2024 Masters Handicap Chase Betting Odds at Sandown Park racecourse

Saturday, 03 February 2024

We’re looking forward to the Virgin Bet Masters Handicap Chase and the chance to bet each-way on the best picks for a race which could boast as many as eighteen runners. It’s a three-mile encounter which means the horses will need to demonstrate staying power and we’re anticipating the ground being good to soft.

Blackjack Magic is the current favourite to land a victory, with the nine-year-old among the runners who have been in the winners’ enclosure this season, while the same applies to Animal who runs for Suzy Smith. Compare the latest betting odds for this race and discover how to get the value whether you are backing to win or each-way.

2024 Masters Handicap Chase Tips

Blackjack Magic and Iron Bridge are among the top-weighted horses who are lining up in the Virgin Bet Masters Handicap Chase on Saturday, with the former having finished first and fourth in his two outings this season. Anthony Honeyball saddled the charge to a victory at Wincanton before a respectable performance at Ascot in the Howden Silver Cup Handicap Chase.

Iron Bridge should definitely be a runner for the shortlist, with the eight-year-old having finished second out of nineteen horses in the Coral Welsh Grand National. Despite finishing an enormous thirty-four lengths behind Nassalam, it was still a solid performance over three miles, six and a half furlongs on sticky ground.

Hudson De Grugy was third on his seasonal reappearance at Sandown Park on 8 December, with the horse held up in the rear before hitting the frame and perhaps different tactics will be deployed this time around. Animal has conversely raced on a number of occasions this season and this includes a win at Sandown at the beginning of December.

Most recently, the Suzy Smith-trained charge finished second in a handicap chase at Lingfield, with that coming after registering third out of ten runners at Market Rasen on Boxing Day. Castle Robin and Dom Of Mary are other horses to consider, with the latter having claimed a victory at Plumpton at the beginning of January.