2023 Oakmere Homes Handicap Hurdle Betting Odds at Cartmel racecourse

Sunday, 02 July 2023

Gordon Elliott is not short of lively chances when it comes to the Oakmere Homes Handicap Hurdle, with the Irish handler going into this race typically mob-handed. Set Point might be his strongest chance of success, although An Mhi, Banks Boy and New Year Honours also set to represent this stable and give the handler a chance of success.

Castel Gandolfo was successful last time out and perhaps trainer Fergal O’Brien will see the horse perform well here, with Too Friendly and Mr Wilson also capable of big runs. James Owen will have high hopes for the five-year-old who will have Harry Cobden on board, while the latter also scored for trainer Gavin Cromwell last time out.

2023 Oakmere Homes Handicap Hurdle Tips

There are lots of intriguing horse races on the Cartmel racecard for Sunday’s meeting, with Set Point, Banks Boy and New Year Honours all set to run for trainer Gordon Elliott. The former is one of the top-weighted runners in the field, with the five-year-old having registered back to back victories this season to make his mark.

At Downpatrick, the horse was able to win over two miles and three furlongs on good to yielding ground as 11/4 favourite and that was followed by an even more impressive performance in the Butlerstown Handicap Hurdle over two miles, with Keith Donoghue giving the runner a tremendous spin to land a victory by half a length.

Banks Boy has a four pound advantage over his stablemate, with the seven-year-old finishing second out of eighteen runners when being sent off as the 9/2 favourite at Cork, with the horse returning after a lengthy absence and there could be more to come from a runner who was victorious at Down Royal in June 2022.

New Year Honours is lurking near the foot of the racing betting market for this race and the four-year-old is clearly open to more improvement than the majority of horses in this field. There was everything to like about a recent performance at Punchestown on 10 June, with the horse winning by over five lengths to claim a victory as 11/8 favourite.