2024 Denman Chase Betting Odds at Newbury racecourse

Saturday, 10 February 2024

Shishkin has a point to prove after unseating Nico de Boinville on Boxing Day, with the ten-year-old having previously refused to race at Ascot. However, the bookmakers think that there will be no stopping the horse when it comes to the Betfair Denman Chase, with the runner boasting an excellent pedigree although some might look for alternatives.

The problem is the lack of realistic contenders, with Protektorat perhaps the horse to give the favourite the most to think about. Dan Skelton trains a runner who has yet to win this season but it could be worth considering Shishkin and this runner in a straight forecast bet, with Hitman the other horse who could claim a victory.

2024 Denman Chase Tips

Shishkin will be bidding to make it third time lucky when it comes to this weekend’s Betfair Denman Chase, with the ten-year-old having failed to show his best form so far this season. Having refused to race at Ascot last autumn, the ten-year-old was sent off as one of the favourites in the King George VI Chase before falling in this Boxing Day encounter.

In fairness, the horse was travelling well when stumbling in this showpiece race and there’s the chance to make amends in this high-profile encounter. Trainer Nicky Henderson will hope that Shishkin can enjoy a clean round of jumping and the runner performed well when finishing second at the Cheltenham Festival before triumphing at Aintree.

Protektorat has been away from the winners’ enclosure this season although the horse has managed to run well, with the latest effort being a runner-up performance when finishing second behind L’Homme Presse at Lingfield Park. It was a solid enough showing over two miles and six furlongs on soft ground, with the horse a potential alternative here.

Back in December, Protektorat was third out of six runners at Cheltenham Racecourse, while Hitman is the other horse that has an outside chance of landing a victory. The horse returned after wind surgery to finish well down the order in a recent encounter, finishing ninth out of thirteen runners over two miles, four and a half furlongs.

2023 Betfair Denman Chase Tips

Hitman was sent off at 11/1 in the King George VI Chase on Boxing Day, with the seven-year-old getting pulled up in the race although there were mitigating circumstances for that performance and perhaps we will see the runner back in the winners’ enclosure here. The horse previously won a chase at Haydock Park when obliging over two miles and five furlongs against three other runners.

Eldorado Allen has run three times this season without a victory, although the bookies are affording the Joe Tizzard-trained charge plenty of respect and perhaps represents each-way value. The horse performed well in the King George VI Chase when finishing fourth and there was also a runner-up spot behind Protektorat.

There was also a second-placed finish behind Bravemansgame in the bet365 Charlie Hall Chase, with Fanion D’Estruval another main contender according to the betting market. It’s hard to be too confident about a runner who has failed to win any of his previous five clashes, with Venetia Williams’ charge having finished third in the William Hill Rowland Meyrick Handicap Chase.

Does He Know was an impressive winner of the Jewson Handicap Chase and that was over three miles, three-and-a-half furlongs at Cheltenham Racecourse on 13 November. It appears that wind surgery has been beneficial and it could be worth looking for the best each-way terms if you are interested in backing this runner.