2023 Cotswold Chase Betting Odds at Cheltenham racecourse

Saturday, 28 January 2023

Protektorat could go off as the betting favourite for the 2023 Cotswold Chase, with the eight-year-old likely to be a warm order for this long-distance encounter. However, there will be those who will instead want to side with Noble Yeats. Racing fans will recall the eight-year-old winning the 2022 Grand National and he’s won the past two encounters.

Ahoy Senor hasn’t been in the winners’ enclosure this season but the horse racing betting sites are respecting this runner’s chances, while the evergreen Frodon is certainly capable of running into the frame with a clear round of jumping. Sounds Russian and Dusart are other horses in the race and they might not make up the numbers.

2023 Cotswold Chase Betting Tips

Protektorat is trained by Dan Skelton and the eight-year-old put in a smart round of jumping to win the Betfair Chase on 19 November. The horse quickened when asked and there was an eleven length win which really laid down a marker. We might be looking at a potential Gold Cup winner although there is plenty of improvement needed to challenge A Plus Tard.

Noble Yeats scored a Grand National victory in 2022, with the eight-year-old producing a fine performance in the Boylesports Many Clouds Chase on 3 December, with the Emmet Mullins-trained charge winning by over three lengths on good to soft ground. This came after winning a listed race at Wexford, with the horse likely to be a warm order.

Ahoy Senor wasn’t able to live with the pace in the King George VI Chase on Boxing Day at Kempton Park, with the eight-year-old finishing fifth behind the likes of winner Bravemansgame and also Frodon. However, the horse wasn’t too far away when finishing third to Noble Yeats at Aintree and perhaps the runner can benefit from the weight allowance.

Frodon is now the ripe old age of 11 although the Paul Nicholls-trained charge has plenty to recommend him due to not ever running a bad race. The horse finished a respectable third place in the King George VI Chase, with Sounds Russian having plenty to recommend him and the Ruth Jefferson-trained runner is slightly shorter than outsider Dusart.