2023 Ladbrokes Hurdle Preview, Trends & Analysis

2023 Ladbrokes Hurdle Preview, Trends & Analysis

2023 Ladbrokes Hurdle Preview

Ran during the Dublin Racing Festival at the Leopardstown racecourse is the Ladbroke Hurdle, a handicap hurdle run over two miles which each running facing a total of eight hurdles which for sponsorship purposes is currently known as the Paddy Power Handicap Hurdle. The inaugural running was in 1969, a race in which Fred Rimell trained Normandy was successful, interestingly he is only 1 of 3 four-year-olds to win this race.

Off You Go wins in 2018 & 2019 made him just the fourth runner to win back-to-back renewals, Comedy of Errors (1973-74), Fredcoteri (1983-84) and Redundant Pal (1989-90) being the others. If you are looking for more information on the Dublin Racing Festival then you can head over to the official site here.

Ladbrokes Hurdle Content:

We also have a dedicated Leopardstown Betting Picks page that will cover this race as well as all of the other races on the day of the race, see which runners the OLBG racing tipsters are predicting to win this race and the others on the cards.

Over the last 20 renewals, it was the Noel Meade trained Ice Cold Soul ridden by Sean Flanagan who has set the fastest winning time in the Ladbrokes Hurdle, the runner won the race in a time of 3:42.30 that was set when winning the race in 2017. At the other end of the scale, it was the combination of trainer A J Martin and jockey Kevin Sexton with Good Time Jonny who set the slowest winning time, the race-winning time was 6:17.60 in the 2022 renewal.

These are the top three quickest run Ladbrokes Hurdle over the last 20 renewals:

  • 2017 - Ice Cold Soul (3:42.30)
  • 2014 - Gilgamboa (3:48.60)
  • 2019 - Off You Go (3:49.00)

How competitive is the Ladbrokes Hurdle market? When looking at the over-rounds for the last 20 renewals, the most competitive market was in 2021 when the race had an over-round of 135%. The race in 2008 was a race that was most in the bookie's favour with an over-round of 161%, whilst on average over the last 20 renewals of the Ladbrokes Hurdle, the over-round has been 148%, which means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £148 which is bet.

Looking at the future form, is the winner worth following next time out? From the past 20 if you had followed the winner of the Ladbrokes Hurdle next time out then you would have back a total of 6 winners. Backing all 19 runners who have been out since to win at SP next time out, would have returned an LSP of +18.17. Ahead of the 2023 Ladbrokes Hurdle why not head over to the racing predictions for tips on other races today.

Ladbrokes Hurdle Past Winners

Here are the Ladbrokes Hurdle past winners for the last 10 renewals. Each row details the year of the race, the horse which won along with the age & weight of the horse. The trainer of the horse at the time of winning the Ladbrokes Hurdle as well as the jockey is also displayed along with the starting price the horse was sent off.

Year Horse Info
2022
6:17.60
Good Time Jonny (IRE)
7yo 10-13 17/2
Kevin Sexton
A J Martin (IRE)
2021
4:04.10
Drop The Anchor (IRE)
7yo 10-5 8/1
Simon Torrens (5lbs)
P A Fahy (IRE)
2020
3:53.00
Thosedaysaregone (IRE)
7yo 9-12 7/1
Kevin Brouder (3lbs)
C Byrnes (IRE)
2019
3:49.00
Off You Go (IRE)
6yo 11-5 8/1
Mark Walsh
C Byrnes (IRE)
2018
4:02.50
Off You Go (IRE)
5yo 9-10 6/1
Mark Enright
C Byrnes (IRE)
2017
3:42.30
Ice Cold Soul (IRE)
7yo 10-2 20/1
Sean Flanagan
Noel Meade (IRE)
2016
4:08.90
Henry Higgins (IRE)
6yo 10-10 16/1
Robbie Power
Charles O'Brien (IRE)
2015
3:55.10
Katie T (IRE)
6yo 10-9 12/1
Brian Hughes
Kevin Prendergast (IRE)
2014
3:48.60
Gilgamboa (IRE)
6yo 10-9 10/1
Mark Walsh
E Bolger (IRE)
2013
4:08.70
Abbey Lane (IRE)
8yo 10-8 16/1
Emmet Mullins
W P Mullins (IRE)

Where have the winning runners come from?

Here are the countries where the winning trainers of the Ladbrokes Hurdle have been based:

  • IRE: 20 winners with an additional 58 placings from 492 runners
  • GB: 0 winners with an additional 1 placing from 9 runners
  • FR: 0 winners with an additional 1 placing from 1 runner

Ladbrokes Hurdle Trainer Statistics

The leading trainer in the Ladbrokes Hurdle over the last 20 renewals is C Byrnes who has won the race 4 times. Those 4 winners came from Dromlease Express (2004), Off You Go (2018), Off You Go (2019) & Thosedaysaregone (2020). Other trainers who have recorded multiple wins in the Ladbrokes Hurdle are W P Mullins (2 wins), A J Martin (2 wins) & Mrs John Harrington (2 wins). There are multiple trainers who have not had the best of times over the last 20 renewals in the Ladbrokes Hurdle, Gordon Elliott (0-23), E J O'Grady (0-17), A L T Moore (0-12), Thomas Mullins (0-12) & Henry De Bromhead (0-11) have all failed to produce a single winner despite sending multiple runners to the race.

Here are some of the top Ladbrokes Hurdle trainer statistics over the last 20 renewals (R = Runners, W = Winners, P = Places including winners, Win LSP is based on 1pt Win and EW LSP is based on 0.5pt Win & 0.5pt Place):

Trainer R-W-P Win EW
C Byrnes 12-4-6 +19.00 +12.88
W P Mullins 70-2-13 -46.00 -22.98
A J Martin 27-2-10 -4.50 +6.67
Mrs John Harrington 21-2-5 +3.00 +2.50
Noel Meade 29-1-1 -8.00 -15.50
Miss Elizabeth Doyle 7-1-2 +44.00 +28.88
Robert Tyner 6-1-2 +11.00 +7.50
P A Fahy 5-1-1 +4.00 +1.00
Charles O'Brien 1-1-1 +16.00 +10.00
Kevin Prendergast 1-1-1 +12.00 +7.50

Ladbrokes Hurdle Jockey Statistics

There are multiple leading jockeys in the Ladbrokes Hurdle over the last 20 renewals with all of Robbie Power, Mark Walsh & Sean Flanagan having all won the race 2 times. Robbie Power winners have been with Citizenship (2012) & Henry Higgins (2016). Mark Walsh winners have been with Gilgamboa (2014) & Off You Go (2019). Sean Flanagan winners have been with Pennys Bill (2009) & Ice Cold Soul (2017). There are two jockeys who have not had the best of times over the last 20 renewals in the Ladbrokes Hurdle, Davy Russell has had a total of 13 rides to the race without recording any wins whilst Niall P Madden has had 12 rides without a winner.

Here are some of the top Ladbrokes Hurdle jockey statistics over the last 20 renewals (R = Rides, W = Winners, P = Places including winners, Win LSP is based on 1pt Win and EW LSP is based on 0.5pt Win & 0.5pt Place):

Jockey R-W-P Win EW
Robbie Power 16-2-3 +12.00 +5.25
Mark Walsh 11-2-2 +9.00 +2.25
Sean Flanagan 9-2-3 +63.00 +41.38
Paul Townend 11-1-2 -4.00 -4.50
Phillip Enright 8-1-2 +9.00 +6.00
Mark Enright 6-1-1 +1.00 -1.25
John Allen 6-1-1 +1.00 -1.25
Kevin Sexton 4-1-1 +5.50 +2.31
Simon Torrens 3-1-1 +6.00 +3.00
Kevin Brouder 2-1-1 +6.00 +3.38

2023 Ladbrokes Hurdle Trends

Favourites finishing positions (oldest to latest): ,(11,12),(1,13),1,PU,(8,10,20),F,2,10,7,26,3,3,10,11,8,11,5,5,PU,2

The percentage shown is the percentage of the total number of runners who fell under that factor. High percentages are less appealing than lower ones as you would expect them to do well.

  • 20 / 20 (75%) - Had 1-4 wins (Career)
  • 20 / 20 (78%) - Made 1-5 starts (180 Days)
  • 20 / 20 (78%) - Made 1-9 starts (1 Year)
  • 20 / 20 (78%) - Had 2-10 placings (Career)
  • 20 / 20 (82%) - Not FR and USA bred
  • 20 / 20 (83%) - Made 3-29 starts (Career)
  • 20 / 20 (83%) - At least a 15 day break
  • 20 / 20 (86%) - Not a FR bred dam
  • 20 / 20 (87%) - Focus on 5yo-8yo runners
  • 19 / 20 (46%) - Within first 10 of the market
  • 19 / 20 (55%) - No bigger than 20/1
  • 19 / 20 (67%) - Beaten no more than 11l (LTO)
  • 19 / 20 (73%) - Fewer than 13 starts (Hurdles)
  • 19 / 20 (73%) - Made 0-6 starts (Handicaps)
  • 19 / 20 (75%) - Within 8lbs of average weight
  • 19 / 20 (78%) - Made 1-5 starts (Season)
  • 19 / 20 (79%) - Under +6lbs vs Average OR
  • 19 / 20 (85%) - Not Novice or Beginners (LTO)
  • 19 / 20 (88%) - Ran over hurdles (LTO)

Remember to use the trends listed above along with the Leopardstown racing predictions to see if you can find the winner of the Ladbrokes Hurdle. Maybe you are looking to back something in this race on the tote, but you are not sure of the process or how the tote works? No problem! We have an article which is dedicated to The Tote for you to read which explains everything you need to know! Be sure to check out the other articles too in the OLBG Betting School.

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Ladbrokes Hurdle Trend Analysis

The trend factor which has produced 10+ winners and shows the best LSP, an LSP of +49.00 is when runners had 1 start in the past 90 days. The worst performing factor which has failed to produce a single winner is when runners had 4 career places over the trip, when backing these the trend shows a record of 0-83.

The course which has produced the most winners of the Ladbrokes Hurdle is Fairyhouse, there has been a total number of 7 winners of this race who ran at Fairyhouse last time out. The next best course which has produced the second most winners is Leopardstown, there has been a total number of 6 winners of this race who ran at Leopardstown last time out.

The race is open to both sexes with the Male runners having produced a total of 19 winners from a total of 462 runners whilst the Female runners have produced 1 winner from a total of 40 runners.

Looking over the past renewals, there is only one stallion whose offspring have produced multiple winners of the Ladbrokes Hurdle, that stallion is Presenting who has produced 2 winners (2019,2018).

These are the stallions whose offspring have not produced a winner of the Ladbrokes Hurdle despite multiple attempts:

  • Oscar (0 Wins from 17 runners)
  • Montjeu (0 Wins from 9 runners)
  • Kings Theatre (0 Wins from 8 runners)
  • Turtle Island (0 Wins from 8 runners)
  • Alhaarth (0 Wins from 6 runners)

Looking at the winning odds over the last 20 renewals, the biggest priced winner was Pennys Bill in 2009 when winning for Miss Elizabeth Doyle at odds of 50/1 under the guidance of Sean Flanagan. Looking at the runners at the head of the market over the last 20 renewals there has been a total of 2 winning favourites in the race. Before placing your bet on the 2023 Ladbrokes Hurdle see which other runners today are being back by the best racing tipsters today.

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