2024 Reynoldstown Novices Chase Betting Odds at Ascot racecourse

Saturday, 17 February 2024

There are some quality races this weekend including the Reynoldstown Novices' Chase where the front three in the betting are all trading at a similar price. Apple Away looks set to go off as favourite, although Brave Kingdom and Kilbeg King could also put on a strong showing. Henry’s Friend is also trading at single figure racing odds.

There is a small field expected to line up at Ascot, with a strong test of stamina on the cards for this encounter over three miles. Brave Kingdom comes into the race off the back of consecutive wins, although Apple Away boasts arguably stronger form, with the horse carrying less weight than the other main counterparts.

2024 Reynoldstown Novices' Chase Tips

Apple Away may have only won one of the three outings this season, although the seven-year-old could go well for trainer Lucinda Russell. The horse was something of a surprise winner of the Sefton Novices’ Hurdle back in April when triumphing at odds of 16/1, with the horse most recently seen finishing second at Warwick.

That runner-up placing behind Grey Dawning was by fourteen lengths although the bookmakers regard Apple Away as the one to beat, with a victory recorded at Leicester in December. Perhaps Brave Kingdom will offer the most resistance and we’ve been taken by the back to back wins recorded by this horse during the season to date.

Paul Nicholls trains an eight-year-old who has strong credentials, with wins coming at Plumpton and Newbury so far this season. The most recent victory came in December, with the 15/8 shot winning over nearly three miles and that came after a victory over a shorter distance in November so the runner has to be considered.

Kilbeg King has posted three consecutive third-placed finishes this season and perhaps the horse will follow the front two in the betting home once again. His last race was on Boxing Day where the runner produced a fine run despite being sent off at odds of 28/1. It was no disgrace to follow home shorter-priced horses in the Kauto Star Novices’ Chase.

2023 Reynoldstown Novices Chase Tips

The Bateaux London Reynoldstown Novices' Chase could give us some valuable pointers as far as the 2023 Cheltenham Festival is concerned. Bold Endeavour heads the betting market and the Nicky Henderson-trained runner is bidding for his third successive victory, with the seven-year-old looking like the one to beat over three miles at Ascot Racecourse.

There was a handicap chase win at Leicester in early December and that was followed by a win in a more competitive chase at Doncaster. However, that was over a trip of two miles and four furlongs, so there is a question mark over the distance. Galia Des Liteaux is next in the betting and Dan Skelton has high hopes for a horse who has won twice this season.

The seven-year-old was able to score a thirteen-length win at Warwick on 14 January, with the runner beating Complete Unknown and The Goffer over three miles on heavy ground. That was after the horse was pulled up in the Kauto Star Novices’ Chase following a bad mistake early in the race although the mare appears to be back on track now.

Kinondo Kwetu catches the eye considering that the Sam England-trained runner has scored five consecutive wins this season and the seven-year-old has to be considered in this small field. Over three miles and one furlong at Aintree Racecourse on 23 October, we saw a narrow win in a handicap chase and Super Survivor is another runner who merits respect based on achievements so far.