2023 Classic Handicap Chase Betting Odds at Warwick racecourse

Saturday, 14 January 2023

Threeunderthrufive is the betting favourite to win the Wigley Group Classic Handicap Chase although the plain truth is that this is a wide open encounter with a large number of runners. You can see why the Paul Nicholls-trained runner is among the favourites although much comes down to the severe test of stamina being posed on ground which looks to have plenty of cut.

Iwilldoit hasn’t been seen at a race track this season but Sam Thomas saddles a horse that has previously impressed at racecourses, with Slipway and Grumpy Charley also impressing in their previous races. It’s all about finding the price boosts for this race and getting the biggest odds about the selections you want to back.

2023 Wigley Group Classic Handicap Chase Tips

Some racing fans might recall that Threeunderthrufive ran in the Brown Advisory Novices' Chase at the 2022 Cheltenham Festival. The horse performed reasonably well over three miles at Prestbury Park, with the horse then running in the bet365 Hurdle at Wetherby Racecourse and finishing third over three miles.

Having unseated his rider at Newbury Racecourse at the end of November, it could be worth searching for alternatives in the race. Iwilldoit hasn’t been seen at a racecourse for over a year but was previously an impressive performer. Sam Thomas will hope that his horse can reproduce some of the performances that saw back to back wins at Chepstow.

Slipway has been seen winning more recently and Ben Pauling will hope that the eight-year-old really comes on for the run after a victory at Fontwell. Sent off at 13/2, the horse obliged over three miles and three furlongs, with Grumpy Charley winning a Handicap Chase at Newbury Racecourse and Chris Honour’s charge could be a great each-way prospect.

Guetapan Collonges is a seven-year-old with bright prospects and trainer Charlie Longsdon will feel as though his charge is well-handicapped. Having won at Warwick Racecourse, there will be a growing confidence that the horse can perform well although this is a wide open encounter and there are lots of lively contenders.