2024 Novice Chase Betting Odds at Leopardstown racecourse

Sunday, 04 February 2024

There could be a big field lining up in this Novice Chase at Leopardstown on 29 December, with Klassical Dream having returned to the track this season to land a third-placed finish before landing a victory last time out. Corbetts Cross’ seasonal career has followed the same path, with Emmet Mullins hoping for more from this six-year-old.

Favori De Champdou has a runner-up spot and a victory to his name this season and Gordon Elliott will hope that the eight-year-old is able to oblige for Gigginstown, while Flooring Porter has previously demonstrated plenty of class and the Gavin Cromwell-trained runner certainly has plenty of staying ability which has been demonstrated as a staying hurdler.

2023 Neville Hotels Novice Chase Tips

Klassical Dream has bags of ability and this was recently demonstrated at Thurles. Towards the end of November, the horse was able to beat eight other runners over two miles and six furlongs, although the previous outing saw the Willie Mullins-trained charge finishing third in the Racing TV Grande Course de Haies d'Auteuil.

Previously to this, the eight-year-old was able to score in the Ladbrokes Champion Stayers Hurdle over two miles, seven and a half furlongs. Sent off as the 3/1 joint-favourite, the horse was able to edge out Asterion Forlonge although Corbetts Cross could potentially be a fly in the ointment and the six-year-old has plenty of ability.

The Emmet Mullins-trained runner was able to win a Beginners’ Chase over two miles, five and a half furlongs on soft ground at Fairyhouse, with Favori De Champdou having finished second out of six runners at Galway before claiming a victory at Punchestown when achieving an impressive fourteen-length win.

The Gordon Elliott-trained runner was able to score at odds of 11/2 to demonstrate plenty of staying ability over three miles, with Flooring Porter having demonstrated his class over hurdles and Gavin Cromwell will now hope that his horse can take well to the larger obstacles, with each-way claims certainly there for this runner.

2022 Leopardstown Novice Chase Tips

The 2022 Leopardstown Novice Chase looks like a hot race and this Grade 1 encounter takes place over two miles and one furlong. Fil Dor has either finished first or second throughout his career, with the runner landing a runner-up spot in the JCB Triumph Hurdle behind Vauban and there was only two and a half lengths between the two horses at the Cheltenham Festival.

Vauban was also able to chin the same horse when the pair clashed at the Punchestown Festival, while his seasonal reappearance saw Brazil beat the horse at Naas. However, a victory was landed in the Beginners Chase when the favourite saw off Saint Roi and it’s easy to see why the bookmakers are keeping the horse onside.

Hollow Games is a horse that merits lots of respect and the six-year-old was able to win his own Beginners Chase race, with Jack Kennedy unlikely to be on the horse this time around. However, that four length victory over two miles and one furlong was visually impressive after finishing third in the Martin Pipe at the 2022 Cheltenham Festival.

Impervious is an interesting runner and there were back-to-back victories at Wexford and Cork to set up a tilt in this festive race. Beating Dinoblue in a Mares Novice Chase was a solid performance and we shouldn’t underestimate the mares’ allowance that will be afforded to this female horse on what is likely to be bottomless ground.