Clarence House Chase Betting Odds Comparison - Ascot

23/01/2021 15:35:00

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.