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2023 Long Distance Hurdle Tips - Henderson's mare a worthy favourite

Last updated: 29 Nov 2023
Jon Vine 29 Nov 2023
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  • Odds and betting predictions for the 2023 Long Distance Hurdle
  • This Grade Two takes place at Newbury on Friday 1st December
  • Marie's Rock is our best betting tip at 4/6
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Nico de Boinville riding Maries's Rock win The Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle on day one of The Festival at Cheltenham. (Getty)

Friday's card at Newbury is headlined by the Long Distance Hurdle, which will be shown live on ITV Racing. This Grade Two has been won by many of National Hunt racing's best-staying hurdlers, including Baracouda, Inglis Drever and Big Buck's.

Here's our guide to the Long Distance Hurdle, including our best betting tips.

2023 Long Distance Hurdle Odds

2023 Long Distance Hurdle Tips - Marie's Rock

If MARIE'S ROCK (4/6) cannot beat Paisley Park and Dashel Drasher in Friday's main event, then Nicky Henderson's mare has no chance whatsoever of winning the 2024 Stayers' Hurdle.

Paisley Park is an 11-year-old now. He's been beaten in the last three renewals of this Grade Two and has to give seven pounds to the market leader. Dashel Drasher was thrashed by Marie's Rock in the 2023 Relkeel Hurdle, crossed the 25 lengths behind her in the Liverpool Hurdle at Aintree and was disappointing on his comeback run in the West Yorkshire Hurdle.

Flight Deck has ten pounds to find on Nicky Henderson's mare at the ratings. Hugos New Horse is rated 20 pounds inferior to the market leader and Mahon's Glory was beaten out of sight in a modest Grade Two for novices last season.

Marie's Rock was flawless on her reappearance at Cheltenham last season and bounced back from a poor defense of her Mares' Hurdle crown with an excellent effort behind Sire Du Berlais at Aintree. Henderson loves this meeting and Nico De Boinville's mount has no sort of penalty to contend with. At a shade of odds-on, Marie's Rock is definitely worth backing.

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If you want to watch any of Friday's races via a mobile or tablet, then check out our Long Distance Hurdle Live Stream page.


Marie's Rock is our best bet in the 2023 Long Distance Hurdle.

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