2024 Morebattle Handicap Hurdle Betting Odds at Kelso racecourse

Saturday, 02 March 2024

Under Control is set to go off as favourite in the bet365 Morebattle Hurdle and the five-year-old boasts strong claims when it comes to this race. Nicky Henderson has had a recent scare with Constitution Hill and the Champion Hurdle, although the favourite in this race might provide him with some joy.

Black Hawk Eagle and Brucio both come into the race off the back of smart wins, with Skycutter also triumphant last time out. There are lots of horses with lively each-way claims and it certainly pays to pick one or two each-way hopefuls against the field. There isn’t a lot between the market leaders for this race.

2024 Morebattle Hurdle Tips

Under Control is yet to win this season, although the bookies are impressed enough by a recent runner-up appearance to make the horse favourite to claim a victory in the bet365 Morebattle Hurdle. Nicky Henderson will hope to land the spoils for owner JP McManus and the five-year-old was last seen finishing second Ashroe Diamond.

That run came after having wind surgery, with Black Hawk Eagle having enjoyed back to back successes and perhaps the ten-year-old can benefit from carrying less weight than the favourite, with a mark of 10-11 meaning that the bookies are full of respect for a runner who has scored victories at Huntingdon and Wincanton.

Brucio has also been in the winners’ enclosure on the past two outings and looks set to be among the leading pretenders here. A field of nineteen runners competed at the Dublin Racing Festival at Leopardstown before this horse was able to land a victory and there was a triumph by six lengths.

Skycutter and Benson come next in the betting, with the former having been successful on his last outing. Against ten other rivals, the horse came out on top in a race at Carlisle where the horse was able to land a five-length victory. Dan Skelton will hope that his six-year-old can perform well when it comes to this encounter.