2025 Pertemps Network Final Betting Odds at Cheltenham racecourse

Thursday, 13 March 2025

This is traditionally a difficult race in which to pick the favourite, with Icare Allen among the leading contenders for the Pertemps Network Final Handicap Hurdle. There is going to be a big field lining up, with stamina required over a distance of roughly three miles. Mrs Milner, Third Wind and Good Time Jonny are among the most recent winners of the race.

We know that some big-priced selections will end up hitting the frame in this race, with an eight-year-old winning on three of the past four occasions. We are expecting to see lots of market movers as we get closer to the off, with the bookies setting up an antepost betting market for a race where there should also be price boosts available.

2024 Pertemps Network Final Handicap Hurdle Tips

The bookies are prepared to offer big racing odds when it comes to any of the potential runners who are lining up in the 2024 Pertemps Network Final Handicap Hurdle. Icare Allen is likely to be among the favourites when it comes to the off, with the six-year-old running for Willie Mullins and he was last seen finishing third out of eleven runners at Aintree.

Having been sent off as the 100/30 joint-favourite, the horse ran fairly well and this came after finishing fifth out of seventeen runners at Listowel. However, the runner finished well down the order in the Coral Cup when finishing seventeenth and perhaps it’s worth looking for alternative selections at bigger prices.

Dargiannini looks an interesting selection and the Harry Derham-trained runner was able to win a seven-runner race at Kempton back in November, with the horse having landed victories at Uttoxeter Racecourse and Newbury earlier in the year. The latest effort saw the charge secure an eleven-length win as the 2/1 favourite.

Gaoth Chuil has produced some smart performances this season and two runner-up appearances at Punchestown and Naas was followed by a win at Leopardstown over the festive period. The 5/1 chance claimed a victory in the Pertemps Handicap Hurdle and that was over two miles, seven and a half furlongs on heavy ground.

2023 Pertemps Network Final Handicap Hurdle Betting Tips

The Pertemps Network Final Handicap Hurdle is always a difficult race to predict and we know that bigger-priced horses are often able to make the frame. Therefore we recommend casting the net far and wide when it comes to finding a winner, with Charles Byrnes having scored with Shoot First at the Cheltenham November meeting which is a good marker.

Perceval Legallois was an impressive winner at the Dublin Racing Festival when winning a handicap hurdle at Leopardstown, with the six-year-old not finding a top weight too much of an obstacle. Gavin Cromwell will hope for another strong run after this victory by over three lengths, with the horse having finished fourth in a big field at Leopardstown in a previous race.

On that day, we saw Maxxum claim a victory and we’re surprised that the six-year-old is trading at a bigger price for a win in this encounter. Gordon Elliott’s runner will have to carry 11-10 and claimed two victories in his past three races, although the horse fell flat when losing as the 7/4 favourite in the race won by Perceval Legallois.

Thanksforthehelp is trained by David Pipe and looks favourably handicapped, with a victory in the Pertemps Network Handicap Hurdle marking him out for a potential success and that was achieved by over six lengths. That came recently at Chepstow Racecourse and The Bosses Oscar is an Elliott-trained runner who also has the credentials to go well.

2022 Pertemps Final Tips

When it comes to Cheltenham Festival betting odds, you can sometimes back a big priced winner when it comes to the Pertemps Final. There are often lots of runners lining up to compete in this race at the meeting, with many leading horse racing bookies offering extra places when it comes to each-way betting on the big race.

The picture is always a little murky when it comes to this handicap race considering that there are lots of horses entered although much depends on the weights allotted to each runner. There are likely to be some leading contenders in the form of Dunboyne and Sporting John, with the former having failed to win any of his past four outings.

Are Dunboyne and Sporting John Leading Pertemps Final Contenders?

Dunboyne is a seven-year-old who has a point to prove, although Gordon Elliott will retain his faith in a runner who ran well in the Pertemps Network Handicap Hurdle qualifier when finishing in fifth place at betting odds of 18/1. Jack Kennedy is likely to be on board a runner who underwhelmed in his last outing at Leopardstown.

Sporting John looks like a better Cheltenham bet considering that the JP McManus-owned horse has shown plenty of winning form during the 2021-22 National Hunt season. Most recently, he landed the victory in the Pertemps Network Handicap Hurdle qualifier at Warwick, with this triumph occurring in mid January.

Previously to this, the horse ran at Cheltenham on 10 December and was sent off as the 5/4 favourite to win a handicap hurdle only to finish in fourth. Indeed, he fell in the Brown Advisory Novices' Chase at the 2021 Cheltenham Festival, with the horse showing some form when winning the Paddy Power Games Handicap Hurdle on 13 November.

Can Sire Du Berlais Land a Third Pertemps Final Victory?

Sire Du Berlais has won two Pertemps Final races at the Cheltenham Festival and it would be quite a story if the Gordon Elliott-trained charge was able to secure a hat-trick. There could be life in the ten-year-old and he wasn’t too far behind Sporting John in the Pertemps Network Handicap Hurdle at Warwick.

We know that the veteran horse is able to run well at Cheltenham and Mark Walsh gave the horse a tremendous spin in the Paddy Power Stayers’ Hurdle when finishing second behind Flooring Porter twelve months ago.

The second race on Day Three of the 2020 Cheltenham Festival is the Pertemps Network Final, with this race having formed part of the meeting since 1974 and it’s one of the furthest races with it spanning over three miles.

Phoenix Way is among the favourites to land the spoils, with the Harry Fry-trained charge having recently returned to the track after an enormous break and he was able to win at Huntingdon.

The seven-year-old is owned by JP McManus, with the horse obliging over three miles and a furlong on soft ground which bodes well for Cheltenham considering that the ground is likely to be on the soft side come March.

The Storyteller is a more experienced runner and the horse is trained by Gordon Elliott who has landed victory in the Pertemps over the past couple of years. He saddled Delta Work to a win in 2018 before doing the same with Sire Du Berlais and his latest hope has to stand a chance.

The horse ran in the Ryanair Chase a year ago and was pulled up although he scored a victory at Clonmel in December before a creditable performance at Leopardstown which was a qualifier for this race.

Last year’s winner Sire Du Berlais could be in the race bidding for a double and it’s often the case that we get horses for courses, with the horse having enjoyed a successful prep run for the Festival when finishing fourth in a race at Warwick and outrunning his odds of 16/1.

Tout Est Permis could be an interesting runner and the Noel Meade-trained charge recently finished in the frame in a Grade B race in Ireland, while Skandiburg and Ronald Pump other horses to watch.