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2021 Aintree Hurdle Odds - McFabulous heads a competitive market
- We take a look through the betting for the 2021 Aintree Hurdle
- This Grade One is the feature race on day one of the Grand National Festival
- 11 hurdlers remained in the field after the seven-day declarations
- McFabulous tops the betting at 11/4 with Coral
McFabulous winning the Relkeel Hurdle at Kempton. (Getty)
The fourth and final Grade One races on day one of Aintree' Grand National meeting is the Aintree Hurdle. This two-and-a-half-mile hurdle has been won by Champion Hurdlers and Stayers' Hurdle winners alike, with the names of Dawn Run, Istabraq and Morley Street standing out on the roll of honour.
Paul Nicholls won his only Aintree Hurdle with Zarkandar in 2013, but he'll saddle this year's favourite in McFabulous.
2021 Aintree Hurdle Odds
|Jason The Militant||4/1|
|Song For Someone||9/1|
*Odds taken from Coral on 6/4/21*
2021 Aintree Hurdle Runners
McFabulous2021 Aintree Hurdle FavouriteGET 11/4 HERE
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McFabulous has won two of his four starts this term, including victories in the Persian War and the rescheduled Relkeel Hurdle at Kempton. This will be the first time Paul Nicholls has thrown his charge into Grade One company, but that hasn't stopped Coral naming McFabulous as their 10/3 favourite.
Second in Coral's betting we find Jason The Militant, who also skipped Cheltenham to prepare for the Aintree Hurdle. Brewin'Upastorm and Song For Someone also bypassed runs in the Champion Hurdle, as did former two-time Cheltenham Festival winner, Buveur D'Air.
Abacadabras travels to Aintree on the back of a third-flight fall at the Cheltenham Festival. Not So Sleepy and Silver Streak finished fifth and sixth respectively behind Honeysuckle in the Champion Hurdle, and they've both been jocked up.
Ballyandy and Buzz could step up to two-and-a-half-miles on day one of the Grand National Festival. Other possible runners include Beavon Edge, Pic D'Orhy and Millers Bank.
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