2024 Spring Juvenile Hurdle Betting Odds at Leopardstown racecourse

Saturday, 03 February 2024

Willie Mullins-trained horses dominate the landscape as far as this Spring Juvenile Hurdle is concerned, with the Irish handler having Storm Heart at the head of the betting market. The four-year-old definitely has claims although it’s hard to assess a horse based on just one appearance and perhaps there could be a real challenge from Kala Conti.

The latter has raced four times and claimed three victories along the way, with Salvator Mundi having finished second when appearing as a three-year-old, while Bunting and Burdett Road are other ones for the shortlist. Look out for the mares who have been given a considerable weight allowance against their male counterparts.

2024 Spring Juvenile Hurdle Tips

Storm Heart was foot-perfect on his only Irish appearance to date, with the four-year-old having claimed a facile victory at Punchestown on New Year’s Eve. It was a twenty-two length win after a spate of impressive performances in France before Willie Mullins snapped up the charge, with the bookies installing the horse as favourite to win this one.

Kala Conti has won on three of her four appearances to date and she’s in receipt of a mares’ allowance for this race, with Gordon Elliott saddling a horse who was last seen winning at Leopardstown Racecourse on Boxing Day. Sent off at betting odds of 7/2, the horse was able to oblige by nearly a length after finishing second at Fairyhouse at the start of December.

Salvator Mundi is something of an unknown quantity although certainly looked the part when finishing second at Auteuil on 18 April, with Bunting also running for Willie Mullins and there was plenty to like about his only run to date. Not a huge amount can be gleaned from that success at Limerick although Burdett Road also catches the eye.

The latter secured back to back wins for trainer James Owen and the latest of these came in the JCB Triumph Trial Juvenile Hurdle, with the charge registering a victory by six and a half lengths. The horse can improve from a jumping perspective despite that stylish win, with that coming after a win at Huntingdon where the horse obliged as a short-priced favourite.

2023 Spring Juvenile Hurdle Betting Tips

Lossiemouth has followed in the footsteps of many other Rich Ricci-owned horses in terms of stemming from France and there was a victory in Auteuil back in April before debuting in Ireland at the beginning of December. Sent off at 3/1 to win the race, the horse touched off favourite Zarak The Brave by four lengths and then made a Leopardstown debut on Boxing Day.

The horse racing betting sites weren’t taking any chances when Lossiemouth lined up in the Knight Frank Juvenile Hurdle and the odds-on favourite secured a victory by over seven lengths. That sort of performance has made many sit up and take notice and it’s hard to oppose a horse based on showings to date.

The runner second in that particular race was Gala Marceau and the horse will now line up in this clash in an attempt to frank the form. Perhaps the four-year-old will come on for his first performance in Ireland where he finished second to Lossiemouth and the runner might be able to get closer to his stablemate.

As for Blood Destiny, there are reasons to support another Mullins-trained runner, with Paul Townend on board when the horse triumphed by eighteen lengths in the Race Displays Hurdle at Fairyhouse. This victory was achieved on 14 January 2023, with the horse’s jumping needing to improve in more esteemed company.

The 2022 Spring Juvenile Hurdle racing odds are now available, with the race taking place a few weeks before punters can enjoy a wide range of Cheltenham Festival bets. Some of the best four-year-old hurdlers in Ireland will line up and we can expect many of these runners to feature in the Cheltenham 2022 betting for some of the various races.

That includes Fil Dor and trainer Gordon Elliott has high hopes for a four-year-old who has already recorded some impressive wins this season. There was a Boxing Day triumph in the Knight Frank Juvenile Hurdle where the horse was sent off as the odds-on favourite and that came after previous wins at Down Royal and Fairyhouse.

When you compare the latest horse racing odds, you will see that the horse racing bookmakers have Vauban as the second favourite in the Spring Juvenile Hurdle betting. Willie Mullins is the trainer of the Rich Ricci-owned runner who is relatively lightly-raced although there was an encouraging second-placed performance at Punchestown on New Year’s Eve.

Pied Piper was the winner of that race and he is likely to take his chances in this race, with Gordon Elliott having another dart in the form of this four-year-old, with Caldwell Construction Limited owning this horse and also the race favourite, so some people’s horse racing tips will be for one of these runners.

The horse racing betting odds for the Spring Juvenile Hurdle could well be a showdown between the two big Irish trainers, with Willie Mullins saddling Icare Allen in the colours of JP McManus and it will be interesting to see whether the four-year-old can land the spoils in those famous green and gold colours.

Many betting customers were able to enjoy the latest horse racing tips and back Icare Allen to win the Paddy Power "We Love A Good Christmas Jumper" 3-Y-O Maiden Hurdle over Christmas when the horse won at Leopardstown Racecourse on 27 December 2021, with the horse winning by three lengths ahead of surprise 80/1 shot Privilege.

There are lots of each-way betting options when it comes to this race and the top horse racing betting sites might well have extra places when it comes to this encounter. The third Gordon Elliott runner worthy of consideration is Ebasari who has a solitary victory under his belt, having won the CorkRacecourse.ie Maiden Hurdle on 8 January when shocking the odds-on favourite Adamantly Chosen.

If you’re looking for a horse racing tip outside of the Gordon Elliott or Willie Mullins stable, then you can consider Ben Siegel who has double figure betting odds, with the horse having enjoyed a comfortable victory in the William Hill Ireland Play Responsibly 3yo Maiden Hurdle on 23 November, with this runner potentially being a decent each-way bet.