2024 Old Roan Chase Betting Odds at Aintree racecourse

Saturday, 27 July 2024

The Grand National betting odds are available all year round, although there is also the small matter of the Old Roan Chase which takes place in either late October or early November. This is a race that was inaugurated as recently as 2004, although it’s become a firm favourite with punters and has established Grade 2 status.

Horses aged four or older are able to enter an encounter which is run on the Mildmay Course at Aintree, with the distance being two miles and three furlongs. It’s a handicap race which means it’s always worth paying attention to the weights and seeing whether a runner is well-handicapped at this stage of the National Hunt season.

Farmer Jack was the first winner of the Old Roan Chase when triumphing in 2004, with the eight-year-old trained by Philip Hobbs and the same trainer was able to oblige ten years later when winning the same race by saddling Wishfull Thinking.

In the past three runnings of the Old Roan Chase, we have seen two nine-year-olds land a victory. In 2022, Riders Onthestorm was able to land the spoils, with the Richard Hobson-trained runner carrying a low weight of 10-06 and that was the second-lowest weighted winner in the history of the race.

In 2021, Dan Skelton triumphed with Allmankind and it was a top training performance considering that the horse was carrying 11-10, with Nuts Well the champion in 2020 and Forest Bihan was on target in 2019 when the Brian Ellison-trained runner was well down the racecard.