2023 Royal Bond Novice Hurdle Betting Odds at Fairyhouse racecourse

Sunday, 03 December 2023

The Royal Bond Novice Hurdle will take some winning and there are nine runners lining up for this encounter at Fairyhouse, many of which have a lively chance of victory. Encanto Bruno has produced some strong performances this term and could be difficult to beat, while An Tobar merits plenty of respect based on achievements to date.

Slade Steel is another Henry de Bromhead-trained runner with strong credentials and there are several runners who are saddled by Gordon Elliott. This includes Farren Glory, What’s Up Darling and King Of Kingsfield. Check out the latest Irish horse racing odds and find out the best betting options for this encounter.

2023 Royal Bond Novice Hurdle Tips

Which horse can land a victory in the Royal Bond Novice Hurdle? Encanto Bruno runs for trainer Gavin Cromwell and the five-year-old was able to score at Cheltenham last time out. Sent off as the 11/4 favourite to win a Novices’ Hurdle, there was a two length victory over two miles and four furlongs after making a previous trainer switch.

An Tobar is a year older but has to stand a chance of recording a victory, with the six-year-old having won both outings to date. This includes a recent triumph at Fairyhouse Racecourse, with the 8/13 favourite winning a Maiden Hurdle over two miles on heavy ground. However, the horse hasn’t a huge amount of experience and perhaps there are better alternatives.

Slade Steel has scored three victories in four outings, with the five-year-old having recently won at Naas in a big field. Up against twenty-one other runners, the horse was able to win by five and a half lengths, with King Of Kingsfield second in that race and the latter is set to go again, having been the 8/11 favourite for the previous race.

Farren Glory was last seen appearing at Clonmel and there was plenty to like about a Maiden Hurdle victory which was achieved by nearly ten lengths. Fascile Mode was able to get over the line at Punchestown Racecourse on 11 October when beating fourteen other runners and there was a victory by twelve lengths.