Pierse Hurdle Boylesports Handicap Odds

The Boylesports.com handicap hurdle is arguably the most lucrative handicap hurdle run in Ireland all season. There is a confusion surrounding the official name of the race as itís historical name is the Pierse Hurdle.

Although it is still referred to The Pierse by many, the race became the MCR Hurdle and now the Boylesports.com Hurdle over the last 10 years. if you fancy a bet on the race take a peek at the latest horse racing free bets to pick up as well as our horse racing article service, available to all horse racing fans.

It boasts a prize fund that attracts all the big stables from around Ireland but what makes the race unique is the bonus put up by the sponsors Boylesports.

The Irish firm really dangle a carrot by offering any connections that win their competitive hurdle a 100,000 bonus prize if that horse goes on to win at the Cheltenham Festival.

Run over two miles and one furlong, the race usually provides as a good yardstick of form for the Coral Cup or Pertermpts Final at the Cheltenham Festival which takes place two weeks after the high-profile meeting at Leopardstown.

With the race dating back to 1969, there is plenty of data to analyse to create some strong trends and they can be used to find the potential winner of the race.

As with most competitive handicaps that have over 20 runners in, it is always key to find a horse who is very lightly raced, on the up and hasn't showed their full hand to the handicapper yet.

That theory is backed up by the fact the last ten winners have all been second season hurdlers very much progressing with every race.

Additionally, every winner in the last 14 years had had no more than four runs in that season, therefore itís best to look for horses that are very much race fit.

Finding a horse that hadn't been tried and tested in handicaps is also a key, with eight of the last 10 winners hadn't run in no more than five handicap hurdles.