2022 Nathaniel Lacy and Partners Solicitors Novice Hurdle Betting Odds at Leopardstown racecourse

Saturday, 05 February 2022

Get the Nathaniel Lacy & Partners Solicitors Novice Hurdle best betting odds by comparing the best horse racing betting sites. There are lots of potential winners, with Journey With Me and Hollow Games heading the betting market. Henry de Bromhead is the trainer of the former, with the bookies making the six-year-old favourite to land an opening victory of the meeting.

There are Dublin Festival betting odds for every race and trainer Gordon Elliott has lots of lively chances, with Hollow Games among the popular horse racing tips for this race. Despite finishing third last time out, there is sure to be money for a six-year-old who has performed impressively in his National Hunt career thus far.

Journey With Me is the most likely winner of the Nathaniel Lacy & Partners Solicitors Novice Hurdle according to the leading racing bookies, with the horse having recently won a Maiden Hurdle at Leopardstown Racecourse when being sent off at betting odds of 3/1. The six-year-old is ridden by Rachael Blackmore and it will be interesting to see whether the horse can retain its unbeaten status.

Hollow Games was also unbeaten in five races coming into the New Year, although the six-year-old was unable to preserve that record in the recent Lawlor's Of Naas Novice Hurdle when finishing third. It was no disgrace to finish behind the bookmaker betting favourite Ginto who was also part of the Gordon Elliott stable, while Grand Jury separated the two horses on that particular occasion over two miles and four furlongs.

Interestingly, Grand Jury is trading at a much bigger price at betting odds of 6/1 for this race and that will attract the each-way betting money. Henry de Bromhead is likely to regard this horse as second string in comparison to Journey With Me, although there had been a Maiden Hurdle victory before finding Ginto too good.

There are nine horses who are currently entered into the Nathaniel Lacy & Partners Solicitors Novice Hurdle and that means that each-way betting odds are likely to cover the first three although some bookmakers might pay out on four places, especially as this is the opening race of the Dublin Festival.

With this in mind, perhaps Eric Bloodaxe might be a popular selection, with the Gigginstown-owned horse a year older than the front three in the betting market and there is plenty to recommend a horse that is trained by Joseph O’Brien. The horse finished well behind the successful Ginto when the pair were heading the betting market for the Grade 2 Navan Novice Hurdle, although he is still respected by the layers.

There was a more recent victory on heavy ground in the Lyons Of Limerick Jaguar Land Rover Novice Hurdle and that Grade 2 triumph suggests that another big run could come from a runner who can draw on plenty of experience due to being one of the older runners in the field.