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Vincent O'Brien County Hurdle 2012
Fri, Mar 16th, 2012

The traditional Cheltenham Festival finale, the County Hurdle moved to its present slot as the second race on Cheltenham Gold Cup Day in 2009. It has been a Walsh Family benefit in recent seasons . Ruby has won two of the last three, with sister Katie landing the 2010 renewal. Paul Nicholls and Willie Mullins trained entries have a good record in the last decade.

Vincent O'Brien County Hurdle Jockey Tips 

Richard Johnson gave us Snap Tie at 33/1 for this and Jason Maguire tipped Get Me Out Of Here to break his festival duck. The latter horse may show up in the Coral Cup. You can get all our jockey's horse racing tips here

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County Hurdle Stats and Winners since 2002

Starting Price :  Only 2 favourites have won in the last decade and overall results for the period from 2002-2011 are 0 P 1 0 1/0 0 2 6 0 0. 6 winners have come from the first four in the betting (but only once in the last 4 renewals).

Age : 5 year olds have won 5 of the last ten ( and 8 of the last 13 renewals from about 20% of the runners).

Weight/Rating : Last years winner Final Approach ( rated 139) was the first winner outside the 131-135 rating band in five renewals.Only one horse has been placed carrying more than 11st 8lbs since 1979.

Jockey/Trainer : Watch our for Ruby Walsh's pick of the Mullins/ Nicholls yards. He has won four of the last ten.

 

Year

Horse

Age

Jockey

Trainer

WT

 OR

SP

2011

Final Approach

5

Ruby Walsh

Willie Mullins

10-12

  139

10/1

2010

Thousand Stars

6

Ms Katie Walsh

Willie Mullins

10-5

  134

20/1

2009

American Trilogy

5

Ruby Walsh

Paul Nicholls

11-0

  135

20/1

2008

Silver Jaro

5

Noel Fehily

Tom Hogan

10-13

  132

50/1

2007

Pedrobob

9

Philip Carberry

Tony Mullins

10-0

  135

12/1

2006

Desert Quest

6

Ruby Walsh

Paul Nicholls

10-10

  131

4/1JF

2005

Fontanesi

5

Timmy Murphy

Martin Pipe

10-0

  128

16/1

2004

Sporazene

5

Ruby Walsh

Paul Nicholls

10-13

  151

7/1F

2003

Spirit Leader

7

Barry Geraghty

Jessica Harrington

11-7

  140

10/1

2002

Rooster Booster

8

Richard Johnson

Philip Hobbs

11-1

  144

8/1

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