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Newcastle Fighting Fifth Hurdle Betting

Newcastle Fighting Fifth Hurdle Betting

Top quality racing is rarely seen at Newcastle over the course of a season, but the Fighting Fifth Hurdle is certainly one race that gets the pulses racing. It is the big highlight of the 30 days racing taking place at Newcastle each year and can have a major say in the Champion Hurdle betting at the Cheltenham Festival later in the season.

Back the favourites in the Newcastle Fighting Fifth Hurdle betting

Choosing the favourites in the Fighting Fifth betting has proved a simple but wise strategy in recent years, as seven of the last ten market leaders have claimed victory. Other statistics to look out for are horses to have finished in the first two on their final start before heading to Newcastle and those who are trained by Noel Meade.

Binocular is one name typically present in the Newcastle Fighting Fifth Hurdle betting

Binocular has twice been well supported in the Fighting Fifth Hurdle betting without tasting victory and is the only horse in the last 15 years to go off favourite in the Fighting Fifth betting and finish outside of the first three. Trainer Nicky Henderson has confirmed his return this year as he gets an early race under his belt in preparation for the 2012 Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham.

However, Binocular may have his work cut out with some of the youngsters making up the Newcastle Fighting Fifth betting. Five-year-olds have prevailed in five of the last eight runnings of the race and in two of the other three years there was not a representative from this age group taking part.

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