Cheltenham Festival 2021 Preview

The Podcast

Everything Racing 2021 Cheltenham Festival Preview Podcast

The Trends

Champion Hurdle

Age – 10 of the last 12 winners were aged between 6 and 8.

Price – 6 of the last 12 winners were favourites/joint favourites, 7/12 winners were in the top 3 in the betting.

Last Run – 11/12 winners won or placed on their last run before the Champion Hurdle, 9/12 won on their last run, 9/12 ran within the last 51 days.

3/12 winners ran in the Irish Champion Hurdle (Leopardstown) on their last run, 2 of the 3 won, 0 placed.

3/12 winners ran in the Christmas Hurdle (Kempton) on their last run, 2 of the 3 won, 1 placed.

Previous Course Form – 10/12 winners had at least 1 previous run at Cheltenham, 5/12 had at least 1 previous win at Cheltenham.

Previous Distance Form – 10/12 winners had at least 7 runs over 15-17 furlongs, 10/12 had at least 5 wins over 15-17 furlongs.

Previous Hurdle Form – 10/12 winners had at least 6 previous runs over hurdles, 11/12 had at least 4 wins over hurdles.

Rating – 10/12 winners were rated 162 or higher.

Grade 1 Wins – 10/12 winners had at least 1 previous grade 1 win

Season Form – 11/12 winners had at least 2 runs that season, 12/12 had at least 1 win that season.


Champion Chase

Age – 9 of the last 12 winners were aged between 8 and 10.

Price – 5 of the last 12 favorites won, 9/12 winners were in the top 3 in the betting.

Last Run – 8/12 winners won on their previous run before the Queen Mother Champion Chase, 10/12 winners ran within the last 53 days.

7/12 winners ran in the Clarence House Chase (Ascot) on their last run, 5 of the 7 won, 1 placed.

Previous Course Form – 12/12 winners had at least 1 previous run at Cheltenham, 7/12 winners had a previous win at Cheltenham.

Previous Distance Form – 11 of the last 12 winners had at least 9 previous runs over 15-17 furlongs, 10/12 winners had at least 6 wins over 15-17 furlongs.

Previous Chase Form – 12/12 winners had at least 7 previous chase runs, 12/12 winners had at least 5 previous chase wins.

Rating – 10/12 winners were rated 164 or higher.

Grade 1 Wins – 12/12 winners had at least 1 grade 1 win.

Grade 2 Wins – 12/12 winners had at least 1 grade 2 win.

Season Form – 11/12 winners had at least 2 runs that season, 10/12 winners had at least 1 win that season.


Stayers Hurdle

Age – 10 of the last 12 winners were aged between 6 and 8.

Price – 5 of the last 12 winners were favourites, 7/12 winners were in the top 3 in the betting.

Last Run – 8 of the last 12 winners won on their last run before the Stayers Hurdle, 8/12 winners had their last run with 54 days.

6/12 winners ran in the Cleeve Hurdle (Cheltenham) on their last run, 4 of the 6 won, 1 placed.

Previous Course Form – 12/12 winners had at least 1 previous run at Cheltenham, 8/12 winners had at least 1 previous win at Cheltenham.

Previous Distance Form – 9/12 winners had at least 2 runs over 23-25 furlongs, 8/12 winners had at least 2 wins over 23-25 furlongs.

Previous Hurdle Form – 11/12 winners had at least 8 previous runs over hurdles, 10/12 winners had at least 4 previous wins over hurdles.

Rating – 9/12 winners were rated 156 or higher.

Grade 1 Wins – 8/12 winners had at least 1 previous grade 1 win.

Grade 2 Wins – 11/12 winners had at least 1 previous grade 2 win.

Season Form – 11/12 winners had at least 2 runs that season, 10/12 winners had at least 1 win that season.


Gold Cup

Age – 11 of last 12 winners were aged between 7-9

Price – 5 of last 12 winners were favourites/joint favourites, 7/12 winners were top 3 in the betting.

Last Run – 10 of last 12 winners won on their previous run before the Cheltenham.

Previous Distance Form – 11/12 winners had at least 2 runs over 24 furlongs or further, 11/12 winners had at least 1 previous win over 24 furlongs or further, 7/12 winners had at least 2 wins over 24 furlongs or further.

Previous Chase Form – 10/12 winners had at least 7 previous chase runs, 12/12 had at least 2 previous chase wins, 8/12 had at least 4 previous chase wins.

Rating – 9/12 winners were rated 166 or higher, 6/12 were rated 170 or higher.

Grade 1 Wins – 12/12 winners had won at least 1 Grade 1 race, 6/12 had won at least 2.

Season Form – 9/12 winners had at least 2 runs that season, 10/12 had at least 1 win that season.


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