2024 Silver Trophy Handicap Chase Betting Odds at Cheltenham racecourse

Wednesday, 17 April 2024

There are several horses trading at single figure racing betting odds when it comes to the Silver Trophy Handicap Chase, with In Excelsis Deo looking like the one to beat. The six-year-old is trained by Harry Fry and performed well at the recent Cheltenham Festival when finishing fifth in the Plate Handicap Chase.

The fact that the horse has course and distance stands him in good stead here, with Il Ridoto meriting respect and the seven-year-old runs for Paul Nicholls who will hope to have a say in the trainers’ title. Sail Away could go well for Dan Skelton, with Scarface having won three of his previous four outings.

2024 Silver Trophy Handicap Chase Tips

The Silver Trophy Handicap Chase takes place over two miles, four and a half furlongs, with no more than twelve runners lining up in a race where In Excelsis Deo is the short-priced favourite. The horse was fairly impressive when finishing fifth in the Plate Handicap Chase, with that coming in a field of twenty-one runners.

In fact, the horse has hit the frame in all three Cheltenham outings, although he did unseat his rider at Sandown in early February, with plenty of other contenders potentially in the running here. This includes Il Ridoto who was eighth in the Plate Handicap Chase and this is another runner who has consistently performed well at Cheltenham.

Sail Away goes for the Skeltons and will look to find improvement after finishing last out of four horses at Ascot in February, with this coming after a solid showing at Doncaster where the runner was fourth out of eighteen. However, it has been four performances without a victory since having wind surgery.

Scarface could be the most interesting horse to back, with three victories coming in the past four races for the Joe Tizzard-trained runner. The seven-year-old was able to fend off six other competitors at Plumpton after doing the same at Sandown Park, with the horse returning after finishing fifth in this race last year.