2023 Red Rum Handicap Chase Betting Odds at Aintree racecourse

Thursday, 13 April 2023

Day One of the Grand National meeting is packed with quality races and this includes a two-mile encounter that is set to go off at 4.40pm on Thursday 13 April. The Red Rum Handicap Chase always takes some winning and punters are advised to search far and wide to find the winner of a race where the weights of each horse are important.

While Third Time Lucki is the current betting favourite, we should expect plenty of odds movement as punters place bets on the seven year olds and eight year olds who will line up for this encounter, with Red Rookie and Calico both boasting a win on their previous appearance and the same applies to Douglas Talking.

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.