2023 The New One Unibet Hurdle Betting Odds at Haydock Park racecourse

Saturday, 21 January 2023

There are nine horses going to post in the New One Unibet Hurdle and there are six viable winners of the biggest race on the Haydock racecard. Epatante is the household name who has achieved a great deal in her career, although some punters might prefer an each-way wager on some of the bigger priced runners.

I Like To Move It was disappointing last time out although the Nigel Twiston-Davies-trained runner offers a strong alternative to the favourite, with each-way gamblers looking for value when backing First Street. L’Eau Du Sud, Metier and Minella Drama are other runners who could make an impression and hit the frame in this two-mile encounter.

2023 New One Unibet Hurdle Tips

Epatante won the Champion Hurdle at the 2020 Cheltenham Festival, with the horse obliging as the 2/1 favourite and she’s continued to have a successful career since then. The horse won the Betway Aintre Hurdle last season and has since run gamely this season, finishing second on both occasions behind the practically unbeatable Constitution Hill.

On Boxing Day, Epatante was seventeen lengths behind the 1/7 favourite although there was no disgrace in the way that she ran and perhaps will have too much class for the other runners in this showdown. However, the Nicky Henderson-trained charge might have reached the peak of her powers and punters may be considering alternatives.

For example, I Like To Move It is a talented six-year-old although there were some red flags after his New Year’s Day appearance at Cheltenham, with the horse finishing sixth in the Relkeel Hurdle. Nigel Twiston-Davies had no explanation for that showing but perhaps we’ll see more from a runner who was previously an impressive winner of the Greatwood Hurdle at Prestbury Park.

Nicky Henderson has more than one lively chance in this race, with First Street finishing third in the same race as I Like To Move It on New Year’s Day, while the horse bagged a victory at Newbury Racecourse in November. One wonders whether the six-year-old could be open to more improvement here and perhaps it’s the each-way value.