Taking place on Day 2 of the Cheltenham Festival at Prestbury Park, this Grade 3 Handicap Hurdle race is for horses aged 4, and covers 2 miles and half a furlong. Using the Old Course, the Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle takes place on 14th March, Wednesday at 16.50 GMT.
Last Year’s winner was Flying Tiger at 33-1, a huge outsider who ran to victory for Richard Johnson and Nick Williams. Divin Bere (9-2f) came in second place, with third going to Nietzsche (12-1). No Jockey has ever won the race more than one time, while trainer Paul Nicholls has had a 3 win success in 2016 with Diego du Charmil, in 2015 with Qualando and previously in 2010 with Sanctuaire.
This race over hurdles, always attracts a decent size field of runners, offering great betting odds for the many punters. The race was named in honour of the memory of Fred Winter in 2005, a trainer and jockey. The 2018 race is expected to run 40 entrants, all racing for a share of the £80,000 prize fund. Casa Tall (trainer Tom George) and Mitchouka (trainer Gordon Elliot) are expecting a share of the action on this 2 mile race on Ladies Day.