2023 Camden Hells Handicap Betting Odds at Chester racecourse

Saturday, 16 September 2023

There’s a relatively long-distance flat racing tussle at the Roodee on Saturday, with the 2023 Camden Hells Handicap taking place over one mile, two and a half furlongs. This Class 3 encounter has many horses trading at single figure racing odds, with Masekela running as the market leader and the four-year-old could be the one to beat.

Sweet Reward has twice been in the winners’ enclosure this season and the six-year-old looks set to go well for trainer Jonathan Portman. First Impression also comes into this contest off the back of a victory and can’t be discounted, while Great Max and Box To Box are other pretenders who could be interesting from an each-way point-of-view.

2023 Camden Hells Handicap Tips

On first glance, the form of Masekela might not have a lot to recommend the horse when it comes to the Camden Hells Handicap, although the four-year-old has been running in some competitive races. The Sky Bet Finale Handicap at York saw the charge run pretty well at odds of 40/1 and that came after a wind surgery operation.

However, some might instead prefer the chances of Sweet Reward instead. The six-year-old has secured victories in two of the past three outings, with the latest win seeing the horse oblige at odds of 16/1. This was a five-length win at Goodwood Racecourse at the back end of August, with the horse having also won a handicap race at Epsom.

First Impression will look to build on a victory last time out and John Quinn trains a runner who will be carrying three pounds less than the front two in the betting. We saw the horse win a Ladies Day Handicap at Chester over a month ago, with the runner able to win by over two lengths on that occasion and there could be more to come.

Great Max has struggled on the past two performances although perhaps a run into seventh in the Virgin Bet Handicap at Sandown wasn’t too shabby considering the horse was a 40/1 shot and beat seven other runners. In the Buckingham Palace Stakes, there was a midfield finish and perhaps there could be some merit in an each-way wager.