Silver Cup Handicap Chase Betting Odds Comparison - Ascot

19/12/2020 15:00:00

The 2020 Ascot Silver Cup has been won by Gold Present, Valtor and Regal Encore over the past few years, with the latest contenders competing on Saturday 19 December to see which horse can oblige over a distance of three miles, with this proving to be a strong test of stamina and jumping ability.

2020 Ascot Silver Cup Betting Tips

No more than eighteen horses can line up for the Silver Cup which will take place on the same Ascot racecard as the Long Walk Hurdle, with several leading chasers set to line up and this is a great race for an each-way considering how open the betting market is.

Who Are the Ascot Silver Cup Betting Favourites?

The Conditional looks as though he will go off as the market leader to win the Ascot Silver Cup, with the David Bridgwater-trained charge having run very well at Newbury Racecourse when finishing third in the Ladbrokes Trophy Chase behind Cloth Cap and Aye Right, with the horse outrunning his odds of 14/1.

We’re big fans of the horse and this is not the first time he’s finished in the frame for a big race, with Brendan Powell riding him to success in the Ultima Handicap Chase on Day 1 of the 2020 Cheltenham Festival, with the horse having now demonstrated his jumping ability on more than one occasion.

If The Conditional doesn’t win, there are several other lively contenders and Espoir Du Guye is the second favourite in the betting, with Venetia Williams having high hopes for a runner that recently won the Coral Handicap Chase over two miles and five furlongs and this was on soft ground which could bode well this time around.

Itchy Feet and Kildisart are the other horses that catch the eye on the Ascot race card, with the latter having finished second behind The Conditional in the Ultima Handicap Chase, although the recent Ladbrokes Trophy Chase saw the horse land seventh place and he needs improvement this time around.

Itchy Feet was second to Imperial Aura at Ascot and could return to the track to run a strong race, with each-way punters likely to jump on the selection.

The History of the Ascot Silver Cup

The Ascot Silver Cup has been held at Ascot Racecourse since 1965 and now forms part of an exciting Ascot Racecard, with legendary horse Arkle having been the second winner of this event. Trainer Nicky Henderson has an excellent recent record after saddling Gold Present and Valtor to victory, although Anthony Honeyball achieved a rare double when landing the spoils with Regal Encore in 2016 before repeating the trick in 2019.