After Newcastle abandoned last weekend’s Fighting Fifth Hurdle meeting because of atrocious weather conditions, Sandown has picked up the pieces to stage the prestigious Grade 1 contest.
Constitution Hill attempts to retain his crown despite the rearranged race coming just 17 days before the Christmas Hurdle, while trainer Nicky Henderson has also declared Shishkin as a prep run ahead the King George VI Chase.
The track at Sandown represents a different test to Newcastle but four of the six runners bidding to land the top prize of £45,016 have previously scored at the course.
You can run the rule over our Fighting Fifth Hurdle odds on the Paddy Power website and Paddy Power app, otherwise all the key details about this year’s renewal can be found below.
Fighting Fifth Hurdle 2023 date and start time
The Fighting Fifth Hurdle is set to take place at Sandown on Saturday, December 9. The post time is scheduled for 13:15. You can watch the race live on the Paddy Power website and Paddy Power app or on ITV4.
Fighting Fifth Hurdle 2023 runners and riders
Constitution Hill (Nico de Boinville)
Goshen (Niall Houlihan)
Love Envoi (Jonathan Burke)
Not So Sleepy (Sean Bowen)
Shishkin (James Bowen)
You Wear It Well (Gavin Sheehan)
Fighting Fifth Hurdle 2023 betting
Fighting Fifth Hurdle odds are on paddypower.com and prices for the leading contenders can be seen on our snazzy widgets below.
Constitution Hill is the favourite with Paddy Power for the Fighting Fifth Hurdle as the unbeaten superstar bids to kick off his campaign with another victory.
C&D winner Love Envoi is next in our betting as last season’s Mares’ Hurdle runner-up makes her seasonal debut in the Grade 1.
*All prices are bang up to date with our snazzy widgets, while odds in copy are accurate at time of publishing but subject to change
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