2023 Aintree Hurdle Betting Odds at Aintree racecourse

Thursday, 13 April 2023

Constitution Hill was able to win doing handstands when competing in the 2023 Cheltenham Festival, with the Nicky Henderson-trained charge able to score a success in the Champion Hurdle before his handler confirmed he would be turning out at Aintree. It’s hard to oppose the race favourite and it could be worth looking at a market without the front runner.

After all, Constitution Hill is trading at a practically unbackable price, although there could be some merit in each-way or place betting on the Aintree showdown. Epatante didn’t come through in the Mares’ Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival but she will benefit from a mares’ allowance and has previously excelled at this course.

Aintree Hurdle 2023 Tips

Constitution Hill was a predictably comfortable winner when obliging in the 2023 Champion Hurdle, with the six-year-old claiming a nine-length victory and he is trading at a similar price to claim an Aintree Hurdle win on Day 1 of the Grand National meeting. Nicky Henderson’s charge is likely to be included in many horse racing accumulators.

There will be the opportunity to have a bet on Constitution Hill to win by a specific distance and some of the previous margins have been quite significant. Back on Boxing Day, the horse was able to claim a Kempton Park victory by seventeen lengths and it was quite telling that the horse who finished second that day was Epatante.

Epatante is the second favourite for this race and the former Champion Hurdler might be prepared to run into second place, with Nicky Henderson’s runner having disappointed in the recent Mares’ Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival. Finishing 21 lengths behind Honeysuckle was hardly an ideal prep race.

On that basis, it could be worth considering a bet on Zanahiyr or even Knappers Hill when it comes to “without the favourite” betting. I Like To Move It and Pied Piper could be the other horses who are capable of running into a place, with the bookmakers prepared to offer some interesting straight forecast prices.