2023 Gold Cup Handicap Chase Betting Odds at Ascot racecourse

Saturday, 04 November 2023

We’re excited about the 2023 Gold Cup Handicap Chase which is going to take place over a stamina-sapping three miles. There are twenty obstacles to overcome, with Monbeg Genius running for trainer Jonjo O’Neill and there were some smart performances last season, although punters might be looking elsewhere for each-way value.

Beauport could tick a number of boxes although the runner did fall last time out, with Flash Collonges having also tumbled on a previous outing. Eldorado Allen, Larry and Tea Clipper are other horses who merit respect and this is a race where there are sure to be extra places available from an each-way point-of-view.

2023 Gold Cup Handicap Chase Tips

Monbeg Genius could prove to be a smart performer at Ascot racecourse this weekend, with the seven-year-old returning to the track after a solid performance at the Cheltenham Festival last season. Third place in the Ultima Handicap Chase was no disgrace, with Jonjo O’Neill’s charge only finding two horses too good in a thrilling finish.

Previously to this, the horse had been able to deliver at Chepstow as the odds-on favourite and that was a second successive triumph at the Welsh track following a success at Newcastle. However, there will be punters looking for stronger each-way value and that could bring Beauport into the reckoning.

The seven-year-old wasn’t hugely convincing last season and there was a fall at Aintree in the middle of April when running in the William Hill Handicap Chase. Previously to this, the runner was well down the order at the Cheltenham Festival when running in the Kim Muir Challenge Cup and maybe Flash Collonges is a more viable alternative.

The eight-year-old was a faller at Ayr Racecourse in the Scottish Grand National although the horse was travelling well when tumbling down at the nineteenth obstacle. This had come after a win against four other runners in a Handicap Chase at Newbury Racecourse, with Larry, Tea Clipper and Two For Gold other horses for the shortlist.