2024 Punchestown Champion Chase Betting Odds at Punchestown racecourse

Tuesday, 30 April 2024

Dinoblue was narrowly beaten at the Cheltenham Festival, although this horse has been installed as favourite to claim a victory at Punchestown. The runner has not been outside of the top two in the past ten races, with the horse having landed a number of notable wins during her career and the horse was able to win a handicap chase at the same track a year ago.

Captain Guinness won the Queen Mother and that was the second victory this season for the Henry de Bromhead-trained runner, while El Fabiolo and Jonbon could also fare well if given the opportunity to race in the Champion Chase. Gentleman De Mee looks a likelier runner and could run into a place.

2024 Punchestown Champion Chase Tips

Dinoblue is the market leader to win the Punchestown Champion Chase, with the seven-year-old having racked up consecutive victories this season before two runner-up spots. The opening win of the campaign came at Naas before a further success in the Paddy’s Rewards Club which was a Group 1 encounter.

There was no disgrace when finishing second in the Ladbrokes Dublin Chase considering the horse was eight and a half lengths behind the impressive El Fabiolo, with the mare then finishing runner-up in the Mrs Paddy Power Mares’ Chase at the Cheltenham Festival when finishing second to Limerick Lace.

Captain Guinness might also line up in this race, with the horse having won the Queen Mother Champion Chase after Jonbon was withdrawn and El Fabiolo was pulled up after clouting a couple of fences. The nine-year-old looks a likely entrant and he was able to beat Gentleman De Mee on soft ground at Cheltenham.

El Fabiolo and Jonbon also have claims in this race although they’re less likely to enter than some of the other horses, with Gentleman De Mee an eight-year-old who also holds an entry into this race. Willie Mullins has not yet seen his horse win this season and perhaps there’s merit in going for Banbridge at a fancy price.

2023 William Hill Champion Chase Tips

There is no such think as a dead cert in horse racing although it would be a major surprise if Energumene didn’t oblige with some kind of victory on Tuesday. The nine-year-old lines up in the 2023 Punchestown Champion Chase and Paul Townend could end up riding the runner to a comfortable win in the same manner that was achieved in the Queen Mother last month.

It was a ten-length victory on 15 March when running in the Queen Mother Champion Chase, with Energumene taking well to the soft conditions and the Tony Bloom-owned runner is likely to have too much for his rivals once again. It appears that the horse’s previous run at Cheltenham at the end of January was little more than a blip.

Gentleman De Mee is a smart runner who was last seen landing a victory in the Ladbrokes Dublin Chase in early February, with the Willie Mullins-trained runner able to shock favourite Blue Lord when obliging with a victory. Perhaps there is some value in backing this horse without the market leader and the horse did beat Edwardstone at Aintree twelve months ago.

Blue Lord was sent off as one of the favourites to win the 2023 Ryanair Chase at the Cheltenham Festival in March, although the eight-year-old was found badly wanting and there are signs that he isn’t able to rediscover relatively strong form. A second-placed finish behind Gentleman De Mee at the Dublin Racing Festival won’t inspire too much confidence.