2023 Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle Betting Odds & Racecard

Named in honour of the talented National Hunt jockey and trainer Fred Winter, this Grade 3 hurdle is run over a distance of two miles and 110 yards and takes place on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival. One of the newer races at the meeting, it was inaugurated in 2005 and was promoted to Grade 3 (from its previous Listed status) in 2009. In what is generally a difficult race to call, there is plenty of excitement to be had both by watching the race and by picking out the each way value. So read on as we bring you our predictions, betting tips and analysis ahead of this Cheltenham hurdle.

As things stand, prior to the allocation of the handicaps or the declarations of the field, the bookies are offering decent odds of between 12/1 and 50/1 on all the runners. This gives us a great chance to pick out some very good value, but second guessing the handicapper is a tricky business so be wary of splashing too much cash until you know what weights the runners will be carrying.

This can be a tricky Cheltenham Festival betting market to predict, although this is one of the Cheltenham handicap races that take place on Day One of the meeting. It is always interesting to see the each-way horse racing terms that are available, with some bookies paying extra horse racing places on the action and it’s great to get the value.

When it comes to the Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle betting favourites, Champion Green is the horse that is being respected the most by the Cheltenham bookmakers. Joseph O’Brien trains this runner for JP McManus and the horse was runner-up at Leopardstown on Boxing Day when being sent off favourite for a three-year-old maiden hurdle.

However, the fact that Champion Green is trading as the New Year favourite at odds of 10/1 suggests that the Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle betting odds could be wide open, with lots of other horses likely to line up with a lively chance of being a Cheltenham Festival winner.

Pied Piper is an interesting runner and you can currently get anything between 8/1 and 20/1 when it comes to this horse. Gordon Elliott will be hoping for redemption at the 2023 Cheltenham Festival after suffering a ban during the 2021 meeting, with this four-year-old looking like a talented juvenile.

The horse obliged with a victory in the three-year-old maiden hurdle that took place on New Year’s Eve at Punchestown, with Davy Russell giving him a great spin in a race which saw the odds-on favourite Vauban beaten.