Pertemps Final

The Pertemps Final is a Grade Three National Hunt hurdle race in Great Britain which is open to horses aged five years or older. It is run on the New Course at Cheltenham over a distance of about 3 miles (2 miles 7 furlongs and 213 yards, or 4,785 metres), and during its running there are twelve hurdles to be jumped. It is a handicap race, and it is scheduled to take place each year during the Cheltenham Festival in March.

Pertemps Final
Grade 3 race
LocationCheltenham Racecourse
Cheltenham, England
Race typeHurdle race
Race information
Distance2m 7f 213y (4,785 metres)
QualificationFive-years-old and up
1st: £42,203
Pertemps Network Final
Black, pink cross belts, armlets and star on cap Black, yellow star, yellow sleeves, black stars Royal blue and white diabolo, hooped sleeves and cap
Third Wind Alaphilippe Mill Green
Previous years
Purple, grey star and sleeves White, emerald green chevrons, red cap Red, white chevron, royal blue sleeves, yellow stars, white cap
Mrs Milner The Bosses Oscar Come On Teddy
Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Dark blue, yellow diamond and sleeves, yellow cap, red diamond Maroon, white star, armlets and star on cap
Sire Du Berlais The Storyteller Tout Est Permis
Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Black, orange diamond, sleeves and cap Pink and white (halved), black sleeves, black cap, pink star
Sire Du Berlais Tobefair Not Many Left
Maroon, white star, armlets and star on cap Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Pink, large purple spots, hooped sleeves
Delta Work Glenloe Connetable
Emerald green, white star, chevrons on sleeves, white cap Dark blue and yellow (quartered), striped sleeves Maroon and royal blue diamonds
Presenting Percy Barney Dwan Jury Duty
Emerald green, white star, chevrons on sleeves, white cap Pink, white chevron, white cap Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap
Mall Dini Arpege D'alene If in Doubt
Black, white seams, white sleeves, black armlets, black cap Emerald green and yellow hoops, red cap Emerald green and white check, halved sleeves, emerald green cap
Call The Cops Unique De Cotte The Tourard Man
Light blue and royal blue diabolo, light blue sleeves and cap White, dark blue cross belts, red and white check sleeves, red cap White, emerald green stripe, white sleeves, dark blue armlets
Fingal Bay Southfield Theatre Pineau De Re
White, mauve stars Royal blue, yellow sleeves, yellow cap, royal blue star Orange, black star, black and orange hooped sleeves, orange cap, black star
Holywell Captain Sunshine Jetson
White, light blue spots, white sleeves, light blue cap, white spots Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Gold, white hoops, emerald green cap
Cape Tribulation Catch Me Cantlow
Light blue, maroon chevron, halved sleeves, light blue and maroon quartered cap Dark green, white epaulets and star on cap Maroon, black sash, diamonds on sleeves, emerald green cap, pink stars
Buena Vista Son Amix Sivota
Light blue, maroon chevron, halved sleeves, light blue and maroon quartered cap Purple, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow cap Mauve and pink check, white sleeves, pink cap
Buena Vista Prince Erik Chamirey
Emerald green, white diamond, diabolo on sleeves and diamond on cap Light blue, maroon chevron, halved sleeves, light blue and maroon quartered cap Purple, yellow sash, hooped sleeves, yellow cap
Kayf Aramis Buena Vista Pennek
Maroon and Light Blue diabolo, Light Blue sleeves, quartered cap Emerald Green and Maroon (halved), sleeves reversed, Emerald Green and Maroon quartered cap Red, Mauve chevron, Mauve and Red quartered cap
Ballyfitz Miko de Beauchene According To Pete
White, Light Blue spots, Light Blue cap Yellow, Purple diamond, Purple and Yellow halved sleeves, Yellow cap, Purple diamond Royal blue, emerald green star, white cap, emerald green star
Oscar Park Material World Adamant Approach
Emerald green and yellow hoops, white cap Royal blue, light blue chevron and chevrons on sleeves, royal blue cap ROYAL BLUE, white seams, red cap
Kadoun Hordago Oodachee
Yellow, Red diamond, Yellow cap, Black spots Purple, yellow chevron, diabolo on sleeves Pink, white stars, blue armlets, white star on cap
Oulart Mioche d'Estruval Quick
Emerald green and yellow hoops, white cap Blue, yellow diabolo, red sleeves and cap Blue, orange and white striped sleeves, white cap
Creon G V A Ireland Alexanderthegreat
Yellow, light blue disc and armlets, light blue cap Maroon and light blue (quartered), maroon sleeves Black and white checked, white sleeves, black armlets
Inching Closer Royal Emperor Tribal Venture
White, Dark Green braces, striped sleeves and cap Pink and yellow diamonds, yellow sleeves and cap Royal blue, emerald green sleeves, white cap, emerald green spots
Freetown Surprising Montreal
Orange, black star and sleeves, orange cap, black star Emerald green and yellow hoops, white cap Yellow, purple chevron
Rubhahunish Take Five Font Romeu
Yellow, black sash, striped cap Royal blue, light blue armlets and cap Emerald green and maroon (quartered), halved sleeves, emerald green cap
Generosa Melody Maid Galant Moss
Light blue, dark blue diamond and diamond on cap Yellow, black cross of lorraine, black sleeves, yellow armlets, yellow cap, black star Claret, grey disc and armlets, quartered cap
Unsinkable Boxer Tompetoo Spendid
Black red chevrons, white sleeves, red armlets, black and red striped cap Dark Blue and White check, Dark Blue sleeves, White cap, Dark Blue star Yellow, brown stripes and armlets, yellow cap, brown diamond
Pharanear Yahmi Danjing
White, Black spots, quartered cap Red, light blue hoop Black red chevrons, white sleeves, red armlets, black and red striped cap
Great Easeby Gillan Cove Pharanear
Mauve, pink chevrons, mauve cap Green, yellow chevrons, white sleeves and cap Black, emerald green spots on cap
Miracle Man Pragada Betty's Boy
White, royal blue braces, yellow cap Red, royal blue spots, white sleeves, red cap White, red epaulets, diamonds on sleeves, red cap
Tindari Dark Honey Kilgariff
RED and WHITE STRIPES, white sleeves, check cap Yellow, black diamond, diabolo on sleeves, check cap Crimson, jade green sleeves and collar, hooped cap
Fissure Seal Jakarrdi Sendai
LIGHT BLUE, brown seams, white and brown striped cap Green, yellow chevrons, white sleeves and cap Yellow, blue stripes on body
My View Pragada The Widget Man
Emerald green and yellow hoops, white cap Yellow, red diamond, armlets and cap Maroon, beige triple diamond, diabolo on sleeves, hooped cap
Danny Connors Kings Rank Randolph Place
Dark blue, emerald green hoop, dark blue sleeves, quartered cap DARK BLUE and WHITE DIABOLO, striped cap Red and white (quartered), white sleeves, light blue armlets, light blue cap
Henry Mann Maelkar Direct
Light blue, red stripe, sleeves and cap Dark blue, emerald green hoop, dark blue sleeves, quartered cap Scarlet and white check, white sleeves, blue and white check cap
Rogers Princess Henry Mann Ryde Again
Emerald green, yellow chevrons, white sleeves and cap Pink, purple braces, striped cap Yellow, brown stripes on body, stars on cap
Pragada Mynah Key Ruby Flight


The event was established in 1974, when it was introduced as a replacement for a previous race at the Festival, the George Duller Handicap Hurdle. It was originally sponsored by Coral, and for much of its early history it was titled the Coral Golden Hurdle Final. It has had various sponsors since 1993, and the latest of these, Pertemps, began supporting the race in 2002.

The Pertemps Final is served by a series of qualifier races which take place during the preceding five months. A horse has to placed in the first six in a qualifier race to be eligible to run in the Final. In the 2020–21 season there were 14 qualifier races, all in Great Britain.[1] In previous seasons qualifiers have included races in Ireland and France.[2]

The race was raised from Listed to Grade Three status from 2018.[3]


Most successful horse (3 wins):

  • Willie Wumpkins – 1979, 1980, 1981

Leading jockey (3 wins):

  • Jim Wilson – Willie Wumpkins (1979, 1980, 1981)
  • Davy RussellMall Dini (2016), Presenting Percy (2017), Delta Work (2018)
  • Barry GeraghtyInching Closer (2003), Sire Du Berlais (2019, 2020)

Leading trainer (4 wins):

  • Jonjo O'NeillDanny Connors (1991), Inching Closer (2003), Creon (2004), Holywell (2013)


1974 Kastrup 7 10-03 Graham Thorner David Barons
1975 Saffron Cake 6 10-07 Eddie Wright Les Kennard
1976 Good Prospect 7 11-10 Richard Evans John Edwards
1977 Outpoint 7 11-03 Pat O'Brien Fred Winter
1978 Water Colour 9 10-01 Kevin Whyte Martin Tate
1979 Willie Wumpkins 11 10-04 Jim Wilson[a] Jane Pilkington
1980 Willie Wumpkins 12 10-07 Jim Wilson[a] Jane Pilkington
1981 Willie Wumpkins 13 10-08 Jim Wilson[a] Jane Pilkington
1982 Tall Order 8 10-02 Andrew Stringer Louis Foster
1983 Forgive 'n Forget 6 11-06 Mark Dwyer Jimmy FitzGerald
1984 Canio 7 10-09 John Francome Ron Hodges
1985 Von Trappe 8 10-06 Richard Dunwoody Michael Oliver
1986 Motivator 6 10-07 Graham McCourt Mick Ryan
1987 Taberna Lord 6 11-05 Luke Harvey Jim Wilson
1988 Pragada 5 11-00 Richard Rowe Josh Gifford
1989 Rogers Princess 7 10-00 Shaun Keightley Martin Tate
1990 Henry Mann 7 11-09 Tony Mulholland Simon Christian
1991 Danny Connors 7 10–12 Mark Dwyer Jonjo O'Neill
1992 My View 8 10-04 Jason Titley Michael Purcell
1993 Fissure Seal 7 11-04 Charlie Swan Harry de Bromhead
1994 Tindari 6 10-09 Paul Williams Malcolm Jefferson
1995 Miracle Man 7 10–11 Peter Hobbs Colin Weedon
1996 Great Easeby 6 10-01 Richard McGrath Wilf Storey
1997 Pharanear 7 11-09 Robert Thornton[a] David Nicholson
1998 Unsinkable Boxer 9 10–12 Tony McCoy Martin Pipe
1999 Generosa 6 10-01 Norman Williamson John Hassett
2000 Rubhahunish 9 11-02 Carl Llewellyn Nigel Twiston-Davies
2001 no race 2001 [b]
2002 Freetown 6 11-02 Tony Dobbin Len Lungo
2003 Inching Closer 6 11-02 Barry Geraghty Jonjo O'Neill
2004 Creon 9 10-00 Timmy Murphy Jonjo O'Neill
2005 Oulart 6 10-02 Paul Carberry Dessie Hughes
2006 Kadoun 9 11-07 Tom Ryan Michael O'Brien
2007 Oscar Park 8 10-09 Tom Doyle David Arbuthnot
2008 Ballyfitz 8 10-08 Paddy Brennan Nigel Twiston-Davies
2009 Kayf Aramis 7 10-05 Aidan Coleman Venetia Williams
2010 Buena Vista 9 10-01 Hadden Frost David Pipe
2011 Buena Vista 10 10-08 Conor O'Farrell David Pipe
2012 Cape Tribulation 8 10–11 Denis O'Regan Malcolm Jefferson
2013 Holywell 6 11-04 Richie McLernon Jonjo O'Neill
2014 Fingal Bay 8 11–12 Richard Johnson Philip Hobbs
2015 Call The Cops 6 10–12 Andrew Tinkler Nicky Henderson
2016 Mall Dini 6 10–11 Davy Russell Pat Kelly
2017 Presenting Percy 6 11-11 Davy Russell Pat Kelly
2018 Delta Work 5 10-10 Davy Russell Gordon Elliott
2019 Sire Du Berlais 7 11-09 Barry Geraghty Gordon Elliott
2020 Sire Du Berlais 8 11-12 Barry Geraghty Gordon Elliott
2021 Mrs Milner 6 10-09 Bryan Cooper Paul Nolan
2022 Third Wind 8 11-10 Tom O'Brien Hughie Morrison
  1. ^ a b c d amateur jockey
  2. ^ The 2001 running was cancelled because of a foot-and-mouth crisis

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Jump Race Series 2020-21". British Horseracing Authority. Retrieved 17 March 2021.
  2. ^ "Pertemps Series 2019/20" (pdf). British Horseracing Authority. Retrieved 20 March 2020.
  3. ^ "Jump Pattern Book Blog 2017/18". BHA. 11 October 2017. Retrieved 21 October 2017.

External linksEdit

  • Race Recordings [1]