Stayers Hurdle Betting Preview


Teahupoo Cheltenham Festival


Following the successful odds on shot State Man and distinctly less successful 2/9 chance El Fabiola, the Thursday highlight of the Stayers Hurdle provides a much more appealing betting heat. We do have a clear favourite for the race, but he is unlikely to come anywhere near Even money, with a host of talented performers behind him in the market.

Teahupoo Bids to Go One Better

Without a winner on the opening day and drawing a blank on Day 2 at the time of writing, Gordon Elliott will likely be slightly disappointed with the meeting thus far. Whether that losing run extends into Day 3 remains to be seen, but the County Meath handler looks to boast one of his best chances of the week in this contest.

Elliott saddled the first and third home twelve months ago, and the 2023 third-place finisher, Teahupoo, is proving all the rage in the market at 7/4 with Betfred. Watching last year's race back, the horse was possibly slightly unlucky, having been forced to switch in the straight and only going down by ¾l at the line. Given a lighter campaign this time, he returned with a fine effort at Naas to see off the talented Impaire Et Passe in the Hatton’s Grace Hurdle. He undoubtedly boasts sound claims, but whether he deserves to be so short in the market, we aren’t so sure.

Best of the Rest

Next on the list, at 9/2 with Betfred, is one of the great British hopes in this year’s Championship races – the Fergal O’Brien-trained Crambo. This son of the excellent sire Saddler Maker arrives as the new kid on the block in the staying division, having claimed a first-career Grade 1 last time out in the Long Walk Hurdle to deny Paisley Park in a thriller. One of few runners in the field likely to be improving, he shouldn’t be far away.

Emmett Mullins has already struck at this meeting, and one of the best target trainers in the business has solid claims of adding to his tally with Noble Yeats. The 2022 Grand National hero is proving equally adept over the smaller obstacles and goes well at this track - having finished a fine fourth in the 2023 Gold Cup. Warming up with a last gasp win over course and distance in the Cleeve Hurdle, he rates a threat to all at 13/2 with Betfred.

Willie Mullins may not have the hot favourite, but that may not prevent him from going close. Flying the Closutton flag is Sir Gerard – a horse who loves this meeting. The winner of the 2021 Champion Bumper and 2022 Ballymore Novices Hurdle, he didn’t take to chasing but has class to burn and warmed up with a smooth success at Punchestown.

In a stacked field, we still haven’t mentioned the three previous winners – Paisley Park (2019), Flooring Porter (2021,2022), and 2023 champ Sire Du Berlais.

In common with Sir Gerhard, Flooring Porter heads here having failed to shine over fences. Those two previous Stayers Hurdle wins aren’t to be sniffed at, but he hasn’t enjoyed the smoothest campaign, which may count against him. The 12-year-old Paisley Park would be one of the most popular winners of the week but has finished second in all three starts this season and may find at least one too good. The enigma that is Sire Du Berlais is hard to recommend on this season's form, but such was the case ahead of his shock win in 2023. Another course specialist, could he turn back the clock one last time?

Best Bets

One of the most enthralling contests of the meeting lies in store in this red-hot renewal. Much as we would love to see Paisley Park or Sire Du Berlais claim the prize for the old boys, the two we like best are Crambo, and Noble Yeats, with narrow preference for the latter. With the ground riding as it is, his deep stamina reserves can see him get on top late in what should be a thriller.

However, Paisley Park has been running so well this season – particularly when only losing out to Noble Yeats by a head in the Cleeve Hurdle - we can't leave him out entirely. He’s 6lb better off with that rival here and, with the ground coming in his favour, looks a solid value each way option at 12/1 with Betfred.

  • Noble Yeats to win - 13/2 with Betfred
  • Paisley Park each way - 12/1 with Betfred


Related Articles

Cheltenham Festival betting Offers

The Pick of Rachael Blackmore's Cheltenham Rides

Top 20 Betting Offers

Copybet
Copybet
Bet £10, Get £50 in Free Bets Claim Offer

Full T&Cs apply. New UK customers only. The qualifying bet should be either a single or multiple bet, start at £10, and have 1.9 or greater odds. 5 Free bets include: 1 x £10 Free bet on horse racing, 1 x £10 Free bet on football, 2 x 10 Free bet in-play, 1 x £10 Free bet Acca. Max payout – £500. 7 day expiry. 18+ only. BeGambleAware.org.

Betfred
Betfred
Bet £10 and get £50 in Bonuses Claim Offer

New customers only. Register (excl. 13/04/24) with WELCOME50. First bet £10+ at Evens (2.0)+ on Sports within 7 days to get Free Bets: £20 In-Play, £20 Acca & 50 x £0.20 (£10) Free Spins on Fishin’ Frenzy within 10 hours of settlement. 7-day expiry. Eligibility & payment exclusions apply. Full T&Cs apply.

William Hill
William Hill
Bet £10, Get £40 in Free Bets Claim Offer

18+. Play Safe. From 00:01 on 18.10.2022. £40 bonus. New customers only. Minimum £10 stake on odds of 1/2 (1.5) or greater on sportsbook (excluding Virtual markets). Further terms apply. #ad

Virgin Bet
Virgin Bet
Bet £10, Get £20 in Free bets Claim Offer
£10 min deposit. First bet mins odds 1.5 placed within 14 days of sign-up. 2 x £10 in Free Bets: valid for 7 days, free bet stakes not returned. Bet Responsibly. BeGambleAware.org. 18+ T&Cs apply.
talkSPORT BET
talkSPORT BET
Get up to £40 in football free bets Claim Offer

18+ New customers only. Opt in & bet via mobile up to £40 (min. £20) on any football market at odds of 2.00+, in 7 days. Get up to £40 in free bets on selected markets. Bonuses expire in 7 days. Card payments & Apple Pay only. T&Cs apply. begambleaware.org | Please gamble responsibly.

Bzeebet
Bzeebet
Bet £10, Get a £10 Free Bet Claim Offer

18+. New Customers Only. Max one £10 Free Bet. Qualifying bets at Odds of 1/1 or greater. Paid as Bonus Token Min 4/5 Odds Req. Skrill, Neteller, Paypal not eligible. T&Cs Apply

LiveScore Bet
LiveScore Bet
Bet £10, Get £20 in Free Bets Claim Offer

*New members. £10 min bet on sportsbook (ex. virtual) 1.5 min odds, settled in 14 days of sign-up. Free Bets: accept in 7 days, valid 7 days on sportsbook (ex. virtual). Stake not returned. Full Terms apply. Bet Responsibly. BeGambleAware.org. 18+

FafaBet
FafaBet
Sports Offer - Free Bet up to £50 + 20 Casino Bonus Claim Offer

New Customers only. Deposit and bet on any Sportsbook Markets with min odds of 2.0. Get 50% Back of your first days' losses as a Free bet up to £50+£20 Casino Bonus.

Coral
Coral
Bet £5 Get £20 in Free Bets Claim Offer

18+ New UK+IRE Customers only. Min first 5 bet within 14 days of account reg at min odds 1/2 = 1 x 20 free bet. Stake not returned. Free bets expire in 7 days. Full T&Cs apply.

BetMGM
BetMGM
Bet £10, Get £40 in Bonuses Claim Offer

New cust only. 7 days to opt in by placing a £10 qualifying bet at 1/1 (2.0) odds or greater, to receive 4 x free bets. 1 x £10 Horse racing, 1 x £10 Free Bet Builder, 1 x £10 Acca and 1 x £10 Football. 7 day expiry. Exclusions apply. Stake not returned. T&Cs apply.

32Red
32Red
150% Casino Bonus up to £150! Claim Offer
18+. BeGambleAware.org. New accounts only. Min. £10 deposit, debit card only. Up to 50x wagering, game contributions vary, max. stake applies, 7 day expiry. See full terms. #AD
Ladbrokes
Ladbrokes
Bet £5 Get £20 in Free Bets Claim Offer

18+ New UK+IRE Customers only. Min first £5 bet within 14 days of account reg at min odds 1/2 to get 4x £5 free bets. Stake not returned. Restrictions + Free bet T&Cs apply.

Bet365
Bet365
Bet £10, Get £30 in Free Bets Claim Offer

Min deposit requirement. Free Bets are paid as Bet Credits and are available for use upon settlement of qualifying bets. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and T&Cs apply. Registration required

BetVictor
BetVictor
Bet £10 Get £30 Claim Offer

18+ New customers only. Opt in, bet £10 at odds 2.00+ within 7 days, no cashout. Get 6x £5 Free Bets, set events at odds 2.00+. 7 day bonus expiry. Debit Card / Apple Pay payments only. Click for T&Cs. Please Gamble Responsibly.

SBK
SBK
Bet £10, Get £30 in Free Bets Claim Offer

Place a bet of £10 at min odds of 1.5 and get £10 upon settlement. Further £10 Multiple token will be credited after 24 hours and a further £5 Horse Racing Multiple token and a £5 Football Bet Builder token will be credited after 48 hours. Full T&Cs apply.18+. BeGambleAware.org.

BetZone
BetZone
Up to £60 in Free Sports Bets Claim Offer

Promo Code: NEWWELCOME60. For NEW UK customers only, deposit using UK debit card, and certain qualifying bets of Evens or greater. Terms apply 18+

NetBet
NetBet
Bet £5 Get £10 Claim Offer

New Customers, deposit and place a qualifying bet with bet builder, min stake £5, min odds 3/1 (4.0). Receive a £10 free bet, valid for 7 days. Full Terms apply, 18+ begambleaware.

Bresbet
Bresbet
50% Bonus up to £25 Claim Offer

T&Cs apply. 18+ New customers only. You must place 3 x £10 sportsbook bets to qualify. Money back as free bets up to £25. Must use code welcome25afs when creating an account.

SportingIndex
SportingIndex
Bet £10 Get £20 Claim Offer

New customers place a £10 fixed odds bet at minimum odds of 1/2. Get 2 x £10 free fixed odds bets. 18+ begambleaware

BetGrouse
BetGrouse
Bet £15, Get 10 Free Bet Claim Offer

New customers only. Max. one £10 free bet. Qualifying bets must be placed at odds of 1/1 (2.00) or greater. Paid as bonus token with min. 4/5 (1.80) Odds req. T&CS APPLY. 18+