County Hurdle Tips

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The first handicap on Day 4 at the Cheltenham Festival is the County Hurdle.

This thrilling handicap hurdle is run over two miles and a furlong. It'll be run at 1:55pm on Friday, March 19th in 2021.

Cheltenham Day 4 Tips 2021 (Friday)

TimeFriday Races (Day 4)Tips / 2021 ResultsBet / Watch Replay
13:20Triumph HurdleResult: Quilixios 2/1
13:55County Handicap Hurdle
Result: Belfast Banter 33/1
14:30Albert Bartlett Novices' HurdleResult: Vanillier 14/1
15:05Cheltenham Gold Cup
WON: Minella Indo (EW) 10/1
15:40Hunters' Steeple Chase
Tip 1: Bob and Co to win 6/1
Tip 2: Salvatore (EW) 40/1
16:15Mares' ChaseTip: Elimay to win 10/11F
16:50Conditional Jokeys' HurdleTip: Fire Attack (EW) 14/1

County Hurdle Bookmakers & Free Bets

Bookmakers have a host of free bets and enhanced odds offers to get your hands on. See the latest price boosts and County Hurdle betting specials here and the best free bets below.

County Hurdle Free Bets 2021

BookmakerFree BetPromo Code / OfferClaim Free Bet
Bet £100 Get £100Code: NEWBONUS£100 bonus
Bet £10 Get £30Code: NEWBONUS£30 Bonus
Bet £10 Get £60Code: S60 (mobile)£60 bonus
£10 Risk FreeMoney Back if bet loses£10 FREE

2021 County Hurdle Tips

Once the possible runners for this handicap start to become clear, we publish our tips for the County Hurdle. It is a race that can throw up big price winners, so our experts hunt out the best value.

County H'Cap Hurdle 2021 Runners & Best Odds 13:55

RunnerBest OddsPlace Bet
Blue Lord6/1
Third Time Lucky15/2
Ganapathi8/1
The Shunter10/1
Eclair De Beaufeu12/1
Fifty Ball12/1
Saldier14/1
Drop The Anchor14/1
You Raised Me Up16/1
Champagne Gold16/1
Non Runner No BetBest Odds Guaranteed
E/W Terms1/4 Odds - 4 PlacesSee all Runners

County Hurdle Key Facts


DateFriday March 19, 2021
Time1:55pm
TrackCheltenham
Distance2m 1f
StatusGrade 3 Handicap
Prize Money£100,000
Age5YO +

County Hurdle History

The County Hurdle is one of the oldest handicaps at the Cheltenham Festival, having first been run in 1920.

Vincent O'Brien's name was added to the title of the County Hurdle, soon after the legendary trainer retired in 1994.

Many famous jockeys have enjoyed success in the County Hurdle. Fulke Walwyn, Pat Taaffe, Tommy Carberry and Fred Winter all celebrated victories in this handicap between 1936 and '63.

The most successful jockey in County Hurdle history is Ruby Walsh, who rode four winners of the race during his glittering career.

Paul Nicholls and Willie Mullins had been tied at the top of the trainer standings heading into 2020, with four victories apiece.

Mullins then moved ahead of his British rival when Grand Roi bolted up in impressive fashion to win the 2020 County Hurdle.

County Handicap Hurdle FAQs

When is the County Handicap Hurdle?

The Randox Health County Hurdle is the second race on Day Four of the Cheltenham Festival on Friday, March 19th. The County Handicap Hurdle is a fiercely competitive handicap hurdle run over 2m1f.

What time is the County Handicap Hurdle?

The County Handicap Hurdle is due off at 1.50pm on Friday, March 19th, 2021.

Who will win the Cheltenham County Handicap Hurdle?

Our Cheltenham betting tips have been carefully selected by Seasoned Cheltenham pundits and horse racing experts. They're free, so check them out if you're not sure who to bet on in the 2021 Cheltenham County Handicap Hurdle.

Who won the County Hurdle?

Willie Mullins' Grand Roi ran out the convincing winner of the County Hurdle in 2020.