Ladbroke Hurdle Betting Trends and Free Tips This Saturday’s Ladbroke Hurdle is run over 2m and staged at Ascot racecourse. The race is a handicap Grade 3 contest that is always staged the weekend before Christmas.
In recent runnings the race has been dominated by horses aged between 5-7 years-old, while we’ve seen only one winning market leader win the Ladbroke Hurdle in the last 11 renewals.
Here at ThatsBettingTips we are on hand with all the big race trends and stats ahead of the 2015 race – this year staged on Saturday 19th December.
Recent Ladbroke Hurdle Winners
2014 – BAYAN (14/1)
2013 – WILLOWS SAVIOUR (10/1)
2012 – CAUSE OF CAUSES (25/1)
2011 – RAYA STAR (12/1)
2008 – SENTRY DUTY (12/1)
2007 – JACK THE GIANT (9/4 fav)
2006 – ACAMBO (7/1)
2005 – DESERT AIR (25/1)
2004 – TAMARINBLEU (14/1)
2003 – THESIS (33/1)
2002 – CHAUVINST (15/2)
Note: The 2005 running was staged at Sandown on 7th Jan 2006
The 2004 running was staged at Sandown on 8th Jan 2005
Ladbroke Hurdle Betting Trends
11/11 – Aged between 5-7 years-old
11/11 – Had won over at least 2m (hurdles) before
10/11 – Had won between 1-3 times over hurdles before
9/11 – Had raced within the last 2 months
8/11 – Unplaced favourites
7/11 – Officially rated between 127 and 136
7/11 – Priced 12/1 or bigger in the betting
7/11 – Carried 10-11 or more
6/11– Won by a horse aged 5 years-old
5/11 – Won last time out
5/11 – Irish bred
4/11 – Ran at Cheltenham last time out
3/11 – Trained by Nicky Henderson
3/11 – Trained by the Pipe stable
1/11 – Winning favourites
The average winning SP in the last 11 years is 15/1
FREE HORSE RACING TIP: This race has been a good contest for the bookies in recent years with just once winning favourite landing the prize in the last 11 runnings, while the average winning SP in over that period is 15/1, plus 8 of the last 11 market leaders have also failed to even place. With that in mind there is no harm in looking a bit further down the betting to find a bit of value, plus the ante-post favourite at this stage – Winner Massagot – has a big age stat against him. ALL of the last 11 winners of the Ladbroke Hurdle were aged between 5-7 years-old, so Alan King’s 4 year-old has this very positive trend to overcome.
It’s an ultra-competitive race but trainer Nicky Henderson has one of the best recent records in the race – winning it three times in the last 11 years. At this stage in the week he’s got two entered SIGN OF A VICTORY (e/w) (Bet here at 20/1 with Bet365), who blew away the cobwebs with a smooth win on the AW last time out, plus he’s also ALTIOR (e/w) (Bet here at 16/1 with Coral), who heads here on a four-timer.
Both horses are past CD winners here at Ascot which is a huge plus. Altior showed a good attitude to see off a fair John Ferguson horse at Cheltenham back in November and a 4lb rise for that doesn’t look too harsh. Sign Of Victory will set the standard with top-weight if he makes it to post, but is the highest-rated runner in the field and was touted as being a bit better than a handicapper last season. A recent win on the flat at Wolverhampton would have brought this 6 year-old on and should be spot-on to run well at a track he’s finished first and fourth from his two previous runs here.