2023 Hambleton Handicap Betting Odds at York racecourse

Thursday, 18 May 2023

Lattam is trading as the current favourite to win the Hambleton Handicap although there are any number of horses that can claim a victory in a race scheduled to go off at 3.00 on Thursday 18 May. This is a one mile encounter where Lattam heads the betting and Awaal is also among the main contenders, although you can make a case for any number of horses.

Assessment and Northern Express look well handicapped and it might be that you can profit from an each-way pay out if your horse finishes in the top five or six places. With so many runners, we’re likely to see the runners and riders jostling for position and you should be looking for a horse that performs well on good ground.

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.