Stayers’ Hurdle Tips and Betting Offers, Cheltenham Festival Day Three, Thursday 14th March 2019

A record breaking 23 Irish horses featured among the 51 entries for this year’s edition of the Stayers’ Hurdle, formerly known as the World Hurdle. Willie Mullins, the winning trainer of the last two renewals, is responsible for nearly half of them, a clear sign he’s seeking more glory in this three mile contest. He’s got every reason to take the race seriously too. It stands as the leading long-distance hurdles event in the country and is valued at a hefty £325,000.

Stayers’ Hurdle Betting Ante Post Tips 2019

Odds correct at the time of writing and are subject to change.

  • Penhill To Win at 5/1 with Betfred
  • Supasundae Each Way at 9/1 with Betfair

Stayers’ Hurdle Chase Betting Offers

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Also check out the latest Cheltenham Festival Betting Offers and Free Bets.

And have a gander at the tips articles for the other three Championship races:

  1. Champion Hurdle tips and offers
  2. Queen Mother Champion Chase tips and offers
  3. Cheltenham Gold Cup tips and offers

Stayers’ Hurdle Tips 2019

You’ll find Apple’s Jade (10/1, Betfair) leading the betting at several bookies’ for this race but she cannot be backed without a non-runner no bet insurance. The talented mare will stand every chance of securing glory if she competes but this is a large if. Gordon Elliot said it was “more than likely” the seven-year-old would be sent to defend her crown in the two and half mile OLGB Mares’ Hurdle. It’s not what many racing fans wanted to hear but it does look like the most sensible decision. Not only it is the race she’s most likely to win but it’s at her most familiar distance too.

The other ante-post favourite is last year’s champion Penhill (5/1, Betfred). Competitive outings have come infrequently for the eight-year-old the past two years. Since the beginning of 2017 he’s made just four appearances, on both occasions making his season debut at the Cheltenham Festival. This approach has twice brought about Festival success so clearly he’s not a horse likely to suffer from any rustiness. Defeats at Punchestown have followed twice soon after but it could be that he’s less fond of racing on right-handed courses. Back on a seemingly favoured left handed track, the defending champion is set for a strong Stayers’ Hurdle race.

Beating Penhill on his last Punchestown appearance was stablemate Faugheen (10/1, Coral), a horse whose most likely destination at the Festival appears to be this one. He did begin the season racing two miles but lacked the pace required to close the gap on the victorious Sharjah. Upped to three miles at Leopardstown, the 11-year-old was running well enough, staying just behind Apple’s Jade. A fall two hurdles out ended any hopes of a grandstand finish but on the bright side, the former Christmas Hurdle winner didn’t suffer any major damage. His inconsistency makes him a risky pick but he’s certainly not without hope.

You never know what you’ll get with Faugheen but the same cannot be said for Supasundae (9/1, Betfair). Last year’s Stayers’ Hurdle runner-up always seems to show up no matter what the contest, consistently able to secure a placed finish. His peak ability is perhaps not as high as some of his rivals but the nine-year-old is almost guaranteed to do himself justice. Three miles isn’t a distance he’s yet won at but previous efforts have seen him push the likes of Apple’s Jade and Yanworth right to the line. The son of Galileo would need a little luck to win this race but he nevertheless makes for an excellent each way selection.