2024 Mildmay Novices Chase Betting Odds at Aintree racecourse

Friday, 12 April 2024

There’s a competitive encounter to kick things off when it comes to the Friday of the Grand National Festival, with Inothewayurthinkin having landed a victory last time out. There are a couple of JP McManus-owned runners near the top of the betting, with Iroko certainly having the credentials to win this encounter.

However, Chianti Classico could be the popular bet and the horse was able to win well at the Cheltenham Festival, making it three victories on the board this season. Broadway Boy could also go well for trainer Nigel Twiston-Davies and this is one of the more exciting encounters that appears on the racecard.

2024 Mildmay Novices' Chase Tips

Inothewayurthinkin heads the betting for the Mildmay Novices' Chase and the six-year-old was last seen winning at the Cheltenham Festival. There was plenty to like about a triumph in the Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Amateur Jockeys' Handicap Chase where the horse was able to oblige as the 13/8 favourite and win by a considerable distance.

The victory was achieved by eight lengths on that occasion and the bookies make the same runner the favourite to land a victory on this occasion. However, there had previously been a ninth-placed finish at the Dublin Racing Festival and punters might be looking for bigger-priced alternatives here, with Chianti Classico catching the eye.

There have been three wins from four appearances when it comes to this runner, with Kim Bailey training a runner who was able to win the Ultima Handicap Chase at the Cheltenham Festival, obliging at odds of 6/1 on that occasion. Previously to this, there was a second-placed finish at Kempton and wins recorded at Ascot and Chepstow.

Iroko runs in the JP McManus colours and the horse was last seen running in the Turners Novices’ Chase when finishing fifth behind the likes of Grey Dawning and Ginny’s Destiny. However, that could turn out to be a smart piece of form, with Broadway Boy and Heart Wood other ones for the shortlist.

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.