2023 Citipost Handicap Hurdle Betting Odds at Cheltenham racecourse

Friday, 15 December 2023

The Citipost Handicap Hurdle is the final race on the Cheltenham racecard this Friday, with White Rhino being trained by Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero. The seven-year-old looks to have solid each-way claims although the same can be said of several other contenders in the race, with Gyengame and Bold Endeavour other potential big players.

The Newest One could go well for trainer Nigel Twiston-Davies, with Ikarak and Moon D’Orange also decent contenders. Much will come down to which horses cope best with the testing conditions and there’s plenty who could struggle with a three-mile trip at a difficult course such as Cheltenham where there are so many undulations.

2023 Citipost Handicap Hurdle Tips

White Rhino has posted some impressive performances this season and the seven-year-old looks to be favourably weighted for this handicap race. Last time out, the horse finished second to American Sniper at Cheltenham Racecourse, putting together a solid performance and perhaps there’s scope for the runner to go one better when lining up here.

Gyenyame has posted back-to-back runner-up spots and the Joe Tizzard-trained runner was second in a nine-horse race at Cheltenham on 18 November, with this coming after running well at Wincanton at the end of October. Brendan Powell is on board a horse who looks to have solid each-way claims and the same could be said of Bold Endeavour.

The latter runs for trainer Nicky Henderson and the seven-year-old is one of the top weights in the race, with a fifth-placed finish occurring at Haydock out of fifteen runners towards the end of November. Previously to this was another solid showing at Newbury Racecourse and that came after impressing at Haydock and Cheltenham.

The Newest One achieved a victory for Nigel Twiston-Davies in a previous outing, with this coming against eight other runners at Chepstow. The 11/8 favourite was able to achieve a victory by a monster distance on that occasion after previously running smartly at Cheltenham when finishing second in the Paddy Power Games Handicap Hurdle.