2023 Anniversary Juvenile Hurdle Betting Odds at Aintree racecourse

Thursday, 13 April 2023

Zenta ran a blinder when finishing third in the JCB Triumph Hurdle and the JP McManus-owned four-year-old will now bid to improve two places and be in the winners’ enclosure at Aintree Racecourse. Willie Mullins saddled the first four home in the above race at Cheltenham although Zenta is the only one to make an appearance in Liverpool.

Not that it’s a foregone conclusion and trainer Gary Moore has a talented runner in the form of Bo Zenith, with Nusret and Scriptwriter also trading at single figure prices and this looks like a competitive encounter. As many as fifteen runners might line up for this encounter and customers should look out for extra places.

2023 Anniversary Juvenile Hurdle Tips

Some of the best four-year-olds in the land will be lining up in the Anniversary 4-Y-O Juvenile Hurdle, with Willie Mullins hoping that Zenta can produce a similar type of performance to the JCB Triumph Hurdle where the horse finished in a solid third position. It was no disgrace to lose to favourite Lossiemouth and there was only two and half lengths between the runners.

Zenta was previously an easy winner in a Juvenile Hurdle at Fairyhouse and that Cheltenham form has to be respected, although there are no guarantees after such a tough race at the Festival. Bo Zenith has scored back to back successes for trainer Gary Moore and the latest of these came at Stratford where the odds-on favourite won by a sizeable distance.

Nusret runs for Joseph O’Brien and the four-year-old was also third to Lossiemouth at Leopardstown Racecourse on Boxing Day, although the margin of victory was a good deal more sizeable. There were signs of improvement at Kempton Park when the runner claimed a victory in the Coral Adonis Juvenile Hurdle and perhaps there’s some each-way value.

Scriptwriter runs for lesser-known trainer Milton Harris and it all depends whether we can excuse the horse’s under-par performance in the same race at Nusret, with the same horse having previously finished second in a Triumph Hurdle trial and the horse also won at Cheltenham in November which means he’s one for the shortlist.