2024 Kingwell Hurdle Betting Odds at Wincanton racecourse

Saturday, 17 February 2024

Rubaud has plenty to recommend him, with the six-year-old having began the season with consecutive wins before more recently finishing runner-up and then posting a credible fourth placed finish. He could be tough to beat here, although Nemean Lion and Colonel Mustard are arguably more attractive from an each-way point-of-view.

Goshen is also entered for this race, with Guard Your Dreams, Sonigino and Under Control all trading at a similar price. This Grade 2 encounter takes place at Wincanton over one mile and seven furlongs. It is anticipated that the ground will be heavy and much depends on which runner can take best to the tacky conditions.

2024 Kingwell Hurdle Tips

Rubaud has been installed as the market leader to win the Jennings Bet Kingwell Hurdle, with Paul Nicholls saddling a runner who has been impressive this season. He kicked off his campaign with a victory at Kempton in October, with the horse then winning at Wincanton a month later. There was no disgrace finishing second behind Constitution Hill at Kempton before a recent outing at Cheltenham.

Fourth place out of five runners might not initially seem impressive, although this was a competitive heat which included odds-on favourite Lossiemouth. Nemean Lion is the second favourite to win this race, with Kerry Lee saddling a seven-year-old who opened his campaign with a win before registering a fifth and a second.

It was a fairly solid performance in the Greatwood Handicap Hurdle to hit the frame before a runner-up performance in the Coral Lanzarote Handicap Hurdle at Kempton Park, with punters likely to find this selection appetising from an each-way point of view. The same applies to Colonel Mustard.

Mrs Lorna Fowler saddles a nine-year-old in the form of Colonel Mustard who has to be considered based on form this season. At Down Royal in November, the horse ran really well when finishing second behind Found A Fifty who was sent off as the odds-on favourite. However, there might need to be a more fluent round of jumping here.

2023 Kingwell Hurdle Tips

First Street finished second in the McCoy Contractors County Handicap Hurdle at the 2022 Cheltenham Festival at 16/1 and has continued to impress over the past twelve months. More recently, the horse was able to score in the Coral Bet Bundles Intermediate Handicap Hurdle at Newbury Racecourse on 26 November, with the runner obliging as the 3/1 joint-favourite.

Finishing third in the Relkeel Hurdle was a fairly solid performance at Cheltenham Racecourse and it is interesting that Knappers Hill finished fourth in that race. The latter is second in the betting market when it comes to this encounter, with eight lengths separating the horses last time out, although Paul Nicholls will be confident of a better run this weekend.

After all, there were wins at Chepstow and Wincanton last autumn before that run at Cheltenham, with Bryony Frost on board the charge who was impressive last season although the runner is carrying two extra pounds compared to the market leader and perhaps some punters will instead warm to I Like To Move It instead.

Nigel Twiston-Davies also ran in the Relkeel Hurdle on New Year’s Day and finished sixth, with the horse previously winning the Unibet Greatwood Handicap Hurdle at odds of 17/2 although the runner was disappointing at Cheltenham in the former race when sent off as the 3/1 favourite, with the connections hoping that this was simply an off day.