2024 Edinburgh National Handicap Chase Betting Odds at Musselburgh racecourse

Saturday, 03 February 2024

The bet365 Edinburgh National Handicap Chase is set to go off at 2.15pm on Saturday, with fifteen runners lining up to compete over three miles, seven and a half furlongs. It should be a massive test of stamina and jumping ability, with the best horse racing betting sites making this an open contest between similarly-matched runners.

Paul Nicholls has a couple of interesting runners and it’s possible that Truckers Lodge will go off as favourite, with Enrilo also from the same stable. Lucinda Russell will hope that Inis Oirr can get the trip at Musselburgh, with Landen Calling set to run for trainer Fergal O’Brien and this horse was successful on a previous outing.

2024 Edinburgh National Handicap Chase Tips

The oldest horse in this race could be the one that goes off favourite, with Truckers Lodge potentially the one to beat in the bet365 Edinburgh National Handicap Chase. The twelve-year-old is the top-weighted horse, although there’s no doubting the class of a runner who won at Sandown in December over three miles, four and a half furlongs.

The horse was one of several runners pulled up in the Welsh Grand National and should benefit from better ground this time around, with Landen Calling bidding for a third success this season. Fergal O’Brien saw his charge land a victory at Market Rasen on Boxing Day when the eight-year-old obliged as an outsider.

Inis Oirr hasn’t recorded a win this season although the seven-year-old has been respected by the layers and Lucinda Russell could engineer a strong performance from this horse. The horse finished fifth in the race that Landen Calling won over the festive season, with the runner having recently finished second out of ten runners at Musselburgh in November.

Magna Sam could be another horse to keep onside, with the horse running for the lesser-known Alastair Ralph. The ten-year-old goes off a weight of 10-13 and finished seventh in a previous outing at Musselburgh Racecourse when finishing a long way behind Half Shot although the horse has secured the spoils at Musselburgh within the past twelve months.