Ladbrokes World Hurdle Tips: Inglis 5/4 to Make History

2007 Winner: Inglis Drever; Trainer: Howard Johnson; Age: 8; SP: 5/1

Key trends:
The last 20 winners had all run respectably on their most recent outing, at least making the first four, so only look to form horses. With Inglis Drever a short-priced favourite this year, some punters may be tempted to look for a big priced outsider to make the frame - but think again. The first four in the betting have filled the first three places in all the last four renewals. 

Surprisingly, given the dominance of their hurdlers, the Irish haven’t won this prize since Doran’s Pride 12 years ago. The eleven year-old Hardy Eustace looks their best chance this year, but he has a mountain to climb as no winner has been aged older than eight since Galmoy 20 years ago. That has to be a worry for backers of nine-year-old Inglis Drever.

The contenders (best current price):
Inglis Drever (5/4 Stan James), many people’s idea of a banker at the Festival, will be hard to beat. Howard Johnson’s hurdler has looked as good as ever in winning both his starts this season, including the Cleve Hurdle over course and distance last time out. Last year’s third Blazing Bailey (15/2 Skybet) may not have been at his best when finishing runner-up in the Cleeve Hurdle but, on everything he’s done, it’s hard to see him beating Inglis barring accidents. Kasbah Bliss (8/1 Ladbrokes) beat Lough Derg (20/1 William Hill) last time out at Haydock, but the French raider needs the rain to stay away. My Way De Solzen (10/1 Paddy Power) has been disappointing this season, but his recent effort at Fontwell was a lot better. Aitmatov (25/1 bet365) and The Market Man (20/1 Boylesports) are relatively unexposed as regards a stamina test, and could improve for it.

The verdict:
Can Inglis Drever put himself in the record books by winning this race for the third time as a nine-year-old? The stats say no; but consider this. How many of those that have tried have won the race twice previously and arrive at the track unbeaten in the current season? Exactly. I’m not one for taking short prices, especially at Cheltenham, but I think the race is his to lose and he could even go off odds-on. There’s no point banging on about the others apart from to say that they aren’t good enough.

Betting advice:

BACK - Inglis Drever 5pt @ 5/4 Stan James
LAY (Betfair) - Kasbah Bliss (place only) - needs rain to stay away; besides, he could be best on a flatter track.

comments powered by Disqus

All Thursday News

Recent Ladbrokes World Hurdle Articles

  • Afsoun Tries Three Miles

    Trainer Nicky Henderson admits he is running out of ideas for Afsoun...

  • 'Bliss will win easily' says Big Buck's owner

    Big Buck's owner Andy Stewart believes that Kasbah Bliss will win the World Hurdle with ease...

  • Francois Doumen and Kasbah Bliss

    Francois Doumen saddles Kasbah Bliss, the favourite for today's World Hurdle...

  • World Hurle Favourite Kasbah Bliss now 5/4 at the Magic Sign

    Cheltenham Festival update from Ladbrokes who report that World Hurdle favourite Kasbah Bliss has hardened again and is into 11/10 from 5/4 today....

  • World Hurdle: Best (and Worst) Value Bets

    What are the current best-value bets - and worst - for this year's World Hurdle?...

  • World Hurdle: Key Trends

    How do this year's leading contenders conform to the top World Hurdle trends?...

  • Ladbrokes World Hurdle 2009

    Blazing Bailey was cut to 6/1 joint second fav (from 8/1) for the Ladbrokes World Hurdle at next year's Cheltenham Festival after winning the World Series Hurdle...

  • Inglis Drever takes the Ladbrokes World Hurdle for the third time

    Inglis Drever became the most successful staying hurdler in the history of the Cheltenham Festival when winning the Ladbrokes World Hurdle for a record third time....

  • Ladbrokes World Hurdle Tips: Inglis 5/4 to Make History

    Ross is confident that Inglis Drever can make history at Cheltenham on Thursday. Read more......

More Stories

Recent Articles

  • RAF ID at ladbrokes - use MAXIMUMBONUS

    When you get to the Ladbrokes sign-up page it asks for your RAF ID...

  • Cheltenham Festival countdown - 12 days to go latest promotions

    The Cheltenham Festival is rapidly approaching and we've only got twelve days to wait as the bookmaker offers and promotions continue to come thick and fast....

  • 2012 Cheltenham Festival promotions - Fourteen days to go

    The Cheltenham Festival is now just fourteen days away and bookmaker offers and promotions are coming thick and fast....

  • Ladbrokes Promotion Code MAXIMUMBONUS gets you £50 free

    Sign-up to Ladbrokes via links on this site and get £50 free...

  • free bet offer

    Legendary betting firm Victor Chandler is being relaunched under the new name of after the company decided to embark on a rebranding exercise....

  • 2.40 Stewart Family Spinal Research Handicap Chase Tips

    The newly named Stewart Family Spinal Research Handicap Chase is the first time of the meeting that punters get to sink their teeth into some handicap action and it looks a typically competitive renewal of the thee mile chase. ...

  • 4.00 Cross Country Handicap Chase Cheltenham Tips

    The Cross Country Handicap Chase isn’t a race that looks particularly enticing as far as punting goes and while it is a thoroughly enjoyable contest, it isn’t the sort of race you would approach with an open wallet. ...

  • 5.15 Centenary Novices’ Handicap Chase Tip

    The final race on the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival looks another fiercely competitive affair and if punters can pick the winner they should surely be heading into day two of the meeting in profit. ...

  • 2011 Free Cheltenham Festival bets

    2011 Cheltenham Festival Bets are now live!...

More Stories

Share this with your friends

Your comments:

Ladbrokes World Hurdle Tips: Inglis 5/4 to Make History

Ross is confident that Inglis Drever can make history at Cheltenham on Thursday. Read more...

Read more »

Join the Cheltemham Racing Community Today

Log In or Sign up

Facebook User?

You can use your facebook account to sign up with Live streaming sport.

Connect with facebook
Remember me.
Did you forget your password?