2023 Champion Chase Betting Odds at Down Royal racecourse

Saturday, 11 November 2023

Gerri Colombe certainly has the credentials to win the Champion Chase at Down Royal based on the horse’s exploits last season, although it’s been over 200 days since the previous appearance and perhaps there could be some rustiness in this Grade 1 encounter. Trainer Gordon Elliott has a number of other contenders in the race.

That includes Conflated and Ash Tree Meadow, with the former having turned out already this season. Envoi Allen also has a run under his belt and this charge should go well for Henry de Bromhead along with stablemate Minella Indo. The bookies are struggling to split the two runners who could be popular each-way selections.

2023 Champion Chase Tips

Gerri Colombe recorded four wins from five performances last season and he’s been installed as the short-price favourite to win the Ladbrokes Champion Chase on Saturday. There were victories at Fairyhouse, Limerick and Sandown last season before the runner fell just short of a Cheltenham Festival triumph in the Brown Advisory Novices’ Chase.

On that occasion, The Real Whacker was able to get up, although it was still a strong performance for the seven-year-old who was able to score at Aintree a month later when winning the Mildmay Novices’ Chase at the Grand National meeting. Sent off as the 4/6 favourite, the horse was able to oblige by seven and a half furlongs.

Conflated is an older stablemate of Gerri Colombe’s, with a question mark over this runner based on a previous appearance. In a Grade 3 encounter at Punchestown, the nine-year-old weakened towards the end of a race on yielding ground, with punters perhaps finding Envoi Allen or Minella Indo a more appetising prospect.

The latter was successful in the above Punchestown race and we’re talking about a previous Cheltenham Gold Cup winner, while Envoi Allen can’t be disregarded and made a seasonal reappearance by finishing third out of six runners at Gowran Park. Sent off as the 13/8 favourite, the horse will have come on for the run over two miles and four furlongs.

If you’re looking for the best Irish horse racing odds, then you’ve come to the right place. The Ladbrokes Champion Chase is one of the biggest races on the Irish National Hunt calendar, with this taking place at Down Royal Racecourse and it’s a real test of stamina considering that the contest takes place over three miles.

The Ladbrokes Champion Chase has been in operation since 1999 and it’s a Grade 1 encounter, with horse racing betting tips available for a race which is traditionally run in late October or early November.

You can compare the latest horse racing odds at Racing-Odds.com to make sure that you are getting the best value when it comes to the selection you want to back. Look out for extra each-way places for this race and this sort of bet can sometimes yield a profit without having to back the winner.

We have seen some famous names win the Ladbrokes Champion Chase in the past few years, with Frodon having claimed a victory in 2021, with The Storyteller having landed the spoils in 2020. Previously to this, there were consecutive successes for Road To Respect, with Kauto Star another dual winner of this race.

Ruby Walsh has secured the biggest number of wins as a jockey, with the Irishman triumphant on Taranis, Kauto Star (twice) and Valseur Lido, with horses aged five or older able to line up in this encounter and there’s always a generous purse available.

Bookmaker Ladbrokes became the sponsor of the Champion Chase in 2019 and this is the first Grade One encounter of the Irish National Hunt season. Many customers like to place horse racing bets on the various selections.