2023 Faugheen Novice Chase Betting Odds at Limerick racecourse

Thursday, 28 December 2023

The big question is whether Gaelic Warrior can be beaten in the Faugheen Novice Chase, with the five-year-old looking like a difficult horse to surpass. There have been several victories in his short career to date, with Found A Fifty regarded as the most viable opponent and the six-year-old has put up some impressive showings this term.

Emmet Mullins saddles Corbetts Cross and the six-year-old could be a spot of each-way value when it comes to this race, with American Mike going for Gordon Elliott and there was a victory for the runner in the previous encounter. Blood Destiny and Klassical Dream are horses from the Willie Mullins camp who are regarded as second string to the favourite.

2023 Faugheen Novice Chase Tips

Gaelic Warrior has demonstrated on a frequent basis that he’s a highly capable performer, with Willie Mullins saddling a horse who is the highest-rated in the field. The five-year-old was recently seen landing a victory at Punchestown Racecourse, fending off ten other rivals and the bookies are taking no chances with their quotes when it comes to this horse.

The runner was previously successful in the Irish Mirror Novice Hurdle over three miles on yielding ground, with this win occurring over ten lengths. However, the horse did have his colours lowered in the Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle over two miles and five furlongs, with Impaire et Passe successful on that occasion.

Found A Fifty has to be respected in the market and could represent each-way value, with the horse finishing second in the Bar One Racing Drinmore Novice Chase, with the horse previously winning a Beginners’ Chase at Down Royal in November. However, there were underwhelming performances previously to this.

Corbetts Cross was able to score at Fairyhouse at the beginning of December, with the runner securing a victory in a Beginners’ Chase when beating favourite Three Card Brag and that was on soft ground. American Mike runs for Gordon Elliott and claimed the spoils at Navan last time out in November.

2022 Faugheen Novice Chase Tips

Gerri Colombe heads to Limerick with an unbeaten record and that explains why the horse is trading at odds-on to win the Faugheen Novice Chase. The horse showed plenty of ability when winning the Irish National Hunt Steeplechase Committee Beginners Chase on 15 November over two miles and five furlongs, taking to the big obstacles in a fairly seamless fashion.

However, some might argue that the six-year-old hasn’t been severely tested and Kilcruit has more experience who has gone chasing this season after hurdling last time around. A third-placed finish in the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle at Cheltenham illustrated his quality and it could be that Willie Mullins gets a tune out of the horse over fences.

Mighty Potter was actually pulled up in that Cheltenham Festival opener, with the horse having won the Bar One Racing Drinmore Novice Chase when obliging at betting odds of 3/1. The fact that the horse beat Gaillard Du Mesnil and Banbridge means that we have to respect the sort of form that could mean this is a good each-way selection.

Classic Getaway is another decent each-way shout and we might see an improvement from the performance that saw the horse land the spoils in the Noreside Catering Irish EBF Beginners Chase. Three Stripe Life was pulled up last time out although the bookies still think the runner could be involved in the shake-up here.