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2024 Morebattle Hurdle Tips - Two each-way selections at Kelso

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Last updated: 29 Feb 2024
Jon Vine 29 Feb 2024
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  • Odds and betting predictions for the 2024 Morebattle Hurdle
  • This Class Two takes place at Kelso on Saturday 2nd March
  • Anyharminasking and Bass Rock feature in our selections
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Bass Rock ridden by Danny McMenamin (right) clears the last fence on their way to winning the Play Coral 'Racing-Super-Series' For Free Handicap Hurdle. (Getty)

Kelso hosts a strong card on Saturday afternoon, which includes the Morebattle Hurdle. Any horse who can win the Morebattle and go on to score at the Cheltenham Festival will earn a £100k bonus, an incredible feat that was achieved in 2021 by The Shunter, who built on his Morebattle victory by winning the Plate Handicap Chase at Cheltenham two weeks later.

Here's our guide to the 2024 Morebattle Hurdle, including our best betting tips.

2024 Morebattle Hurdle Odds


Name
Odds
Under Control7/2
Black Hawk Eagle5/1
Skycutter7/1
Bingoo8/1
Benson10/1
Salsada10/1
Bar14/1

Under Control would be the outstanding candidate to win this handicap hurdle, after which she could attempt to land the £100k bonus in either the County Hurdle or the Mares' Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival. However, the terrible form of Nicky Henderson's yard has to be taken into account and there's a strong chance that the favourite could be pulled from the race, should the ground get any softer.

Plenty of improving hurdlers bring winning form to the table. Yet, this has to be considered a weaker renewal of the Morebattle than what we've become used to in recent seasons. With that in mind, defending champion Benson - who'll run off just a five-pound higher mark - has to be in with a chance. However, there are two who I would prefer to back each way at lengthy prices.

2024 Morebattle Hurdle Tip 1 - Anyharminasking


I'm going to give one final chance to ANYHARMINASKING (16/1), in the hope a quickly-run two miles brings the best out of this talented sort.

Jonjo O'Neill's seven-year-old couldn't get involved in the Greatwood Hurdle at Cheltenham and found absolutely nothing again at Doncaster last time out, having cantered into the contest. On his other two runs this season, Anyharminasking has finished a good second to Get A Tonic at Newbury and pushed Nemean Lion close on his reappearance in the Welsh Champion Hurdle.

That run at Ffos Las could be the best handicap form on offer, following Nemean Lion's Grade Two win at Fontwell the other week. The fact that Anyharminasking does see out a longer trip should help him at Kelso and a wealth of possible front-runners have been entered, which should ensure this race turns into a good test of stamina.

2024 Morebattle Hurdle Tip 2 - Bass Rock


BASS ROCK (40/1) hasn't run over hurdles since the Scottish Grand National meeting in 2022, where Ryan Mania's mount cruised to victory off a mark of 130. 

Sandy Thomson's eight-year-old made a good start to his chasing career the following autumn, rising to a mark of 141 following a win at Carlisle and a narrow defeat at Wetherby. Bass Rock then suffered a setback and only ran twice during the rest of the season. Thomson's star was pulled up on his reappearance in the Colin Parker at Carlisle in November and finished sixth on his only outing since then in a Class 2 Handicap Hurdle at Musselburgh on New Year's Day.

Bass Rock will revert back to hurdles on Saturday and runs off a lowly mark of just 127. Improving young jockey, Lewis Dobb will take a further seven pounds off his mount's back, leaving the classic Bass Rock looking dangerously well-handicapped.

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Verdict

Anyharminasking and Bass Rock are our each-way tips for the 2024 Morebattle Hurdle.

Best Bet1: Anyharminasking E/W 2024 Morebattle Hurdle Tip 1 @16/1 at bet365 - 10 Units
Best Bet2: Bass Rock E/W 2024 Morebattle Hurdle 2 @40/1 at BoyleSports - 5 Units
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