the 2023 Boodles Juvenile Hurdle odds goes on, look through our guides to all of the races from this year’s Festival.

All About The Boodles juvenile handicap hurdle tips: Past and Present

This is a popular fixture at the Cheltenham Festival, and while it is currently known as the Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle, it’s officially the Fred Winter Juvenile Novices’ Handicap Hurdle.

This is a Grade 3 around the Old Course at Cheltenham, and it is a handicap race for juvenile novices. This is one of the relatively newer races to have found its way to the Cheltenham Festival.

There was a significant change to the Cheltenham Festival in 2005 when extended from three to four days. That was the year that the Boodles Juvenile Handicap was introduced. It started as a Listed contest but was bumped up to Grade 3 in 2009. 

The race used to be held on the Wednesday of the Festival but was moved to Tuesday in 2021. The distance is 2m 110 yards, and there are eight hurdles for the runners to get over.

How Do Horses Qualify For the Boodles juvenile handicap hurdle tips Race?

The eligibility for the Boodles Juvenile Novices’ handicap Hurdle is pretty much all in the name – it’s one for juvenile novices.

Novices are horses who had not won in the sphere at the start of the current season, and juveniles are three-year-olds in National Hunt. They are inexperienced, unexposed runners who may not yet be fully used to the big fuss of a race day.

But by the same token, Boodles juvenile handicap hurdle tips odds features a lot of highly-prized top young talent who could potentially go on to greater things.

What is the Boodles juvenile handicap hurdle tips Prize Money in 2023?

The 2021 edition of the Boodles Juvenile handicap hurdle had a prize pot of £60,000. The winner collected £33,762 as the top prize. The rest of the prize money was given out as 2nd £12,720, 3rd £6,366, 4th £3,180, 5th £1,596, 6th £798, 7th £396, 8th £204. The official prize money for the 2023 renewal has not been released at the time of writing.

Boodles juvenile handicap hurdle tips Past Winners 

Since 2014 there has been a new race time record set three times. Smashing the previous record was Diego Du Charmil in 2016 with a time of 3:49:40, which easily sets the standard now. Other notable previous winners of the Fred Winter include 2015 winner Qualando and the 2020 winner Aramax.

Year Horse Odds Jockey Trainer
2021 Jeff Kidder 80/1 Sean Flanagan Jeff Kidder
2020 Aramax 15/2 Mark Walsh Gordon Elliott
2019 Band Of Outlaws 7/2F J J Slevin Joseph Patrick O’Brien
2018 Veneer Of Charm 33/1 Jack Kennedy Gordon Elliot
2017 Flying Tiger 33/1 Richard Johnson Nick Williams
2016 Diego Du Charmil 13/2 Sam Twiston-Davies Paul Nicholls
2015 Qualando 25/1 Nick Scholfield Paul Nicholls
2014 Hawk High 33/1 Brian Hughes Tim Easterby
2013 Flaxen Flare 25/1 Davy Condon Gordon Elliott
2012 Une Artiste 40/1 Jeremiah McGrath Nicky Henderson
2011 What A Charm 9/1 Paul Townend A L T Moore
2010 Sanctuaire 4/1F Ruby Walsh Paul Nicholls

Other Races on Day 1 of the Cheltenham Festival

The Boodles Juvenile Novices Handicap Hurdle is one of seven races on the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival 2023. This one is scheduled for 16:50, making it the penultimate fixture of Day 1.

13:30 The Supreme Novices’ Hurdle

14:10 The Arkle Challenge Trophy

14:50 The Ultima Handicap Steeple Chase

15:30 The Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy

16:10 The Close Brothers Mares’ Hurdle

16:50 The Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle Race

17:30 The National Hunt Challenge Cup Novices’ Steeple Chase