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.
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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.
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
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2017 COUNTY HURDLE WINNER – ARCTIC FIRE 20/1
County Hurdle Handicap Betting Odds
County Handicap Hurdle Race Card
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1Bleu Et RougeJ B J Geraghty T W P Mullins1U4-04211-12 7154
2JenkinsJ James Bowen T N J Henderson1-7711011-9 6151
3Ivanovich GorbatovJ J J Slevin T Joseph P O'Brien36-007011-6 6148
4Tigris RiverJ Jody McGarvey T Joseph P O'Brien11906011-5 7147
5LagostovegasJ D E Mullins T W P Mullins4-P311311-4 6146
6Le RichebourgJ M P Walsh T Joseph P O'Brien11162811-3 5145
7A Hare BreathJ D A Jacob T B Pauling41370-111-3 10145
8SandsendJ Ms K Walsh T W P Mullins1-3111-3 5145
9RemilucJ Harry Reed T C Gordon22215211-2 9144
10SternrubinJ R Johnson T P J Hobbs0/150-2211-1 7143
11Moon RacerJ T Scudamore T D Pipe211P6-011-0 9142
12BreladeJ M A Enright T G Elliott8-2224310-13 6141
13Meri DevieJ P Townend T W P Mullins02245110-13 5141
14Whiskey SourJ D J Mullins T W P Mullins11410-13 5141
15Divin BereJ Sam Twiston-Davies T P F Nicholls2122-0010-13 5141
16Flying TigerJ N D Fehily T Nick Williams14-334410-12 5140
17All Set To GoJ Jamie Bargary T Kevin Frost11/2341-10-12 7140
18ChesterfieldJ Daniel Sansom T J W Mullins11-004110-12 8140
19SpiritofthegamesJ Harry Skelton T D Skelton421-12310-11 6139
20Ben DundeeJ D N Russell T G Elliott45-162010-11 6139
21MohaayedJ Bridget Andrews T D Skelton73-102310-11 6139
22Smaoineamh AlainnJ James Best T R Walford6421-1110-9 6137
23Duca De ThaixJ J W Kennedy T G Elliott211-41610-8 5136
24Brahms De ClermontJ Harry Cobden T P F Nicholls32114410-7 7135
25William H BonneyJ Wayne Hutchinson T A King07-656810-5 7133
26I Shot The SheriffJ Non Runner T F O'Brien10/3P-PP10-4 11132
27KrugermacJ J E Moore T G L Moore212/87-610-0 7113