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The Pertemps Final
The Pertemps Final is a Listed race in Great Britain which is open to horses aged five or older. It is run on the New Course at Cheltenham over 3m and 12 obstacles are jumped. This contest is a handicap and traditionally one of the hardest puzzles to solve at the Festival. It was established in 1974 and originally sponsored by Coral when known as the Coral Golden Hurdle Final. It has had various sponsors since 1993, and the latest is Pertemps who began supporting the race in 2002. There are a series of qualifying races and horses after often laid out to try and land a gamble. Forgive ‘n Forget landed a monster plunge in 1983 for trainer Jimmy Fitgerald before going on to scoop the Cheltenham Gold Cup in 1985. Another to pull off one of the biggest gambles in Festival history was Unsinkable Boxer in 1998. Trainer Martin Pipe is rumoured to have told champion jockey AP McCoy “this is the biggest certainty that you will ever ride” as he legged him up in the parade ring before the 24-runner contest. Willie Wumpkins became a Cheltenham Festival legend when winning the race in three consecutive years; 1979, 1980 and 1981.
Pertemps Final betting tips at Hurdle Bet
When it comes to Pertemps Final betting tips, Hurdle Bet is where you’ll find tasty punts and top prices for the 3m handicap hurdle on the third day of the Festival. Entries for the race are not revealed until late February, followed by the weights in early March. As qualifying races are run throughout the season, that leaves the ante post betting and possible runners only confirmed at a late stage. Jonjo O’Neill is the most successful trainer in the contest, winning four times courtesy of Danny Connors (1991), Inching Closer (2003), Creon (2004) and Holywell (2013). It goes without saying anything saddled by the master of Jackdaws Castle commands the utmost respect. In recent years, though, the Irish connections of Davy Russell and Pat Kelly have teamed up to ride and saddle the last two Pertemps Final winners in Mall Dini and Presenting Percy. Russell’s rant about the latter being badly handicapped proved to be little more than hot air as he bolted up in the 2017 renewal. Hurdle Bet will prepare punters with the best Pertemps Final betting tips.