2023 Masterson Holdings Hurdle Betting Odds at Cheltenham racecourse

Saturday, 28 October 2023

We have a small field of runners lining up in the 2023 Masterson Holdings Hurdle, with soft ground likely to prove testing as the horses compete over eight obstacles. Blueking D'Oroux is a four-year-old who boasts a high rating compared to the rest of the field, although the Paul Nicholls-trained runner could have some stiff opposition.

Spirit D'Aunou returns to the track after 200 days away from winning races, with Gary Moore training a horse who has recorded four successive victories and will be hoping to pick up where he left off. Punta Del Este is a potentially attractive each-way selection, with Mr Mackay another of the four-year-olds with solid credentials.

2023 Masterson Holdings Hurdle Tips

Blueking D'Oroux didn’t exactly have sparkling form last season, although the bookies think that the horse is the most likely winner of the 2023 Masterson Holdings Hurdle. This will be a seasonal debut for a four-year-old who was last seen running well at Aintree back in April. It was a smart performance to finish second in the Handicap Hurdle at racing odds of 18/1.

In early April, the horse was able to stun everyone when obliging with a 50/1 success at Ascot in a juvenile handicap hurdle, with that success coming over one mile, seven and a half furlongs. Wind surgery appears to have benefitted this runner although Spirit D'Aunou will be bidding to record a fifth successive victory.

The horse was last seen winning the National Handicap Hurdle at Chepstow in mid-April when obliging by six and a half lengths, with this success coming after a victory at Sandown Park in mid-March. The bookies certainly respect the chances of this runner, although some customers might look elsewhere in search of each-way value.

Punta Del Este runs for Dan Skelton and looks more than capable of running into a place, with the horse finishing seventh last time out. That was in the same race as Blueking D'Oroux, with the former needing to improve by ten lengths based on that performance. Bois Guillbert runs for trainer Lucinda Russell and recently won at Kelso.