Pertemps Network Final Tips 2021 – Preview, Odds & Trends (Cheltenham Day 3, 2.10pm)

Run over 2 miles, 7 furlongs and 213 yards on the New Course at Cheltenham, Pertemps Network Final marks the culmination of the popular Pertemps Network Handicap Hurdle Series.

To qualify for the final, horses must finish in the first six in one or more qualifying races run in Britain, Ireland and France since the start of the season.


Pertemps Network Final Odds 2021

The Bosses Oscar8/1bet365
On the Blind Side10/1bet365
Imperial Alcazar10/1William Hill
Dreal Dreal12/1bet365
Dandy Man16/1William Hill
Morosini20/1William Hill
Come On Teddy25/1bet365
No Comment25/1bet365


Pertemps Network Final Preview

  • The Bosses Oscar
  • Imperial Alcazar
  • Lynwood Gold
  • Jacamar
  • Third Wind


The Bosses Oscar

Gordon Elliott has won the Pertemps Network Final for the last three seasons running and one of his representatives this year, The Bosses Oscar (8/1), currently heads the ante-post betting. Unsurprisingly, the 6-year-old Oscar gelding proved no match for subsequent Grade One winner Flooring Porter when stepped up to 3 miles for the first time at Navan in early December, but was only headed in the final hundred yards or so when a close second to Dandy Mag (16/1) in a qualifier at Leopardstown over Christmas. On revised terms, The Bosses Oscar may well be able to reverse the form although, according to Elliott, he doesn’t want ‘real tacky ground’.


Imperial Alcazar

Gloucestershire trainer Fergal O’Brien was reportedly tempted to run his 7-year-old Imperial Alcazar (10/1) in the Stayers’ Hurdle earlier in the week after a ‘lovely performance’ to win a  qualifer at Warwick in January. An 8lb rise in the weights for that comfortable victory seems entirely fair, particularly with the prospect of further improvement to come, and Imperial Alcazar appeals as one of the more likely winners. He has already been ‘nibbled at’ in the ante-post market.


Lynwood Gold

Beyond the market leaders, Lynwood Gold (20/1) has had 23 starts on the Flat and was last seen finishing eighth in the Cesarewitch Handicap at Newmarket in October. By contrast, the 6-year-old Mastercraftsman gelding has had just four starts over hurdles, most recently finishing second to easy winner Finest Evemore in a novice hurdle at Listowel in September. He has yet to win beyond 2 miles over hurdles or qualify for this race but, as a doughty stayer, who likes cut in the ground, he could yet emerge as a contender for this valuable prize.



At longer odds again, Jacamar (25/1), trained by Milton Harris, has yet to win beyond 2 miles 5½ furlongs, but has improved on each of his three starts in 2020/21, culminating in a narrow, but decisive, win at Warwick on Boxing Day. He drew nicely clear with just one other rival on that occasion and his style of racing suggests extra two-and-a-half furlongs is well within his compass, so his current odds could be made to look generous in due course. Indeed, he would likely be a shorter price already if trained in a more ‘fashionable’ yard and should not be underestimated.


Third Wind

Last year’s fourth, Third Wind (33/1), is 5lb higher in the weights this year, but has been in fair, if unspectacular, form since returning to action at Newbury in November. He was outclassed, but not disgraced, behind Paisley Park in the Grade One Long Walk Hurdle at Ascot in December, but relishes soft or heavy going; if underfoot conditions at Prestbury Park are in his favour, may not be an entirely forlorn hope.


Pertemps Network Final Betting Tips

Fergal O’Brien believes Imperial Alcazar is one of the best horses he has trained so, with the handicapper not over-reacting to his Warwick victory, the Vinnie Roe gelding looks decent value to continue his progress through the ranks.

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Pertemps Network Final Trends

  • Age – 9 of the last 12 winners were aged between 6 & 8.
  • Price – 2 of the last 12 favourites won, 4/12 winners were in the top 3 in the betting.
  • Last Run – 4/12 winners won on their last run before the Pertemps Final, 11/12 winners had their last run with the last 61 days.
  • 6/12 winners ran in a Pertemps Qualifier on their last run, 1 of the 6 won, 2 placed.
  • Previous Course Form – 6/12 winners had at least 1 previous run at Cheltenham, 3/12 winners had at least 1 previous win at Cheltenham.
  • Previous Distance Form – 10/12 winners had at least 2 previous runs over 23-25 furlongs, 7/12 winners had at least 1 win over 23-25 furlongs.
  • Previous Hurdle Form – 12/12 winners had at least 6 previous runs over hurdles, 8/12 winners had at least 2 previous wins over hurdles.
  • Rating – 10/12 winners were rated 138 or higher.
  • Season Form – 10/12 winners had at least 3 runs that season, 5/12 winners had at least 1 win that season.


Pertemps Final Past Winners

Year Winner Jockey Trainer
2009 Kayf Aramis Aidan Coleman Venetia Williams
2010 Buena Vista Hadden Frost David Pipe
2011 Buena Vista Conor O’Farrell David Pipe
2012 Cape Tribulation Denis O’Regan Malcolm Jefferson
2013 Holywell Richie McLernon Jonjo O’Neill
2014 Fingal Bay Richard Johnson Philip Hobbs
2015 Call The Cops Andrew Tinkler Nicky Henderson
2016 Mall Dini Davy Russell Patrick G Kelly
2017 Presenting Percy Davy Russell Patrick G Kelly
2018 Delta Work Davy Russell Gordon Elliott
2019 Sire Du Berlais Barry Geraghty Gordon Elliott
2020 Sire Du Berlais Barry Geraghty Gordon Elliott


Pertemps Network Final Result 2020

1st – Sire Du Berlais (10/1)

2nd – The Storyteller (11/2)

3rd – Tout Est Permis (12/1)

4th – Third Wind (12/1)


Cheltenham 2021 Day 3 Tips

TimeRaceCurrent Odds
1.20pmMarsh Novices' Hurdle10/11
1.55pmPertemps Network Final10/1
2.30pmRyanair Chase12/1
3.05pmStayers Hurdle4/1
3.40pmBrown Advisory Plate25/1
4.15pmMares' Novices Hurdle33/1
4.50pmKim Muir Handicap20/1