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.
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