Foxhunter Chase 2013 Cheltenham Festival
We dip into the Wednesday of the 2013 Cheltenham Festival to find you the latest free bets offers to pick up on this famous event, as bookmakers release plenty of money back specials to keep horse racing punters satisfied.
The Fred Winter Handicap is run on the second day of the Cheltenham Festival and is restricted to juvenile hurdlers aged four-year-old.
It is seen by trainers as a way to run their young hurdlers at the Festival who aren't quite good enough to have run in the Triumph Hurdle, which is the top-rated race for four-year-old hurdlers.
Since the inception of the race in Winter's honour, which is run over two-miles, Cheltenham have received much praise for naming a race over a legend of the Cheltenham Festival. Not many people can claim to be at the top of one profession but Winter achieved legendary status as both as a jockey and trainer.
In total he had 17 Cheltenham Festival successes in the saddle and then bettered it by 11 as a trainer, registering 28 victories.
He holds the unique feat of becoming the only person to have both ridden and trained winners of the Cheltenham Gold Cup and Champion Hurdle.
As with most handicaps at the Festival David Pipe has been a trainer to follow in the Fred Winter. His fruitful record saw him pick up a huge bonus of £75,000 in 2007 when the ultra-consistent Gaspara landed the Fred Winter after winning the Imperial Cup at Sandown the week previous. This bonus is generated by Irish firm Paddy Power for any horse that wins Listed handicap and goes on to land a race at the Cheltenham Festival.
Last year's renewal was won by the Nicky Henderson-trained Une Artiste, who become one of four mares in the last 12 years to win the Fred Winter. She looks to have a good future over hurdles and perhaps she can even challenge the great Quevega next year in the David Nicholson if remaining over hurdles.
It should be a cracking race, just make sure you have picked up a free bet along the way.