2024 Fleur De Lys Chase Betting Odds at Lingfield Park racecourse

Sunday, 21 January 2024

The 2024 Fleur De Lys Chase takes place on Sunday, with L’Homme Presse returning to the track after a lengthy absence. The nine-year-old has not been seen in action since the King George VI Chase on Boxing Day 2022, with the runner unseating his rider on that occasion. It will be interesting to see what sort of shape the Venetia Williams-trained horse is in.

It could be worth opposing the favourite considering the lengthy lay-off, with Protektorat, with Dan Skelton training a horse that has hit the frame in the past two outings, with Fugitif running for trainer Richard Hobson and the nine-year-old was successful last time out and looks a spot of each-way value, with Limerick Lace also there to be respected.

2024 Fleur De Lys Chase Tips

L’Homme Presse is the odds-on favourite to win the Fleur De Lys Chase, with the horse making a long-awaited return to the track at Lingfield Park on Sunday. The nine-year-old has not been seen at a racecourse since the 2022 festive season when he unseated his rider in the King George VI Chase at Kempton Park, although the bookies still respect his chances.

Let’s not forget that the horse won the Brown Advisory Novices' Chase at the 2022 Cheltenham Festival, although there’s clearly a question mark when it comes to returning after a long lay-off, with others worthy of consideration. This includes Protektorat who is bidding to win his first race in five attempts.

The Dan Skelton-trained runner certainly merits respect, with the nine-year-old having run into third place in his latest outing. At Cheltenham in mid-December, the horse was able to finish just three lengths in the Daily Handicap Chase behind eventual winner Broadway Boy, with this being a respectable effort based on betting odds of 16/1.

Previously to this, the horse was dead last out of four runners in the Betfair Chase at Haydock, with some customers preferring the chances of Fugitif who ran very well on a recent showing. The runner scored a success when edging Il Ridoto over two miles, four and a half furlongs, with Limerick Lace worth a second look for trainer Gavin Cromwell.