Pertemps Final Cheltenham Tips

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The opening handicap on Day 3 at the Cheltenham Festival is the Pertemps Final Handicap Hurdle.

Runners take part in qualifying races across Britain and Ireland throughout the National Hunt season, with a top six finish enough to book your spot in the final at the Cheltenham Festival. 

Twenty-four horses will be allowed to run in this 3m series final.

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Pertemps Final Tips

The race is one of the toughest puzzles to solve, but our horse racing experts have you covered with the latest Pertemps Final betting tips.

Pertemps Final Key Facts

DateThursday March 14, 2024
StatusGrade 3
Prize Money£100,000

Pertemps Final History

The Pertemps Final has been a popular addition to the Cheltenham Festival calendar, since it was created in 1974.

During the regular season, courses all over Britain and Ireland stage qualifying races, with a top six finish enough to book your ticket to Cheltenham.

Jane Pilkington's Willie Wumpkins is the oldest horse to ever win the race. He was 11 when he first won the Pertemps Final in 1979 and, incredibly, he went on to complete a hat-trick with further wins in 1980 and '81.

Jonjo O'Neill is the most successful trainer in the Pertemps Final, having saddled four winners between 1991 and 2013.

Many winners of the Pertemps Final go onto taste success again at the Festival in future seasons. Presenting Percy won the RSA Chase the following season. Holywell the Ultima Handicap and Forgive 'N Forget won the Gold Cup two years after his Pertemps Final success.

In 2020, Sire Du Berlais became just the third horse to successfully defend his Pertemps Final crown, holding off The Storyteller under top-weight, to give Gordon Elliott a 1-2.

Pertemps Final FAQs

When is the Pertemps Network Final?

The Pertemps Final is the second race on Day Three of the Cheltenham Festival on Thursday, March 16th. Over the years, the race has been something of a stepping stone for younger horses who go on to greater achievements over fences.

What time is the Pertemps Final?

The Pertemps Network Final is due off at 2.10pm on Thursday, March 14th 2024.

Who are previous Pertemps Final winners?

In recent years, the likes of Presenting Percy and Delta Work have won the Pertemps Final at Cheltenham en route to having novice chase campaigns the following season.

Who will win the 2024 Cheltenham Pertemps Network Final?

Our Cheltenham Festival betting tips have been carefully selected by Cheltenham pundits and our team of horse racing experts. They're free, so check them out if you're not sure who to bet on in the Pertemps Final.