2023 London National Handicap Chase Betting Odds at Sandown Park racecourse

Saturday, 09 December 2023

There are three horses all competing to be favourite for the Betfair Exchange London National Handicap Chase, with City Chief running for Nicky Henderson. The six-year-old was fourth last time out and looks to have major claims for jockey Nico de Boinville. However, there are two other horses who are trading at a similar price.

Beauport was fifth in his previous outing and the seven-year-old could go well for trainer Nigel Twiston-Davies, while Fontaine Collonges is set to make a seasonal debut. The eight-year-old could benefit from a favourable weight allowance when set against the other market leaders, with Broken Halo having the potential to go well at a bigger price.

2023 London National Handicap Chase Tips

City Chief was fourth in a thirteen-runner race at Cheltenham back in November, with the horse sent off as the 4/1 favourite before struggling to stay the three mile, three and a half furlong trip. The horse might struggle to therefore last the distance this time around, although the runner did land wins at Hereford and Wetherby earlier in the year.

Beauport was fifth out of eleven runners in the Gold Cup Handicap Chase at Ascot Racecourse, with this race taking place in early November. It was a fairly solid performance over three miles, with the horse having previously fallen in the William Hill Handicap Chase at Aintree Racecourse in the middle of April.

Fontaine Collonges could be well-handicapped and it will be interesting to see what sort of shape the horse is in on a seasonal reappearance. The eight-year-old was pulled up at Cheltenham last time out and was never really travelling, although we should note that there was a handicap chase win at Haydock Park a year ago.

Broken Halo and Certainly Red are backable each-way prices, with the former having finished well down the order at Sandown Racecourse at the end of April, with some brighter performances coming in February and March at the same course. Certainly Red was fourth out of eleven runners at Wincanton Racecourse and could be set for an improvement.