2024 Imperial Cup Betting Odds at Sandown Park racecourse

Saturday, 09 March 2024

Jipcot and Bad run for Ben Pauling in the Imperial Cup and the five-year-olds are given a lively chance of victory by the bookmakers. The former was successful on his past appearance, while Bad has also impressed this season. Go Dante has been in the winners’ enclosure this season and could be a good each-way selection.

Make sure you get the best each-way terms for this race, with extra places available with a number of different bookmakers. This could bring Making Headway into contention and the horse has landed two victories already this season. At a bigger price, watch out for Georgi Girl who could be well handicapped for this encounter.

2024 Imperial Cup Tips

The 2024 Imperial Cup takes place at Sandown Park on Saturday, with the runners and riders competing over two miles. This is a hot race where there are lots of horses that have a lively chance of victory, including the Ben Pauling-trained Jipcot and Bad. The former was a winner at Huntingdon at the beginning of the month and could go well.

The five length win against four other runners was a smart piece of racing, although Bad has regularly been hitting the frame this year and was recently second out of sixteen runners at Ascot. That came after wind surgery although previous form was decent enough, with the horse finishing third out of fourteen runners during the festive period.

Go Dante is an eight-year-old who runs for trainer Olly Murphy, with the horse having landed a victory this season. There was a third-placed finish in the Betfair Hurdle when sent off at betting odds of 14/1, with the horse acting well on the tacky ground at Newbury over two miles, half a furlong.

Making Headway has achieved a couple of nice wins this year, with the most recent success coming at Newbury when winning over two miles, half a furlong. The horse was sent off as the 6/4 favourite on that occasion, although punters are able to get a much bigger price here and the horse has hit the frame in three of his previous four outings.

2023 Imperial Cup Handicap Hurdle Betting Tips

Givega has managed to win three of his four outings this season and it explains why we’re seeing Gary Moore’s runner as the favourite with several horse racing betting sites. The seven-year-old was seen most recently winning at Sandown Park on 16 February, with the horse winning by seven and a half lengths and it was a flashy sort of performance.

Previously to this, the charge was pulled up at Warwick although that had been preceded by two wins and the first of the season came at Lingfield Park in November before the horse then claimed another victory when scoring at Fontwell against twelve other runners. He certainly looks like one for the shortlist and perhaps an each-way contender.

Iceo was a fairly impressive runner last time out at Sandown Park. Having been sent off as a 3/1 shot in a handicap hurdle on 7 January, the horse emerged from the pack to run a decent race and it was only Hardy Du Seuil who proved too strong in the end, with this race coming after nearly a year’s break for a horse who is trained by Paul Nicholls.

Playful Saint comes into this race off the back of a recent win at Leicester, with the horse impressing at this course during the festive period. Sent off as the 2/1 favourite over a distance of nearly two miles, there was a winning distance of twelve lengths and that came after a previously impressive showing when finishing second to Love Envoi at Sandown