The Long Walk Hurdle takes pride of place on the British calendar as the first Grade 1 of the season for staying hurdlers.
An attritional slog over 3m½f in chilly conditions at Ascot is the order of the day and it is a test of jumping as much as stamina as there are 12 obstacles for the runners to negotiate.
Former winners Paisley Park and Champ are in contention to tackle the Long Walk Hurdle, but the division is in need of fresh blood and a number of up-and-comers could take their chance.
You can run the rule over our Long Walk 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.
Long Walk Hurdle 2023 date and start time
The Long Walk Hurdle is set to take place at Ascot on Saturday, December 23. The post time is scheduled for 14:25. You can watch the race live on the Paddy Power website and Paddy Power app or on ITV4.
Long Walk Hurdle 2023 runners and riders
Botox Has (Caoilin Quinn)
Champ (Jonjo O’Neill Jr)
Crambo (Jonathan Burke)
Dashel Drasher (Rex Dingle)
Goshen (Niall Houlihan)
Gowel Road (Gavin Sheehan)
Paisley Park (Tom Bellamy)
Red Risk (Bryony Frost)
Blueking D’Oroux (Harry Cobden)
West Balboa (Harry Skelton)
Long Walk Hurdle 2023 betting
Long Walk Hurdle odds are on paddypower.com and prices for the leading contenders can be seen on our snazzy widgets below.
The Dan Skelton-trained West Balboa is the favourite with Paddy Power for the Long Walk Hurdle after the progressive mare made a successful seasonal reappearance at Aintree in November.
Crambo is next in our betting after placing third in last month’s Betfair Serial Winners Stayers’ Handicap Hurdle at Haydock.
Champ is also prominent in our market as the winner of the 2021 renewal prepares to return to the track for the first time since failing to fire in the Paddy Power Stayers’ Hurdle.
*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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