Cheltenham Wednesday 16.50 Odds – White fancied to arrive in Thyme at 12/1 with 888sport

Thyme to follow White in Boodles Handicap Hurdle

Cheltenham Festival

Registered as the Fred Winter, the 2m Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle is one of the most recent additions to the Cheltenham Festival.
A handicap restricted to four-year-olds, it is still regarded as a consolation for the Triumph Hurdle but there have been some useful winners emerging in recent years who have gone on to prove themselves up to Grade 1 standard.
However, of all the races at Cheltenham, this often among the most difficult to predict.
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Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle Past Winners

Year Horse Previous Form Odds Trainer Jockey
2019 Band Of Outlaws 311 7/2 Joseph O’Brien JJ Slevin
2018 Veneer Of Charm 127 33/1 Gordon Elliott Jack Kennedy
2017 Flying Tiger 2P614 33/1 Nick Williams Richard Johnson
2016 Diego Du Charmil 322 13/2 Paul Nicholls Sam Twiston-Davies
2015 Qualando B3-421 25/1 Paul Nicholls Nick Scholfield
2014 Hawk High 1216 33/1 Tim Easterby Brian Hughes
2013 Flaxen Flare 125 25/1 Gordon Elliott Davy Condon
2012 Une Artiste 111-14 40/1 Nicky Henderson Jerry McGrath
2011 What A Charm 757 9/1 Arthur Moore Paul Townend
2010 Sanctuaire 531 4/1 Paul Nicholls Ruby Walsh

Boodles Handicap Hurdle Trends

  • 80 per cent of the last 15 winners was rated between 124 and 134.
  • 85 per cent of the last 10 winners had raced within the previous six weeks.
  • 75 per cent of the last eight winners started at 25/1 or bigger.
  • No winner had raced previously at Cheltenham.
  • Every previous winner was bred in Ireland or France.

Boodles Handicap Hurdle Current Best Odds

Aramax 13/2
Mick Pastor 8/1
Tronador 9/1
Palladium and Thyme White 12/1
Repetitio and Blacko 16/1
Theatre Of War and Night Edition 18/1
Recent Revelations, Saint D’oroux, Zoffee and Galahad Quest 20/1
Group Stage, Fraser Island, Bajan Excell, Scorched Earth and Gealach 25/1
Langer Dan 28/1
Goa Lil and Sacchoandvanzetti 33/1
Manucci, Clemencia and Gerolamo Cardano 40/1
(Odds correct at 11.00 GMT, March 10)

Galahad hoping to make the most of course experience

Nick Williams won this race in 2017 and is hoping that his Galahad Quest can put his winning course experience to good use.
He beat Night Edition and Gerolamo Cardano in a Grade 2 in January but David Pipe’s runner was only beaten a length and is fractionally better off at the weights, despite having won nicely since at Ludlow.
The latter is 18/1 with Betvictor with his old rival at a best 20/1.

Elliott targets five at race

Gordon Elliott has five runners in this handicap but, surprisingly, none are owned by his chief sponsor the Gigginstown Stud.
Aramax beat Recent Revelations at Naas when relatively unfancied but the handicapper has taken no chances and he is only getting 2lb from the other JP McManus-owned runner Mick Pastor, who has also won twice and looks to have stronger form.
The former is only a best 13/2 with Unibet with the latter a best 8/1 with 888sport.

Can Palladium perform on the big stage?

Successful twice at Sandown since second on debut at Warwick, Palladium is probably still improving.
However, he may not have beaten much so far and is another towards the top of the handicap.
The general 12/1 isn’t giving much away and he would have been at longer odds in the betting were he not trained by Nicky Henderson.

Tronador could be well treated

Tronador was behind Theatre Of War at Leopardstown on debut but was a real eye-catcher.
He justified strong market support next time at Thurles and a run at Navan eight days later may have come too soon.
It is not hard to see him creeping into contention around Cheltenham under ‘Head Waiter’ Denis O’Regan at the general 9/1

Time may have come for Thyme to shine

Paul Nicholls has an excellent record in this handicap and Mick Pastor keeps the weights down for his Musselburgh winner THYME WHITE.
Useful on the Flat in France, he’s taken well to hurdles and is still improving.
He had a bit to spare when beating Group Stage in Scotland and will be much better suited by Cheltenham.
Don’t befooled by the headgear as he appears a genuine sort who is certainly worth a second look at the 12/1 with Unibet.

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Randox Health County Handicap Hurdle
Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Handicap Chase

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