2022 Clarence House Chase Betting Odds at Ascot racecourse

Saturday, 22 January 2022

The SBK Clarence House Chase is scheduled to take place on Saturday 22 January 2022, with this being one of the showcase UK horse races of the National Hunt season. Energumene and Shishkin are the two market leaders and it will be interesting to see how the prices change leading up to the big clash.

First Flow is also being respected by the bookies for a contest over two miles and one furlong. The ten-year-old might have his work cut out against the two talented eight-year-olds in the field, with the below odds grid outlining the latest horse racing prices.

Bet on 2022 Clarence House Chase

There will be many punters looking to back Energumene to win the 2022 Clarence House Chase. After all, the Willie Mullins-trained horse has enjoyed a glittering career to date and could be the one that takes all the beating at Ascot Racecourse on 22 January.

It has been seven consecutive victories and counting for an eight-year-old who hasn’t been hugely testing in some of his recent races. There was a 1/3 success at Cork Racecourse and the more impressive performance came back in February 2021 when the runner managed to oblige in the Irish Arkle Novice Chase at Leopardstown Racecourse.

Can Shishkin Show His Class in Clarence House?

Perhaps Shishkin has the more convincing form ahead of this race. The Nicky Henderson-trained charge has rarely let punters down and that’s especially at the Cheltenham Festival where the eight-year-old claimed the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle in 2020 before obliging with a facile victory in the 2021 Arkle Chase.

We are talking about a serious Queen Mother Champion Chase contender, with the horse producing an impressive recent performance when scoring a victory in the Desert Orchid Chase. Sent off as the 4/9 favourite, the Henderson horse rarely looked troubled when fending off the challenge of Greaneteen.

Who Are the Other Clarence House Chase Contenders?

This is far from a two-horse race despite the Ascot betting odds implying that Energumene and Shishkin will be major players when it comes to the Clarence House Chase. First Flow is a horse that many punters will be considering, especially from an each-way betting point-of-view considering that a profit can sometimes be realised from a horse running into the frame.

The Kim Bailey-trained horse claimed victory in the 2021 Clarence House Chase twelve months ago, with the runner being sent off at betting odds of 14/1 before he managed to beat race favourite Politologue along with the much-fancied Waiting Patiently. However, there have been injury problems in the past few months.

There were underwhelming performances at Cheltenham and Punchestown, although the horse bounced back with a victory in the Fitzdares Peterborough Chase in early December. Hitman and Funambule Sivola are the other runners who could be in the shake-up at the end.

2021 Clarence House Chase Betting Odds & Tips

The Clarence House Chase is a horse race which has been in operation since 1989 when the legendary Desert Orchid claimed a victory at Ascot Racecourse and it has continued to attract stellar talent for an event which generally takes place towards the end of January.

The Clarence House is run over a distance of two miles and one furlong, with this being a Grade 1 encounter over the big obstacles, with many horses using this as a final prep run before the 2021 Cheltenham Festival although this is a big race in its own right and it looks like being an exciting renewal.

Politologue Big Favourite to Win Clarence House Chase

Politologue is a horse that is enjoying something of a renaissance, with the ten-year-old having been dismissed by many horse racing experts ahead of the Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase in March, although the Paul Nicholls horse took advantage of some key horses withdrawing to claim a victory.

Politologue has since lined up in the Tingle Creek Chase in early December and managed to cement his reputation as a leading chaser by claiming a victory at odds of 11/8 favourite, with the runner landing a seven-length victory over Greaneteen and he now looks like the horse to beat for this race.

Can Defi Du Seuil Lower the Colours of Race Favourite?

A year ago, Defi Du Seuil would be trading as strong betting favourite to win the Clarence House Chase, although you can currently back this horse at 3/1 to claim a victory and demonstrate his class ahead of likely tilt at the 2021 Champion Chase which takes place on Day Two of the Cheltenham Festival.

The Philip Hobbs-trained horse was all the rage last season when winning a succession of horse races, although the eight-year-old was unable to claim victory and actually finished out of the places despite the withdrawals of Chacun Pour Soi and Altior.

Defi was sent off as 6/5 favourite for the recent Shloer Chase although the horse was eventually pulled up and it’s looking as though many punters will need convincing before putting their confidence in the runner for another renewal.

However, Defi Du Seuil did win the race twelve months ago and perhaps we will finally see the sort of form that had everyone talking about this talented charge last season.

Who Are the Other Big Contenders for Clarence House?

First Flow has been an impressive performer during the 2020/21 National Hunt season and we’re pretty taken when it comes to the Kim Bailey runner for this clash. Odds of 7/1 look pretty attractive from an each-way perspective considering that it has now been five straight victories for the up-and-comer who could yet challenge hard for the Queen Mother.

On 21 November, First Flow lined up at odds of 3/1 for the Coral Hurst Park Handicap Chase and touched off Amoola Gold by a neck, with with the horse then accomplishing another victory when winning the William Hill Castleford Handicap Chase and he has to be regarded as a lively contender.

Then we have Riders On the Storm who is a talented but unpredictable eight-year-old and there wasn’t a huge amount to like about his performance in the Shloer Chase last time out although we might expect the horse to give a better account of himself here.