Pertemps Final

The Pertemps Final, formerly the Coral Golden Hurdle Final, was inaugurated in 1974, but has been sponsored by independent recruitment company Pertemps Network Group since 2002. The race is a Listed handicap, run over 3 miles on the New Course at Cheltenham and open to horses aged five years and upwards that have finished in the first six, at least once, in a qualifying race during the current season. A series of sixteen qualifying races, known as the Pertemps Network Handicap Hurdle Series, take place at racecourses in England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland and France throughout the season.

The Pertemps Final is currently scheduled as the second race on the third day of the Cheltenham Festival and the Master of Jackdaws Castle, Jonjo O’Neill, is the leading trainer, having saddled Danny Connors (1991), Inching Closer (2003), Creon (2004), and Holywell (2013). None of the current crop of jockeys has won the Pertemps Final more than once and just one winning favourite in the last 10 years bears testament to what a difficult race it is to win.

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