2024 Thyestes Chase Betting Odds at Gowran Park racecourse

Thursday, 25 January 2024

Angels Dawn runs for Sam Curling in the Goffs Thyestes Handicap Chase and the horse looks to have bold each-way claims, with the runner having finished seventh in his previous outing. He’s currently trading at a similar price to Dunboyne who was fourth last time out and this is just one of several Gordon Elliott-trained horses to consider.

Fakir D’alene isn’t without a chance and forms part of the Elliott contingent, with the horse trading at double figure racing betting odds. The best Willie Mullins-trained prospect could be Glengouly and the eight-year-old was second on his seasonal reappearance, with Shantreusse operating for Henry de Bromhead after a runner-up showing last time out.

2024 Thyestes Handicap Chase Tips

There are two horses vying for favouritism when it comes to the Goffs Thyestes Handicap Chase, with Angels Dawn and Dunboyne both having solid credentials based on the latest betting odds. The former is trained by Sam Curling and the runner was well off the pace at Navan in December running in a handicap hurdle although it did win the Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup.

Dunboyne was fourth in that latter race, when finishing thirteen lengths behind eventual winner Angels Dawn, with the horse then being pulled up in the Grand National back in April. More recently, there was a fourth-placed finish in the Bar One Racing Troytown Handicap Chase over three miles on soft to heavy ground.

Fakir D’alene is from the same stable as Dunboyne and we’ll never know how the horse might have wound up in a Leopardstown race over the festive season when being brought down in a long distance encounter. Previously to this, the runner was sent off at odds of 28/1 and finished up well despite racing wide for much for the encounter.

Glengouly was second out of twelve runners at Limerick when losing by four lengths to Happy Dreams, with the eight-year-old running for Willie Mullins. Henry de Bromhead saddles Shantreusse who looks to have a favourable weight allowance and the horse was second at Navan in the Foxrock Handicap Chase.

2023 Thyestes Chase Tips

We have a clutch of horses trading at a similar price to win the 2023 Thyestes Chase and it’s hard to pick an obvious contender. We recommend compiling a shortlist of horses and potentially consider placing some each-way bets on the action. The runners are all at a price where an each-way bet could help to yield a profit if the horse manages to register a first four finish.

It's worth bearing in mind that the horses all carry different weights and this is going to be a long-distance slog on potentially soft ground. Out of the leading contenders, Diol Ker is off a favourable mark and the Gigginstown horse has secured two runner-up positions, with the runner most recently landing second place in a twenty-eight runner race.

Escaria Ten is a respected horse who is carrying 11-6 and the nine-year-old and the horse was recently seen running into second at Thurles where we saw the horse run a favourable encounter when finishing two lengths behind favourite Darasso. Punters might be familiar with a horse that completed the Grand National course at Aintree last April.

Pencilfulloflead runs for Gordon Elliott and the horse was underwhelming when finishing last in a competitive race at Clonmel, although this trip might be more favourable when pitched against horses of a more modest rating. Franco De Port has failed to win any of his previous fourteen races and an each-way wager could be the better way forward.