Relkeel Hurdle

Grade – 2
Course – Cheltenham
Race Type – Hurdle
Distance – 2 Miles 4 1/2 Furlongs (20.5F)
Ages – 5yo’s +
Weights – 11st 0lbs (7lbs allowance for mares)
Penalties – 4lbs for winners of a class 2 wfa hurdle or class 1 handicap hurdle, 8lbs for winners of a class 1 wfa hurdle (Penalties halved for wins achieved in Novices or Juvenile Hurdles)
Sponsor – Dornan Engineering

Grade 2

Recent Form and Trends

* 2021 race was run at Kempton

Trends

Age – 9 of the last 12 winners were aged 7 or below
Price – 5 of the last 12 winners were favourites/joint favourites, 8/12 winners were in the top 3 in the betting
Last Run – 3 of the last 12 winners won on their last run before the Relkeel Hurdle , 10/12 winners ran within the last 35 days
3/12 winners ran in the Ascot Hurdle (Ascot) on their last run, 1 of the 3 won, 1 placed
Previous Course Form – 9/12 winners had at least 1 previous run at Cheltenham, 6/12 winners had at least 1 previous win at Cheltenham
Previous Distance Form – 11/12 winners had at least 1 previous run over 19-21 furlongs, 8/12 had at least 1 previous win over 19-21 furlongs
Previous Hurdle Form – 11/12 winners had at least 4 runs over hurdles, 12/12 winners had at least 2 wins over hurdles, 9/12 winners had at least 3 wins over hurdles
Rating – 10/12 winners were rated 150 or higher
Graded Wins – 9/12 winners had at least 1 previous win in a grade 1-3 race
Season Form – 12/12 winners had at least 1 run that season, 5/12 winners had at least 1 win that season

Future Form

Trends

Next Run
3 of the last 12 winners won on their next run after the Relkeel Hurdle, 4/12 placed on their next run
4/12 winners ran in the Cleeve Hurdle (Cheltenham) on their next run, 0 of the 4 won, 3 placed

Rest of The Season Runs
10 of the last 12 winners ran in at least 2 more races that season
3/12 won at least 1 more race that season, 5/12 placed in at least 1 more race that season

Cheltenham Festival Run That Season
7/12 winners ran in the Stayers Hurdle at the next Cheltenham Festival, 1 of the 7 won, 1 placed