Durham National Horse Racing Odds & Tips – 17th October 2021

A look at Sunday's Durham National from Sedgefield

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Sunday’s Durham National Horse racing odds sees Irish raider HEWICK heading up the market for this big test of endurance.

He heads up a field of nine in this Class 2 fixture at Sedgefield.

But some big claims are running throughout the rest of the field as well, with former winner RED GIANT and BRIAN BORANHA looking to make their mark again.

We look at all of the runners heading to the start for Durham National horse racing betting on Sunday.

Durham National Horse Racing Odds

Hewick 3/1
Red Giant 7/2
Montanna 5/1
Classic Escape 6/1
Manwell 13/2
Brian Boranha 7/1
Silva Eclipse 8/1
Bafana Blue 10/1
Young Turk 100/1
* (odds recorded at 19:14 GMT on October 16th, 2021 at Coral)

Horse Racing Betting at Coral

Hewick 3/1 FAV in Durham National Horse Racing Odds

There has been some top form by Irish raider HEWICK lately, which puts him in this contest as the 3/1 favourite* (odds recorded at 19:14 GMT on October 16th, 2021 at Coral).

He has been impressive so far over the fences and he arrives at Sedgefield after a good second at Gowran Park on a 3m trip two weeks ago.

Hewick looks built for this more demanding trip, which could unlock more potential from him. This will be just the fifth start over the fences for Hewick.



Can Red Giant double up?

RED GIANT took the Durham National last season and is back for another crack at this. For Durham National horse racing, he can’t be counted out either.

There was a third-place finish for Red Giant on his latest run, which was at Perth. That was a nice nudge forward in form from him.

It suggests that he could be peaking for this one nicely. He got last year’s win in this off a reduced mark and is 3lb out of the handicap for this effort.

Since landing the 2020 Durham National, Red Giant’s form has been pretty indifferent, but can he thrive on his return as a 7/2 hopeful* (odds recorded at 19:14 GMT on October 16th, 2021 at Coral)?

Brian Boranha looks for second success

BRIAN BORANHA won the 2019 edition of the Durham National and makes his seasonal reappearance in this one.

He’s a useful enough chaser and on his latest, he was here at Sedgefield in March.

Brain Boranha took third place in that effort and usually churns out a good performance at the venue.

The absence probably isn’t too much of a concern and has enough to make his presence felt.

Brian Boranha is a 7/1 shot for Sunday* (odds recorded at 19:14 GMT on October 16th, 2021 at Coral).

Classic Escape could show well

The last time that CLASSIC ESCAPE was seen was in the Edinburgh National at Musselburgh in February.

So he’s back after a long absence as well after crashing out of that contest. But there are some previous good pieces of form there.

Classic Escape is progressive and won well at Southwell last season before taking a runner up spot in the Borders National at Kelso.

He’s not to be written off and Classic Escape is a 6/1* (odds recorded at 19:14 GMT on October 16th, 2021 at Coral).

Montanna could be the surprise package

There is nothing wrong with the form of MONTANNA who could offer plenty at Sedgefield on Sunday.

He is a 5/1 contender in Durham National horse racing betting* (odds recorded at 19:14 GMT on October 16th, 2021 at Coral)* (odds recorded at 19:14 GMT on October 16th, 2021 at Coral).

Montana has not been out of the top three in his last six, claiming three wins in his last five starts over the fences.

The most recent of those successes for Montanna was at Sedgefield in a 4-runner handicap on his penultimate run.

Montanna stayed in good form having been moved up in the weights, with a second at Uttoxeter 39 days ago.

He looks to be in the mood and rates a huge danger.

The rest of the runners

SILVA ECLIPSE can’t be written out after battling with credit to take a fifth in a strong Haydock chase on his latest. On his penultimate run, Silva Eclipse got off the mark in chasing here at Sedgefield.

MANWELL scored at Sedgefield in December, the best piece of form from his most recent efforts. He closed out last season with a second at Southwell.

BAFANA BLUE shouldn’t be taken lightly in this contest either. Back in April, he got his first win in a couple of years with a 3m chase success at Wetherby. He has continued in very decent form since then.

YOUNG TURK is well out of the handicap here and the 10-year-old, who hasn’t had a great run for such a long time, looks as if he’ll be treading water on Sunday in this challenging contest.

Predictions & Tips for Durham National Horse Racing Odds

MONTANNA could be the solution to this tricky contest in horse racing betting at 5/1* (odds recorded at 19:14 GMT on October 16th, 2021 at Coral).

There has been a lot of positive form from him and if he continues in his current mood then he has every chance in this one.

HEWICK rates as a danger in Durham National horse racing betting, as his recent form cannot be ignored either.

The other that we fancy for the shorts in this contest is SILVA ECLIPSE who got off the mark in this sphere at Sedgefield on his penultimate effort.

Then he rattled the crossbar in a strong Haydock contest. If he’s sharp on his return, he could feature.

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