2022 Paddy Power Steeplechase Betting Odds at Leopardstown racecourse

Tuesday, 27 December 2022

Ain’t That A Shame is a Henry de Bromhead-trained runner who is set to line up in the Paddy Power Steeplechase, with this horse among the favourites. However, the bookmakers are pricing this up as an open contest and the eight-year-old is just one of several potential winners, with Panda Boy another runner prominent in the betting.

Staying on the subject of animal-related names, Donkey Years runs in the famous green and gold silks of JP McManus, with Frontal Assault representing Gordon Elliott’s best chance of success in the race. Willie Mullins is also likely to be represented by Mr Incredible and Captain Kangaroo.

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.