2023 Irish Mirror Novice Hurdle Betting Odds at Punchestown racecourse

Wednesday, 26 April 2023

There are seventeen runners set to line up in the 2023 Irish Mirror Novice Hurdle over three miles, with testing ground conditions meaning that this is a race where stamina will be key. Gaelic Warrior is heading the market after he followed up three straight wins with a second-placed finish in the Ballymore and we could see the horse return to the winners’ enclosure.

Sandor Clegane has been running impressively in recent times and the Paul Nolan-trained charge could be popular option from an each-way perspective, while Gordon Elliott’s best chance is likely to be Three Card Brag although the same handler has Favori De Champdou and Salvador Ziggy which could see the trainer in the winners enclosure.

2023 Irish Mirror Novice Hurdle Tips

The 2023 Irish Mirror Novice Hurdle is set to be a popular betting encounter and there is likely to be a big field for Wednesday’s long-distance affair. Gaelic Warrior is a horse who has landed victories already this season and the five-year-old ran a respectable race at the Cheltenham Festival when finishing second behind Impaire Et Passe.

Although the horse was six lengths beaten, the younger charge was able to edge out Champ Kiely, Good Land and favourite Hermes Allen, with the runner obliging in the Festina Lente Charity Liffey Handicap Hurdle by nearly four lengths when obliging as the 10/11 favourite over two miles and perhaps the runner will be better suited by the longer trip.

Sandor Clegane was trading at a big price for the Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival although the six-year-old outran his racing betting odds of 28/1 and this was after a third-placed finish in the Nathaniel Lacy & Prtnrs Solicitors "50k Cheltenham Bonus For Stable Staff" Novice Hurdle when running into a place.

Three Card Brag looks to be the pick of the Gordon Elliott runners and this was fifth in the Albert Bartlett, with Affordale Fury among the market leaders after a really impressive showing at a massive 150/1 when losing by just one length against Stay Away Fay. Noel Meade will be confident of further improvement this time around.