Ascot Betfair Exchange Hurdle Racing Odds & Tips – 18th December 2021

A look at Saturday's Betfair Exchange Hurdle from Ascot

No Ordinary Joe / Nico de Boinville ©IMAGO / Shutterstock 11/08/2020

As part of the big Ascot card on Saturday, we dip into the Betfair Exchange Hurdle racing odds.

This is the final action of the day’s racecard at Ascot and it is a Grade 3 affair with some big names lining up.

There are 14 declared runners for the trip around the famous venue over the timbers.

We look at the main contenders in Betfair Exchange Hurdle Racing Odds

Ascot Betfair Exchange Hurdle Racing Odds

No Ordinary Joe 7/2
Samarrive 7/1
West Cork 13/2
Goshen 15/2
Luttrell Lad 9/1
Onemorefortheroad 10/1
Tritonic 11/1
Benson 12/1
Garry Clermont 12/1
Llandinabo Lad 16/1
Drop The Anchor 16/1
Metier 20/1
Global Citizen 25/1
Mack The Man 33/1
* (odds recorded at 21:48 GMT on December 17th, 2021 at Betfair)

Horse Racing Betting at Betfair

No Ordinary Joe 7/2 FAV in Ascot Betfair Exchange Hurdle Racing Odds

There has been good form by NO ORDINARY JOE this season. He picked up a win in his first two efforts of the campaign.

Those were novice hurdles victories back in the summer.

He was a little too keen on his follow up, which was in the Greatwood at Cheltenham a month ago.

But he stuck to his task well despite that and should have a lot more to bring to the table.

No Ordinary Joe rates as a danger and he is at 7/2 in horse racing betting* (odds recorded at 21:48 GMT on December 17th, 2021 at Betfair).



Samarrive should produce a bold run

SAMARRIVE turns up at Ascot on the weekend with a decent-looking chance of getting himself involved.

It’s been three wins in four career runs for him so far and the Paul Nicholls charge looks as if he can go places.

The latest of his victories was in a 2m effort at Sandown a couple of weeks ago.

That listed handicap success has put him in the fame.

The handicapper has given Samarrive a big push of 11lb however and this is a tougher race.

But claims are there and Samarrive is a 7/1 runner in the Betfair Exchange Trophy betting* (odds recorded at 21:48 GMT on December 17th, 2021 at Betfair).

Can Onemorefortheroad get involved?

Reading the form of ONEMOREFORTHEROAD, he looks to have a reasonable chance at the places on Saturday at Ascot.

It’s five wins in his last six starts and he completed a hat trick three weeks ago.

That was when he smashed a field at Newbury on a 2m trip.

There is a lot to like about Onemorefortheroad but this is a tougher task.

That latest win was by a couple of lengths which does mean that he piques interest for this.

Onemorefortheroad is no forlorn hope at 10/1 in racing betting* (odds recorded at 21:48 GMT on December 17th, 2021 at Betfair).

Garry Clermont rates a danger

GARRY CLERMONT is another of the potentially big players in this contest on Saturday.

He has looked a totally different beast since coming back into action. He picked up a handicap win at Warwick in May and was even better last time out.

Garry Clermont was last seen a month ago over course and distance here at Ascot.

He rattled the crossbar in that one with a second-place finish. It should have been more though.

There was a late mistake made by him, which likely cost him the victory there.

There is no reason why another strong run shouldn’t be happening.

Garry Clermont is a quote of 12/1 to land the win* (odds recorded at 21:48 GMT on December 17th, 2021 at Betfair).

West Cork could take this

WEST CORK is to be highly regarded for this one based on what he produced on his latest run.

After a break of 631 days, West Cork showed up against Cheltenham in the Greatwood a month ago and took the win.

That was some effort and the remarkable thing is that he had extra gears when he needed them.

There has been a 7lb rise handed to West Cork. There’s every chance that he will be better still for that recent reappearance.

West Cork enters the frame as a big threat to the field from 13/2* (odds recorded at 21:48 GMT on December 17th, 2021 at Betfair).

Other contenders

GOSHEN returned from a break of seven months to land a fourth-place finish in a Grade 2 here last month.

He needed that run and he should be back in the mix on what is his handicap debut.

TRITONIC has been a smart performer on the flat and he has done a decent job of things on the switch to the hurdles.

He went well in the Greatwood on his latest effort and is no forlorn hope.

BENSON is better than what he has produced in his two efforts this season.

He looked a little disinterested at Sandown a couple of weeks ago, finishing behind Samarrive. He’s capable if he is focused.

LLANDINABO LAD is another who is more than capable of the day.

There was a second palace for him on his reappearance at Bangor last month. He came down on the trip and should go well again.

Predictions & Tips for Ascot Betfair Exchange Hurdle Racing Odds

This is a high-quality renewal of this contest and the first selection for the shortlists is SAMARRIVE at 7/1* (odds recorded at 21:48 GMT on December 17th, 2021 at Betfair).

He has looked very good in the early stages of his career and could push on further still coming up in grade, even with the extra weight.

WEST CORK is another that takes on a sizable raise in the weights, but he managed to pick up a win at Cheltenham last time out, even when things didn’t totally go in his favour.

The final shortlisted selection is GARRY CLERMONT who should have made it two from two this season. Only a late mistake ruined that for him, but he is more than capable of making his presence felt.


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