2022 Long Distance Hurdle Betting Odds at Newbury racecourse

Friday, 25 November 2022

The Long Distance Hurdle takes place over three miles on Friday 25 November, with Newbury Racecourse staging a Grade 2 encounter which features some notable names. Proschema has taken a while to get going this season, although his latest performance has convinced the horse racing bookmakers to install the runner as favourite.

Champ is a more experienced runner who will line up in the famous green and gold colours representing owner JP McManus, with Paisley Park likely to have his backers and there will be plenty of goodwill towards a horse who has demonstrated his stamina on countless occasions.

2022 Long Distance Hurdle Tips

Proschema wasn’t particularly convincing when finishing well down the order in the Wasdell Group Silver Trophy Handicap Hurdle at Chepstow on 8 October, although the seven-year-old bounced back three weeks later when triumphing at Wetherby. The victory in the bet365 Hurdle on good to soft ground marks him out as a potential Stayers’ Hurdle winner at the Cheltenham Festival.

It was a ten length win at Wetherby, with Dan Skelton now hoping for a repeat performance and the bookies are now trading shorter than the 9/2 SP before he obliged last time out. Second in that race was Thomas Darby and the Olly Murphy-trained runner will line up in this contest and look to frank the form.

Champ will make his seasonal debut, with the ten-year-old running for Nicky Henderson. A third-placed finish at Aintree was the last time we saw the runner, with Sire De Berlais and Flooring Porter finishing a long way clear of the chasing pack. Previously, there was a fourth-placed finish in the 2022 Stayers’ Hurdle.

Paisley Park has enjoyed a superb career and has a Stayers’ Hurdle under his belt, although there has been just one win in the past eight outings and it’s easy to oppose the ten-year-old. In the Stayers’ Champion Hurdle at Punchestown in April, the horse finished behind four others and Dashel Drasher looks a better prospect from an each way point of view.