2024 Heroes Handicap Hurdle Betting Odds at Sandown Park racecourse

Saturday, 03 February 2024

Ed Keeper is a six-year-old who heads the betting odds for the Heroes Handicap Hurdle, with the Sam Thomas-trained runner taking on a number of seven-year-olds who are trading at a slightly bigger price. Every horse in the field would return a profit if you backed it each-way and secured a place, with the going set to be soft at Sandown Park Racecourse.

Fine Margin and Scamallach Liath come next in the betting, with the two seven-year-olds having produced strong performances last time out. The same can be said for Transmission and Goshhowposh, while Saint Davy and West Balboa are other runners who are worth considering for a race over two miles, seven and a half furlongs.

2024 Heroes Handicap Hurdle Tips

There are a host of seven-year-olds forming an orderly queue behind Ed Keeper in the betting when it comes to the Virgin Bet Heroes Handicap Hurdle. The Sam Thomas-trained runner finished third out of ten runners in a Cheltenham encounter on New Year’s Day, with this coming after a handicap hurdle victory at Newbury at the start of December.

Fine Margin finished second on his seasonal reappearance and this could be a lively contender for Willie Mullins, with the horse looking favourably handicapped for this encounter. There was a second-placed finish out of fifteen runners in a handicap hurdle race at Haydock Park where the 22/1 shot outran his odds by a considerable distance.

Scamallach Liath can’t be discounted and carries the confidence of Harry Derham, with the horse’s two appearances coming at Ascot this season. There was a victory when the horse obliged as the favourite in a handicap hurdle and then a runner-up performance at the same track. It will be interesting to see how this form translates in the latest encounter.

Transmission was successful at the fourth time of asking when securing the spoils at Plumpton last time out, with seven runners beaten over three miles and one furlong. This came after smart performances at Huntingdon and Ascot, with Goshhowposh having claimed two victories in his three appearances on a racecourse this season.

2023 Heroes Handicap Hurdle Tips

Flight Deck is among the favourites to win this race and the horse was successful when winning the Coral Racing Club Handicap Hurdle. Sent off at 10/1, the Jonjo O’Neill-trained runner was able to win impressively by four lengths, with the runner showing his prowess on soft ground over nearly three miles. Can he repeat the trick at Sandown Park?

Some might prefer the chances of Grozni who has recorded two wins in his past three races and the seven-year-old was successful last time out at Leicester. The runner was successful in a handicap hurdle over two miles, four-and-a-half furlongs, with the horse landing a success by the narrowest of margins. However, this is a big step up in class.

Call Me Lord is one of the more experienced runners and the ten-year-old last ran on New Year’s Day, with the horse finishing in fifth place in a handicap hurdle at Cheltenham Racecourse. Previously to this, he finished second in the Pertemps Network Handicap Hurdle at Sandown Park, with Dolphin Square touching him off by a nose.

Remastered also has to be respected on current form, with the ten year-old having claimed two victories this season along with one runner-up placing. The Tom Scudamore-trained charge was able to oblige by nearly five lengths when winning over three miles at Kempton Park on 27 December and is among the horses with the most class in the race.