2024 Relkeel Hurdle Betting Odds at Cheltenham racecourse

Monday, 01 January 2024

We’ve got a wide open looking race at Cheltenham Racecourse on New Year’s Day, with the Relkeel Hurdle attracting some star names for a Grade 2 encounter which will give us some important insights when it comes to the 2023 Cheltenham Festival. Marie’s Rock is a talented eight-year-old who looks favourably weighted for this clash.

Nicky Henderson doesn’t just have this race favourite lining up, he also has First Street among the main contenders, with this being one of several horses that won on their previous race. We also have two experienced ten-year-olds that include Dashel Drasher and Brewinupastorm.

2023 Relkeel Hurdle Tips

We would recommend comparing the Cheltenham racing odds when it comes to the Relkeel Hurdle, with lots of price boosts likely to be available for the 2.30pm on 1 January 2023. Marie’s Rock looks set to go off as favourite and there have been a succession of wins, the latest of which took place in the Mares’ Champion Hurdle at Punchestown back in April.

Naturally, there’s been a fair delay since that race although the victory in the Close Brothers Mares’ Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival in March 2022 was impressive considering that the runner was sent off at 18/1 before horses such as Queens Brook and Stormy Ireland were beaten.

I Like To Move It has previously performed well at Cheltenham Racecourse and he managed to beat a host of decent horses to claim a victory in the Unibet Greatwood Handicap Hurdle on 13 November 2022. That was over two miles, with Nigel Twiston-Davies now looking for his charge to improve further and land another notable victory.

However, Knappers Hill has won four successive races and the seven-year-old can’t be easily discounted. Sent off as the 11/8 joint-favourite in the Unibet Elite Hurdle at Wincanton Racecourse, there was a victory over one mile and seven furlongs. At Chepstow in early October, Paul Nicholls saw his charge once again deliver the goods.