2024 Hambleton Handicap Betting Odds at York racecourse

Thursday, 16 May 2024

There are three four-year-olds heading the betting market when it comes to the Hambleton Handicap, with this one-mile encounter featuring a total of twenty runners. Godwinson was second in his last race, with the William Haggas-trained runner looking well weighted when going up against a big field at York Racecourse.

Slipofthepen runs in the royal colours, with the John & Thady Gosden-trained horse being highly rated despite a disappointing performance last time out. Metal Merchant notched a victory in the previous encounter, with Jack Channon training a horse who is trading at a similar price to Dutch Decoy.

2024 Hambleton Handicap Tips

Godwinson has been installed as the betting favourite to win the Hambleton Handicap on Thursday, with the horse currently trading at around the 4/1 mark. William Haggas will be confident of a bright showing after seeing his charge finish second out of twenty-one runners at Newbury in April when running well.

Slipofthepen could only manage to finish thirteenth out of seventeen runners, with the horse sent off as the 9/2 favourite in this one mile encounter at Newmarket, although the runner did open with a success at Kempton in November. There was then another victory on the all-weather at Kempton in April.

Metal Merchant is trained by Jack Channon, with the horse claiming a victory at Newbury last time out and that included beating Godwinson into second place. Sent off at 12/1 in the Spring Cup Handicap over one mile on good to soft, there was plenty to like about a win at Ascot in October before a disappointing showing at Newmarket.

Dutch Decoy was able to land runner-up spots in his previous two outings, with Charlie Johnston training a seven-year-old who was second in the William Hill Suffolk Stakes. That was over one mile and one furlong, with this coming after another second-placed finish at Newmarket over one mile.

2023 Hambleton Handicap Tips

Lattam runs for trainer William Haggas on Day Two of the York May meeting, with the four-year-old not among the highest-rated horse although the handicapper might be treating this horse favourably and that accounts for the shorter odds. The horse was sent off as the 2/1 favourite in the Spring Cup Handicap and finished second at Newbury on 22 April.

Previously to this, the horse claimed a victory in the Irish Lincolnshire, with the runner managing to cope with the soft to heavy conditions. Obliging by a short head, this horse is ahead of Awaal in the betting, with Simon & Ed Crisford training a runner who was outclassed last time out at Longchamp in the Prix Jacques Laffitte.

There was also a second-placed finish in the Lincoln Handicap at Doncaster Racecourse and that was on heavy ground, so much depends on how the horse copes with the drier conditions. Assessment is a talented four-year-old who could be well-weighted, with Ryan Moore on board the horse last time out on the all-weather at Kempton.

This victory was over one mile when being sent off as the 11/4 favourite, with Northern Express one of the best weighted horses in the race. The five-year-old will be carrying just 8-13 for this encounter, with a victory coming at Thirsk last time out and there were fifteen runners in the field on that occasion.