2024 Novices Champion Handicap Chase Betting Odds at Ayr racecourse

Saturday, 20 April 2024

There’s a wide open look about the Novices' Champion Handicap Chase betting market, with several horses trading at single figure racing betting odds. This includes Montgomery who is a talented seven-year-old running for Venetia Williams and the horse could be well-handicapped for an encounter over three miles.

Willie Mullins has been landing some big wins recently and he saddles Klarc Kent, with the eight-year-old having been in the frame several times last season. Stay Away Fay has twice been in the winners’ enclosure and is one of two Paul Nicholls-trained runners near the top of the betting, with Mofasa another potential contender.

2024 Novices' Champion Handicap Chase Tips

Montgomery has done no wrong in the past three outings, racking up a string of victories and the seven-year-old will be bidding to record yet another win when it comes to the Novices' Champion Handicap Chase at Ayr. The horse was last seen claiming a win at Bangor-on-Dee when fending off four other rivals to oblige as the 8/11 favourite.

Previously to this, there was another win against a small field at Leicester where the horse was able to achieve a seventeen length victory. This came after a previous triumph at Bangor although there’s a notable step up in class when it comes to this race. Perhaps Klarc Kent will deliver a success for trainer Willie Mullins.

The eight-year-old was last seen finishing second at Fairyhouse in an eight-runner race, with the 9/1 beaten by a neck on that occasion. Previously to this came a smart performance at Punchestown where the horse was able to finish third out of a field of seven, with favourite Senior Chief proving too strong at odds-on.

Stay Away Fay was pulled up at the Cheltenham Festival, although the Paul Nicholls-trained runner was previously able to run well in the Cotswold Chase at the same track. Earlier in the season, there were wins at Exeter and Sandown, although much depends on whether the horse has sufficiently recovered from its last race.