2024 Kingmaker Novices Chase Betting Odds at Warwick racecourse

Saturday, 10 February 2024

Jonbon has been a warm order to win the Arkle Chase on Day One of the 2023 Cheltenham Festival, with the Nicky Henderson-trained horse warming up for the meeting by running at Warwick Racecourse on Saturday 11 February. The seven-year-old is massive odds-on to claim a victory over two miles and it could be that the other runners are running for second.

Perhaps it could be worth considering a forecast bet considering that we’re looking at a small field for this race. Tommy’s Oscar has won twice already this season and Ann Hamilton’s horse has got decent each-way claims, while the same can be said about Haddex Des Obeaux who lines up for trainer Gary Moore.

2023 Kingmaker Novices’ Chase Tips

Jonbon is currently trading as the favourite to win the 2023 Arkle Chase, with the horse vying for favouritism with El Fabiolo although we might see the former shorten if the runner produced an impressive performance at Warwick Racecourse. The seven-year-old has secured back to back victories this season and it’s been hard to crab his form.

It was nearly a year ago when Jonbon was a distant second to Constitution Hill in the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle although the horse won a Novices’ Hurdle at Aintree Racecourse before opening up his chasing career with a win at Warwick. This was followed up by a win in the Close Brothers Henry VIII Novices' Chase.

However, there are some other quality horses in the field which could give Jonbon something to think about. Tommy’s Oscar is capable of running a big race ahead of Cheltenham and there was a nice Novices’ Chase victory at Doncaster Racecourse, with favourite Boothill beaten into second place.

Haddex Des Obeaux has been able to win his past two races and could be capable of improving on a performance which saw the runner claim the spoils by nineteen lengths. That was on heavy ground over two miles and we think that this horse is the each-way betting value. A win at Doncaster Racecourse over the festive season.