November 25, 2015

Ready for the Best Odds on Newcastle: Fighting Fifth Hurdle?

Best Odds Fighting Fifth Hurdle Newcastle

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For those of you who don’t know, The Fighting Fifth is a Grade 1 National Hunt Hurdle Race run at Newcastle, in Great Britain, with champion horses four years and older from all over the UK and Ireland competing on the road to Cheltenham for the Champion Hurdle Crown. It’s run over a distance of 3219 metres, with 9 hurdles to jump.

What Horses will be running in the Fighting Fifth Hurdle this year?

The horses running this year are a class bunch. Champions Wicklow Brave, Irving, Arctic Fire, Beltor, Hargam, Identity Thief, Top Notch, Purple Bay, Sign Of A Victory, Intense Tango, and Commissioned will all be competing.

Irving will be looking to repeat its win from last year. There have been two triple winners of the Fighting Fifth Hurdle, but not since the 70s, when Comedy of Errors and Bird’s Nest pulled off the feat.

Who’s offering the best odds in the Fighting Fifth Hurdle?

Of course it varies for each horse. To compare the odds on each horse in the Fighting Fifth Hurdle, we’ve set up a page just for that race that shows you the best odds from each sports book on each horse in the race.

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About the horses running in the Fighting Fifth Hurdle

About Irving …

Irving is expected to turn out for the second consecutive weekend, having landed a valuable pot at Haydock on Saturday. Paul Nicholls reports that the hurdler seems in excellent fettle after his second success in the space of a fortnight and the plan is to send him to Newcastle on Saturday for the Fighting Fifth, a race he won last year. source Ladbrokes has the odds at 3/1. Find the Best odds on Irving in the Fighting Fifth Hurdle here.

About Wicklow Brave …

The inclusion of the Irish-trained pair takes the number of runners for the Grade One feature at Newcastle on Saturday to 11.

Wicklow Brave has been kept on the go all year by Willie Mullins, both on the Flat and over jumps, but shows no signs of slowing down and was a fine third behind stablemate Nichols Canyon in the Morgiana Hurdle at Punchestown Hurdle earlier this month. Wicklow Brave replaced Irving as the new favorite. source

Speaking in his Paddy Power blog, jockey Ruby Walsh said: “I rode Wicklow Brave in his work this morning [Tuesday] and he seems in great form. He’ll need a career best to beat Irving – who sets the standard – but is going the right way.” Bet365 is offering the best odds on Wicklow Brave in the Fighting Fifth Hurdle at 15/8.

About Identity Thief …

Identity Thief is a lightly-raced five-year-old from Henry de Bromhead’s stable and carries the Gigginstown House Stud colours. He showed he was a progressive when winning the Grade Two WKD Hurdle at Down Royal last month on his first run since April. Paddy Power is offering the best odds on Identity Thief at the Fighting Fifth Hurdle at 8/1!

About Arctic Fire …

Champion Hurdle runner-up Arctic Fire, who won the Grade 2 Lismullen Hurdle at Navan on his seasonal debut earlier this month, is 4-6 favourite with Paddy Power for the Bar One Racing-sponsored Grade 1 at Fairyhouse on Sunday, which is looking his more-likely weekend option. source  Ladbrokes is offering the best odds on Arctic Fire in the Fighting Fifth Hurdle at 4/1.

About Beltor …

Beltor was only a fair performer on the level for Sir Mark Prescott, but the Authorized gelding has been a revelation over hurdles in just three starts, winning on debut over timber at Ludlow when beating the useful Arabian Revolution and followed up by running out an impressive winner of the Grade Two Adonis Juvenile Hurdle. Bet365 is offering the best odds on Beltor in the Fighting Fifth Hurdle at 7/1. 

About Hargam …

Hargam has already proved himself to be unphased by making a long journey North. He registered a victory at Musselburgh during their Cheltenham Trials meeting in February. The nagging doubt with regards Hargam is that the bulk of his best form has come on good ground. He may be vulnerable in Grade 1 company on a soft surface, but a dry week will certainly play to his strengths. source – Paddy Power has the best odds on Hargam in the Fighting Fifth Hurdle at 7/1.

About Top Notch …

Top Notch could do well on a soft track making this horse a possible surprise in the Fighting Fifth Hurdle. “Top Notch ran really well at Haydock at the weekend. We were very pleased with him,” said the Seven Barrows trainer. source – PaddyPower has the best odds on Top Notch in the Fighting Fifth Hurdle at 14-1

About Purple Bay …

Irving could be given the chance to gain revenge on Purple Bay after the pair were among nine confirmations on Monday for the Grade 1 Stanjames.com Fighting Fifth Hurdle at Newcastle. source – PaddyPower has the best odds on Purple Bay in the Fighting Fifth Hurdle at 16-1

About Sign Of A Victory …

Nicky Henderson is keeping his options open by confirming Hargam, Sign Of A Victory and Top Notch. “I’ve also got Hargam and Sign Of A Victory in there so anything could happen at this stage.” source Bet365 has the best odds on Signs Of A Victory in the Fighting Fifth Hurdle at 16/1.

About Intense Tango …

The Mastercraftsman filly has had a handful of runs on the Flat during the summer but a return to hurdling is now the plan, with the Grade One Fighting Fifth Hurdle at Newcastle a possible long-term option. source Victor, Ladbrokes and Coral have the best odds on Intense Tango in the Fighting Fifth Hurdle at 25/1.

About Commissioned …

Commissioned has some ability as he demonstrated when beating Ballybolley in a Cheltenham Maiden Hurdle in October 2014. source Everyone has the odds on Commissioned at 25/1 in the Fighting Fifth Hurdle.

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