Stayers’ Hurdle Tips
Stayers’ Hurdle Tip3:30 pm Thursday March 16
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Our experts have you covered when it comes to discovering the ins and outs ahead of the Cheltenham Festival. We have everything on this page to help you with your Stayers’ Hurdle betting.
Crucial run style pointers, trends and the history of the race, and looking at Stayers’ Hurdle odds and the danger of overlooking big-priced outsiders. The predictions will come from our experts, and we’ll have our Stayers’ Hurdle tips uploaded as we get nearer to the big day.
Tip – HOME BY THE LEE
The Stayers Hurdle can go the way of Home By The Lee, who only finished sixth in the race last year but has improved vastly this season. He ran out a shock 28/1 winner of the Lismullen hurdle on seasonal reappearance, before proving that was no fluke by winning the Jack De Bromhead Christmas Hurdle in impressive fashion. He should come here primed for a big run and can serve it up to the market leaders here.
Stayers’ Hurdle Tips – Overlooked Outsiders
The horses competing in this season’s Stayers’ Hurdle are yet to be announced, but the race has proved lucrative for those chasing the longer odds. As history tells us, outsiders can’t be overlooked in the Stayers’ Hurdle betting.
Only two of the last ten favourites have won. There were winners at some hefty prices in the remaining eight contests, including 2021 victor Flooring Porter at 12/1, but none bigger than Lisnagar Oscar in 2020, who was a whopping 50/1 winner. So the shortest horses’ Stayers’ Hurdle odds don’t always point towards the winner.
Our Stayers’ Hurdle tips will be uploaded nearer the time, but don’t discount an underdog story here.
2023 Stayers’ Hurdle Runners + Odds – Thursday 16th March 3:30
|J: Philip Byrnes
T: Charles Byrnes
|J: Davy Russell
T: Gordon Elliott
|J: Danny Mullins
T: Gavin Cromwell
|Home By The Lee
|J: J J Slevin
T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien
|J: Paul Townend
T: Willie Mullins
|J: Johnny Charron
T: Gabriel Leenders
|J: Aidan Coleman
T: Emma Lavelle
|J: Keith Donoghue
T: Mrs John Harrington
|Henri Le Farceur
|J: Felix de Giles
T: Hugo Merienne
|J: Rex Dingle
T: Jeremy Scott
|Sire Du Berlais
|J: Mark Walsh
T: Gordon Elliott
How to pick a Stayers’ Hurdle winner
Strong stamina is the key to coming out on top in the Stayers’ Hurdle. It can be a punishing race, and those who want to keep grinding away up the home straight come out on top.
No horse older than eight has won the Stayers’ Hurdle for the last nine years. So you generally need a horse to come in who is a relative youngster in their career to date.
There can also be a big field in this race, as in the last twelve years, there have been a double-figure number of runners every time. Aside from Flooring Porter’s from-the-front successes in the last two renewals, the four winners prior had all raced in midfield or further back for the majority of the race and conserved their energy for the business end.
All About The Stayers’ Hurdle: Past and Present
The inaugural running of the Stayers’ Hurdle came in 1912 and is a Grade 1 race on the old course at Cheltenham over three miles with twelve hurdles jumped. It’s been sponsored by Paddy Power since 2020 but was known as the World Hurdle from 2005 to 2016 when Ladbrokes sponsored it and for a year by Ryanair.
Paul Nicholls is the winning-most trainer with four victories, and Ruby Walsh has won it the most times as a jockey, with five victories to his name.
Even though it’s a long race, the winning distance is generally not long. Since 1995, the race has not been won by more than five lengths, which shows the competitive nature of the event.
How Do Horses Qualify For the Stayers’ Hurdle Race?
To be eligible to run in the Stayers’ Hurdle, horses need to be at least four years old and have a BHA rating of 130 or higher. Geldings carry 11st 10lbs (four-year-olds carry 11st), with mares getting a 7lb allowance.
What is the Stayers’ Hurdle Prize Money in 2023?
The prize money for the 2022 Stayers’ Hurdle was a pool of £319,702.50, with £182,877.50 going to the winner’s connections. The runner up received £68,900, with the third-place horse taking home £34,482.50. Prize money went all the way down to eighth place, collecting £1,105.
Stayers’ Hurdle Past Winners
The Stayers’ Hurdle has been a happy hunting ground for previous winners over the past couple of decades. Baracouda won it back to back in 2002 and 2003, Inglis Drever claimed three titles between 2005 and 2008 before Big Bucks reigned supreme by racking up a series of four wins from 2009 to 2012. Most recently, Flooring Porter has won the last two renewals, following up his 2021 success with victory in last year’s renewal.
Could Flooring Porter land the hat-trick this year?
Will Paisley Park be back to his best?
Will we see a new star of the stayers division?
Time will tell!
|2011||Big Buck’s||10/11F||Ruby Walsh||Paul Nicholls|
|2012||Big Buck’s||5/6F||Ruby Walsh||Paul Nicholls|
|2013||Solwhit||17/2||Paul Carberry||Charles Byrnes|
|2014||More Of That||15/2||Barry Geraghty||Jonjo O’Neill|
|2015||Cole Harden||14/1||Gavin Sheehan||Warren Greatrex|
|2016||Thistlecrack||1/1F||Tom Scudamore||Colin Tizzard|
|2017||Nichols Canyon||10/1||Ruby Walsh||Willie Mullins|
|2018||Penhill||12/1||Paul Townend||Willie Mullins|
|2019||Paisley Park||11/8F||Aidan Coleman||Emma Lavelle|
|2020||Lisnagar Oscar||50/1||Adam Wedge||Rebecca Curtis|
|2021||Flooring Porter||12/1||Danny Mullins||Gavin Cromwell|
|2022||Flooring Porter||4/1||Danny Mullins||Gavin Cromwell|
Other Races on Day 3 of the Cheltenham Festival
The Stayers’ Hurdle is one of seven races on another terrific card at the Cheltenham Festival on Thursday, 17th March 2023. It gets underway with the Turners Novices’ Chase and the feature race of the day is the Ryanair Chase. Here is the complete list of races on Day 3 of the Cheltenham Festival.
13:30 The Turners Novices’ Chase
14:10 The Pertemps Network Final
14:50 The Ryanair Steeple Chase
15:30 The Paddy Power Stayers’ Hurdle
16:10 The Paddy Power Plate
16:50 The Mares Novices’ Hurdle