2024 County Handicap Hurdle Betting Odds at Cheltenham racecourse

Friday, 15 March 2024

It’s all about finding the Cheltenham bookmaker who has the biggest price boosts and place terms when it comes to the County Hurdle. Emmet Mullins trains Filey Bay and the seven-year-old is potentially the class horse in the race, with Pembroke and Gin Coco also among the front runners in the market. However, you can make a case for any of the runners here.

Hunters Yarn is also one of the favourites and it will certainly be interesting if Sharjah goes in the County considering that the horse has previously run very well in esteemed company. The same applies to another Willie Mullins-trained runner in the form of Il Etait Temps and this is another cracking race on the Cheltenham racecard.

King of Kingsfield
King of Kingsfield
7.50
King of Kingsfield
King of Kingsfield
Best Odds7.50
All Odds6/15/113/2
Iberico Lord
Iberico Lord
8.00
Iberico Lord
Iberico Lord
Best Odds8.00
All Odds7/17/17/1
Absurde
Absurde
13.00
Absurde
Absurde
Best Odds13.00
All Odds12/19/110/1
Under Control
Under Control
12.00
Under Control
Under Control
Best Odds12.00
All Odds11/110/111/1
L'eau Du Sud
L'eau Du Sud
13.00
L'eau Du Sud
L'eau Du Sud
Best Odds13.00
All Odds12/110/112/1
Bialystok
Bialystok
13.00
Bialystok
Bialystok
Best Odds13.00
All Odds12/112/112/1
Pied Piper
Pied Piper
15.00
Pied Piper
Pied Piper
Best Odds15.00
All Odds14/112/114/1
So Scottish
So Scottish
17.00
So Scottish
So Scottish
Best Odds17.00
All Odds12/112/116/1
Zenta
Zenta
17.00
Zenta
Zenta
Best Odds17.00
All Odds16/112/112/1
Lisnagar Fortune
Lisnagar Fortune
17.00
Lisnagar Fortune
Lisnagar Fortune
Best Odds17.00
All Odds16/114/114/1
Magical Zoe
Magical Zoe
17.00
Magical Zoe
Magical Zoe
Best Odds17.00
All Odds16/114/114/1
Lump Sum
Lump Sum
19.00
Lump Sum
Lump Sum
Best Odds19.00
All Odds14/112/118/1
Jigoro
Jigoro
17.00
Jigoro
Jigoro
Best Odds17.00
All Odds16/114/116/1
Westport Cove
Westport Cove
17.00
Westport Cove
Westport Cove
Best Odds17.00
All Odds16/116/116/1
Luccia
Luccia
19.00
Luccia
Luccia
Best Odds19.00
All Odds18/116/116/1
Impose Toi
Impose Toi
21.00
Impose Toi
Impose Toi
Best Odds21.00
All Odds18/114/120/1
Brucio
Brucio
21.00
Brucio
Brucio
Best Odds21.00
All Odds20/114/120/1
Quai De Bourbon
Quai De Bourbon
21.00
Quai De Bourbon
Quai De Bourbon
Best Odds21.00
All Odds20/116/120/1
Ocastle Des Mottes
Ocastle Des Mottes
21.00
Ocastle Des Mottes
Ocastle Des Mottes
Best Odds21.00
All Odds20/116/120/1
Hansard
Hansard
21.00
Hansard
Hansard
Best Odds21.00
All Odds20/116/120/1
Bad
Bad
21.00
Bad
Bad
Best Odds21.00
All Odds20/116/120/1
Risk Belle
Risk Belle
21.00
Risk Belle
Risk Belle
Best Odds21.00
All Odds20/116/120/1
What's Up Darling
What's Up Darling
26.00
What's Up Darling
What's Up Darling
Best Odds26.00
All Odds16/116/125/1
Favour And Fortune
Favour And Fortune
26.00
Favour And Fortune
Favour And Fortune
Best Odds26.00
All Odds25/116/118/1
Encanto Bruno
Encanto Bruno
26.00
Encanto Bruno
Encanto Bruno
Best Odds26.00
All Odds20/116/125/1
Colonel Mustard
Colonel Mustard
26.00
Colonel Mustard
Colonel Mustard
Best Odds26.00
All Odds20/116/125/1
Go Dante
Go Dante
26.00
Go Dante
Go Dante
Best Odds26.00
All Odds20/120/125/1
Comfort Zone
Comfort Zone
26.00
Comfort Zone
Comfort Zone
Best Odds26.00
All Odds25/116/125/1
First Street
First Street
26.00
First Street
First Street
Best Odds26.00
All Odds25/120/125/1
Bingoo
Bingoo
26.00
Bingoo
Bingoo
Best Odds26.00
All Odds20/125/125/1
Magic Tricks
Magic Tricks
34.00
Magic Tricks
Magic Tricks
Best Odds34.00
All Odds20/120/133/1
Gin Coco
Gin Coco
26.00
Gin Coco
Gin Coco
Best Odds26.00
All Odds25/125/125/1
Playful Saint
Playful Saint
26.00
Playful Saint
Playful Saint
Best Odds26.00
All Odds25/125/125/1
Cannock Park
Cannock Park
26.00
Cannock Park
Cannock Park
Best Odds26.00
All OddsSP25/1SP
Ascending
Ascending
34.00
Ascending
Ascending
Best Odds34.00
All Odds33/116/128/1
Altobelli
Altobelli
34.00
Altobelli
Altobelli
Best Odds34.00
All Odds33/120/125/1
Into The Park
Into The Park
34.00
Into The Park
Into The Park
Best Odds34.00
All Odds25/125/133/1
Fils D'oudairies
Fils D'oudairies
34.00
Fils D'oudairies
Fils D'oudairies
Best Odds34.00
All Odds25/125/133/1
Salsada
Salsada
41.00
Salsada
Salsada
Best Odds41.00
All Odds25/120/140/1
Faivoir
Faivoir
41.00
Faivoir
Faivoir
Best Odds41.00
All Odds40/120/125/1
Spirit D'aunou
Spirit D'aunou
41.00
Spirit D'aunou
Spirit D'aunou
Best Odds41.00
All Odds25/120/140/1
Jungle Jack
Jungle Jack
41.00
Jungle Jack
Jungle Jack
Best Odds41.00
All Odds20/125/140/1
Nusret
Nusret
41.00
Nusret
Nusret
Best Odds41.00
All Odds25/125/140/1
Petit Tonnerre
Petit Tonnerre
34.00
Petit Tonnerre
Petit Tonnerre
Best Odds34.00
All Odds33/133/125/1
Panjari
Panjari
34.00
Panjari
Panjari
Best Odds34.00
All Odds33/125/133/1
Party Central
Party Central
34.00
Party Central
Party Central
Best Odds34.00
All Odds33/125/133/1
Guard Your Dreams
Guard Your Dreams
34.00
Guard Your Dreams
Guard Your Dreams
Best Odds34.00
All Odds33/125/133/1
Mighty Tom
Mighty Tom
34.00
Mighty Tom
Mighty Tom
Best Odds34.00
All Odds33/125/133/1
Rare Edition
Rare Edition
34.00
Rare Edition
Rare Edition
Best Odds34.00
All Odds33/125/133/1
Afadil
Afadil
41.00
Afadil
Afadil
Best Odds41.00
All Odds33/125/140/1
Samui
Samui
41.00
Samui
Samui
Best Odds41.00
All Odds33/125/140/1
Aucunrisque
Aucunrisque
41.00
Aucunrisque
Aucunrisque
Best Odds41.00
All Odds33/125/140/1
Media Naranja
Media Naranja
41.00
Media Naranja
Media Naranja
Best Odds41.00
All Odds40/125/140/1
Rare Middleton
Rare Middleton
41.00
Rare Middleton
Rare Middleton
Best Odds41.00
All Odds40/125/140/1
Sans Bruit
Sans Bruit
41.00
Sans Bruit
Sans Bruit
Best Odds41.00
All Odds40/133/133/1
Anyharminasking
Anyharminasking
41.00
Anyharminasking
Anyharminasking
Best Odds41.00
All Odds33/133/140/1
Parramount
Parramount
41.00
Parramount
Parramount
Best Odds41.00
All Odds33/133/140/1
Too Friendly
Too Friendly
51.00
Too Friendly
Too Friendly
Best Odds51.00
All Odds33/125/150/1
Teddy Blue
Teddy Blue
41.00
Teddy Blue
Teddy Blue
Best Odds41.00
All Odds40/133/140/1
Geromino
Geromino
51.00
Geromino
Geromino
Best Odds51.00
All Odds33/133/150/1
Jeff Kidder
Jeff Kidder
51.00
Jeff Kidder
Jeff Kidder
Best Odds51.00
All Odds40/133/150/1
Nibiru
Nibiru
51.00
Nibiru
Nibiru
Best Odds51.00
All Odds50/125/150/1
Zanndabad
Zanndabad
51.00
Zanndabad
Zanndabad
Best Odds51.00
All Odds50/125/150/1
Knickerbockerglory
Knickerbockerglory
51.00
Knickerbockerglory
Knickerbockerglory
Best Odds51.00
All Odds50/140/140/1
Benson
Benson
51.00
Benson
Benson
Best Odds51.00
All Odds50/133/150/1
Black Bamboo
Black Bamboo
51.00
Black Bamboo
Black Bamboo
Best Odds51.00
All Odds50/133/150/1
Williethebuilder
Williethebuilder
51.00
Williethebuilder
Williethebuilder
Best Odds51.00
All Odds50/133/150/1
Norman Fletcher
Norman Fletcher
67.00
Norman Fletcher
Norman Fletcher
Best Odds67.00
All Odds50/133/166/1
Kihavah
Kihavah
81.00
Kihavah
Kihavah
Best Odds81.00
All Odds40/133/180/1
Mr Freedom
Mr Freedom
67.00
Mr Freedom
Mr Freedom
Best Odds67.00
All Odds50/140/166/1
By Your Side
By Your Side
67.00
By Your Side
By Your Side
Best Odds67.00
All Odds50/140/166/1
Shecouldbeanything
Shecouldbeanything
101.00
Shecouldbeanything
Shecouldbeanything
Best Odds101.00
Moveit Like Minnie
Moveit Like Minnie
101.00
Moveit Like Minnie
Moveit Like Minnie
Best Odds101.00
Jason The Militant
Jason The Militant
101.00
Jason The Militant
Jason The Militant
Best Odds101.00

2023 County Handicap Hurdle Betting Tips

The build-up to the Cheltenham Gold Cup continues on Day Four of the Festival when we take in the County Hurdle and it’s a race which is jam-packed with quality horses competing over two miles and one furlong. It’s an encounter where many familiar runners are in action and some of them might be able to cheat the handicapper, having previously run well at the meeting.

Filey Bay certainly ticks plenty of boxes and that explains why the JP McManus-owned runner is trading as favourite. The seven-year-old is one of trainer Emmet Mullins’ best hopes of landing a winner at the meeting, with the horse having won consecutive races before a second-placed finish in the Betfair Hurdle at Newbury Racecourse.

Pembroke has the added advantage of having run well at Cheltenham this season. He’s also trained by Dan Skelton who knows what it takes to land a County Hurdle win at the Cheltenham Festival, with the horse finishing second in the Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle at Prestbury Park in late January and this runner could be poised to strike.

Gin Coco is another horse that has run well at Cheltenham Racecourse, with the Harry Fry-trained runner having finished second in the Greatwood Handicap Hurdle. That was over a similar distance and the horse could certainly be one for the shortlist, with the horse having also hit the frame when running in a handicap hurdle at the Punchestown Festival last year.


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.