2023 Paddys Rewards Club Chase Betting Odds at Leopardstown racecourse

Wednesday, 27 December 2023

Energumene is a talented eight-year-old who could line up in the Paddy’s Rewards Club Chase, with the horse trading as the warm favourite for this Leopardstown showdown. Willie Mullins saw the runner win the Queen Mother Champion Chase at Cheltenham in March and he also won the William Hill Champion Chase at Punchestown.

Mullins has several options when it comes to this Grade 1 race, with Chacun Pour Soi an experienced ten-year-old who could make his seasonal reappearance over Christmas, while Blue Lord is another runner from the same stable who merits respect. Captain Guinness could be in good order.

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Willie Mullins always ends up landing lots of winners during the Leopardstown Christmas meeting and Energumene could be in the winners’ enclosure on 27 December. The eight-year-old runs in the Brighton & Hove Albion silk colours of owner Tony Bloom, with the horse making an appearance at Cork and it was a comfortable win at heavy odds-on.

The fact that the runner was able to win the William Hill Champion Chase at Punchestown by over eight lengths was impressive back in April, with that victory coming after landing a Queen Mother Champion Chase victory. However, much depends on whether Mullins and the horse’s connections go down this route.

Chacun Pour Soi hasn’t run for 250 days and it’s hard to judge the Rich Ricci-owned runner after such a long lay-off, with the ten-year-old often flattering to deceive and you might be on safer ground when wagering on Blue Lord. The seven-year-old always runs an honest race and has an impressive strike rate.

A win in the Clonmel Oil Chase by a neck set up the horse nicely, with the runner also triumphing in the Barberstown Castle Novice Chase at the Punchestown meeting. If you want to look beyond the Mullins stable, then perhaps Captain Guinness is capable of delivering the spoils and Henry de Bromhead will have high hopes.

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The race has been in operation since 1998 when Papillon was successful and the same horse went on to win the Aintree Grand National, with Moscow Flyer having scored a double in 2002 and 2003 and it’s clear that this race acts as a precursor for the Queen Mother Champion Chase over two miles at the Cheltenham Festival.

Big Zeb, Sizing Europe and Douvan are more recent winners and Willie Mullins could be in the winners’ enclosure with his latest two mile chaser who can promise great things for the 2020/21 season.

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Chacun Pour Soi unfortunately had to miss the Queen Mother Champion Chase due to injury although it’s full steam ahead for the eight-year-old and the horse has been odds-on favourite for several weeks when it comes to this Christmas horse race, with Mullins expecting him to claim the spoils and then build towards the Cheltenham Festival.

The horse was an impressive winner of the Ladbrokes Dublin Chase when beating Min in February, while he has returned for the 2020/21 season and it was an easy victory in the Kerry Group Hilly Way Chase last time out at Cork Racecourse, with the horse likely to be ready to get the victory.

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Henry de Bromhead has several lively chances in the big Irish National Hunt races over Christmas and that includes this race where Notebook is likely to be sent off as second favourite to claim victory, with the seven-year-old having won on his seasonal reappearance.

Notebook scored an impressive win in the Poplar Square Chase, with Rachael Blackmore having guided him to a victory at odds of 7/2 and this included beating Fakir D'oudairies and Cash Back in a four-horse race.

Notebook disappointed backers in the 2020 Cheltenham Festival when finishing sixth in the Arkle Chase although it appears as though the horse has plenty to offer and perhaps the favourite could be given a race.

Min is an experienced competitor and the Willie Mullins horse seems to run consistently well, with a victory in the Ryanair Chase last March illustrating that the runner still seems to have huge amounts of class and he was less than four lengths behind Chacun Pour Soi in February.