Free Tips For Betfair Chase Day [23rd November]
Published on 22/11/19
Haydock Racecourse stages its 2019 Betfair Chase Day on Saturday 23 November with Bristol De Mai bidding for a hat-trick of wins in the main race of the day the Betfair Chase. There is also an excellent supporting race on the card in the shape of the Racing Only Bettor Betfair Podcast Graduation Chase.
Check out our trends, analysis, and free tips for Betfair Chase Day.
Racing Only Bettor Betfair Podcast Graduation Chase 2019 Analysis
13:15 at Haydock on 23rd November
An intriguing quintet line-up for the third edition of this chase run over 2 miles 5 furlongs and 127 yards that is worth over £30,000 to the winner. Last year’s winner Activial returns to try and do the double, but he has to carry 7lb more this year in what is a potentially better renewal. Trainer Tom George also seems to have gone a little quiet after a good start to the season.
Keeper Hill also has to carry joint top-weight and, despite two wins in novice chases, he never looked the most natural chaser in his novice season. There’s a chance Warren Greatrex could have got his jumping sorted out over the summer, but his last win came off a mark of just 139 in a handicap hurdle. That leaves him with plenty to find at the weights.
The Hollow Ginge gets weight from all but one of his rivals and he already looks a better chaser than hurdler. However, he hasn’t got the obvious class of a couple of his rivals. But he is trained by Nigel Twiston-Davies who targets this meeting to great effect.
Jarvey’s Plate can’t be dismissed easily as Fergal O’Brien has his string in great nick. Jarvey’s Plate also won well on his chasing debut when beating the Grade 1 winning hurdler Reserve tank, who has won since. But Reserve Tank may well have needed that run and he may be slightly flattered.
Betfair Chase 2019 Analysis
15:00 at Haydock on 23rd November
With a first prize of over £100,000 and a potential £1 million bonus to win for any horse that can win this, the King George, and the Cheltenham Gold Cup, it’s amazing to think there are only four runners.
The likes of Willie Mullins and Gordon Elliott haven’t sent over any of their army of top-class horses, whilst even Nicky Henderson hasn’t got a runner, but that won’t bother the connections of Ballyoptic, Frodon, Lostintranslation, or Bristol De Mai.
Ballyoptic is the outsider of the quartet and he has 11lb to find on official ratings. But he’s been in great form this season. Following a handicap win at Chepstow with a Grade 2 in the Charlie Hall Chase. However, he meets potentially better rivals here, all of whom like to race prominently. He was also receiving 4lb from runner-up Elegant Escape last time, whilst Frodon was giving that horse 2lb when winning last year’s Cotswald Chase.
Frodon loves to get on with it in the hands of Bryony Frost and last year’s Ryanair winner may have the speed to lead this quartet in the early stages. He also proved his stamina when winning the Cotswald Chase, whilst he was also an impressive winner over hurdles on his one previous visit to Haydock.
Lostintranslation is the talking horse of teh race and last season’s leading three-mile novice chaser again looked good when winning first time out. But the runner-up Count Meribel didn’t boost the form next time. Lostintranslation also only beat Top Ville Ben by just over six-lengths at Aintree last season and that horse was beaten out of sight by Ballyoptic last time, suggesting Lostintranslation is no certainty to find the 10lb needed to beat Bristol De Mai.