2024 Aintree Bowl Chase Betting Odds at Aintree racecourse

Thursday, 11 April 2024

As many as twelve runners will line up in the Aintree Bowl Chase and there are many that stand a strong chance of landing a victory. This includes Gerri Colombe and Shishkin, with the former running for trainer Gordon Elliott. The eight-year-old was able to run well in the Cheltenham Gold Cup when finishing second behind Galopin Des Champs.

This came after finishing runner-up to the same horse at Leopardstown over the festive season, although Shishkin could also be a popular selection and the ten-year-old has previously run well and claimed the spoils in this encounter. Corbetts Cross and Hewick are others that could be in contention.

2024 Aintree Bowl Chase Tips

Gerri Colombe was only second best to Galopin Des Champs in the Cheltenham Gold Cup and the eight-year-old could be the one to beat when it comes to the Aintree Bowl Chase. It was a very solid performance to lose by just three and a half lengths behind the winner on that day and perhaps the Gordon Elliott-trained runner can oblige in Liverpool.

The horse had previously been seen losing by a considerable distance when missing out to Galopin Des Champs, with that coming after beating Envoi Allen in November when there were four runners at Down Royal. Gerri Colombe was previously able to win at Aintree at last year’s National Festival when winning the Mildmay Novices’ Chase.

Shishkin is a talented ten-year-old who has enjoyed a decorated career, with the horse having claimed a victory at Newbury in February before giving the Cheltenham Festival a wide berth. This came after unseating his rider in the King George VI Chase and that race was won by Hewick who could go well in this race.

The nine-year-old was an impressive performer at Kempton Park on Boxing Day when fending off the challenge of five other runners. There was plenty to like about a victory by one and a half lengths, fending off Bravemansgame. However, Corbetts Cross has to be respected and the seven-year-old has picked up a couple of wins this season.

2023 Aintree Bowl Chase Tips

Clan Des Obeaux has achieved consecutive successes in the Aintree Bowl Chase over the past two years, although the baton will be passed to another horse this time around. Shishkin is likely to run over a longer distance than the Ryanair Chase and perhaps this will bring things more into his favour after being beaten by Envoi Allen at Cheltenham.

It’s hard to trust Shishkin at short prices considering punters have had their fingers burnt too many times backing the Henderson runner, with Conflated having run well in the Cheltenham Gold Cup when finishing third at a big price and trainer Gordon Elliott will feel confident this charge has a cracking chance here.

Perhaps Conflated shouldn’t have been underestimated by the bookies considering his impressive Leopardstown performance when winning the Savills Chase, with this Grade One encounter over the festive period seeing the runner impress over three miles on soft ground. It certainly looks to be a better option than Shiskhin.

Ahoy Senor and Bravemansgame are also trading at a similar price, with the former having fallen in the Cheltenham Gold Cup, while the latter was really impressive when putting it up to Galopin Des Champs before finishing narrowly second. A Plus Tard should also be considered when you reflect on the horse’s previous achievements for Henry de Bromhead.