2024 Liverpool Hurdle Betting Odds at Aintree racecourse

Saturday, 13 April 2024

The Liverpool Hurdle has been won by Sire Du Berlais in the past two years and the horse could line up in this encounter in the hope of securing a hat-trick. However, there are runners trading at a shorter price and this includes Irish Point who may well take up his Aintree Hurdle place instead of this showdown.

That could lead to Irish pair Flooring Porter and Teahupoo battling it out for favouritism, with the bookies finding it hard to separate them when it comes to the latest odds. Home By The Lee and Crambo could also line up for a race where the horses will compete over three miles on testing ground.

2024 Liverpool Hurdle Tips

Irish Point was able to perform really well in the Champion Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival and the big question is now whether the horse will be entered in the Aintree Hurdle or Liverpool Hurdle at the Grand National meeting. There could be a temptation to go for the latter option and see if the runner can stay over a longer distance.

Finishing a close second to State Man last month was a solid achievement, with the horse having previously run well over three miles to claim a Christmas win at Leopardstown. An eleven length triumph over Asterion Forlonge suggests that the horse could be suited to this longer distance, although it will be interesting to see which runner goes off as favourite.

Flooring Porter and Teahupoo battled it out in the Stayers’ Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival last month, with the latter claiming a success by nearly four lengths in the end. The Gordon Elliott-trained runner was able to oblige as the 5/4 favourite when winning over three miles, although the odds suggest a closer encounter this time.

Teahupoo is a seven-year-old with bags of talent and is perhaps the value bet in the race. Previously to landing a success at Cheltenham, there was a win at Fairyhouse in early December and there could be some merit in backing the runner for another success. Home By The Lee and Crambo are the others for the shortlist.

Liverpool Hurdle 2023 Betting Tips

Marie’s Rock was disappointing when finishing well down the order of the mares’ race on Day 1 of the Cheltenham Festival, although perhaps the horse was running in the wrong race. She might find a distance over three miles more to her liking, with the horse having previously won the Relkeel Hurdle at Prestbury Park at odds of 11/2.

However, Teahupoo is possibly the horse to side with and there was lots to like about a narrow third placed in the Stayers’ Hurdle, with the six-year-old having been somewhat unfortunate not to beat eventual winner Sire Du Berlais considering the controversial start of that particular race.

Dashel Drasher was sent off at 40/1 in that race before landing a runner-up spot and there could be more to come from Jeremy Scott’s charge and might have won without making a mistake five hurdles out. The ten-year-old might benefit from the flatter Aintree track and there could be lots of other interesting contenders.

Champ might be set for a final hurrah in this Liverpool Hurdle race and the JP McManus-owned runner was able to win the Coral Long Distance Hurdle on 25 November 2022, with the eleven-year-old having enjoyed a decorated career which saw the horse finish third in the Liverpool Hurdle last year behind none other than Sire Du Berlais.