2024 Leopardstown Handicap Hurdle Betting Odds at Leopardstown racecourse

Saturday, 03 February 2024

The bookies are expecting an open encounter for this Leopardstown clash, with punters recommended to look for out for extra places when it comes to each-way betting on horse racing. Eric Bloodaxe is one of the favourites, although Favori De Champdou comes into the race boasting three successive wins and he’s also carrying less weight.

It’s possible that the best betting strategy could be to back more than one horse to claim a victory. Maxxum, HMS Seahorse and Jungle Prose are other interesting runners, with Gordon Elliott saddling the latter and it could come down to which jockey is booked for the respective horses as a betting pointer.

2023 Leopardstown Handicap Hurdle Tips

There’s no obvious favourite when it comes to the 2023 Leopardstown Handicap Hurdle and we might have as many as thirty runners lining up on 4 February when it comes to this encounter. It is definitely a case of looking at where the money is going and also hearing from leading trainer Gordon Elliott. He seems to have a number of horses lining up in this race.

Favori De Champdou has scored three successive wins and could be the one that Jack Kennedy ends up riding. There was a win over two miles and seven furlongs on soft to heavy ground at Limerick on 27 December and that was preceded by back to back successes at Thurles in November, with Kennedy on board the horse on both of these occasions.

The top jockey might instead decide to ride Eric Bloodaxe, with the eight-year-old producing an impressive performance when finishing second in the Pertemps Network Handicap Hurdle. That was over three miles although it was noticeable that Maxuum was the winner on that occasion and the latter claimed a sixteen-length win on that occasion.

Therefore, if we see Maxuum on the start line for this clash, then it might be that the six-year-old is a cracking each-way bet. The horse won at Navan in mid-November before that outstanding performance and has to be one for the shortlist. HMS Seahorse is another candidate to be respected and the five-year-old won last time out.