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County Handicap Hurdle Betting Tips, Predictions, Preview & Free Bets (Cheltenham 2019 - DAY 4)

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The County Hurdle (formerly known as Vincent O Brien County Handicap Hurdle) is one of the oldest races at the Cheltenham Festival, a class A grade 3 hurdle for horses aged five and over, run on the Cheltenham New Course over a distance of 2 miles and 1 furlong. The 2018 renewal saw Gordon Elliott's Blow By Blow winning a very competitive race at odds of 11/1. Find below our Cheltenham 2019 Randox Health County Handicap Hurdle race preview, with odds, tips, predictions, trends, free bets and betting promotions.

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The County Hurdle is one of the most difficult races to back a winner at the Cheltenham National Hunt Racing Festival. It's a Grade 3 National Hunt handicap hurdle race, run over two miles and one furlong, for horses aged five years and upwards. The race always attracts the maximum field, making it full of potentially well handicapped horses, who all will fancy their chances of winning.

Willie Mullins has saddled four of the last nine winners so expect him to have a good chance in 2019 Randox Health County Hurdle once again.

And now we'll take a closer look at this year's County Hurdle and try to determine which horse is likely to prevail.

WHISKEY SOUR has proven himself to be a classy stayer on the flat (currently rated 103) and he was also excellent in the County Hurdle last season finishing a good 3rd.

MONSIEUR LECOQ finished runner-up to Malaya in the Imperial Cup at Sandown. Prior to that he stormed up the Sandown hill to slam Our Merlin by nine lengths on soft ground in January. The Jane Williams-trained five-year-old clearly relishes testing conditions – it was heavy when he won at Ffos Las in December

ECLAIR DE BEAUFEU took a little while to get off the mark but he’s been on a steep upward curve since Christmas. No disgrace in his fourth at the Dublin Festival in his first handicap, six pounds higher here.

CAPITAINE is a former Grade 2 winner over hurdles and after dropping down the weights, he won impressively in a competitive handicap at Taunton off a mark of 131 to rise to 137. The 6lb rise isn’t much of concern as he finished five-lengths behind Finian’s Oscar in the Tolworth in 2017 off a mark of 145.

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CHTIBELLO was 8th in the Champion Hurdle last season and was just found out in the very top races. He has had a wind operation since running Midnight Shadow to half-a-length over 2m4f at Aintree.His handicap mark has slipped and now looks worth a bet.

MR ADJUDICATOR was second to Farclas in the Triumph Hurdle last season and he then went on to fill the same behind Saldier at Punchestown. His only run this season was when second to Espoir D’Allen at Naas in November and has been kept fresh for the Cheltenham Festival.

WESTERN RYDER has been placed in graded company three times already this campaign, though he was short of his best when third at Haydock most recently. He currently sits on a rating of 150, despite proving slightly disappointing in defeat at Haydock last time out.

CUT THE MUSTARD has shown some good form over hurdles, winning last season at Punchestown before twice being tried against Laurina. She finished sixth in last season’s Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle. She has returned this season in good heart, building on a promising seventh behind Wonder Laish to bag successive silver medals at Leopardstown behind Jetez and Sassy Diva respectively.

The Philip Hobbs-trained CROOKS PEAK battled on well for Barry Geraghty to win the two-mile handicap hurdle at Newbury few weeks ago, and a 5lb penalty takes him up to an effective mark of 138.

AR MEST is a tough and consistent performer has held his form in competitive company and makes plenty of each-way appeal at the current prices. After his reappearance at Sandown in November he has finished 3rd on his next outing at Lingfield. He subsequently posted back-to-back wins at Leicester and Newbury, beating Volpone Jelois on the latter occasion; but his latest run in the Betfair Hurdle where he finished fifth behind Al Dancer was an excellent run in the circumstances.

COUNTISTER was soundly beaten Laurina at this meeting last year. She hasn’t been seen since which has to be a concern given the depth of this contest as her first handicap.

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  • Only 3 favourites have won this race since 2000 - the last one was Desert Quest in 2006
  • 10 of the last 18 winners came from the top 5 in the betting
  • The last 6 winners of the race all won at a double figure price.
  • 10 of the last 12 winners did not win last time out
  • The last 8 winners have been rated between 131 amd 139
  • The Irish have won 8 of the last 12 runnings
  • 10 of the last 13 winners were aged 5 or 6 years-old


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