2023 Clarence House Chase Betting Odds at Ascot racecourse

Saturday, 21 January 2023

Energumene has enjoyed a decorated career, with the horse being a comfortable winner of the Bar One Racing Hilly Way Chase on 11 December at Cork, although the more impressive victory came at Punchestown in the William Hill Champion Chase when beating Chacun Pour Soi by more than eight lengths.

Edwardstone has more to prove after failing to complete his previous race, with Alan King hoping for a cleaner round of jumping after unseating his jockey in the Ladbrokes Desert Orchid Chase at Kempton over the festive period. However, there have been a succession of strong performances leading up to that stage.

2023 Clarence House Chase Tips

The 2023 Clarence House Chase is packed with intrigue, with Edwardstone having run a succession of impressive races during his career. The nine-year-old was sent off as the 5/2 favourite in the Arkle Chase at the 2022 Cheltenham Festival, with Alan King’s charge enjoying a victory by over four lengths on that occasion.

Edwardstone had his colours lowered at Aintree the following month. Gentleman De Mee was able to get the better of him and there is now a bigger question mark in terms of how the horse will recover from that fall at Kempton Racecourse, with Energumene sure to be a warm order.

The Irish horse hasn’t done a lot wrong during his career to date, with the winner of the 2022 Champion Chase at the Cheltenham Festival enjoying a victory by over eight lengths in this encounter. Willie Mullins will be hoping to send his charge back to Prestbury Park in March for a successive title defence and this could be the penultimate race.

Although Energumene was beaten into second in the 2022 Clarence House Chase, the horse won’t have to contend against Shishkin this time around and looks more than capable of a victory. You could consider a straight forecast bet which involves the favourite beating the second favourite considering there appears to be a lack of depth in the race.

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.