2024 Marsh Chase Betting Odds at Aintree racecourse

Friday, 12 April 2024

Racing fans might have been left disappointed not to see Jonbon running at Cheltenham, although the Nicky Henderson-trained charge has been given the green light to run at the Grand National meeting instead. We could see a smart performance from this charge in the Melling Chase and the bookies respect his chances.

Pic D’Orhy is a talented nine-year-old who is also trading at a relatively short price, with Protektorat coming into this race after a victory at the Cheltenham Festival. We could also see Envoi Allen and Conflated making this a star studded Grade One encounter where the horses will face a stiff test in soft conditions.

2024 Melling Chase Tips

Jonbon heads the betting market for the Melling Chase, with the Nicky Henderson-trained runner looking like a tough horse to beat for this showdown. The JP McManus-owned horse didn’t line up at Cheltenham, although he had previously demonstrated smart form and there is sure to be plenty of bets coming for the eight-year-old.

The horse was last seen finishing second behind Elixir De Nutz at Cheltenham towards the end of January after beating Edwardstone twice at Cheltenham and Sandown. However, there are lots of potential winners in the field and this includes Pic d’Orhy who has bagged a couple of wins of his own this season.

The nine-year-old was able to triumph at Ascot back in February when fending off three other rivals and this came after finishing second out of five horses at Kempton in mid January. Previously to this, there was a win at Ascot in November and we should note that the horse was able to win at Aintree twelve months previously.

Protektorat was in the winners’ enclosure at Cheltenham when winning the Ryanair Chase and there’s every chance that the horse can build on this success to claim the spoils against the likes of Envoi Allen and Conflated once again. Previously to this success, there was a third placed finish behind Shishkin at Newbury.

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.