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2020 Fighting Fifth Hurdle Odds - Epatante odds-on to claim third Grade One at Newcastle

  • We bring you the latest odds for the 2020 Fighting Fifth Hurdle
  • This Grade One takes place at Newcastle racecourse on Saturday 28th November
  • Champion Hurdle winner Epatante is the odds-on favourite
  • Sceau Royal, Silver Streak and last year's shock winner, Cornerstone Lad will also run
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Aidan Coleman riding Epatante (right) to victory at Newbury last season. (Getty)

We take a look through the 2020 Fighting Fifth Hurdle odds, ahead of this popular Grade One taking place at Newcastle.

While the eyes of many fans will be fixed on Newbury on Saturday, as the Berkshire venue hosts another thrilling Ladbrokes Trophy. Meanwhile, Newcastle racecourse stages the biggest race of the season, as a strong field go to post in the Fighting Fifth Hurdle.

2020 Fighting Fifth Hurdle Odds


Name
Odds
Epatante4/7
Silver Streak9/2
Sceau Royal5/1
Ribble Valley8/1
Cornerstone Lad10/1
Bar20/1

*Odds taken from Betfair on 24/11/20*

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Epatante makes her triumphant return to the track at Newcastle on Saturday. Nicky Henderson's mare rose to the summit of the hurdling ranks last season, thanks to victories in the Christmas Hurdle at Kempton, and in the Champion Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival.

With Barry Geraghty retired, Aidan Coleman will renew his partnership with Epatante at the weekend, and the pair will carry an exceedingly short price into their reappearance.

2020 Fighting Fifth Hurdle Runners


Leading the charge against the favourite we find Silver Streak, who handed Verdana Blue a sound thrashing at Kempton first time out. Evan Williams' seven-year-old finished closest to Epatante in the Christmas Hurdle, and the ground at Newcastle should be favourably good.

Another who will appreciate dry ground is Sceau Royal, who's secured a pair of impressive wins since returning to hurdling this term. Alan King's star carried top-weight to victory in the Welsh Champion Hurdle, before cruising to victory in the Elite Hurdle at Wincanton.

Nicky Richards throws Ribble Valley into Grade One company for the first time. Brian Hughes' mount placed at Grade Two level as a novice, and comfortably won his reappearance at Carlisle last month.

Cornerstone Lad was on hand to capitalise as Buveur D'Air fluffed his lines at the last to win this race 12 months ago. Micky Hammond's six-year-old warmed up for his return to Newcastle with a couple of runs on the flat, winning last time out at Redcar.

Paddy Brennan picks up the ride on Not So Sleepy, who won a big handicap hurdle at Kempton last season, and finished a strong fourth in the Cesarewitch when last seen on the flat.

Ben Haslam has handed a speculative entry to Solo Saxophone. Millers Bank could represent Alex Hales, and former Willie Mullins runner, Voix Du Reve rounds off the field, now running for Iain Jardine.
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