2021 Savills Chase Betting Odds at Leopardstown racecourse

Tuesday, 28 December 2021

The Savills Chase is set to be one of the Irish horse racing highlights over the Christmas period, with Leopardstown Racecourse hosting a three-mile encounter on 28 December 2020 and this looks set to be an exciting renewal, with several leading contenders set to take their chances over three miles.

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.