Pertemps Final Handicap Betting Tips, Predictions, Preview & Free Bets (Cheltenham 2020 - DAY 3)

  • Written by David Bet
The Pertemps Final Hurdle is open to runners who are 5yo+ and it is run over three miles. This class 1 listed race can be qualified for throughout the season at various trials. The 4/1 favourite Sire Du Berlais won the Pertemps for trainer Gordon Elliott in 2019. This article contains our Pertemps Final Handicap race preview with free predictions, tips, betting trends, best odds, free bets and no deposit bonuses on the 2020 Cheltenham Festival.

quinnbet no deposit free bet

QuinnBet No Deposit Free Bets
UK customers get £1 no deposit free bet + 50% money back
Irish customers get €10 no deposit bonus for sport betting & casino


Are you looking for all the 2020 Cheltenham predictions? Visit our Cheltenham betting tips section here!

paddypower horse racing free bet


The Pertemps Final Hurdle is a handicap race and is run on the Thursday of the Cheltenham Festival after being served by several trial races throughout the National Hunt season. It's a Grade 3 handicap hurdle over nearly three miles, for horsers aged five years old and upwards. Many outsiders have claimed glory in the race in the past.

The Pertemps Final Handicap has produced several big priced winners in recent years with the average SP of around 20/1 since the year 2000, so clearly this is a bookmaker friendly handicap (where stakes are best kept to a minimum).

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

RELEGATE, a former Champion Bumper winner, managed to finish 4th on her only outing of the season in a qualifier at Punchestown. She enters with a rating five pounds higher than her official mark of 132.

THE STORYTELLER was chasing at a high level last season and also contested the America Grand National in October 2019. Although he struggled for large portions of last season, Elliott’s nine-year-old was still only beaten seven lengths in the Irish Gold Cup and grabbed a place as Kemboy beat Al Boum Photo at Punchestown back in April. He returned this year and won a handicap hurdle at Clonmel. He then qualified for this race by finishing 6th at Leopardstown over Christmas.

SIRE DU BERLAIS has won just twice in 14 attempts over hurdles. One of these victories cam at last year's Festival. Anyway, JP McManus' charge failed to make the frame in his last 4 outings.

SKANDIBURG enters the Festival high on confidence after winning 4 from 8 so far over hurdles. He overcame a rough trip when sent off a well backed favourite here on New Year's Day, powering home to land the cash up the hill.

TOUT EST PERMIS, a previous Grade 2 winning chaser, will carry ratings five and seven pounds higher than his official marks if he was to take his chance here. He started favourite for the 25-runner Leopardstown qualifier.

WELSH SAINT qualified for this race at the final hour but improved on previous form with the step up in trip to three miles and cosily won his qualifying race at Haydock. Has also won at Warwick this season and is unexposed as a stayer. Plus, a 4 lb rise is very fair.

Betfred Horse Racing Bonus

Dark horses?

DREAM BERRY has plenty of useful form in competitive handicaps over hurdles early in his career. He returned from over a year out with a fine runner-up effort at Sandown in a qualifier.  He was beaten Go Whatever when second of 11 that day. Definetely, one to follow.

A GREAT VIEW produced his best performance in a year when third of 16 in a qualifier at Punchestown over 3 miles last time out, 6 lenghts behind Mary Frances. Denis Cullen's nine-year-old was a big eye-catcher when flying home to finish sixth in this contest two years ago and posted another cracking effort at the Punchestown Festival one month later, landing a similarly competitive handicap. Denis Cullen's nine-year-old

STONEY MOUNTAIN ran out an impressive winner of the Grade Three Handicap on Betfair Chase day at Haydock earlier in the season. He looks well-treated running off 142.

JATILUWIH won his first four novice races in good style and then improved further with a win on his handicap debut here over 2m5f, beating Falco Blitz in the process. The Philip Hobbs' charge ran in a qualifier on Boxing Day at Wincanton and finished a good runner-up to Third Wind.

RAPPER ad a bit in hand when doubling tally in handicap company at Market Rasen in November and emerged with plenty of credit when second over C&D on New Year's Day. That day, he was Beaten 1 3/4l by Skandiburg, one of his opponent in this race.

After a 251-day break KILBRICKEN STORM made his return to action this season in a Class 2 Handicap Hurdle at Cheltenham’s December meeting, where he lugged around top-weight to an eighth placed finish. He then was third behind Skandiburg on New Year’s Day over the same course and distance. His most racent outing came in the Grade 2 Cleeve Hurdle at Cheltenham on Trials Day, where Colin Tizzard's charge finished a good 6th, only eight-and-three-quarter lengths behind winner Paisley Park. 

At the age of 12 UNOWHATIMEANHARRY remains a very good hurdler and is still rated 150. He won at Punchestown last May and was second at Leopardstown in a Grade 1 at the Christmas meeting. Anyway, he finished 17 lenghts behind Welsh Saint when fifth of 10his latest outing in a hurdle race at Haydock last month.

ROCKET LAD, ROYAL THIEF and DINGO DOLLAR also deserve a mention.

The section below contains the most backed entries at the moment:

  • Boylesports Betting BonusThe Storyteller 6/1Bet
  • Ladbrokes Betting BonusRelegate  13/2Bet
  • William Hill Betting BonusWelsh Saint  8/1Bet
  • Paddy Power Betting BonusSire Du Berlais 9/1Bet
  • 888 Sport Betting BonusSkandiburg  12/1Bet
  • quinnbet free betThird Wind  7/1Bet
  • Ladbrokes Betting BonusKilbricken Storm 18/1Bet

All the bookmakers we recommend are offering No Runner No Bet on every Cheltenham Festival race.

ladbrokes free bet no deposit
Join Ladbrokes today! Get a €/£1 no deposit free bet!


  • Only 2 of the last 10 winners were favorites
  • 11 of the last 20 winners won last time out.
  • The last 8 winners had run in no more than five handicap hurdles
  • 8 of the last 10 winners were officially rated 133-145
  • 7 of the last 10 winners were aged 8 or older
  • 12 of the last 12 winners had at least 6 previous runs over hurdles
  • 7 of the last 10 winners carried no more than 11st 4lb


Find here our recommended bets on the Pertemps Final Handicap 2020. Feel free to copy our Cheltenham Festival tips and get the highest odds available on the market by clicking the 'Bet' button! Plus, we invite you to follow our Horse Racing Bet of the Day section.

  • Boylesports Betting Bonus 
    The Storyteller    6/1Bet
  • William Hill Betting Bonus 
    Welsh Saint   8/1Bet
  • Ladbrokes Betting Bonus 
    Kilbricken Storm     18/1Bet

BetVictor Betting Bonus


Looking for the best Cheltenham Betting Account Offers and free bets? We got you covered!

    Bet £5 Get £20 - Bonus code 20FREE
    18+ New UK+IRE customers. Paypal and certain deposit types and bet types excluded. Min £5 bet within 14 days of account reg at min odds 1/2 = 4 x £5 free bets. Free bets valid for 4 days on sports, stake not returned, restrictions apply. T&Cs apply.
  • BET365
    up to £100 in bet credits
    Up to £100 in Bet Credits for new customers at bet365. Min deposit £5 and 1x settled bet requirement to release Bet Credits. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and T&Cs apply.
    Bet £5, Get £30 Free Bets
    New Customers only. Deposit and place a £5 qualifying bet at odds of 2.00 or greater within 7 days of opening a new account; excludes cashed out bets. Receive 2x £10 Free Sports Bets, valid on set events only at odds 2.00 or greater, expires in 7 days, plus a £10 Casino Bonus, expires in 7 days. Wager the Casino Bonus 35x to withdraw winnings. Credit/Debit card deposits only. Geographical Restrictions and T&Cs Apply, See Below. Please Gamble Responsibly.
    £1 or €10 No Deposit Free Bet for UK & ROI customers
    No Deposit £1 Free Bet Plus 50% Back of First Day Sportsbook Losses up to £25 Or a Guaranteed £5 Free Bet if your account is up. Enter code BET on registration. £1 no deposit bonus credited after verification. If your account has Sportsbook losses at the end of your first day's betting (23:59), get a refund of 50% first days losses as a Free Bet up to £25 (Minimum 3 bets required). If your account is up, you're guaranteed a £5 Free Bet provided you place at least 1 bet of £10 or greater at minimum odds evens or greater.
    Bet £10, Get £30 in Free Bets + 30 Free Spins
    New UK & NI customers only. 18+. Sign up using promo code ‘SPORTS60’. Deposit & place first sports bet at a minimum of £10 in one bet transaction at evens (2.0) +. £30 paid in free bets within 48 hours of bet settlement, expires 7-days after issue. Offer not available to those registering on 04/04/2020. E-Wallet & Prepaid Card restrictions apply. Your first bet must be settled within 60 days of bet placement. SMS validation may be required. Game restrictions apply. Maximum 30 Free Spins on selected games. Free Spins expire after 7 days. Full T&Cs apply.
    Get up to £100 in free bets
    New customer offer. Place 5 x £10 or more bets to receive £20 in free bets. Repeat up to 5 times to receive maximum £100 bonus. Min odds 1/2 (1.5). Exchange bets excluded. Payment restrictions apply. T&Cs apply.
  • 888SPORT
    Bet £10, Get £0 in Free Bets
    New customers only – Minimum deposit of £10 using deposit code 30F - A qualifying bet is a ‘real money’ stake of at least £10 placed on any sports market - Minimum odds of 1/2 (1.5) - Free bets credited upon qualifying bet settlement and expire after 7 days - Free bet stakes not included in returns - Deposit method and withdrawal restrictions apply & Full T&C’s apply.
  • 10BET
    100% up to £50 bonus
    New Customers only; Min. deposit £15 (no Skrill/Neteller); Bonus amount is 100% of deposit up to £50; Welcome offers are limited to one per person, family, household address, email address, telephone number, same payment account number (e.g. debit or credit card, Skrill and etc.), shared electronic device (e.g. school, public library, workplace, mobile phone) and shared IP; Wager the qualifying deposit and bonus amount 8x within 30 days to convert bonus winnings into real money; Wagers must be on min. odds of 4/5 on singles or acca bets with min. odds of 2/5 per selection to qualify; Max. stake contribution to wagering requirement is the value of your bonus; Certain bet types are excluded; See full terms; Terms apply; 18+
    £25 Free Bet Bundle + Free Bet if 2nd to SP Fav
    *18+. Cash stakes only. Min £10 stake required for initial £5 free bet. Min odds ½. Max £25 in free bets. Subsequent free bets equal 50% average of each 3 qualifying bets. 13 bets required to receive full £25 free bet. Qualifying bet must be placed within 30 days of opening account. Free bet expires after 7 days. Payment method restrictions apply. T&Cs apply.**18+. Opt in. UK/IRE customers only. Max refund £/€20. Win or win part of e/w outright singles only. 5 or more runners. 1st bet on each race. Free bet expires after 7 days. Free/void/antepost bets don’t qualify.
    Bet £10, get £10 in Free Bets
    New clients only. Applies to first £10+ bet on any sports market at odds of 1.5 or greater withing 30 days of registration. 1 x £10 free bet issued on qualify bet settlement. Free bet valid for 7 days and stake not returned. Offer not valid with cashout. Full T&Cs apply.
    Bet £10, get £30 free bets. Bonus code: P30
    New customers only. Min £10 stake, win only, min odds 1/2, free bets credited as 2 X £15 (30 day expiry), free bet/player/payment method/country restrictions apply
  • vbetUp To £25 Free Bet at VBET
    On your first accumulator bet
    New customers only. Place first bet of £5-£25 with min. 3 selections. Min odds 1.8 per selection. Deposit method restrictions apply. 18+. T&Cs apply. Please gamble responsibly.
  • MobileWins betting bonusMOBILEWINS
    Bet €/£100, Get €/£50 Bonus
    Use promo code: HORSE
    New customers only. UK & Ireland. Wagering requirements apply. Full T&Cs apply. 18+.
    50% up to £50 (Bonus Code: MB50)
    New customers only. Real Money Deposit Required. Credit or Debit Card only. Deposit & Bonus amount must be wagered 6 times (min. odds 4/5) prior to bonus funds and associated winnings becoming withdrawable. 18+.
    50% up to £125 (promo code SNWEL125M)
    Valid for new UK customers who have registered from 31/03/2020. Deposit using code SNWEL125. Valid once per customer. Bonus expires after 60 days.6x turnover at 1.7 minimum odds before withdrawal. 18+. Full terms apply.
    €/£30 free bet bonus
    New customers only. Min qualifying bet £10. 100% Free Bet credited to Free Bet Balance upon a successful deposit. To activate the Free Bet a customer MUST place bets totalling the value of their 1st deposit (up to £30). Min odds 3/4 (single), 2/5 (EW), 2/5 (system bets) or greater. 1x Wagering. Free Bet expires after 7 days. Offer is only available to customers who deposit using Debit/Credit or Paypal. T&Cs Apply.
    £20 Risk-Free First Bet
    New customers only. Place your FIRST bet on any sportsbook market and if it loses we will refund your stake in CASH. Max refund for this offer is £20. Only deposits made using Cards or Paypal will qualify for this promotion. T&Cs apply.
    £10 First Bet Insurance
    New Customers. Qualifying bet is first settled bet £/€10+ (£10 E/W+) at odds 2.0+ placed within 28 days of registration. If bet loses, £/€10 free bet will be credited, use within 7 days, Stake not returned. Multiples require each selection odds of 1.4+ Full T&Cs Apply.
    Money Back up to £40 + £10 Casino Bonus
    New customers only. 18+, Min deposit £10. Money back as bonus. Wagering requirements: Sportsbook 3x at min. odds of 1.40 (2/5), Casino 25x. Only one bonus can be used at a time, Sportsbook bonus must be wagered before using the Casino, unless the bonus has been forfeited. Bonus will expire after 7 days of opt-in
    Bet £5, get £20 in free bets
    18+. UK+IRE only. Min first bet £5. Must be placed within 14 days of account reg. £20 credited as 4 x £5 free bets. Not valid with CashOut. Free bet valid for 4 days. Free bet stake not returned. T&Cs Apply.
    Get £50 Welcome Bonus - Wager Free!
    18+. Welcome Bonus Up to £50. Bonus will be available for player after the initial deposit of £20. The bonus consists of £5 for every £100 wagered. The bonus can be triggered up to 10 times. The maximum total bonus amount permitted per player or account is £50. T&Cs apply.
T&Cs apply. 18+. Gamble responsibly.


What time is the Pertemps Final Handicap?

The Pertemps Final Handicap is the 2nd race run on Day 3 of the Cheltenham Festival. That falls on Thursday March 12, 2020 and the official starting time is 2:10pm.

How many obstacles are jumped in the Pertemps Final Handicap?

There are 12 obstacles to jump for the Pertemps Final Handicap runners

What is the distance of the Pertemps Final Handicap?

The Pertemps Final Handicap is run on a distance of 3 miles

What is the prize money for the Pertemps Final Handicap?

The total prize money on offer for the Pertemps Final Handicap at the 2020 Cheltenham Festival will be £100,000.

Who won the Pertemps Final Handicap last year?

Last year's renewal was won by Sire Du Berlais at SP of 4/1, trained by Gordon Elliott and ridden by Barry Geraghty.

What weights are carried for the Pertemps Final Handicap?

As it is a traditional National Hunt handicap hurdle, weights range from 11 st 12 lb for the top weight, to 10 st for the bottom weight.

Who is the leading jockey in the Pertemps Final Handicap?

Davy Russell has ridden three of the last four winners. Barry Geraghty rode his belated second Pertemps Final winner last year.

Who is the leading trainer in the Pertemps Final Handicap?

With 2 winners each, Gordon Elliott, Pat Kelly and David Pipe have won six of the last 10 runnings.
Let your friends know about this article! Share it on your favourite social media!

User Rating: good ratinggood ratinggood ratingno ratingno rating / 2

Poor  Best 


Follow Us