2023 Shloer Chase Betting Odds at Cheltenham racecourse

Sunday, 19 November 2023

Much comes down to whether Jonbon can pick up where he left off after last season’s heroics, with the horse having landed four victories in five outings last term. The seven-year-old is trained by Nicky Henderson and the horse has been steadily shortening in the betting market. However, some will want to find a bigger priced alternative.

Edwardstone is an older adversary who flattered to deceive somewhat last season, although Alan King could still have a strong performer on his hands and the small field means that tactics could play a significant part. Nube Negra is another nine-year-old who could have each-way claims and the same applies to Banbridge.

2023 Shloer Chase Tips

Jonbon was busy collecting wins last season and he signed off with a victory in the bet365 Celebration Chase at Sandown Park at the end of April. That was achieved over one mile, seven and a half furlongs, with the horse able to oblige by nearly four lengths. The horse enjoyed a facile win at Aintree and that came after finishing second at the Cheltenham Festival.

In the Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices’ Chase, the horse found El Fabiolo too good although the plain fact is that Jonbon is the one to beat, with the runner having scored six times in the past seven appearances. It will be interesting to see whether Edwardstone is able to put up a decent fight, with Alan King saddling the nine-year-old for this one.

The horse was last seen finishing well down the pecking order in the Queen Mother Champion Chase, with the runner sent off at 15/8 before struggling to achieve a fluent jumping performance. The horse had previously run well when finishing second in the Albert Bartlett Clarence House Chase on 28 January.

Nube Negra has been a solid performer during his career although the horse didn’t travel well in the Champion Chase at Cheltenham, with the runner never travelling on that occasion. In the Ladbrokes Desert Orchid Chase last December, the runner was thirteen lengths behind Editeur Du Gite and improvement will be needed here.

2022 Cheltenham Shloer Chase Tips

Edwardstone enjoyed a string of victories last season, with the eight-year-old looking to enhance his reputation and he’s trading at odds-on when it comes to the Shloer Chase. The horse was previously sent off as the 5/2 favourite to win the 2022 Arkle Chase at the Cheltenham Festival and duly obliged when winning by over four lengths.

However, Edwardstone then went to Aintree and was unable to oblige when being sent off as the 4/7 favourite. Gentleman De Mee was able to lower his colours on that occasion and there’s always an element of unpredictability when it comes to the first outing of the campaign, with plenty of other horses lining up here.

Nube Negra has had a fine career of his own to date. Dan Skelton’s charge was the winner of the Shloer Chase twelve months ago when landing the spoils at odds of 9/4. He was able to beat Politologue and Put The Kettle On in a small field, with the horse able to adapt to good conditions and could yet end up running in the Queen Mother Champion Chase.

However, Nube Negra has plenty of improvement to find in order to win this race. There was a distant third placed finish at Sandown behind Greaneteen and perhaps Editeur Du Gite offers better value after a promising recent run at Cheltenham in a handicap chase.