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Juvenile Hurdle

The Juvenile Hurdle Race is the first race that takes place at Kempton Park’s Jump Sunday meeting every October after the summer flat racing season.

Jump Sunday is the first National Hunt event to take place at Kempton Park Racecourse after a summer of intense flat racing, offering a wonderful seven-race card with an exquisite mix of hurdle races and steeplechase, including the likes of the Class 1 Novices’ Hurdle Race and the Class 1 Hurdle Race.

Jump Sunday takes place just two months before The Christmas Festival, which offers some prestigious delights such as The King George VI Chase, the second most prestigious steeplechase behind The Cheltenham Gold Cup, as well as The Desert Orchid Chase and The Christmas Hurdle.

If you’ve yet to visit Kempton Park Racecourse for any of their racedays, add Jump Sunday to your calendar and try your best to head down to the London outskirts this October. For all of The Kempton Jump Sunday news and ticket information, sign up for The Jockey Club’s newsletter at https://www.thejockeyclub.co.uk/newsletter/.

About The Race

The Juvenile Hurdle Race is a Class 3 National Hunt Great British Breeders hurdle race for juvenile horses that serves as the opening race of Jump Sunday every October at Kempton Park Racecourse.

Exclusively open to horses aged just three years old, The Juvenile Hurdle Race runs precisely 2 miles of Kempton Park Racecourse and features a number of high hurdles for the young horses to negotiate.

Last time out, there was a prize pool worth £10,500, which was divided between the first four finishers proportionately. Here’s how much was assigned to each placement position:

1st place – 7/4 Overpriced Mixer (GB) – £5,913

2nd place – 12/1 Kentucky Hardboot (IRE) – £1,736

3rd place – 12/1 Can’t Stop Now (IRE) – £868

4th place – 13/8 Viroflay (FR) – £434

The Juvenile Hurdle Flat Race will begin at around 13:15 on Sunday the 19th of October 2021.

Runners

The exceptional runners that compete in The Juvenile Hurdle on Jump Sunday at Kempton Park Racecourse always provide an intriguing spectacle and kick off the day’s National Hunt racing in skilful style.

Here are the runners, their starting prices and how they fared in this fantastic race at Kempton Park’s Jump Sunday meeting at Kempton Park Racecourse last time out in October 2020 (ordered by saddlecloth number):

  1. Can’t Stop Now (IRE) – third-place finish – 12/1 starting price – weighing in at 10-12 – ridden by jockey Nick Scholfield and trained by Chris Gordon
  2. Chinese Whisperer (FR) – seventh-place finish – 7/2 starting price – weighing in at 10-12 – ridden by jockey Tom Cannon and trained by Alan King
  3. Kentucky Hardboot (IRE) – second-place finish – 12/1 starting price – weighing in at 10-12 – ridden by jockey Jack Quinlan and trained by Mohamed Moubarak
  4. Now We’re Touring (IRE) – sixth-place finish – 150/1 starting price – weighing in at 10-12 – ridden by jockey William Kennedy and trained by Alex Hales
  5. Overpriced Mixer (GB) – first-place finish – 7/4 starting price – weighing in at 10-12 – ridden by jockey Nico De Boinville and trained by Nicky Henderson
  6. Viroflay (FR) – fourth-place finish – 13/8 starting price – weighing in at 10-12 – ridden by jockey Harry Cobden and trained by Paul Nicholls
  7. Crazy Love (GB) – Pulled Up – 40/1 starting price – weighing in at 10-5 – ridden by jockey Joshua Moore and trained by Sheena West
  8. Little Tipsy (GB) – fifth-place finish – 40/1 starting price – weighing in at 10-5 – ridden by jockey Lee Edwards and trained by Adam West

Tips

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Odds

Odds for The Juvenile Hurdle Race last time out on Jump Sunday ranged from 13/8 for the race favourite Viroflay up to 150/1 for the longest outsider Now We’re Touring.

This edition of the race was won by 7/4 priced second-favourite Overpriced Mixer, who converted £50 outright betting stakes into £137.50 in returns, £87.50 in profits.

Previous Winners

Here are the previous 4 winners of The Juvenile Hurdle Race at Kempton Park’s Jump Sunday Race Day, including their odds, closest competitors and race stats:

2020

The winner of The Juvenile Hurdle Race at Jump Sunday at Kempton Park Racecourse last time out was 7/4 priced race second-favourite Overpriced Mixer, ridden by jockey Nico De Boinville and trained by Nicky Henderson.

12/1 priced Kentucky Hardboot finished just half a length behind Overpriced Mixer in second place, followed by equally priced Can’t Stop Now in third place and 13/8 priced race favourite Viroflay in fourth.

2019

At Kempton Park Racecourse’s Jump Sunday in October 2019, the winner of The Juvenile Hurdle Race was 9/2 priced third-favourite Prefontaine, ridden by jockey Jonjo O’Neill Jr and trained by Jonjo O’Neill.

6/5 priced race favourite Paseo finished two and a half lengths behind Prefontaine in second place, followed by 18/1 priced outsider Rafiot in third place and 11/1 priced Motashakel in fourth.

2018

Ridden by jockey Harry Cobden and trained by Paul Nicholls, the winner of The Juvenile Hurdle Race on Jump Sunday at Kempton Park racecourse in 2018 was 30/100 priced strong race favourite Quel Destin.

9/2 priced second-favourite Ghost Serge finished 12 lengths behind Quel Destin in second place, followed by 17/2 priced Tazka in third place and 33/1 priced outsider Vlannon in fourth.

2017

Back in October 2017 at Kempton Park Racecourse for Jump Sunday, 11/10 priced race favourite Risk And Roll finished first in The Juvenile Hurdle Race, ridden by jockey Sam Twiston-Davies and trained by Paul Nicholls.

11/8 priced second-favourite Jumping Jack finished three lengths behind Risk And Roll in second place, followed by 16/1 priced Charlie Chaplin in third place and 8/1 priced Espresso Freddo in fourth.

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