The Betfair Chase is a Grade 1 National Hunt chase run at Haydock Park over a distance of 3 miles and 1⁄2 furlongs, with nineteen fences jumped, and is scheduled to take place each year in late November.
The race is the first Grade 1 chase on the National Hunt calendar, and it is seen as a key early-season test for horses aiming for the Cheltenham Gold Cup in March.
Some of the top horses in recent history have won the Betfair Chase, including Kauto Star, Cue Card, Bristol De Mai, and A Plus Tard.
This year’s Betfair Chase will take place on Saturday, November 25, with four runners heading to post.
Bravemansgame heads the betting for trainer Paul Nicholls, arriving here after placing 2nd in the Charlie Hall Chase at Wetherby.
Last year’s winner Protektorat returns aiming to defend his crown while the in-form Venetia Williams saddles Royal Pagaille, a Haydock specialist with form figures of 1-1-2-1 at the course.
The field is completed by the 2023 Grand National winner Corach Rambler, trained by Lucinda Russell.
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Betfair Chase Tips
As one of the year’s highlights at Haydock Park, the Betfair Chase is a popular race for betting and can provide some valuable pointers for the remainder of the jumps season.
Tom Bellamy’s Betfair Chase View
Going up to Haydock and the Betfair Chase at 3:00pm, where Harry Cobden has chosen not to go to ride Bravemansgame, and I think he’s going to win.
He looked in need of his run at Wetherby, especially with what he did at the last where he made a mistake. He would have recovered from that quickly if he was fully tuned up, but he didn’t - it knocked everything out of him, and then the race was over.
I think you can safely say he is a better horse than the winner that day. He still finished second in a Charlie Hall, but you can probably put a line through that, he’s better than his Wetherby performance, and I think we will see that at Haydock.
Check out Tom’s exclusive Freebets blog, where he gives us an insight into his ride at Ascot on Saturday.
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What Happened Last Year?
The 2022 Betfair Chase was the 18th running of the race and was won by Protektorat, ridden by Harry Skelton and trained by Dan Skelton.
Protektorat started the race as the 15/2 second favourite and sat in behind the leaders for much of the race before making his move at the second-last fence. He quickly took the lead and went on to win comfortably by 11 lengths from Eldorado Allen, with Frodon in third.
A Plus Tard, the 1/2 favourite for the race, was pulled up three fences from home.
When & Where Is The 2023 Betfair Chase?
The Betfair Chase is held annually at Haydock Park Racecourse, typically towards the end of November, and this year’s race takes place on Saturday, November 25.
As the first Grade 1 chase of the campaign, it’s a race that attracts bumper crowds and potential Cheltenham Gold Cup contenders.
Recent Betfair Chase Winners
The Betfair Chase is a highlight of the early-season jumps racing and has been won by some top-class horses over the years, including Kauto Star, who won the race four times, and Cue Card and Bristol De Mai, who both won it on three occasions.
Below are the last five winners of the Betfair Chase.
|2021||A Plus Tard|
|2020||Bristol De Mai|
|2018||Bristol De Mai|
When is the 2023 Betfair Chase?
The 2023 Betfair Chase will be on Saturday, November 25.
Where is the Betfair Chase run?
The Betfair Chase is run annually at Haydock Park Racecourse, located between Manchester and Liverpool.
How many times did Kauto Star win the Betfair Chase?
Kauto Star won the Betfair Chase on four occasions - in 2006, 2007, 2009, and 2011.
Where can I watch the Betfair Chase?
The Betfair Chase will be broadcast free on ITV Racing and available to stream via the ITV Hub platform. You can also watch the Betfair Chase on the Racing TV subscription channel or stream the race via several online bookmakers.