County Hurdle Odds 2024

The County Hurdle is always a big field handicap run over two miles on Cheltenham Gold Cup day and in 2024 it’s run on Friday 15th March. Attracting some top notch runners from the UK & Ireland the County Hurdle has been won by some really smart performers and this year’s renewal should see a stellar field go to post.

Latest County Hurdle Odds

The County Hurdle odds is wide open and impressive Greatwood Hurdle and Betfair Hurdle winner Iberico Lord is set to try and land another notable success and is prominent in the betting for Nicky Henderson. Away from that Seven Barrows inmate there are some notable runners featuring towards the head of the market and Irish raider King Of Kingsfield is eye-catching, if lining up, while Absurde and Zenta are another brace of contenders.

County Hurdle Odds and Entries 2024

Another race with a strong Irish challenge, with Willie Mullins having unleashed both Saint Roi and State Man off low marks to win this despite them being future Graded contenders, the latter in particular.

The best County Hurdle odds and entries will be available closer to the time of the 2024 renewal.

Betting on the County Hurdle

The County Hurdle is the big betting handicap on the Gold Cup day at the Cheltenham Festival. Bookmakers usually offer enhanced place terms on this race, paying out down to sixth or even seventh place. The race always attracts a high class of hurdler and notable past winners include Rooster Booster (2002), Wicklow Brave (2015) and Arctic Fire (2017).

A bet on the County Hurdle can be a risky proposition with Saint Roi (2020) becoming the first winning favourite since 2007. State Man was also market leader in 2022 but sandwiched between them was the shock 33-1 win of Belfast Banter. Other long-priced winners include Silver Jaro (2008) at 50-1, Mohaayed (2018) at 33-1 and Wicklow Brave at 25-1. Horses aged five and six have the best recent record, accounting for nine of the last twelve winners.

The Betfair Hurdle at Newbury and the Liffey Handicap Hurdle at Leopardstown have proved to be the best trials. The victory of State Man took Willie Mullins on to a record six winners in the race while Dan Skelton’s entries are always worth noting in the County Hurdle betting. He trained the winner three times in four seasons with Superb Story (2016), Mohaayed (2018) and Ch’tibello (2019). 

County Hurdle News

Entries are due shortly for the 2024 County Hurdle, so news will almost certainly arise dependent on who is entered. There could be some surprise absentees or confirmations, and we will provide the insight into those here.