2023 Charlie Hall Chase Betting Odds at Wetherby racecourse

Saturday, 04 November 2023

Bravemansgame is an eight-year-old that has been afforded plenty of respect by the bookies and Paul Nicholls will be confident that his stable star can record another eye-catching victory. He will go off as the highest-rated runner in the field, although Ahoy Senor is another horse with bags of ability and trainer Lucinda Russell should have him well prepped.

The same applies to Pic D’Orhy who landed a succession of victories last term. The horse is trading at single figure odds and the same applies to Gentlemansgame who might benefit from a seasonal debut a month ago. Midnight River and Dashel Drasher are other contenders who can’t be easily dismissed at bigger prices.

2023 Charlie Hall Chase Tips

Bravemansgame secured a victory in the 2022 Charlie Hall Chase last year, with the horse beating four other rivals to claim this Grade 2 encounter. Paul Nicholls will now hope he can return to Wetherby Racecourse to secure the spoils, with the horse also winning the King George VI Chase on Boxing Day at Kempton Racecourse.

There was plenty to like about a success over three miles considering that the horse won by a massive fourteen lengths, with the runner then finishing second in the Cheltenham Gold Cup last March. Losing to favourite Galopin Des Champs was no disgrace and the horse finished last season by finishing third in the Punchestown Gold Cup.

Ahoy Senor will be looking to usurp his rival on a seasonal reappearance. Second place behind Shishkin in the Aintree Bowl Chase was a fine performance last April although the concern was the jumping to the right which cost the horse a potential win. Previously to this, the runner had fallen in the Cheltenham Gold Cup.

Pic D’Orhy has a stack of impressive form from last season and the eight-year-old was able to score a victory at Aintree last season at the Grand National meeting. In the Marsh Chase, we saw the runner oblige by over four lengths, putting favourite Fakir D’oudairies into second place and this could be a strong each-way selection for the race.

This is a historic race, with the first Charlie Hall Chase taking place in 1969, with horses aged five or older able to enter and compete for a winner’s purse which is greater than £50,000. It’s a Grade 2 event and there have been some notable winners on the Wetherby Racecard over the past few years.

There have been six different horses that have won the Charlie Hall Chase on more than one occasion. Wayward Lad was able to secure a double in 1983 and 1985, with Celtic Shot landing the spoils in consecutive years of 1990 and 1991. Two years later, Barton Bank was in the winners’ enclosure and then scored in 1995 in the same race.

One Man was a legendary grey horse that was able to secure a win in 1996 before returning to Wetherby and delivering the goods in 1997. Two years down the line, See More Business was on target in 1999 and there was a triumph in the millennium year further down the line.

Ollie Magern won the 2003 and 2005 Charlie Hall Chase, with Fusil Raffles claiming the spoils in 2021. This was the first time a six-year-old had won since Bristol De Mai scored in 2017.