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2022 Fighting Fifth Hurdle Odds - Constitution Hill now favourite to beat Epatante

23 Nov 2022
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Jon Vine 23 Nov 2022
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  • Latest odds and betting for the 2022 Fighting Fifth Hurdle
  • This Grade One Hurdle takes place at Newcastle on Saturday 26th November
  • Constitution Hill is now the 1/4 favourite with Betfair
  • Epatante, Not So Sleepy and Pied Piper also feature in the market
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The Fighting Fifth Hurdle at Newcastle. (Getty)

Following on from the Betfair Chase last Saturday, British fans look to Newcastle for their fix of Grade One action this weekend. The Fighting Fifth Hurdle has been won by many of the sports top two-mile hurdlers down the years and Epatante will attempt to win this race for a third year in a row on Saturday.

Here's a look through the current Fighting Fifth Hurdle betting and a rundown of the most likely runners.

2022 Fighting Fifth Hurdle Odds


Name
Odds
Constitution Hill1/4
Epatante3/1
Pied Piper10/1
Not So Sleepy10/1
Tommy's Oscar20/1
Voix Du Reve100/1

*Odds taken on 23/11/22*

2022 Fighting Fifth Hurdle Entries

Epatante ran out a ready winner of the 2020 Fighting Fifth on her first visit to Newcastle. Nicky Henderson's mare was forced to share this prize with Not So Sleepy 12 months ago, and went on to win her second Christmas Hurdle at Kempton, before following Honeysuckle home in the Champion Hurdle.

Nicky Henderson confirmed on Wednesday that Constitution Hill will also contest Saturday's main event. Last year's runaway Supreme Novices' Hurdle winner had been expected to head to the International Hurdle following his withdrawal at Ascot last weekend. However, Henderson dropped the bombshell that both his star hurdlers would run at Newcastle this weekend, prompting Betfair into cutting Constitution Hill into 1/4 favouritism.

Not So Sleepy returns to Newcastle on the back of a cracking run in the Cesarewitch at Newmarket. Gordon Elliott's four-year-old Pied Piper has won a couple of times already this season and he could step back up into Grade One company.

Tommy's Oscar could drop back to hurdles, after a poor round of jumping over fences at Cheltenham last time out. Iain Jardine's ten-year-old, Voix Du Reve is the fifth and final entrant.
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