2023 Swinton Handicap Hurdle Betting Odds at Haydock Park racecourse

Saturday, 13 May 2023

We’re set to have a field of sixteen or seventeen runners lining up for the 2023 Pertemps Network Swinton Handicap Hurdle on Saturday, with the race wide open according to the latest bookmaker odds. Brentford Hope boasts the best form out of any runner in the line-up and that is reflected in his price, with the six-year-old looking favourably weighted for this contest.

Byker is another leading contender, with Teddy Blue having been in the winners’ enclosure on more than one occasion. The same applies to Parramount and the seven-year-old has more experience than the majority of contenders, with several horses trading at odds of around 14/1 and it could be about searching for the each-way betting value.

2023 Swinton Handicap Hurdle Tips

Brentford Hope is a horse bidding to land a third consecutive victory, with the six-year-old having won at Huntingdon on 10 April, while there was a win that took place at Huntingdon in late March. Harry Derham therefore has a 100% strike rate with this runner considering the charge switched stables from Richard Hughes before that, with the horse previously impressing.

Byker is a four-year-old who has National Hunt racing experience and the latest of these performances saw the horse finish second to Jazzy Matty in the Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle over two miles and half a furlong. There was only a neck that separated the front two on that occasion, with the horse winning at Naas on Cheltenham Trials Day at the end of January.

Teddy Blue runs for trainer Gary Moore and the five-year-old was previously successful at Plumpton, with the runner claiming a victory by a short head. Previously to this, there was a strong performance in early March at Kelso, with the horse finishing sixth in the bet365 Morebattle Hurdle when being sent off as the 100/30 favourite.

Parramount was disappointed when he lined up at the Grand National meeting at Aintree, with the horse sent off as the 9/2 favourite before finishing well down the order in a handicap hurdle over little more than two miles. Wins at Fakenham and Doncaster occurred before this, with a win at Hereford in November marking him out for a big run here.