2023 County Handicap Hurdle Betting Odds at Cheltenham racecourse

Friday, 17 March 2023

There have been lots of Cheltenham betting outsiders who have won the County Hurdle in recent years, with Belfast Banter one of the biggest priced winners at the 2021 Cheltenham Festival when obliging at odds of 33/1. Previously to this, Saint Roi was the 11/2 winner although Mohaayed was another recent 33/1 winner.

This is a Cheltenham handicap race and that means looking at the Cheltenham Festival weights before deciding which way to bet. Ultimately, our Cheltenham betting tips include the horses that have been supposedly well-handicapped, with Dan Skelton having saddled three of the previous six winners so it could be worth following him.

17/03 14:10Best Odds
Bet365
Unibet
888sport
Gaelic WarriorGaelic Warrior
Unibet6/1
3/16/14/1
Filey BayFiley Bay
Bet3659/1
7/19/17/1
Il Etait TempsIl Etait Temps
Unibet10/1
10/18/1
Winter FogWinter Fog
Unibet12/1
10/112/110/1
Impaire Et PasseImpaire Et Passe
Unibet14/1
14/18/1
Echoes In RainEchoes In Rain
Unibet14/1
10/114/110/1
Dark RavenDark Raven
Unibet12/1
12/1
BallyadamBallyadam
Unibet16/1
10/116/112/1
PembrokePembroke
Bet36516/1
12/112/110/1
Strong LeaderStrong Leader
Unibet14/1
14/112/1
ItswhatunitesusItswhatunitesus
Unibet14/1
14/1
Path D'orouxPath D'oroux
Unibet16/1
12/116/116/1
Icare AllenIcare Allen
Unibet20/1
12/120/112/1
Hunters YarnHunters Yarn
Unibet20/1
12/120/112/1
I Am MaximusI Am Maximus
Unibet16/1
16/114/1
GauloiseGauloise
Bet36516/1
14/116/114/1
The ShunterThe Shunter
Unibet16/1
16/114/1
Fennor CrossFennor Cross
Unibet16/1
14/116/114/1
Merlin GiantMerlin Giant
Bet36516/1
14/116/114/1
Hacker Des PlacesHacker Des Places
Unibet16/1
14/116/116/1
Bring On The NightBring On The Night
Unibet20/1
12/120/116/1
Saint RoiSaint Roi
Unibet20/1
12/120/116/1
Pied PiperPied Piper
Unibet18/1
14/118/116/1
Prairie DancerPrairie Dancer
Unibet16/1
16/116/1
I Like To Move ItI Like To Move It
Bet36516/1
16/116/116/1
Cool SurvivorCool Survivor
Unibet16/1
16/1
Authorized ArtAuthorized Art
Unibet16/1
16/116/1
Hercule Du SeuilHercule Du Seuil
Bet36518/1
16/116/116/1
Ashroe DiamondAshroe Diamond
Unibet25/1
12/125/110/1
KlitschkoKlitschko
Bet36525/1
14/114/114/1
ParmenionParmenion
Bet36520/1
16/116/116/1
BrazilBrazil
Unibet20/1
16/120/116/1
First StreetFirst Street
Bet36520/1
16/116/116/1
ImagineImagine
Bet36520/1
16/120/116/1
CadatharlaCadatharla
Unibet20/1
20/116/1
MercureyMercurey
Unibet20/1
16/120/116/1
AnyharminaskingAnyharminasking
Unibet20/1
20/116/1
BlenkinsopBlenkinsop
Unibet20/1
20/116/1
Spirit Of LegendSpirit Of Legend
Unibet20/1
20/116/1
Da Capo GloryDa Capo Glory
Unibet20/1
16/120/120/1
Langer DanLanger Dan
Unibet25/1
16/125/116/1
PinkertonPinkerton
Unibet25/1
16/125/116/1
Man O WorkMan O Work
Unibet25/1
25/114/1
L'eau Du SudL'eau Du Sud
Unibet20/1
20/1
The GofferThe Goffer
Unibet20/1
20/120/1
HaxoHaxo
Unibet20/1
20/1
Out Of OfficeOut Of Office
888sport20/1
20/120/1
Chemical EnergyChemical Energy
Unibet20/1
20/120/1
Hms SeahorseHms Seahorse
Unibet20/1
20/120/1
Palace RockPalace Rock
888sport20/1
20/120/1
Foxy GirlFoxy Girl
Unibet20/1
20/120/1
San SalvadorSan Salvador
Unibet20/1
20/1
Jesse EvansJesse Evans
888sport20/1
20/120/1
ScarfaceScarface
Unibet25/1
25/120/1
Molly Ollys WishesMolly Ollys Wishes
Unibet25/1
25/120/1
Amir KabirAmir Kabir
Bet36525/1
20/125/120/1
Whiskey SourWhiskey Sour
Unibet25/1
25/120/1
Gin CocoGin Coco
Bet36525/1
20/125/120/1
Tax For MaxTax For Max
Bet36525/1
20/125/120/1
Santa RossaSanta Rossa
Unibet25/1
25/120/1
Sceau RoyalSceau Royal
Unibet25/1
25/120/1
SaldierSaldier
Bet36525/1
20/125/120/1
CormierCormier
Unibet25/1
25/120/1
Adamantly ChosenAdamantly Chosen
Unibet25/1
25/120/1
Silent RevolutionSilent Revolution
Unibet25/1
25/120/1
The Tide TurnsThe Tide Turns
Unibet25/1
25/120/1
Colonel MustardColonel Mustard
Bet36525/1
20/125/120/1
Duffle CoatDuffle Coat
Unibet25/1
25/120/1
Glory And FortuneGlory And Fortune
Unibet25/1
25/120/1
MilkwoodMilkwood
Unibet25/1
25/120/1
Playful SaintPlayful Saint
Bet36525/1
20/125/120/1
In This WorldIn This World
Bet36525/1
20/125/120/1
SantonitoSantonito
Unibet25/1
25/120/1
Jpr OneJpr One
Unibet25/1
25/120/1
Captain ConbyCaptain Conby
Bet36525/1
20/125/1
BensonBenson
Unibet28/1
28/120/1
Teddy BlueTeddy Blue
Unibet33/1
20/133/120/1
Quid Pro QuoQuid Pro Quo
Unibet33/1
33/116/1
Lunar PowerLunar Power
888sport25/1
25/125/1
Lucky MaxLucky Max
Unibet25/1
25/1
Joyeux MachinJoyeux Machin
Unibet25/1
25/1
Embassy GardensEmbassy Gardens
Unibet33/1
33/120/1
My Mate MozzieMy Mate Mozzie
Unibet33/1
33/120/1
The Big DoyenThe Big Doyen
Bet36533/1
25/125/125/1
Front ViewFront View
Bet36533/1
25/125/125/1
PikarPikar
Bet36533/1
28/128/120/1
West CorkWest Cork
Bet36533/1
28/133/116/1
Surprise PackageSurprise Package
Bet36533/1
28/125/1
An MhiAn Mhi
Unibet33/1
33/125/1
A Different KindA Different Kind
Unibet33/1
33/125/1
Felix DesjyFelix Desjy
Unibet33/1
33/125/1
Dorking BoyDorking Boy
Unibet33/1
33/125/1
Falcon EightFalcon Eight
Unibet33/1
33/125/1
ZoffanienZoffanien
Unibet33/1
33/125/1
Doctor ChurchillDoctor Churchill
Unibet33/1
33/125/1
Suprise PackageSuprise Package
Unibet33/1
33/125/1
Sole PretenderSole Pretender
Unibet33/1
33/125/1
Cobblers DreamCobblers Dream
Unibet33/1
33/125/1
Lot Of JoyLot Of Joy
Bet36533/1
28/133/125/1
Drop The AnchorDrop The Anchor
Bet36533/1
28/133/125/1
Jeff KidderJeff Kidder
Bet36533/1
28/133/125/1
PunctuationPunctuation
Bet36533/1
28/133/125/1
Harbour LakeHarbour Lake
Bet36533/1
28/133/125/1
IceoIceo
Bet36533/1
28/133/125/1
Watch House CrossWatch House Cross
888sport33/1
28/133/133/1
Gentle SlopesGentle Slopes
888sport33/1
33/1
The Very ManThe Very Man
888sport33/1
33/133/1
ScaramangaScaramanga
Bet36533/1
33/133/133/1
UnansweredUnanswered
Bet36533/1
33/133/133/1
Homme PublicHomme Public
Unibet50/1
25/150/125/1
Effernock FizzEffernock Fizz
Unibet40/1
33/140/120/1
HerbiersHerbiers
Unibet40/1
28/140/133/1
Anna BuninaAnna Bunina
Bet36550/1
40/140/140/1
First ImpressionFirst Impression
Unibet66/1
40/166/166/1

The 2022 County Hurdle betting odds are predictably wide open and the first port of call is to look at Top Bandit who is trading as short as 11/2 to land a victory. The top Cheltenham betting sites clearly respect a runner who has won on his past three outings and it appears that Gordon Elliott is going to send the six-year-old to this race on Day Four of the meeting.

Top Bandit won a Novice Hurdle at the beginning of December at Punchestown, with the horse obliging as the 5/6 betting favourite to win. Despite not jumping particularly fluently, the runner still had too much for the rest of the horses in the field, having previously won another novice hurdle at the same course after a maiden hurdle win at Cheltenham.

However, some Cheltenham betting tips will be for a horse at bigger Festival odds and Echoes in Rain is a leading contender. The horse hasn’t registered a win in three outings this National Hunt season, although the runner ran in esteemed company when finishing third in the Chanelle Pharma Irish Champion Hurdle.

The horse was sent off at betting odds of 25/1 and actually finished a credible seven lengths behind the legendary Honeysuckle, with the horse having also run in the Matheson Hurdle at Leopardstown Racecourse. It’s entirely possible that the runner will have a brilliant each-way chance against lesser rivals.

West Cork is available at similar Cheltenham Festival betting odds, with Dan Skelton bidding to saddle another County Hurdle betting tip and there is plenty to recommend an eight-year-old who has already got a Cheltenham win to his name this season. This is a horse that won the Unibet Greatwood Handicap Hurdle on 14 November 2021 despite the jockey dropping his whip.

Goven has never run at Cheltenham Racecourse, although Willie Mullins will be hoping for a big run from a six-year-old who was the 6/4 winner of a Maiden Hurdle on 12 February. However, the horse clattered a few hurdles when obliging at Naas and will need to cut out those mistakes this time around.


It’s notoriously difficult to find a winner in the Randox Health County Handicap Hurdle and we’ve seen plenty of big-priced winners over the past few years. Ch’tibello obliged at odds of 12/1 in 2019, while we saw a massive 33/1 winner in 2018 when Mohaayed claimed the spoils and that was a good outcome for the bookies.

We tend to get a big field for the County Hurdle which is a Grade 3 race and that is run over a distance of two miles and one furlong. Front View has caught the eye over the past few appearances, with the horse winning a Flat race at the Punchestown Festival last April.

In November, Envoi Allen was the unexpected winner of a Maiden Hurdle at Down Royal, although it was Front View who finished second to a potential superstar and Joseph O’Brien will feel confident that his horse can make an impressive showing.

The five-year-old then claimed a victory of his own when winning another Maiden Hurdle at Navan and we could see this horse trading short, especially with Barry Geraghty on board.

Thatsy is another horse to watch and this is another Gordon Elliott charge who has enjoyed plenty of racing this season although he’s not always been successful when making an appearance.

After winning a Maiden Hurdle over two miles and four furlongs, the six-year-old went up a grade and found life tougher going when finishing fourth place at Leopardstown before a ninth-placed finish at the same track in early February.