Greatwood Hurdle Betting Tips, Offers and Odds, 3.00 at Cheltenham, Sunday 17th November 2019
We have another fantastic race in store for us at the Cheltenham November meeting this weekend as the highly anticipated Greatwood Hurdle makes its much awaited return.
The November Meeting (formerly the Cheltenham Open) well and truly marks the start of the National Hunt season and the road to the Cheltenham Festival.
As is often the case, this two mile 87 yard race has attracted a top class field, with many well-known horses, jockeys and trainers on the racecard. With so much talent on show, this year’s Greatwood Hurdle will surely go right down to the final few furlongs in what promises to be a thrilling race.
Here we take a look at the best odds and offers and provide our betting tips for the Greatwood Hurdle which takes centre stage on the meeting’s closing day. This Grade 3 handicap hurdle contest was first run at Cheltenham in 1988 over this trip of 2m87y. Open to hurdlers aged four and above, the contest now offers £100,000 in total prize money.
So read on as we take a closer look at this great race. Alternatively check out our betting tips for the BetVictor Gold Cup.
Greatwood Hurdle Racing Betting Tips
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Greatwood Hurdle Previous Winners
- 2018 – Nietszche – jockey Danny McManamin, trainer Brian Ellison
- 2017 – Elgin – jockey Wayne Hutchinson, trainer Alan King
- 2016 – North Hill Harvey – jockey Harry Skelton, trainer Dan Skelton
- 2015 – Old Guard – jockey Harry Cobden, trainer Paul Nicholls
- 2014 – Garde La Victoire – jockey Richard Johnson, trainer Philip Hobbs
- 2013 – Dell’ Arca – jockey Tom Scudamore, trainer David Pipe
- 2012 – Olofi – jockey Paddy Brennan, trainer Tom George
- 2011 – Brampour – jockey Harry Derham, trainer Paul Nicholls
- 2010 – Menorah – jockey Richard Johnson, trainer Philip Hobbs
- 2009 – Khyber Kim – jockey Paddy Brennan, trainer Nigel Twiston-Davies
- 2008 – Numide – jockey Jamie Moore, trainer Gary Moore
- 2007 – Sizing Europe – jockey Timmy Murphy, trainer Henry De Bromhead
- 2006 – Detroit City – jockey Richard Johnson, trainer Philip Hobbs
Greatwood Hurdle History
Inaugurated in 1988, the Greatwood of the races title refers to a charity devoted to the welfare of our equine heroes upon their retirement. Greatwood first lent their name to the race in 2003, with Whitbread, Murphy’s, The Racing Post and Stan James also appearing as sponsors over the years.
Initially a Listed class contest, the event was finally granted Grade 3 status in 2004 and has thrown up a number of high quality winners, particularly since the turn of the century.
The contest proved to be particularly fruitful for owner Terry Warner as both Triumph Hurdle champ Detroit City and Champion Hurdle winner, Rooster Booster carried his yellow and black silks to victory here. Coming to the game a little later than some, it is Rooster Booster who is the oldest winner of the race as of 2015, having been eight years old at the time of his triumph.
There is no doubting the most talented horse to ever come home in front though. That honour belongs to Henry De Bromhead’s irrepressible hurdler/chaser, Sizing Europe. In a long and illustrious career the popular bay won an Irish Champion Hurdle, The Arkle, The Queen Mother Champion Chase and the Gowran Park Champion Chase a remarkable four times.
Richard Johnson may have some way to go to match Sir Tony McCoy’s 20 jockey’s championships, but he does match him here. Johnson, McCoy and Jamie Osborne share the lead in the jockeys table with three wins apiece.
The combination of Philip Hobbs and Richard Johnson have enjoyed many big days over the years, and it was the Somerset handler who provided Johnson with each of his three wins in this race. Having taken the prize four times in all, Hobbs sits atop the trainers pile with one of McCoy’s chief partners in crime, Martin Pipe, on four wins.