2023 Epic Value Handicap Chase Betting Odds at Cheltenham racecourse

Saturday, 28 October 2023

There could be as many as fourteen runners lining up for the 2023 Handicap Chase at Cheltenham Racecourse, with Haddex Des Obeaux among the leading contenders for this encounter. Gary Moore trains a six-year-old who boasts solid credentials, while Red Rookie could be a star performer for Emma Lavelle.

Guy has already ran twice this season and recorded a victory on both occasions, with Triple Trade having signed off in the previous campaign with back to back successes. Dancing On My Own runs for Henry de Bromhead and the nine-year-old could also be popular, with the bookies likely to offer extra places for this race.

2023 Cheltenham Handicap Chase Tips

Haddex Des Obeaux is a talented six-year-old who will be hoping to quickly rediscover the form of last season. It’s been nearly a year since the Gary Moore-trained charge was able to succeed, with the horse obliging at Warwick Racecourse when winning a handicap chase by a massive nineteen lengths. However, it’s always hard to assess horses after a long lay-off.

Red Rookie is also among the leading contenders and the horse ran the most recently in May, with Amy Murphy saddling a runner who finished well behind the front two in the Racing TV Handicap Chase at Kempton Park despite being sent off as the 9/4 favourite. This came after a win at Warwick on 30 March.

Guy has the advantage of already running on two occasions this season and they have both resulted in a victory. Nigel Twiston-Davies saw his charge most recently land the spoils when being sent off as the 10/11 favourite in the National Hunt Appreciation Handicap Chase, with a previous success happening at Ludlow and he could be a good each-way shout.

Triple Trade scored twice in April when obliging at Wincanton and Kempton, with the former success coming when the 5/2 favourite was able to succeed over two miles and four furlongs. Then came a handicap chase success over two miles and two furlongs, with this runner looking capable of having the requisite stamina to oblige here.