Ascot Chase Betting Odds Comparison - Ascot

20/02/2021 15:35:00

Ascot Racecourse hosts a number of prestigious horse races throughout the calendar year and the Ascot Chase is probably the biggest National Hunt encounter on the UK racing calendar, with the latest renewal taking place on 20 February 2021, with the race stretching over a distance of two miles and five furlongs.

Cyrname Favourite to Win Ascot Chase Despite Recent Hiccup

Cyrname won the Betfair Ascot Chase in 2019 as a seven-year-old and the horse will return to the Berkshire track two years later to compete in the same race, with the Paul Nicholls-trained charge having then lowered the colours of the legendary Altior in November 2019, although the horse fell in last year’s Ascot Chase in 2020 when being sent off as strong favourite.

The horse bounced back by winning the Charlie Hall Chase at Wetherby although he was then pulled up in the King George VI Chase on Boxing Day and there’s certainly an erratic nature about the horse which might put certain punters off.

Paul Nicholls Trains First Three in Ascot Chase Betting

Master Tommytucker comes next in the Ascot Chase betting and there is plenty to recommend another Paul Nicholls runner who has run five times already this season and scored a victory on three occasions.

The ten-year-old finished well down the pecking order in the Caspian Caviar Gold Cup Handicap Chase in December, although a triumph in the Ladbrokes Silviniaco Conti Chase in January implies the horse is in good condition for this race which will be run in similar conditions and over the same distance.

Nicholls could arrive for this race with lots of lively chances and this includes Clan Des Obeaux and this horse finished second to Bristol De Mai in the Betfair Chase earlier this season before being sent off as favourite to win the King George before managing to only land third spot.

Ascot Chase Betting Market Looks Wide Open

If you’re looking for a horse not trained by Paul Nicholls, there are plenty of lively chances and this includes Saint Calvados who will run for lesser-known trainer Harry Whittington, with the eight-year-old landing a creditable fourth place in the King George back in December and that came after a lengthy break when the runner was narrowly beaten by Min in the Ryanair Chase at last year’s Cheltenham Festival.

Mister Fisher runs for trainer Nicky Henderson and his last three outings have been at Cheltenham Racecourse, with the horse finishing fourth in the Marsh Novices' Chase, with the horse then pulled up in the Paddy Power Gold Cup and the runner bounced back when winning the Peterborough Chase.