2023 Long Distance Hurdle Betting Odds at Newbury racecourse

Friday, 01 December 2023

Marie’s Rock could be the one to beat when it comes to the 2023 Coral Long Distance Hurdle, with the Nicky Henderson-trained runner returning to the track for her seasonal debut. She ran an impressive race at Aintree in her final race of the previous campaign, although Paisley Park is an old stager who could well put in a solid showing.

The eleven-year-old has been respected in the market and there is also Dashel Drasher who looks like a serious contender for this three-mile trip. It’s almost certainly going to come down to a battle between these three horses, with Hugos New Horse, Flight Deck and Mahons Glory the other challengers in the field.

2023 Coral Long Distance Hurdle Tips

Marie’s Rock is a talented mare who is regarded as a strong contender to secure a victory in the Coral Long Distance Hurdle, with the filly benefitting from a weight allowance when going up against the other five runners. The Nicky Henderson-trained runner was able to win the Relkeel Hurdle on New Year’s Day last season before running at Cheltenham and Aintree.

However, it was an underwhelming performance in the Mares’ Hurdle at the Festival before finishing second in the Liverpool Hurdle at Aintree, with the horse finding Sire Du Berlais too strong over three miles, half a furlong. It will be interesting to see what tactics are deployed at Newbury on good to soft ground.

Paisley Park is back challenging at the grand old age of eleven, with the Emma Lavelle-trained runner finishing seventh out of eleven runners in the Stayers’ Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival, although the same runner was only beaten by a neck by favourite Champ in this encounter last season and could go well.

Dashel Drasher is a ten-year-old who runs for trainer Jeremy Scott, with the horse having had a recent outing at Wetherby Racecourse. The ten-year-old finished third out of six runners in the bet365 Hurdle over three miles, with the same runner finishing well down the order in the Liverpool Hurdle at Aintree and perhaps it’s between the front two in the betting.


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.