2023 Paddy Power Steeplechase Betting Odds at Leopardstown racecourse

Wednesday, 27 December 2023

Limerick Lace heads the betting for the Paddy Power Steeplechase and the six-year-old has landed a victory and a runner-up spot this season. There was a triumph at Clonmel before another impressive run at Navan were the runner finished second to Coko Beach in an encounter that featured no less than twenty horses.

Amirite goes for trainer Henry de Bromhead, with the seven-year-old having run well at Cheltenham racecourse last time out, with Desertmore House having secured back to back successes and there’s every reason to think the horse can hit the frame. Meetingofthewaters was also successful last time and goes for Willie Mullins.

2023 Paddy Power Steeplechase Tips

Limerick Lace was sent off as the 4/1 favourite in the Bar One Racing Troytown Handicap Chase and acquitted himself well over three miles on soft to heavy ground. Although Coko Beach edged out this runner, trainer Gavin Cromwell will hope that the runner is able to jump with more fluency in order to land a victory in this encounter.

There are lots of lively competitors including Amirite who was fourth last time out and the Henry de Bromhead-trained runner could be favourably weighted, with the horse one of the few that was able to finish at Cheltenham Racecourse at the end of October. If it hadn’t been for the horse’s saddle slipping, we might have seen a closer finish.

Desertmore House has won three of four encounters in the second half of 2023, with the horse obliging at betting odds of 11/1 in the Guinness Kerry National Handicap at Listowel. It was a relatively comfortable win by nearly four lengths, with a previous victory coming at Kilbeggan, with trainer Martin Brassil confident the horse can hit the frame.

Meetingofthewaters is a talented six-year-old that goes for Willie Mullins, with the horse recently sent off at even money in a Cork encounter over two miles and five furlongs. It ended up being a relatively comfortable victory by five and a half lengths, with the horse improving with every performance after some decent showings at Galway.

2022 Paddy Power Steeplechase Tips

Ain’t That A Shame ran a tremendous race at Limerick on 22 October, with Henry de Bromhead seeing the 5/1 favourite finish a narrow second to The Big Dog. While the latter looks set to line up in the Welsh Grand National, the former might have won this encounter but for a jumping mistake towards the end of the race. However, three miles on soft ground is a pretty solid achievement.

Donkey Years also ran in the JT McNamara Ladbrokes Munster National Handicap Chase and finished in third place, with the eight year old featuring prominently in the betting. It wouldn’t be a surprise to see the pair in the frame once again, although Panda Boy merits plenty of respect based on previous showings.

Martin Brassil will feel confident that his charge can produce an improvement on his showings this season, with the horse well down the finishing order at Punchestown on his latest appearance, although there was a success in the Ladbrokes Beginners Chase towards the end of last term.

Frontal Assault is a talented seven-year-old who runs for Gigginstown, with Jack Kennedy riding the Gordon Elliott-trained runner to a victory in the Mongey Communications Chase, with the horse then running at Navan and finishing a fairly respectable fifth although he did disappoint backers who had got on board the 3/1 favourite.

Paddy Power Steeplechase betting odds

Some of the leading chasers from the big Irish horse racing yards will have contenders lining up to compete for a share of the spoils, with this taking place over a distance of three miles and this is likely to be on soft or even heavy ground.

Ontheropes Among Favourites to Win Paddy Power Steeplechase

Willie Mullins will have lots of lively contenders to win the Paddy Power Steeplechase and perhaps Ontheropes is the main one, with the six-year-old running a gallant race when finishing second behind Monkfish in the Jim Ryan Racecourse Services Beginners Chase on 28 November 2020.

The fact that the Mullins runner was a 16/1 chance finishing runner-up against a massive odds-on shot means that we need to treat his chances seriously for this encounter, with the horse actually needing a run considering that his last appearance was being pulled up at Navan in March.

Who Are the Other Big Betting Favourites to Win PP Steeplechase?

Mullins has some other leading horses and Castlebawn West could be a runner that finished up in the each-way betting places, with the runner finishing third in the Alanna Homes Handicap Chase and that was a solid showing over two miles and three furlongs.

Class Conti is among the more difficult horses to predict and the eight-year-old hasn’t had a run in the past twelve months, although there are several horses that could also have a say in this race.

Daly Tiger has a 1 next to his name after the Noel Meade runner returned to the track to recently win at Punchestown on 14 November, with the horse triumphing by over four lengths and this could be many people’s idea of a strong each-way bet.

Meade also has a lively contender in the form of Brace Yourself and this horse has plenty of runs under his belt, with four finishes already during the 2020/21 National Hunt season, with the seven-year-old looking to be in strong form.

Brace Yourself won at Gowran Park back in October and recently ran into second place over three miles and five furlongs at Punchestown Racecourse, with this being a lively each-way contender.