Horse Racing

The Brown Advisory & Merriebelle Betting Odds, Tips & Racecards


The Brown Advisory Handicap Chase, 4:10pm

Better known by its former title, the Mildmay of Flete Challenge Cup, this two mile four-and a-half-furlong race is a valuable Handicap Chase with £100,000 in added prize money. It is always a hotly contested steeplechase staged on St Patrick’s Day Thursday.

This British have always had a stranglehold on this contest but it has gone to Irish trainers for the past three years. Interestingly the past four winners all carried between 10st-11lb and 11st-4lb.

The Storyteller won this contest for trainer Gordon Elliott last year and he has been awarded top-weight of 11st-12lb in his bid to become the first back-to-back winner since The Tsarevich in 1985 and 1986.

Brown Advisory & Merriebelle Stable Plate Odds:

Favourites have an outstanding record in this contest, being placed in eight of the last ten renditions of this contest. Their form-figures read: 1-PU-PU-2-2-8-1-3-2-2 but, then again, the recent winners were sent off at: 5/1, 14/1, 16/1, 33/1, 12/1 and 50/1.

Below are the latest Brown Advisory Plate betting odds…

  • Siruh Du Lac 8/1
  • Janika 8/1
  • Spiritofthegames 12/1
  • Happy Diva 14/1
  • Magic Saint 14/1
  • River Wylde 14/1
  • Not Another Muddle 16/1
  • Le Prezien 16/1
  • Kalondra 16/1
  • Livelovelaugh 16/1
  • Wenyerreadyfreddie 20/1
  • The Russian Doyen 20/1
  • Roaring Bull 20/1
  • Calipto 20/1

Our Brown Advisory Plate Betting Tip

Hopefully by now we will have accumulated a fair few Cheltenham free bets and this is the race where we intend to invest them. There is no individual Brown Advisory betting tip but the plan is to invest in the ‘framed’ horses in a scattergun approach.  

That’s because not only previous winners but the overwhelming majority of recently placed horses have carried a weight a fraction over and under 11 stone.  

That incorporates the lightly-raced chaser River Wylde, Spiritofthegames, Mengli Khan and Belami Des Pictons who hails from the in-form Venetia Williams yard. All are double-digit betting odds and all can yield a profit if backed each-way.

Main Players

Nicky Henderson’s Janika and Siruh Du Lac head the Brown Advisory Plate betting.  They finished 1-2 in a recent course and distance handicap. Siruh Du Lac prevailed then by a head in receipt of 19lb but only 15lb will separate them in the Brown Advisory & Merriebelle Stable Plate Handicap this time.

The latest Brown Advisory & Merriebelle Stable Plate betting odds suggest Mengli Khan is Ireland’s best hope. He’s trained by Gordon Elliott as is Hardline, Ben Dundee and Roaring Bull. Willie Mullins only had three entries at press time, the shortest of them, at 16/1 is Livelovelaugh.

2018 Stayers Hurdle Winner  – The Storyteller – 5/1