When is the County Hurdle? Cheltenham date, start time, runners and betting

This was won by a certain State Man last year!


*All prices are bang up to date with our snazzy widgets, while odds in copy are accurate at time of publishing but subject to change

The County Hurdle is typically one of the most exciting handicaps on the Cheltenham Festival schedule as it is renowned for attracting big fields.

There are eight flights for the runners and riders to tackle over 2m1f on the New Course at Cheltenham and the first past the post will bag £56,270 for connections.

Willie Mullins is the leading trainer in the County Hurdle and State Man was the latest of his six winners when making a mockery of his handicap mark in last year’s renewal.

You can run the rule over our County Hurdle odds on the Paddy Power website and Paddy Power app, otherwise all the key details about this year’s renewal can be found below.

County Hurdle 2023 date and start time

The County Hurdle is set to take place at Cheltenham on Friday, March 17. The post time is provisionally set for 14:10 GMT. You can watch the race live on the Paddy Power website and Paddy Power app or on ITV.

County Hurdle 2023 runners

The following 52 horses hold entries for the County Hurdle ahead of the final declarations. The County Hurdle weights were published on Tuesday, February 28 and a maximum field of 26 is permitted.

Zanahiyr (Jockey TBC)
Sharjah (TBC)
Pied Piper (TBC)
Winter Fog (TBC)
Saint Sam (TBC)
First Street (TBC)
Fil Dor (TBC)
Fils D’Oudairies (TBC)
Ballyadam (TBC)
Scaramanga (TBC)
Aucunrisque (TBC)
Hunters Yarn (TBC)
Might I (TBC)
Grand Roi (TBC)
Prairie Dancer (TBC)
Cilaos Emery (TBC)
Glory And Fortune (TBC)
Metier (TBC)
Highway One O Two (TBC)
Colonel Mustard (TBC)
Anna Bunina (TBC)
Milkwood (TBC)
Filey Bay (TBC)
Pinkerton (TBC)
Path D’ouroux (TBC)
Petit Tonnerre (TBC)
The Very Man (TBC)
Highland Charge (TBC)
Tax For Max (TBC)
Sa Fureur (TBC)
Ganapathi (TBC)
Magnor Glory (TBC)
Pembroke (TBC)
Playful Saint (TBC)
Gin Coco (TBC)
Faivoir (TBC)
The Model Kingdom (TBC)
Glan (TBC)
Wonderwall (TBC)
Impulsive One (TBC)
Luttrell Lad (TBC)
Iceo (TBC)
Wajaaha (TBC)
Teddy Blue (TBC)
Nibiru (TBC)
Monviel (TBC)
Punctuation (TBC)
Knickerbockerglory (TBC)
Hey Johnny (TBC)
Lebowski (TBC)
Parramount (TBC)
Vultan (TBC)

County Hurdle 2023 betting

County Hurdle odds are on paddypower.com and prices for the leading contenders can be seen on our snazzy widgets below.

Filey Bay is the favourite with Paddy Power for the County Hurdle after hitting the post in the Betfair Hurdle last time out for Emmet Mullins.

The Harry Fry-trained Gin Coco is next in the betting despite being absent from the track since placing second in the Greatwood at Cheltenham in November.

Hunters Yarn and Pembroke are also prominent in our non runner money back market.

*All prices are bang up to date with our snazzy widgets, while odds in copy are accurate at time of publishing but subject to change

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