Boodles Juvenile Handicap Tips 2022

Boodles Juvenile Handicap tips are under the spotlight for this Grade 3 race that’s the penultimate fixture of the Cheltenham Festival Day 1 card. This gives punters a look at some potential future stars of the Festival’s bigger races. We look at the key runners as part of our Boodles Juvenile Handicap preview for 2022.

Boodles Juvenile Handicap Potential Runners & Favourites

The Boodles Juvenile Handicap betting tips will focus on a couple of areas. There is naturally some interest in those who are being well-supported at the head of the market, but it’s always worthwhile examining some longer-priced options as well. 

GAELIC WARRIOR is the currentmarket leader in Boodles Juvenile Handicap betting for the 2022 renewal. He will be having his first run for Willie Mullins as he heads for the Cheltenham Festival. That ought to give him a boost as he looks to get off the mark over the hurdles. 

THE TIDE TURNS opened the year with a victory in a maiden hurdle at Punchestown, and that was a comfortable score too. He was immediately thrown into pattern company for two follow-ups, the pick of that form being a 4th of 9 in a Grade 1 at Leopardstown. There’s plenty of progress still to come from Gordon Elliott’s charge.

After a mid-February score at Naas, BRAZIL brings some winning form to the table for owner JP McManus. That was a novice hurdle in which he got the better of Un Des Flos by a whopping 13 lengths as he convincingly delivered the goods.

The Boodles Juvenile Handicap preview is a case of scanning a field that looks wide open for this year’s renewal. That means the likes of Fairyhouse winner BRITZKA and the upwardly mobile PETIT TONNERREwho has made an unbeaten start to his Hurdles career, piques interest in Boodles Juvenile Handicap betting tips.

Boodles Juvenile Handicap Confirmed Runners

Gaelic WarriorHorse Profile - Jockey ColoursJ: Paul Townend
T: Willie Mullins
The Tide TurnsHorse Profile - Jockey ColoursJ: Jack Kennedy
T: Gordon Elliott
BrazilHorse Profile - Jockey ColoursJ: Mark Walsh
T:Padraig Roche
Champion GreenHorse Profile - Jockey ColoursJ: Rachael Blackmore
T: Joseph O’Brien
HMS SeahorseHorse Profile - Jockey ColoursJ: B J Cooper
T: Paul Nolan
Doctor Brown BearHorse Profile - Jockey ColoursJ: Darragh O’Keeffe
T:Martin Brassil
EbasariHorse Profile - Jockey ColoursJ: Davy Russell
T: Gordon Elliott
Saint SegalHorse Profile - Jockey ColoursJ: Chester Williams
T:Jane Williams
BritzkaHorse Profile - Jockey ColoursJ: Robbie Power
T: Gordon Elliott
Prairie DancerHorse Profile - Jockey ColoursJ: J J Slevin
T: Joseph O’Brien
Too FriendlyHorse Profile - Jockey ColoursJ: Harry Skelton
T: Dan Skelton
Petit TonnerreHorse Profile - Jockey ColoursJ: Jonjo O’Neill Jr
T: Jonjo O’Neill
Belle Ex OneHorse Profile - Jockey ColoursJ: Harry Cobden
T: Paul Nicholls
Dr T J Eckleburg (RESERVE)Horse Profile - Jockey ColoursJ: RESERVE
T: Olly Murphy
Forever WilliamHorse Profile - Jockey ColoursJ: Tom Cannon
T: Alan King
Iberique Du SeuilHorse Profile - Jockey ColoursJ:Denis O’Regan
T:Gordon Elliott
Sea SessionsHorse Profile - Jockey ColoursJ: Jonathan Burke
T: Ross O’Sullivan
MilldamHorse Profile - Jockey ColoursJ: TBC
T: Jamie Snowden
White PepperHorse Profile - Jockey ColoursJ: L P Dempsey
T: Gavin Cromwell
FeighHorse Profile - Jockey ColoursJ: Danny Mullins
T: Willie Mullins
Swinging LondonHorse Profile - Jockey ColoursJ: Aidan Coleman
T: Olly Murphy
Doctor ChurchillHorse Profile - Jockey ColoursJ: Jordan Gainford
T: Gordon Elliott
SkycutterHorse Profile - Jockey ColoursJ: Thomas Dowson
T: Philip Kirby
Tanganyika (RESERVE)Horse Profile - Jockey ColoursJ: Charlie Deutsch
T: Venetia Williams

*Odds Correct as of 11am 14/03/22*

How Often Does a Favourite Horse Win The Boodles Juvenile Handicap Race? 

Since this race was introduced at the Cheltenham Festival, there hasn’t been too much of a clear pattern in Boodles Juvenile Handicap winners. There has been just one winning favourite in the last ten renewals of the fixture, which was Band Of Outlaws in 2019. 

It may be worth looking at some outsiders for this year’s Boodles Juvenile Handicap tips. 

Seven of the last ten renewals of this race has been won at an SP of 25/1 or more. Last year’s winner, Jeff Kidder, landed a massive 80/1 gamble. Meanwhile, six of the previous ten editions have been won by an Irish horse.

Boodles Juvenile Handicap Favourites vs Winners in The Past 10 Years

YearFavourite Horse*Winning Horse
2021Saint Sam (2nd)Jeff Kidder (80/1)
2020Blacko (PU)/Palladium (PU)Aramax (15/2)
2019Band Of OutlawsBand Of Outlaws (7/2)
2018Nube Negra (3rd)Veneer Of Charm (33/1)
2017Divin Bere (2nd)Flying Tiger (33/1)
2016Jaleo (10th)Diego Du Charmil (13/2)
2015Box Office (7th)Qualando (25/1)
2014Dawalan (13th)Hawk High (33/1)
2013Bordoni (23rd) / Saphir Du Rheu (20th)Flaxen Flare (25/1)
2012Vendor (3rd)Une Artiste (40/1)

*(-) = Finishing Position, UR = Unseated Rider, F = Faller, RO = Ran Out, PU = Pulled Up

Boodles Juvenile Handicap History & Present Time

The Boodles Juvenile Handicap is named that due to sponsorship reasons. The race’s official name is the Fred Winter Juvenile Novices’ Handicap Hurdle, and it is a Grade 3 contest that was only introduced to the Festival line-up in 2005 when the meet was expanded to 4 days.

The race gets its name from Fred Winter, a successful jockey and trainer at the Festival who was also a multiple Champion jockey and Champion trainer during this long involvement in the sport.

It’s run at a distance of 2m 1/2f (approx) with eight hurdles. This is for juvenile novices only of at least four years of age. After coming into the Festival at Listed level, the Boodles Juvenile Handicap was moved up to Grade 3 in 2009. This year’s purse for the race is £80,000.

Boodles Juvenile Handicap Jockey & Trainer Records

There are no jockey statistics to help send punters towards a Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle tips selection as there has not been one rider who has won the race twice. 

There is a little more to go on from the trainer perspective in this Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle preview. 

Paul Nicholls and Gordon Elliott share the top spot with three wins each in the fixture. Those two have dominated things since 2010, winning 6 of the last twelve renewals between them. The wins for Elliott have been more recent, having landed two of the previous four.

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