Sedgefield 14:00: William Hill offer 5/2 racing odds on Espoir De Loire – 10th January 2020

Can Flowery get the better of Espoir De Loire?

Horse Racing Betting

The 2 pm from Sedgefield on Friday is a Class 3 handicap chase over a distance of 2m 3f. There will be seven runners going to the start and leading the pack is Espoir De Loire. He has been sized up as the one to beat in the fixture. Will he deliver?

Sedgefield 14:00 Race Odds*

Espoir De Loire 5/2
Flowery 10/3
Instant Replay 7/2
Protek Des Flos 10/3
The Paddy Pie 7/1
Runswick Royal 10/1
Show And Go 33/1
* (betting odds taken from William Hill on January 9th, 2019 at 1:48 pm)

Horse Racing Betting at Bet365

Espoir De Loire

Espoir De Loire looks as if he has more to deliver. He secured a win in his first trip over the fences at Musselburgh in his last run. That was a victory by a couple of lengths over a distance of 2m 4f so he looks primed for this challenge at Sedgefield on Friday. That has been two wins in his last four starts and the French runner looks to be the main contender here.

Can Flowery get it right?

Flowery is bringing some form with him to Sedgefield’s action on Friday. He is a course and distance winner which will fit for a lot of punters. It has been two wins over hurdles and two in chases between 2m and 2m 5f from him. He will be looking for his third straight win as he lines up in this race. Flowery’s last outing was at Wetherby as the 11/4 favourite. That was back in March 2019 so this will be his first run since then. He has two career wins at the course and Iain Jardine’s charge looks a superb contender at 10/3* (betting odds taken from William Hill on January 9th, 2019 at 1:48 pm).

Can Instant Replay deliver once again at Sedgefield?

Instant Replay is a course and distance winner as well. He took the win in this race twelve months ago, but for Friday’s trip will be 5lb heavier than he was then. But he is a horse that likes the track and he has taken two second-place finishes there this season. It would not be a big surprise to see him turn up and give a very good account of himself and cannot be dismissed at the 7/2 quote* (betting odds taken from William Hill on January 9th, 2019 at 1:48 pm).

Other Runners

Protek Des Flos is a three-time winner over the hurdles between 2m and 2m 5f, but he has not had a taste of success for over three years now. He has placed in his last two outings, however, the most recent of which was at Newcastle in a Chase back in December over 2m. He was five lengths behind the winner there

The Paddy Pie had a poor outing at Wetherby in his last run, but the seven-year-old is a lot better than that October run. Runswick Royal was well beaten on his last outing at Hexham at a 2m 4f distance which was back in June 2017. Show And Go is a distance winner, but was second from last at Wetherby in his last run just back in December.


There is a lot to like about Espoir De Loire in this one and he will be respected in going up in weight. Because of that, Flowery has to be the pick to get the win. He is a track and trip winner and was in tip-top shape this time last year as well. He can’t be passed up at the 10/3 odds* (betting odds taken from William Hill on January 9th, 2019 at 1:48 pm) to oppose the favourite.

William Hill x3 Daily Horse Racing Boosts

William Hill provides its customers with three daily boosts to use on horse racing singles. That is up to a £20 win (£20 each way). To take part in the promotion you make a qualifying selection and apply your stake. Then tap the Bet Boost button in your bet slip and confirm that you wish to place the wager with the Racing Bet Boosts. There are three of these to use each day.

Significant Conditions

If you’ve been informed of promotion restrictions by William Hill, this promotion will not be available to you;
Offer will run from 00:00:01 (UK Time) on 01/01/2019 until otherwise cancelled by us in accordance with these Promotion Terms.;
“Racing Bet Boosts” will be made available every day at 00:00:01 until 23:59:59;
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Bets must be struck using funds from your Main Balance;
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