2021 Ascot Handicap Hurdle Betting Odds at Ascot racecourse

Saturday, 18 December 2021

The Betfair Exchange Trophy has also been known as the Ascot Handicap Hurdle, with this being a race over one mile and seven furlongs. It will form part of a fantastic racecard at Ascot Racecourse, with three horses currently trading at single figure odds although the prices could change a lot between now and the race.

2021 Betfair Exchange Trophy Betting Tips

Nicky Henderson will hope that the market leader can go close in the race, with the five-year-old opening the season with a couple of victories and the first of these was at Southwell before another facile win at Worcester. The horse wasn’t far away when running in the more competitive Greatwood Handicap Hurdle.

However, there are two other horses trading at similar racing betting odds. Paul Nicholls could have more than one winner on Long Walk Hurdle day, with this trainer having a talented four-year-old in the form of Samarrive. Harry Cobden was on board when steering the runner to victory in the Betfair Daily Rewards December Handicap Hurdle.

West Cork probably has the best claims to being favourite for this race, with Harry Skelton’s horse winning the Greatwood Handicap Hurdle and the runner has a habit of running into the places which is encouraging from an each-way point-of-view. The seven-year-old hadn’t raced for eighteen months and could be open to further improvement.

Boothill, Goshen and Soaring Glory Also Among Favourites

Boothill runs for trainer Harry Fry and the horse wound up third in the Bateaux London Handicap Hurdle when being sent off as the 5/2 favourite, while there was another below-par outing when being sent off at odds-on but fourth place suggests that the horse isn’t at all a good thing.

Goshen is a very bizarre horse who is currently entered in this race, with the Gary Moore-trained runner having stormed clear in the JCB Triumph Hurdle in 2020 only to unseat his rider and the runner has been hit and miss since then. There was an impressive win in the Kingwell Hurdle earlier in the year, although it was a below-par outing in the Champion Hurdle when finishing eighth.

Soaring Glory claimed the spoils in the Bateaux London Handicap Hurdle and the six-year-old is capable of running a big race here, with the horse then finishing last out of four horses in a hurdle race over two miles.