2023 Badger Beers Silver Trophy Betting Odds at Wincanton racecourse

Saturday, 11 November 2023

There is a competitive field lining up in the Badger Beer Handicap Chase, with a couple of eleven-year-olds competing over three miles and a furlong. Frodon is a well-known horse who could still produce the goods under the ride of Bryony Frost, with Sam Brown coming back to the track after falling in the previous two encounters.

Perhaps some of the younger guard will instead find their way and that includes Dusart who could go well at the age of eight. Nicky Henderson will hope for a strong showing from this charge and the same applies to Frodon’s stablemate Complete Unknown who has collected a number of wins during his career already.

2023 Badger Beer Handicap Chase Tips

Frodon has been a stellar performer for Paul Nicholls over the years and much depends on whether the horse has anything left in the tank. At the age of eleven, it will be interesting to see how he performs and the last showing was a ninth-placed finish in the bet365 Gold Cup Handicap Chase at Sandown Park over three miles, four and a half furlongs.

The Big Breakaway could be suited by the trip and the ground, with the eight-year-old last seen appearing in the Grand National back in April where the charge fell. It was also pulled up in the Ultima Handicap Chase at the Cheltenham Festival, although there had previously been smart performances at Haydock and Chepstow.

Dusart is an eight-year-old with strong credentials and was last seen running in the Scottish Grand National when he was travelling well before being brought down. There wasn’t too much fluent jumping on show when the Nicky Henderson-trained runner was pulled up in the Cotswold Chase at Cheltenham, with Complete Unknown possibly better value.

The latter was able to win a three-runner race at Newton Abbot over two miles and five furlongs on heavy ground. This came after wind surgery although the horse had previously performed well when finishing second to Gerri Colombe in the Mildmay Novices’ Chase. The horse claimed a victory in a handicap chase at Kempton Park.