Vincent O'Brien County Hurdle Odds
Day 4 - Friday 16th March 2018 - 2.10pm - Vincent O'Brien County Hurdle - Grade 3 - 2m1f
The County Hurdle is second on the card for day four of the Cheltenham Festival and raced over two miles and a furlong. In 2017 the race was won by Arctic Fire, trained by Willie Mullins.
Latest 2018 County Hurdle Betting
2017 County Hurdle Result
|1st||Arctic Fire 20/1||7||P Townend||W Mullins|
|2nd||L'Ami Serge 25/1||7||D Jacob||N Henderson|
|3rd||Ozzie The Oscar 50/1||6||T O'Brien||P Hobbs|
|4th||Air Horse One 10/1||6||N Fehily||H Fry|
County Hurdle Background
The County Hurdle is another handicap race at the Festival and takes place on the final day. The race was established back in 1920 and was for a long time the last race of the festival but was rescheduled for earlier in the day in 2009.
The race involves eight hurdles over a 2 mile and one furlong trip, and is open to five years olds and older. The race has thrown up plenty of surprise winners in the past but it is the usual suspects that lead the way when it comes to the number of race wins. Trainer Paul Nicholls and jockey Ruby Walsh are the leading men in their respective fields after enjoying success with Sporazene (2004), Desert Quest (2006) and American Trilogy (2009).