2023 Byrne Group Handicap Chase Betting Odds at Ascot racecourse

Saturday, 04 November 2023

There are several horses who are trading at single figure racing odds for the 2023 Byrne Group Handicap Chase, with the bookies finding it hard to split a number of contenders who will compete over two miles and one furlong. The testing conditions means it’s a case of finding the runner who is going to deal best with the trip and prove to have the best stamina.

That horse could be Boothill who landed a couple of victories last season although the same can be said of Frere D’Armes who could be set to go well for trainer Dan Skelton. Red Rookie and Saint Segal also had decent outings last season and the bookmakers are sure to offer price boosts about the selections you want to back for this race.

2023 Byrne Group Handicap Chase

It’s not easy finding the winner of the 2023 Byrne Group Handicap Chase although perhaps Boothill could be the leading contender. Harry Fry trains a runner who secured three victories last season, with wins coming at Newton Abbott, Ascot and Kempton last term. The most recent outing at Kempton back in February saw the charge finish third out of five.

That was over two miles, four and a half furlongs, with a shorter trip potentially to the horse’s liking. However, Frere D’Armes runs for Dan Skelton and perhaps a strong run is on the cards for this horse. The horse didn’t run well in a previous outing at Ayr when finishing seventh out of nine as the 2/1 favourite, although that was preceded by a strong performance at Ascot.

Red Rookie returns to the track after previously finishing third out of seven runners at Kempton Racecourse at the beginning of May. The favourite on that occasion finished over ten lengths off the pace, with a handicap chase win previously coming at Warwick, although some customers might want to back a runner at a bigger price.

Saint Segal could potentially fit the bill and the five-year-old is potentially open to more improvement than other runners in the race. There needs to be an upgrade on that eight length defeat to Red Rookie although the charge has previously run well at Doncaster and merits respect after wins at Chepstow and Hereford.