2022 Savills Chase Betting Odds at Leopardstown racecourse

Wednesday, 28 December 2022

The Savills Chase is a three-mile encounter that is very much a prestigious contest in its own race. The Leopardstown race is a Grade 1 heat where lots of well-known horses will compete in this long distance affair, with A Plus Tard entered for the race and we have seen fireworks from this runner when it comes to the Cheltenham Festival and more pertinently the Gold Cup.

Conflated could be an interesting runner and the Gigginstown horse could go well over three miles on what is likely to be soft ground. Willie Mullins has Stattler and there have been a string of recent wins from the seven-year-old, with Galopin Des Champs running from the same stable.

2022 Savills Chase Tips

A Plus Tard returned to the race track in November, with the eight-year-old sent off as the 1/2 favourite in the Betfair Chase. However, the 2022 Cheltenham Gold Cup winner was pulled up at Haydock Racecourse, with trainer Henry de Bromhead hoping that this was simply an anomaly although the horse has something to prove next time out.

Naturally, A Plus Tard can’t be knocked considering that the horse was so visually impressive at the Cheltenham Festival in March, with the runner landing a fifteen-length victory over his rivals. The horse was sent off as the 8/11 favourite to win the 2021 Savills Chase although Galvin was able to pip the runner at the post.

Perhaps we’ll see Galvin line up and aim to protect his crown, with the Gordon Elliott-trained runner having run four times in the past twelve months and the sole victory came at Punchestown when winning a Grade 3 encounter over three miles although this will be a sterner test.

Conflated finished third in the Ladbrokes Champion Chase when finishing behind Envoi Allen and Kemboy. Notably, the horse was ahead of Galvin on that occasion, although the horse was also second to Clan Des Obeaux. Then we have the prospect of Stattler lining up and the horse has secured three consecutive wins, with the horse not having an outing since the National Hunt Challenge Cup in March.

Bet on 2020 Savills Steeplechase

This is a horse race which has been in operation since 1986, with Beef Or Salmon the most prolific winner after triumphing on three different occasions, while Michael Hourigan is the most successful trainer after saddling the above horse along with other winners Deep Bramble and Dorans Pride.

Minella Indo Favourite to Win 2020 Savills Chase

Minella Indo is a tough nut to crack and trainer Henry de Bromhead will be feeling confident that his horse can go close when lining up in this race, with the seven-year-old having finished second in the RSA Insurance Novices’ Chase at the 2020 Cheltenham Festival before scoring a couple of victories this season.

There was a victory at Wexford before a facile triumph at Navan, although this will be a tougher assignment for a horse who could end up being a genuine Gold Cup contender providing that all goes well here.

However, Champ was the winning horse when it came to the RSA Chase and perhaps the Nicky Henderson-trained charge is going to be the one to beat, with the eight-year-old having not been seen at a racecourse since winning at the Cheltenham Festival on 11 March 2020.

Who Are the Other Big Contenders for Savills Chase?

There are lots of other horses that could be in line to compete in this race, with trainer Gordon Elliott likely to have several darts and perhaps this will include Presenting Percy who has had an interesting career to date.

The nine-year-old was an impressive winner at Thurles when touching off Kemboy by several lengths on 19 November which suggests the horse is in good nick, with the horse looking to build back up again after falling in the 2020 Cheltenham Gold Cup.

Delta Work will run for the Gigginstown yard and finished fifth in the Cheltenham Gold Cup back in March although the horse finished in the same position in the Ladbrokes Champion Chase and further improvement will be needed.

Willie Mullins is also likely to be mob-handed for the Savills Chase, with Kemboy probably the best chance for the Irish trainer and the horse has plenty to prove after finishing well down the field in the Gold Cup.