Racing Welfare Handicap Hurdle Preview

Share this on

Ascot stage a cracking card this Saturday, the last day of horseracing before the sport takes a two-day break prior to some mouth-watering action on Boxing Day, in particular Kempton’s 32Red King George V1 Chase which is likely to feature a stellar field headed by Might Bite, Bristol De Mai and last year’s winner Thistlecrack.

The final race at the Berkshire venue is the Grade 3 Racing Welfare Handicap Hurdle which is worth a handy £85,425 to the winner. The bang in-form Elgin heads the weights on 11st 12lb for the two mile contest but the Alan King-trained five-year-old will need a career-best effort if the gelding is to defy a mark of 151 in what looks sure to be an ultra-competitive affair.

Claim Betfred £60 Free Bet

Twenty one horses remain in contention at Monday’s declaration stage with bookmakers making Charli Parcs from the stable of Nicky Henderson ( who has taken the race four times since it’s inception in 2001) the market leader at a standout 9-2 with William Hill. While the four-year-old has a clear chance based on a promising seasonal reappearance at Newbury earlier this month when second to High Bridge it is hard to understand why the third horse home there – Poppy Kay – should be as big as 25-1 ( bet365, Skybet and Betvictor ) on 1lb better terms with the Henderson runner, with just three quarters of a length separating the pair on that occasion.

In what proved a moderately-run affair Poppy Kay got tapped for speed as the pace quickened at the second-last but the mount of Richard Johnson stayed on really strongly close home and with a stronger gallop almost guaranteed this Saturday the Philip Hobbs-trained son of Kayf Tara looks way overpriced to reverse placings with the ante-post favourite. The seven-year-old has won three of his seven starts over hurdles and is more than capable of defying a current mark of 135.

 

Towards the bottom of the weights Colin Tizzard’s lightly-raced Newbury Maiden Hurdle winner Lostintranslation ( 6-1 generally ) could prove well handicapped while Silver Streak ( 10-1 Skybet and Betfred ) will bid to emulate his impressive victory at Chepstow back in October for trainer Evan Williams.

Latest Betting Offers

New Offers 16
Enhanced odds Expires in 20 hours
Ladbrokes football and horse racing Betting Bet a maximum of £1 on this offer!

Bet a maximum of £1 on this offer!

Learn more
Money back as a Free Bet if Aguero scores any time in Liverpool v...

Bet a maximum of £10 on this offer!

Learn more
Offer
Bet365 Sport Betting Offer Bet365 50% Tennis Accumulator Bonus | T&Cs apply, 18+

See bet365 Tennis offers here.

Learn more
Offer
Bet365 Sport Betting Offer Bet365 Euro Soccer Bonus Up To 100% | T&Cs apply, 18+

See bet365 Football offers here.

Learn more
Offer
Boylesports Best Betting Offer Boylesports Horse Racing Betting Special | Get your money back as...

Boylesports full free bet refund on horse racing

Learn more
Offer
Paddy Power Best Betting Offer Paddy Power Horse Racing: Daily Money Back Special!

Get refunded if your horse finishes 2nd with Paddy Power.

Learn more
Offer
William Hill Sports Betting Offer William Hill Money Back Special on Horse Racing Betting

Get your money back as a free bet if your horse finishes 2nd.

Learn more
Offer
William Hill Sports Betting Offer William Hill Horse Racing | High 5 National Hunt Betting Offer

Back a horse on National Hunt and earn a free bet at William Hill.

Learn more
Offer
Claim Betfred Betting Offer Betfred Horse Racing Betting Offers | Scoop6 & Placepot

Win big with Betfred on Saturday horse races.

Learn more
Betway Sports Betting Offer Betway Footbal Betting Offer | Football ACCA Boost

Increase your winnings on football accumulators.

Learn more
Offer
Paddy Power Best Betting Offer Paddy Power Horse Racing: 2018 Cheltenham Festival Non Runner No ...

Get your money back if your horse doesn't run with Paddy Power.

Learn more
Offer
Coral Sports Betting Offer Coral Football: Super Acca Insurance

One team let you down? Don't worry. Coral have you covered with their ...

Learn more
Offer
Coral Sports Betting Offer Coral Horse Racing: Faller Insurance

Coral bookmakers covers you if your horse falls and refunds your stake...

Learn more
Offer
Betfair Sports Betting Offer Betfair Horse Racing: Back a 3/1+ Winner, Get A Free Bet!

Betfair offers a free bet on any Channel 4 horse race. Here are the fu...

Learn more
Offer
Ladbrokes football and horse racing Betting Ladbrokes Money Back 5 Team Acca Insurance!

A Fivefold wager on selected football leagues can insure you your mone...

Learn more
Enhanced odds
Ladbrokes football and horse racing Betting First Goalscorer - Double The Odds!

If your first goalscorer hits in the first 25 minutes, your price just...

Learn more
Place your bet