2023 Mildmay Novices Chase Betting Odds at Aintree racecourse

Friday, 14 April 2023

On Friday 14 April at 1.45pm, we will see another Grade One encounter as part of the Grand National meeting. The Mildmay Novices’ Chase takes place over a distance of three miles and one furlong, with Gerri Colombe having run really well in the Brown Advisory Novices’ Chase and he was only narrowly touched off by The Real Whacker on that occasion.

Gordon Elliott will be confident of a strong showing over a similar distance, with Journey With Me running for the same owners although Henry de Bromhead is the trainer of this charge and he has collected two wins in his previous three races. Stage Star has the option to run in this race and Bronn will go for Willie Mullins.

2023 Mildmay Novices’ Chase Tips

Gerri Colombe was enjoying a spate of wins before rocking up in the Brown Advisory Novices’ Chase last month, with the seven-year-old running very strongly and it was only a narrow margin which saw the horse touched off by The Real Whacker. Previously to this, the horse claimed a victory at odds-on when winning the Virgin Bet Scilly Isles Novices' Chase.

Indeed, Gerri Colombe had an unbeaten record before Cheltenham and it will take an impressive horse to beat him. Journey With Me didn’t run at the Festival but did turn out at Naas last month. The seven-year-old was sent off as the 8/13 favourite in a novice chase over two miles and four furlongs, with Rachael Blackmore steering the charge to a three-length win.

The same horse was second to Impervious in the Madigan Group Novice Chase at Punchestown in mid-January, with Stage Star having multiple entries at Aintree although it’s possible that Paul Nicholls will direct the horse down this route. Having won the Turners Novices’ Chase over two miles and four furlongs, will the horse get the longer trip?

Bronn is a Willie Mullins-trained horse who is younger than many of his adversaries, with the runner finishing behind The Real Whacker and Gerri Colombe in the Brown Advisory Novices’ Chase and the horse completely outran his 50/1 odds that day. You won’t be able to get that sort of price about a six-year-old who could be a good each-way shout.