2024 Sovereign Handicap Hurdle Betting Odds at Lingfield Park racecourse

Friday, 19 January 2024

We’re set to witness a big field competing over two miles at Lingfield, with as many as twenty runners lining up to battle it out over eight hurdles. The Sovereign Handicap Hurdle is one of the biggest on the racecard and Nicky Henderson has Doddiethegreat and No Ordinary Joe going up against the field.

Go Dante was successful last time out when obliging at Cheltenham and that included edging out Doddiethegreat, while Spirit D’Aunou is a younger competitor who has every chance of being progressive under Gary Moore. Hansard also runs for the same trainer and the six-year-old can’t be easily ruled out.

2024 Sovereign Handicap Hurdle Tips

The 2024 Sovereign Handicap Hurdle will feature a number of runners lining up at single figure horse racing betting odds. This includes Doddiethegreat who is a talented eight-year-old running for Nicky Henderson, with the horse claiming a win at Ascot back in November before a second placed finish out of twelve runners at Cheltenham in mid-December.

Go Dante was able to win that particular race and the eight-year-old could be the one to side with on this occasion, with Olly Murphy hoping that the runner benefits from a three pound weight allowance compared to his rival. Spirit D’Aunou is carrying altogether more weight although the five-year-old looks to be a backable each-way price.

The five-year-old was able to oblige at Sandown Park back in December when achieving a three and a half length victory over two miles, with the Gary Moore-trained charge previously finishing fourth in the Masterson Holdings Hurdle over two miles and half a furlong when being sent off as the 7/4 favourite.

Gary Moore has another lively competitor in the form of Hansard, with the six-year-old having landed a victory at Newbury in early December, with this coming after finishing fifth out of nine runners in the Betfair Exchange Trophy at the end of December. It was a competitive race and there could certainly be more to come here.