2024 Game Spirit Chase Betting Odds at Newbury racecourse

Saturday, 10 February 2024

We’ve got a small field lining up for the Betfair Exchange Game Spirit Chase, with Boothill having claimed back-to-back victories this season before falling in his latest outing. Harry Fry trains a runner who has shown plenty of class, although punters might want to wager on a bigger-priced alternative and there is plenty to recommend Edwardstone.

The latter runs for Alan King and has yet to register a victory from three outings this season, with Edwardstone having finished fourth last time out after consecutive runner-up performances. Editeur De Gite has one win in four attempts this season, with Funambule Sivola another contender who could be one to consider each-way.

2024 Game Spirit Chase Tips

There are six runners set to go to post for the Game Spirit Chase and the racing betting market looks to be an intriguing one. Boothill has landed back to back victories this season, with the horse registering consecutive successes at Newbury. Both of these successes came over two miles and one furlong, although the horse was found wanting at Kempton last time out.

Sent off as the 11/8 favourite in the Desert Orchid Handicap Chase, the runner fell in a race that was won by Editeur De Gite, although there are still going to be punters keen to wager on a horse that could be battling it out with Edwardstone when it comes to favouritism. The latter has yet to win on any of his three outings this season.

Alan King will hope that the horse starts to find some form ahead of the Cheltenham Festival, with the runner finishing fourth out of five runners in a recent encounter at Kempton Park. Previously to this, there was a credible performance when finishing second to Jonbon at Sandown Park in December and he wasn’t too far behind.

Editeur De Gite has shown patchy form so far this season but did win the Desert Orchid Chase before finishing dead last out of five runners at Cheltenham towards the end of January. Funambule Sivola is also trading at single figure betting odds, with the horse having struggled to make an impact this season for trainer Venetia Williams.

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.