2024 Red Rum Handicap Chase Betting Odds at Aintree racecourse

Thursday, 11 April 2024

The Red Rum Handicap Chase is a two-mile encounter at Aintree Racecourse, with Unexpected Party trading as the favourite to claim the spoils. We think he stands a reasonable chance of victory, although each-way backers might want to chance their arm on a bigger-priced selection.

Homme Public and Path D’oroux are next in the betting market, with Saint Roi and Dancing On My Own also entered into a race where the conditions are expected to be soft. Look out for the bookmakers offering price boosts and extra places for this race which takes place on the first day of the Grand National meeting.

2024 Red Rum Handicap Chase Tips

Unexpected Party heads the betting market for the Red Rum Handicap Chase, with the horse having won on his previous appearance. In the Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Challenge Cup Handicap Chase, the horse was able to claim a Cheltenham Festival victory when obliging over two miles on soft ground.

Dan Skelton will be confident of another strong performance when it comes to this Aintree encounter although the betting market is wide open for this two mile encounter. Homme Public has won three of his previous four appearances and has to be one for the shortlist, with the latest success coming at Doncaster in early March.

Previously to this, there were wins at Wetherby and Cheltenham last autumn, with Path D’oroux trading at a similar price and the seven-year-old is bidding for a first victory of the season. Gavin Cromwell saddles a runner who has posted two runner-up spots and a third-placed finish in the past three outings, with each-way money sure to come here.

Saint Roi runs in the green and gold of JP McManus and the Willie Mullins-trained runner was last seen finishing sixth in the Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Challenge Cup Handicap Chase at Cheltenham, with the horse needing to find seventeen lengths on Unexpected Party, while Dancing On My Own and Heltenham are others for the shortlist.

2023 Red Rum Handicap Chase Tips

Although Third Time Lucki only finished fourth last time out, it was a solid showing at the Cheltenham Festival in the Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Challenge Cup Handicap Chase. Out of nineteen runners, the Dan Skelton-trained charge produced a fine performance when finishing behind eventual winner Maskada along with favourite Dinoblue and Global Citizen.

Previously to this, the eight-year-old won a handicap chase at Sandown Racecourse, although this is definitely a race for the each-way punters. Red Rookie runs for trainer Emma Lavelle, with the horse successful at Warwick at the end of March when obliging under jockey Tom Bellamy over two miles on soft ground.

Calico has raced plenty of times this season and the latest victory came in early March when touching off Pay The Piper at Doncaster Racecourse. There was also some smart form at Warwick when finishing just five lengths behind Jonbon in a two-runner race and we have to respect that sort of pointer, although the handicapper has had his way.

Douglas Talking is a seven-year-old with genuine each-way claims, with wins occurring at Sandown and Ayr after a successful wind operation. In early March came a victory in a four-runner handicap chase where the horse produced a thirteen-length win and that came after a victory in Scotland which certainly gives punters food for thought.