The 2nd hurdles race of the afternoon is a Grade 3 affair and is run over 2m1f. It is open to horses aged 5 and above and has been won by some massive priced winners over the last few years. It has been moved by the schedulers and was traditionally the last race of the festival. The race is named after the Irish trainer that retired back in 1994.
Paul Nicholls has won this race four times in recent years, 2009, 2006, 2004 and in 2014 so look out for any of his runners that are entered. The Irish trainers have also been very prominent, winning seven times since 2007.
9/10 Winners started at double figure odds
8/10 Winners aged 5 or 6years old.
8/10 Winners carried 11st or less.
7/10 Winners trained in Ireland.
7/10 Winners placed in the first 3 last time out.
0/10 Favourites have won the race.
|2016||Superb Story||5||10-12||Harry Skelton||Dan Skelton||8/1|
|2015||Wicklow Brave||6||11-04||Paul Townend||Willie Mullins||25/1|
|2014||Lac Fontana||5||10-11||Daryl Jacob||Paul Nicholls||11/1|
|2013||Ted Veale||6||10-06||Bryan Cooper||Tony Martin||10/1|
|2012||Alderwood||8||11-01||Tony McCoy||Thomas Mullins||20/1|
|2011||Final Approach||5||10-12||Ruby Walsh||Willie Mullins||10/1|
|2010||Thousand Stars||6||10-05||Ms Katie Walsh||Willie Mullins||20/1|
|2009||American Trilogy||5||11-00||Ruby Walsh||Paul Nicholls||20/1|
|2008||Silver Jaro||5||10-13||Noel Fehily||Tom Hogan||50/1|
|2007||Pedrobob||9||10-00||Philip Carberry||Tony Mullins||12/1|