2022 Eider Chase Betting Odds at Newcastle racecourse

Saturday, 26 February 2022

When it comes to long distance National Hunt horse races, there are few that are a bigger test of stamina than the Eider Handicap Chase, with this encounter being run well over four miles and it’s often a case of last horse standing – especially if the ground conditions are testing which is often the case at this time of year.

The Eider Chase has been in operation since 1952 and many successful horses often go on to compete in the Grand National in April after performing in this race, with Newcastle Racecourse hosting an encounter which sees 25 fences being jumped and sometimes there are only a handful of horses that finish the course.

Notachance Betting Favourite to Win Eider Chase

Despite its name, Notachance has every chance of securing a victory in the Eider Handicap Chase and the majority of horse racing bookies have the seven-year-old as their market leader, with Alan King having already saddled his charge to two victories recently and he looks well placed to perform at a good level.

Notachance won the Anne Duchess Of Westminster Memorial Handicap Chase on 11 November, with the horse travelling well over three miles at Bangor-on-Dee, while there was better to come at Warwick when the same runner obliged with another victory as the 7/2 joint-favourite over three miles.

It was a half-length victory for a horse which beat Achille into second and perhaps the form can be franked this time around considering the fine margins, with the latter primed to run a big race in the Eider Chase and trainer Venetia Williams will have been pretty pleased with this recent performance.

That was Achille’s first outing at a racecourse in over a year so there could be more to come from an eleven-year-old who has plenty of wins under his belt along with bags of experience when it comes to these long distance races.

Can The Two Amigos Also Make an Impression?

The Two Amigos has finished in the frame on the past three occasions and we wouldn’t be surprised to see Nicky Martin’s horse first past the post at Newcastle in this encounter, with the nine-year-old most recently finishing second in the Coral Welsh National where he only found Secret Reprieve too good in the end.

It had been a similar story the previous month when the two horses held the same finishing positions, although Secret Reprieve is not entered for this clash and it might instead fall to horses such as Amateur, Crosspark and Sam’s Adventure to make up the minor placings.