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Swinton Hurdle 2013
Tue, May 7th, 2013

The first graded race of the 2013/14 UK National Hurdle season is the Swinton Hurdle ( this year the Pertemps Network Handicap Hurdle) over 2 miles at Haydock.

Swinton Hurdle Winners 2003-2012

Year  Winner Age Weight OR  Jockey  Trainer SP
2012  Red Merlin 7 11-3 135  Jason Maguire  Donald McCain 13/2
2011  Eradicate 7 11-05 141  Jeremiah McGrath  Nicky Henderson 15/2
2010  Eradicate 6 10-01 132  David Bass  Nicky Henderson 16/1
2009  Joe Jo Star 7 11-00 129  Brian Hughes  Richard Fahey 16/1
2008  Blue Bajan 6 10-08 134  Graham Lee  Andrew Turnell 4/1
2007  Leslingtaylor 5 9-11 126  Dougie Costello  John Quinn 16/1
2006  Acambo 5 10-04 128  Andrew Glassonbury  Martin Pipe 16/1
2005  Coat of Honour 5 10-00 134  Graham Lee  Howard Johnson 6/1
2004  Macs Joy 5 10-00 135  Timmy Murphy  Jessica Harrington 4/1
2003  Altay 6 9-11 125  Padge Whelan  Richard Fahey 13/2

 

Swinton Hurdle Stats

Age : 4 of the last ten have been won by 5 years old ( last in 2007) . The last ten winners have been in a range from 5 to 7.

Trainer : NJ Henderson has won two of the last two renewals with Eradicate.

SP: The favourite has won three of the last ten.

Weight : Only 3 of the last 10 have carried more than 10-08 ( although all 3 did it in the last 4 years! ) 

Official Rating : Eradicate was the first horse since Intersky Falcon rated over 140 to win. Horses in the ratings band 125-135 have won 9 of the last 10.

Last time out : 11 of the last 15 winners have finished in the first 4 on their last run

Hurdle wins: All of the last 15 winners had won at least 2 hurdle races

Swinton Hurdle Stats Pick

Last year we put up the winner Red Merlin as our selection. This time Red Inca, Rumble Of Thunder  and Turn Over Sivola are the trends horses. We will take a chance with Rumble of Thunder each way at 16/1 with BetVictor.

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