2024 Earl Grosvenor Handicap Betting Odds at Chester racecourse

Friday, 10 May 2024

As many as seventeen runners can line up in the Earl Grosvenor Handicap at Chester Racecourse on Friday 12 May, with a wide open field set to compete over nearly one mile at the Roodee. Biggles has obvious claims but some punters will be looking elsewhere for each-way value and there are plenty of runners trading at single figure betting odds.

Vafortino has been among the places on his previous two outings, with Kevin Philippart De Foy training a horse that should be suited by the trip, while Boardman is one of the older horses in the field that could also be set to go well. Gweedore also ran well recently and could be another horse for the Chester shortlist.

2023 Earl Grosvenor Handicap Tips

Biggles ran fairly well at Haydock Park in his previous outing and the third placed finish at the end of April could be a good prep race for this encounter at Chester. Towards the end of last year, we saw Ralph Beckett’s charge claim a victory at Newbury in October and the horse was then sent off as favourite at Doncaster on heavy ground over seven furlongs before finishing second.

Vafortino is an interesting runner who has plenty of experience for a five-year-old, with the horse being narrowly edged out in his last race. There was just half a length to separate winner Rebel Territory and this horse in a handicap race at Newmarket, with Kevin Philippart De Foy previously seeing his runner win a claiming handicap at Goodwood in September.

Boardman hasn’t been close to victory in his past three outings, with the horse having failed to win any of his past nine encounters. The Tim Easterby-trained runner finished midfield last time out in a race that also included several of the runners lining up here, including Gweedore and Biggles, although perhaps he’s favourably weighted as a result.

Gweedore is a similar price and looks like a better each-way wager, with the horse finishing second last time out in that race at Haydock Park and that came after winning a race at Musselburgh in early April when obliging as the 7/2 joint-favourite. The trip looks to be well suited to a horse who is our best idea of an each-way wager.