2023 Marsh Chase Betting Odds at Aintree racecourse

Friday, 14 April 2023

We’re yet to see the final declarations for the 2023 Marsh Chase although there are going to be plenty of quality runners lining up for a shot at success in this Grade 1 encounter at Aintree Racecourse. Over two miles and four furlongs, this promises to be an entertaining affair and Fakir D'oudairies is a runner who has proven himself twice in this race.

We should expect a strong showing from a horse who finished third to Shishkin in the Clarence House Chase, with the horse also benefitting from strong form considering that there was a second-placed finish behind Galopin Des Champs at Punchestown in December, with the runner having landed a victory at Thurles this season.

2023 Marsh Chase Tips

The 2023 Marsh Chase promises to be one of the most competitive races when it comes to the 2023 Grand National meeting, with Fakir D'oudairies bidding to land a consecutive hat-trick of wins. Twelve months ago, the horse was able to finish five and a half lengths clear of Hitman after previously enjoying an eleven length win over Nuts Well to land the spoils.

The Joseph O’Brien-trained charge is still only eight and capable of further improvement, with the horse claiming a victory at Thurles when obliging in the Horse & Jockey Hotel Chase although he was a long way behind Pic D’orhy in the Clarence House Chase. Paul Nicholls will have high hopes that the latter can run well here.

The eight-year-old has been kept back for this race and let’s not forget that mid-January success in the Coral Silviniaco Conti Chase when the 6/4 favourite was able to win by sixteen lengths. Indeed, the runner has been performing to a high level since having wind surgery and perhaps this is the runner to back here.

Hitman was third in the Ryanair Chase at the Cheltenham Festival and is another Nicholls runner with a lively claim to win this encounter. Having been sent off at 22/1, the runner was able to finish third behind Envoi Allen and Shishkin, with both of the latter horses potentially lining up here to make it a star-studded affair.