Horse Racing Odds: Strong Competition at Betfair Hurdle

Published February 7, 2015 by Amir G

Horse Racing Odds: Strong Competition at Betfair Hurdle

The Betfair Hurdle horse race at Newbury shoots off at 15:35 UK time.

Horse racing fans are hyped for today's Betfair Hurdle at Newbury which shoots off 15:35 UK time. The Betfair Hurdle is a Grade 3 National Hunt hurdle race open to horses of four years and older, ran over 2 miles and 110 yards with eight hurdles to be jumped. About 24 horses and jockeys are expected to run in this big chase which includes a very impressive purse of £155,000.

Calipto for the Win

With the large number of horses vying for the first place today, the chase is open for bets, but one of the biggest favorites for winning today is the Paul Nicholls trained Calipto which is a favorite at all bookies including bet365 Sports which is offering 4/1 on the horse.

In his career so far, the five year old finished first in two races, last year's Betfair Novice's Hurdle included. Calipto last ran in October's Masterson Holdings Hurdle where he finished second to Tiger Roll. Paul Nicholls' trained horses have been doing exceptionally well in races.

Top Favorites Odds

Calipto is going to face some tough competition from the other runners. With 13/2 at bet365 Sports, Activial is thought of as a good bet. Trained by Harry Fry, the five year old Activial finished third in December's Ladbroke Hurdle at Ascot. Right after Activial, bet365 is offering 10/1 on the Nicky Henderson-trained Sign Of A Victory which. Henderson has five first place wins in the history of the Betfair Hurdle therefore the 6 year old has good odds – add to that the fact that he finished first in 5 races and also the promising name.

Live at bet365 Sports

The chase will be broadcast live at bet365 Sports via Channel 4. This means that punters will be able to enjoy the Channel 4/1 offer which promises risk free bets on the same stake for anyone who backed a single winner at 4/1 or more. The price Promise and Best Odds Guaranteed will also apply for today's race so prep yourself for a day at the races at bet365 today.

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