2023 Kingwell Hurdle Betting Odds at Wincanton racecourse

Saturday, 18 February 2023

The Wincanton Jennings Bet Kingwell Hurdle is run over one mile and seven furlongs on Saturday 18 February, with First Street trading at the shortest betting odds right now. Nicky Henderson has high hopes of a big run for the six-year-old who might yet line up in one of the Cheltenham Festival races and he has secured a victory this season before finishing third last time out.

Knappers Hill has twice been in the winners’ enclosure this season, with Paul Nicholls hoping that his runner bounces back from finishing fourth in his last race, while I Like To Move It is a talented sort that runs for Nigel Twiston-Davies and we can’t easily discount Aucunrisque who hasn’t been out of the top two in any race this season.

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.