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The Randox Health County Handicap Hurdle Betting Tips & Odds 2018

14.10 The Randox Health County Hurdle Handicap Race

The County Hurdle on Cheltenham Gold Cup Day is a high quality affair over two miles, attracting second season hurdlers and more experienced sorts, who fall just below competing for Champion Hurdle.

In 2017, the winner was Arctic Fire for Willie Mullins, a Grade 1 competitor in his own right who roared back to form to deny L’Ami Serge, a horse now vying for Stayers Hurdle honours.

The County Hurdle is an important race for helping second season hurdlers improve their game in the heat of a near-Championship pace contest on the biggest stage. In 2018, it is going to set our pulses racing once again in the 2.10pm event.

County Hurdle Feature Betting Tip

Flying Tiger has been well backed over the past couple of weeks and the case is fairly simple. Last year’s Fred Winter winner who caught the eye against potential Champion Hurdle contenders in the Kingwell at Wincanton and the handicapper left him on a mark of 140.

A Hare Breath goes exceptionally well when fresh and has been saved for this having won a handicap hurdle at Sandown in December.

2016 Triumph Hurdle hero Ivanovich Gorbatov is becoming well handicapped once again and drying ground on the Friday will firmly be in his favour.

Whatswrongwithyou could be a very interesting contender who was aiming for the £100,000 bonus by winning the Imperial Cup on Saturday (where he finished 3rd) and this contest. He looks on a fair mark.

Willie Mullins has won this race four times since 2010 and perhaps one of his more interesting handicap entries of the week is WHISKEY SOUR. A very fortunate Grade 1 winner in Ireland over Christmas, he shaped okay when fourth to Samcro in the Deloitte and he looks fairly treated on his achievements.

Main Players

Wicklow Brave is a very smart dual-purpose horse and after running OK in the Champion Hurdle here last year, went onto land the Irish version at Punchestown a few weeks later, benefitting from an outstanding ride. He is just below top Grade 1 level, but running a huge race in a County Hurdle is well within his grasp and Willie Mullins looks to be targeting him for the race.

Hunters Call has been all the rage in the early Cheltenham betting and could be highly progressive, but he’ll need to be to score.

Other names jumping off the page are Max Dynamite, Jenkins and Call Me Lord.

The Randox Health County Hurdle Handicap Latest Betting Odds

  • Wicklow Brave – 10/1
  • Hunters Call – 14/1
  • Jenkins – 16/1
  • Call Me Lord – 16/1
  • Campeador – 20/1
  • Silver Streak – 20/1
  • Charli Parcs – 25/1
  • High Bridge – 33/1
  • many other prices available


County Hurdle Handicap Betting Odds

County Handicap Hurdle Race Card