2023 Game Spirit Chase Betting Odds at Newbury racecourse

Saturday, 11 February 2023

The 2023 Game Spirit Chase takes place at Newbury Racecourse on Saturday 11 February, with Greaneteen looking like a talented nine-year-old who is heading the betting market. Paul Nicholls could have a lively runner on his hands and could be too strong for the other contenders including Funambule Sivola and Elixir De Nutz, with the latter having won last time out.

Malystic has scored on his past two encounters and this is a small field lining up in the Grade 2 chase, with Haddex Des Obeaux also entered although we’re unlikely to see all eight entrants lining up due to multiple entries. It therefore means that the each-way terms are only likely to cover the first two places.

2023 Game Spirit Chase Tips

The bookies are taking no chances when it comes to the betting odds for Greaneteen in the Game Spirit Chase, with the nine-year-old now trading at heavy odds-on for success. Harry Cobden will be on board the runner that finished second to Edwardstone in the Tingle Creek Chase. Although the horse was beaten by nine lengths, he did finish comfortably ahead of Shishkin.

The horse did make a seasonal debut successfully when winning the Haldon Cup at Exeter Racecourse, with that being a seven-length victory and the runner is likely to shorten for the Queen Mother Champion Chase if we see an impressive performance. Back in April, there was a win at 11/8 in the bet365 Celebration Chase.

Jonbon is the class entrant in the race although the Nicky Henderson-trained runner is likely to run in the Kingmaker Hurdle at Warwick Racecourse according to the horse racing betting odds. Funambule Sivola runs for trainer Venetia Williams and the eight-year-old has got improvement to find after some underwhelming performances.

However, there is a good horse lurking underneath the surface and we saw this runner finish second to Energumene in the Queen Mother Champion Chase last season, with the horse potentially bouncing back to form after wind surgery. We’re likely to see a small field and it could be worth putting Greaneteen in a multiple bet.