2023 Chester Cup Betting Odds at Chester racecourse

Friday, 12 May 2023

Much depends on whether Novel Legend can continue on an upward trajectory, with the four-year-old bidding to secure a third victory of the season and it’s hard to shake off the idea of the James Fanshawe-trained charge that he will land a place in the frame. It’s been a lot longer since Dermot Weld’s Falcon Eight has been seen at a racecourse.

Green Book could be an interesting runner for trainer Venetia Williams, with Metier going for Harry Fry and there are a number of National Hunt horses that will take their chances against their flat counterparts. Look out for Chester racing price boosts and get the biggest odds or best place terms that are available.

2023 Chester Cup Tips

The 2023 Chester Cup is a long distance affair which sees the runners and riders compete over two miles, two and a half furlongs. Novel Legend should have the staying power to go well and that explains why the four-year-old is trading as favourite, with the horse winning on the all-weather at Kempton over two miles when obliging by a little over one length.

This victory was followed up by another win and this time it came in the Compton Beauchamp Estates Ltd Silver Bar Handicap over two miles, half a furlong. This was an eye-catching display which saw the horse burst away to land a victory by six lengths, although there’s more than one runner competing and perhaps it’s worth looking elsewhere for value.

On face value, Falcon Eight doesn’t look to be great value considering the scarcity of wins although the horse has mainly been seen competing in National Hunt races. The horse has been wrapped in cotton wool since the end of 2022, with the runner not able to make the distance of three miles on soft ground in a hurdle race at Leopardstown.

Green Book actually put in an impressive display of jumping at Cheltenham Festival, with the horse sent off at big odds of 40/1 before running into fourth and there was everything to like about the spin given to the ride over three miles. Perhaps the horse was overpriced given that there was previously a success at Sandown Park over nearly three miles.

2022 Chester Cup Odds and Tips

Although there was no running of the 2020 Chester Cup, the 2021 renewal took place behind closed doors and Falcon Eight was the winner on that occasion. The seven-year-old claimed the spoils when being ridden by Frankie Dettori and the horse had his backers at 15/2. It’s likely that the horse will be punted at a similar price for this renewal.

After winning the 2021 Chester Cup, Falcon Eight then ran in the Queen Alexandra Stakes at Royal Ascot and finished well down the order when landing ninth place. It was a largely disappointing result considering he was sent off as the 7/4 favourite, although the runner won the BetVictor Maiden Hurdle at Thurles back in February.

Will Pied Piper Be Given a Shot in Chester Cup?

One eye-catching entry when it comes to the Chester Cup betting odds is Pied Piper. Many horse racing fans will have seen this Gordon Elliott-trained runner perform well in the 2022 Cheltenham Festival. A third-placed finish in the Triumph Hurdle was fairly impressive and the four-year-old then went to Aintree where he ran another good race.

On that occasion in the Jewson Anniversary 4-y-o Juvenile Hurdle, Pied Piper actually dead-heated with Knight Salute before the latter was awarded the victory after a steward’s enquiry. However, the horse looks primed to become part of the 2022 Flat horse racing season according to trainer comments.

Green Book looks set to run according to the 2022 Chester Cup betting odds, with Venetia Williams training an interesting runner who could be open to a lot of improvement. The five-year-old ran at the Cavani Menswear Sefton Novices' Hurdle at the Grand National Festival, although there was an impressive fifth place in the Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle despite being sent off at 40/1.

Almighwar Sets Benchmark in the Chester Cup 2021

Almighwar is the Chester Cup betting favourite and the John Gosden-trained charge sets a decent standard, with the four-year-old having already enjoyed two outings this season where he was able to finish second on both occasions.

The horse finished second in the Ladbrokes Rosebery Handicap on the all-weather track at Kempton Park before another runner-up spot in the Compton Beauchamp Estates Ltd Silver Bar Handicap in mid-April and connections will be confident that he can go close in this one.

Gosden Could Also Go Close With Golden Rules

John Gosden currently has the first two in the betting and we’re keen on the chances of Golden Rules who is trading at a bigger price than his stablemate and looks a decent each-way shout at betting odds of around 10/1, with the horse having enjoyed a promising juvenile career.

The slight negative was that Golden Rules failed to oblige as the odds-on favourite in a recent all-weather encounter at Wolverhampton, although Gosden will make sure the horse is primed for this run and we should expect a bright showing.

Who Are the Other Chester Cup Betting Favourites?

We’re excited about the chances of a number of horses for the Chester Cup and that includes Not So Sleepy who hasn’t had a seasonal outing in 2021, although the nine-year-old is highly experienced and this horse has been switched from National Hunt racing after recently running in the Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham and then the Aintree Hurdle.

Trainer Hughie Morrison has decided to remove the obstacles and pitch the horse on the flat, with Future Investment trading at a similar price. Ralph Beckett will be optimistic about his charge considering that jockey Harry Bentley steered him to success at Chester last year although there have been a couple of disappointing runs since then.