2024 Thirsk Hunt Cup Betting Odds at Thirsk racecourse

Saturday, 04 May 2024

It’s hard to find the winner when it comes to the Thirsk Hunt Cup Handicap, with four-year-old Grey’s Monument bidding to kick on after a third-placed finish, although the Ralph Beckett-trained runner is just one of several horses who can land a victory here. Hiromichi is a six-year-old who has landed two successes already this season.

Northern Express finished fifth last time out and the six-year-old could be well-weighted for this one mile encounter, with Thunder Roar having finished in the first three in all three outings this season. There could also be a chance for La Trinidad and Point Lynas who make a seasonal reappearance at bigger odds.

2024 Thirsk Hunt Cup Tips

Grey’s Monument is among the favourites to win the Thirsk Hunt Cup Handicap and the four-year-old has plenty to recommend him. He was third in his last race when faring well in a competitive encounter at Doncaster, with this coming in the Doncaster Mile Stakes where the runner was able to finish behind favourite Charyn and Astral Beau.

The horse was able to win on the all-weather at Kempton back in December and could have Hiromichi for company, with the six-year-old running for Jack Channon and hoping to make a big impression. Last time out, the horse claimed a victory at Ripon when fending off six other rivals after previously winning on the all-weather at Lingfield.

Northern Express goes for trainer Michael Dods and the horse was last seen finishing fifth out of fifteen horses at Newmarket. That was a solid performance over seven furlongs after a fine showing at York in a previous encounter. Only Hafeet Alain prevented the horse from winning the William Hill Autumn Mile Handicap.

Thunder Roar hasn’t been out of the first three in his three races to date, with the latest showing coming at Leicester when the horse was able to record third out of nine runners. The same charge was second out of eighteen horses at Doncaster and looks like a potentially profitable bet from an each-way point-of-view.

2023 Thirsk Hunt Cup Tips

The 2023 Thirsk Hunt Cup Handicap is a eagerly-anticipated race where there are lots of potential winners. Autumn Festival is trading as the favourite to win this encounter despite finishing well down the pecking order at Musselburgh last time out, although there was five consecutive wins last season which could have punters flocking to plce a bet.

David O’Meara trains a runner who won the Rock Handicap on 10 October at Musselburgh, with Danny Tudhope also successful as a jockey on a horse that won the Old Gravel Pit Lodges Handicap, with that being preceded by a double success at Chepstow and there was also a win at Sandown which marks the charge out as a potential winner.

The Turpinator is a talented six-year-old who ran on the all-weather in early December and ran on well at 20/1 to land third place. That was over seven furlongs and there could be more to come from a runner who runs for trainer Grant Tuer. The six-year-old might have the experience to come out on top when it comes to this one mile encounter.

Austrian Theory runs for Charlie Johnston and the four-year-old was underwhelming on 10 April when running on the all-weather at Kempton, while there wasn’t a huge amount to recommend him in the previous two encounters. However, Billyb was successful over one mile at Wolverhampton at the end of October.