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Randox Health County Hurdle Tips - Cheltenham 2021

County Handicap Hurdle 2021 Tips – Day 4, 13:55

This competitive handicap has produced some huge gambles over the years, with perhaps Ch’tibello of Dan Skelton’s the most cannily executed plot when he landed an almighty punt in 2019. The yard has a terrific record in this race and are sure to be lining one up for 2021, though as the bookmaker quotes of “14/1 the field” illustrate, this is a really hard prize to win in a maximum field.

Best betting tips by Stephen Harris – Day 4, 13:55

Bets Horse Odds Bookmaker County Handicap Hurdle Tips
#1 Third Time Lucki Read Preview here
#2 Edwardstone Read Preview here

Odds may differ to current odds. Odds listed as at 19th March 2021

County Handicap Hurdle 2021 Preview

Dan Skelton has been the trainer to follow in this ultra competitive handicap over the years, with Mohayad (twice) and Ch’tibello both memorable recent winners for the red hot stable. He has laid out Third Time Lucki for this valuable prize since his effort here against For Pleasure earlier in the winter, and he has understandably been the market mover in recent weeks (from 20/1 into a current to offer of 12/1).

He has scope to improve for a fast run big field handicap, and the drying ground conditions should bring about more improvement from a generous looking handicap mark.


County Handicap Hurdle 2021 Trends

  • 9 of the last 12 winners were 5 or6 years of age
  • 3 of the last 12 winners won on their last race prior to Cheltenham
  • 8 of the last 12 winners had raced at least 1 time previously at Cheltenham
  • 9 of the last 12 winners had raced at least 5 times previously over hurdles

County Hurdle 2021 Betting Tips

Third Time Lucki, Favourite #1 for Stephen Harris

Dan Skelton has enjoyed a fantastic time of things since the turn of the year, and this unexposed novice looks on a very attractive handicap mark with drying conditions expected to suit him. He finished a cracking fourth in the 2020 Champion bumper here, and caught a tartar in the trailblazing For Pleasure when second on his only run at the track over hurdles so far. A big field and strong pace should suit him ideally, and he can cut these down after the last under Harry Skelton in enjoying any luck in running.

Tips stakes (out of 5):  5

Favourite Horse Odds Bookmaker Bet
#1 Third Time Lucki BET

Odds may differ to current odds. Odds listed as at 19th March 2021


Edwardstone, Favourite #2 for Stephen Harris

Alan King’s smooth travelling handicapper ideally needs spring ground and a fast pace to help him settle in the early stages, and he seems sure to get his optimum conditons in the huge field for the County hurdle.

Tips stakes (out of 5):  1

Favourite Horse Odds Bookmaker Bet
#2 Edwardstone BET

Odds may differ to current odds. Odds listed as at 19th March 2021



County Handicap Hurdle Winners

A handicap that dates all the way back to 1920 and with £100,000 in prize money always a hoyly contested race with all the top yards represented. Dan Skelton has dominated in recetn times with three wins in the last ten years, while both Paul Nicholls and Willie Mullins have four career wins apiece.

Last 5 County Handicap Hurdle Winners

Year Horses Jockey Trainer
2020 Saint Roi B Geraghty W Mullins
2019 Ch’tibello H Skelton D Skelton
2018 Moyaayed B Andrews D Skelton
2017 Arctic Fire P Townend W Mullins
2016 Superb Story  H Skelton D Skelton

County Handicap Hurdle 2021 Race Conditions

Race Information
Location Cheltenham Racecourse, Cheltenham England
Race Type Hurdle Race
Distance 2 Miles 1 Furlong
Age 5 yo+
Weight Handicap

FAQs about the Randox Health County Handicap Hurdle race

Who will win the Randox Health County Handicap Hurdle?

Our racing expert Stephen Harris’ favourite for the Randox Health County Handicap Hurdle race is Wild Max. We invite you to read his preview to understand why Stephen has picked this horse.

What time is the Randox Health County Handicap Hurdle?

The Randox Health County Handicap Hurdle race will be the second race of day 4. The race start is scheduled for 13:55.

What day is the Randox Health County Handicap Hurdle race at Cheltenham festival 2021?

The Randox Health County Handicap Hurdle race will take place on the last day of the Cheltenham Festival (Day 4 – Gold Cup Day), Friday 19th of March 2021.

Who won the Randox Health County Handicap Hurdle last year?

The 2020 Randox Health County Handicap Hurdle was won by Saint Roi.


Cheltenham Betting Tips 2021, Tuesday 16th March, Day 1 Race Cards & Selections

Time Cheltenham 2021 Tips
1:20 Supreme Novices’ Hurdle Tips
1:55 Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Tips
2:30 Ultima Handicap Steeple Chase Tips
3:05 Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Tips
3:40 Close Brothers Mares’ Hurdle Tips
4:15 Boodles Juvenile Handicap Tips
4:50 National Hunt Challenge Chase Tips

Cheltenham Betting Tips 2021, Wednesday 17th March, Day 2 Race Cards & Selections

Time Cheltenham 2021 Tips
1:20 Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle Tips
1:55 Festival Novices’ Chase Tips
2:30 Coral Cup Hurdle Tips
3:05 Queen Mother Champion Chase Tips
3:40 Glenfarcias Cross Country Chase Tips
4:15 Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Tips
4:50 Weatherbys Champion Bumper Tips

Cheltenham Betting Tips 2021, Thursday 18th March, Day 3 Race Cards & Selections

Time Cheltenham 2021 Tips
1:20 Marsh Novices Chase Tips
1:55 Pertemps Network Final Tips
2:30 Ryanair Chase Tips
3:05 Paddy Power Stayers Hurdle Tips
3:40 Paddy Power Plate Tips
4:15 Daylesford Mares Novices Hurdle Tips
4:50 Kim Muir Challenge Cup Tips

Cheltenham Betting Tips 2021, Friday 19th March, Day 4 Race Cards & Selections

Time Cheltenham 2021 Tips
1:20 JCB Triumph Hurdle Tips
1:55 County Handicap Hurdle Tips
2:30 Albert Bartlett Novice’s Hurdle Tips
3:05 Cheltenham Gold Cup Tips
3:40 Foxhunter Steeple Chase Tips
4:15 Mrs Paddy Power Mares’ Chase Tips
4:50 Martin Pipe Conditional Handicap Hurdle Tips

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