Betdaq Chase Betting Tips – 24th February 2018
It’s easy to look at the riches available at the top of horse racing and think that the sport is in rude health. That’s certainly not the case across the board as racecourses and even individual races struggle for sponsorship.
Take the feature race at Kempton Park this Saturday for example. It’s changed name almost constantly since the years when the Racing Post used to sponsor it and it’s only recently been announced that Betdaq will be lending their name to it this year.
The stuff going on in the background won’t be of too much concern to the trainers and connections of those competing in this three mile handicap.
The Grade 3 contest has long since been seen as a trials for the Grand National with two horses going on to win the big one at Aintree after winning at Kempton. With the potential for more important Grand National pointers, this is a race to keep a very close eye on.
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Past Five Winners
2017 – Pilgrims Bay, aged 7, ridden by James Best, trained by Neil Mullholland
2016 – Theatre Guide, aged 9, ridden by Paddy Brennan, trained by Colin Tizzard
2015 – Rocky Creek, aged 9, ridden by Sam Twiston-Davies, trained by Paul Nicholls
2014 – Bally Legend, aged 9, ridden by Ian Popham, trained by Caroline Keevil
2013 – Opening Batsman, aged 7, ridden by Noel Fehily, trained by Harry Fry
Use These Trends to Help Narrow Down Your Betting
The Betdaq Chase does not just offer up useful hints for the Grand National. We’ve seen winners of the Kempton race also go on to contest the Cheltenham Gold Cup which tells you something about the quality of the horses this race attracts.
On the subject of quality, it’s worth noting that all but two of the last 15 winners of the Betdaq Chase had an official rating of at least 139.
Other stats that have proved important include the fact that 13 of the last 15 winners came into the Betdaq Chase on the back of a top five finish last time out and that 12 of 15 were aged nine or younger.
That said, a certain amount of experience is preferable as the majority of recent winners had won at Class 2 level or higher and 10 of the last 15 winners had already won a chase over at least three miles.
Tintern Theatre Looks the Value Play at Kempton
Last year’s winner, Pilgrims Bay, was by no means the only long odds winner of the Betdaq Chase. The 25/1 shot is one of five winners in the last 15 years with a starting price bigger than 8/1.
However, horses on or underneath that 8/1 mark have had the better of it and in Tintern Theatre we have a very tempting option at exactly that price.
The Nigel Twiston-Davies trained seven-year-old won a three mile handicap over fences at Kempton in December but disappointed his backers when unseating Jamie Bargary last time out at Haydock.
That performance will put some off but Haydock is a real specialists track. Many horses struggle for their best there and Tintern Theatre should perform much better back at Kempton.
There’s every chance that some of the shorter priced horses will pull out of the running before Saturday so we recommend backing Tintern Theatre at 8/1 with 888Sport while that price lasts.
Wotzizname the Best Each-Way Option
Harry Fry knows that it’s a big ask for Wotzizname to win the Betdaq Chase. The eight-year-old is still a novice over fences but he’s done enough already to convince the impressive Fry that he has a genuine chance on Saturday.
He likes the soft ground, will have no problem with the trip and has every chance of claiming at least a place. So, make sure to add an each-way bet on Wotzizname at 20/1 with Boylesports to your Betdaq Chase betting.