2023 Trustatrader Novices Hurdle Betting Odds at Cheltenham racecourse

Friday, 17 November 2023

Captain Teague is a talented five-year-old running for Paul Nicholls, with the horse having clocked up some notable victories already during his career. However, Willie Mullins trains Space Tourist and there’s plenty to like about a six-year-old who has won three times already this season, with Impose Toi having also won last time out.

The five-year-old hasn’t been out of the front two in the past four races, while Kinbara has triumphed on the past two occasions. There’s one other horse trading at single figure odds and that includes The Big Doyen, with Peter Fahey training a runner who has landed two victories this season and could be set to make the frame.

2023 Trustatrader Novices Hurdle Tips

Captain Teague might be carrying more weight than the rest of the field although the bookies still think that the horse is the most likely winner of this race. Paul Nicholls will have high hopes for a runner who was able to secure a victory at Chepstow Racecourse, with a win by nearly ten lengths occurring in the Persian War Novices’ Hurdle.

The horse has previously demonstrated a capacity to run well at Cheltenham when finishing third in the Champion Bumper at the Festival. Sent off at odds of 40/1, the runner was only two and a half lengths off the pace, with Space Tourist next in the betting and Willie Mullins is no stranger to success when it comes to this track.

Sent off as the 6/4 favourite in a recent Mares’ Hurdle, there was plenty to like about a five-length win although there had previously been an odds-on defeat at Listowel. Perhaps Impose Toi can also run well and the horse was last able to get home at Ludlow in May against a small field of runners, although this is a sterner test.

Kinbara hasn’t been out of the first two in his past three outings, finishing second out of eleven horses at Listowel before claiming wins at Wexford and Cartmel. John C McConnell will expect the runner to place and the same applies to Peter Fahey and The Big Doyen, with the horse last seen finishing second to High Class Hero at Limerick.