Betfair Hurdle Betting Odds Comparison - Newbury

21/02/2021 15:35:00

The 2021 Betfair Hurdle is one of the final big showpiece horse races that take place before the 2021 Cheltenham Festival, with this race occurring over a distance of two miles and half a furlong, with as many as twenty-four runners lining up for this Grade 3 encounter where the winner will walk away with a £70,000 purse.

Trainer Dan Skelton looks to have a strong chance of securing a winner of the Betfair Hurdle this season, with the handler having never saddled the victor in this race, although Nigel Twiston-Davies has secured a hat-trick of wins in recent years with Splash Of Ginge, Ballyandy and Al Dancer obliging.

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Indeed, the winner of this Betfair Hurdle usually has strong claims in whatever hurdle race he pitches up in at the Cheltenham Festival and the betting market for the Betfair Hurdle has a wide-open look about it, with those Skelton runners potentially set to be in the shake up at the end of the race.

Third Time Lucki Favourite to Win Betfair Hurdle

Third Time Lucki is the betting favourite to win the Betfair Hurdle and you can compare horse racing betting odds to get the biggest possible price. The six-year-old currently has an overall rating of 144, with the horse having scored three victories and finished runner-up in his other race.

While it was a routine win in a Novice Hurdle at Uttoxeter and another facile win when it came to running in a race at Wetherby, jockey Harry Skelton gave the runner a fantastic ride to finish second in the Sky Bet Supreme Trial Novices' Hurdle before a Novices’ Hurdle triumph at Kempton Racecourse on Boxing Day.

However, the horse is still unproven in strong company and perhaps it will be another Dan Skelton-trained charge who comes to the fore, with Cadzand hailing from the same stable and it appears that a wind operation has hugely benefitted the horse as far as this season is concerned.

Cadzand was sent off as the 5/2 favourite in a handicap hurdle at Kempton over the festive season and he duly obliged with a victory, meaning that jockey Harry Skelton has a job on his hands deciding which horse to jump on for this race.

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Harry Fry could have a potential superstar in the form of Metier, with the five-year-old boasting a flawless record this season and he looks set to make a bold bid for honours after a hat-trick of wins at Newton Abbot, Sandown and Ascot.

The win in the recent Unibet Tolworth Novices' Hurdle was particularly impressive, with the runner sent off as the 7/4 favourite where he won by the facile distance of twelve lengths and perhaps this horse represents the most attractive betting value of all.