The Pertemps Network Final is a highly competitive large field handicap hurdle run over a gruelling three miles around the undulating Cheltenham new course.
This demanding Cheltenham race has also seen some big Cheltenham bets landed over the years and we expect some Cheltenham Offers for it, so make sure you look out for these, from free bets to extra places, enhanced odds and more. Read on for Pertemps Network Final betting odds, tips and free bets for the 2023 race.
Pertemps Network Final Betting Offers and Free Bets
|When:||Thursday 16th March, 2:10pm|
|Race Type||Grade 3 Hurdle|
|Where to watch?||ITV, Racing UK, Bookmaker Streams|
Pertemps Handicap Hurdle Tips
One of the biggest puzzle’s of the entire festival, a real head scratcher, even more so with the qualification process. Do you go with qualifying winners, or those who finished down the field and left something to work on?
Our tipsters will be here to guide you through the race, look for eyecatchers in the build up, and ultimately, try to nail the winner on the day.
Check out the latest odds and all our Cheltenham day 3 Tips.
More Cheltenham Tips from that day
Check out our predictions and tips for all the other Cheltenham Day 3 races:
- Turners Novices’ Chase Tips
- Ryanair Steeple Chase tips
- Stayers Hurdle tips
- Festival Stable Plate tips
- Mares Novice Hurdle tips
- Kim Muir betting odds and tips
Pertemps Handicap Hurdle Betting Odds (March Update)
Given the complex nature of this race, with qualifying races and late decisions made, the betting market for the Pertemps Final doesn’t really get going until March, and the field is close to being confirmed, so we will look back at the odds nearer that time.
What Happened in 2022?
Third Wind took the 2022 Pertemps Handicap Hurdle in great style, just managing to get up in the closing stages, and win by a neck. He had plenty in front of him, coming up the hill, but managed to get through the field to come out on top.
Previous Winners of the Pertemps Hurdle
- 2022 - Third Wind
- 2021 – Mrs Milner
- 2020 – Sire Du Berlais
- 2019 – Sire Du Berlais
- 2018 – Delta Work
A History of The Cheltenham Pertemps
The Pertemps Hurdle is a Grade 3 Handicap Hurdle race for five year olds or older which is run over three miles on Cheltenham’s New Course. It was first introduced in 1974, replacing a previous race at the Cheltenham Festival – the George Duller Handicap Hurdle. The race’s early sponsor was Coral bookmakers when it was known as ‘Coral Golden Hurdle Final’. There have been several other race sponsors since 1993 but the current one, Pertemps, has been the sponsor since 2002.
The Pertemps Final race is preceded by five months of qualification races. To qualify for the Final race at the Cheltenham Festival, a horse must finish in the top six in a qualifying race. There were 14 qualification races in 2020–21, all in Britain. Previously, Pertemps Hurdle qualifying races were also held in Ireland and France.
Jonjo O’Neill and Gordon Elliott have both won the race three times each in the last twenty renewals. The most successful horse in this race was Willie Wumpkins who won three on the spin back in 1979, 1980 and 1981.
Who won the Pertemps Hurdle 2022?
In 2022, Third Wind won the Pertemps Hurdle, he won the race by a neck and was returned with an SP of 25/1.
When is the Pertemps Hurdle Cheltenham?
The Pertemps Final Hurdle takes place on the third day of the four-day Cheltenham Festival, which is also known as ‘St Patrick’s Day Thursday’. In 2023, this race will take place on Thursday, 16th March with a scheduled off-time of 2:10pm.
What is the distance of the Pertemps Final?
The Pertemps Final Hurdle is run over a distance of three miles on the undulating ‘New Course’ at Cheltenham.
How many horses run in the Cheltenham Pertemps?
With a series of prior qualifying races determining which horses can take part in this Pertemps Final Hurdle, this Grade 3 handicap race usually attracts a large field of over 20 runners.