The third and final Grade One on a stacked card at Fairyhouse on Sunday is the Hatton's Grace Hurdle. Honeysuckle has kicked off her last three seasons with a victory in this two-and-a-half-mile Grade One and Henry De Bromhead's unbeaten star tops the market for Sunday's renewal.
We've taken a look through the confirmed field for Sunday's Hatton's Grace Hurdle and picked out our best betting tips
2022 Hatton's Grace Hurdle Odds
|Echoes In Rain||11/1|
*Odds taken on 23/11/22*
2022 Hatton's Grace Hurdle Entries
followed victory in the Hatton's Grace with further wins in the Irish, Cheltenham and Punchestown Champions Hurdles in both 2020 and 2021. Despite her unbeaten record, Rachael Blackmore's mount will be looking to lay down a market for the 2023 Champion Hurdle
, after Constitution Hill's romp in the Fighting Fifth last weekend.
Willie Mullins' Klassical Dream won Grade Ones at Leopardstown and Punchestown last season, and he'll drop back down to two-and-a-half miles on Sunday. Mullins will also run Echoes In Rain, who crossed the line three lengths behind Honeysuckle at Punchestown last season, and former Morgiana Hurdle winner Saldier.
Jessica Harrington's Ashdale Bob steps back up to Grade One company, following a good third in the Lismullen Hurdle on his reappearance. Darver Star will be looking for his fourth victory of the season. Gordon Elliott holds three entries, with Teahupoo, Commander Of Fleet and Sire Du Berlais all featuring in the betting.
2022 Hatton's Grace Hurdle Tips
Honeysuckle's form may have dipped last season, but she's still clearly the best hurdler in Ireland and I'm not expecting her unbeaten record to be broken on Sunday. With eight runners in the field and two places up for grabs behind Honeysuckle, there's plenty of scope for an each-way wager.
The one I like at the prices is ASHDALE BOB, who won a Grade Two on his only previous visit to Fairyhouse during his novice campaign.
After trying chasing during the first half of last season, Jessica Harrington switched her star back to hurdling at Christmas. Ashdale Bob ran poorly in the Christmas Hurdle at Leopardstown, but went on to finish third in both the Galmoy Hurdle and the Coral Cup, before an excellent second behind Klassical Dream in the Champion Stayers' at the Punchestown Festival
Sean O'Keeffe's mount was still travelling powerfully behind Flooring Porter turning for home in the Lismullen Hurdle on his reappearance. Ashdale Bob then made a shocking error at the third-last, and didn't jump the final two flights fluently either as he finished a 12-length third behind Home By The Lee and Bob Olinger.
Harrington's seven-year-old should have improved for that return to action and Ashdale Bob's form over hurdles puts him right in the picture here. 16/1 is a generous each-way price.