2024 Holloways Handicap Hurdle Betting Odds at Ascot racecourse

Saturday, 20 January 2024

Batman Girac will be bidding to improve on a seventh and fourth-placed finish this season, with Willie Mullins training a horse who has solid claims for this Ascot encounter over two miles, three and a half furlongs. The four-year-old could go well although the same can be said of Nurse Susan who is capable of running a big race for trainer Dan Skelton.

Spirit D’Aunou can go well and the five-year-old runs for trainer Gary Moore after already bagging a large number of wins this season. Absolute Notions was triumphant last time out and the six-year-old should be able to secure a place in the frame, while Asta La Pasta has claimed two victories in four appearances this season.

2024 Holloway's Handicap Hurdle Tips

Batman Girac is the youngest horse in a field of eighteen runners, although there’s plenty to be said when it comes to the four-year-old’s chances of landing a victory. The runner finished fourth in a Boxing Day heat at Leopardstown in a competitive field of twelve horses, with Kala Conti the winner on that occasion, although the former was sent off at 33/1.

Nurse Susan comes into the race off the back of a victory and there was a triumph of half a length at Cheltenham over two miles, four and a half furlongs. This mid-December victory will give trainer Dan Skelton confidence that further achievements can be attained, with Spirit D’Aunou another horse who merits respect in the shortlist.

Absolute Notions was able to score on a previous appearance and the horse was a facile winner of a three-runner race, while the Gordon Elliott-trained charge has plenty to find off the back of being pulled up at Aintree last April. Perhaps Asta La Pasta can be a more worthy contender and there’s plenty to be said for this horse’s chances.

Along with Nurse Susan, this runner could give Dan Skelton a winner and there was a victory at Market Rasen when the horse obliged out of eight runners. Previously to this came a third-placed finish out of seven runners at Sandown Park, with this coming after a third-placed finish out of fifteen runners at Exeter.