Stayers’ Hurdle Odds: Teahupoo heads the betting for Thursday’s feature

 | March 13 | 

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Stayers hurdle Odds

The feature on Thursday is the Stayers’ Hurdle, run over two miles and seven furlongs. Thirteen runners are set to go to post in a race that has seen only one winning favourite in the last seven years. In fact, there have been a couple of big price winners recently, with 50/1 Lisnager Oscar scoring at 50/1 in 2020 and last year when Sire Du Berlais scored at 33’s.

We take a look at the 2024 Stayers’ Hurdle odds, with the Irish-trained runners dominating the betting. Betfred is paying FOUR places instead of three on the race.

Stayers' Hurdle Cheltenham Odds

Teahupoo @ 15/8

The betting is headed by Teahupoo at odds of 15/8 with Betfred. Third in the race last year he won the Grade 1 Hatton’s Grace Hurdle on his only start this season. Gordon Elliott trains the seven-year-old for connections who opened up the Festival with a win in the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle with Slade Steel.

Crambo @ 9/2

Fergal O’Brien saddles the clear second favourite, Crambo, who has risen through the ratings this season. The seven-year-old 9/2 shot started this season with a win at Aintree before winning the Grade 1 Long Walk Hurdle at Ascot in December last time out.

Noble Yeats @ 7/1

Noble Yeats has Cheltenham winning form this season when landing the Grade 2 Cleeve Hurdle on Trials Day in January. The Emmet Mullins-trained nine-year-old was fourth in both last year’s Gold Cup and the Grand National and is an exciting contender over hurdles here.

Sir Gerhard @ 15/2

Winner of the 2021 Champion Bumper and 2022 Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle, 15/2 chance Sir Gerhard is another horse returning to Hurdles having not taken to jumping. Rated 155, he has a decent chance here should he find some of that best novice form. 

Flooring Porter @ 10/1

Two-time winner Flooring Porter is available at odds of 10/1. The nine-year-old was successful here in 2021 and 2022, fourth in the race last year, and takes his chances here after three chase efforts this season.

Home By The Lee @ 11/1

Joseph O’Brien saddles 11/1 chance Home By The Lee, who was fifth in this race last season. A Grade 1 winner at his best, he’s still rated around that mark but has disappointed in both starts this season.

Paisley Park @ 16/1

Trainer Emma Lavelle's old favourite, Paisley Park is the 16/1 chance. A winner of 11 races over hurdles, the 12-year-old has won four times at the track, including this race in 2019. He was seventh in the Stayers’ last season and has finished runner-up in all three starts this season.

Sire Du Berlais @ 16/1

Last year’s winner is an attractive each-way price to go close again in 2024. His Cheltenham pedigree can be tracked back to the 2019 and 2020 Pertemps, which he won. He finished second in the 2021 renewal before returning last year to win at odds of 33/1. He’s half that price this season, where he’s raced just once.

Buddy One @ 20/1

Trainer Paul John Gilligan has a 20/1 chance of winning the Irish-trained Buddy One. The seven-year-old won a handicap hurdle at the track in November and finished third in the Martin Pipe 12 months ago.

Dashel Drasher @ 28/1

Jeremy Drasher trains eleven-year-old Dashel Drasher, who was second behind Sire Du Berlais in this race last year. The 28/1 shot has run four times this season, and whilst he has form to find on Noble Yeats from his last outing, he did pick up the Grade 2 Long Distance Hurdle at Newbury on December, beating Paisley Park that day.

Champ @ 33/1

Named after AP McCoy, Champ has his best days behind him. He won the RSA Chase here in 2020 before pulling up in the 2021 Gold Cup. He was then fourth in this race when sent off at 11/2 and missed the race last season before finishing fifth in the Grade 1 Liverpool Hurdle at Aintree. In his two appearances this season, he didn’t land a blow in either the Long Walk or the Cleeve.

Asterion Forlonge @ 40/1

Outsider Asterion Forlonge makes his first appearance at Cheltenham since finishing seventh in the 2022 Gold Cup. The 50/1 chance trained by Willie Mullins has run twice this season, most recently finishing second behind Champion Hurdle runner-up Irish Point in a Grade 1 at Leopardstown.

Janidil @ 50/1

Making up the field in the Stayers’ at the prices is outsider Janadil for Willie Mullins. All of his wins over hurdles came over four years ago, and now he’s stepping up on a trip for the first time here.

Find more Cheltenham Tips here at Betfred Insights.


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