Racing Post Chase Betting Guide
The Racing Post Chase horseracing event is one of the undisputepd highlights of the National Hunt racing season. This Grade 3 National Hunt handicap chase is held at Kempton Park Racecourse each February. The Racing Post Handicap Chase horse race is recognised as the most formidable of the National Hunt races, with horses required to clear eighteen fences and to cover between 2 and 4½ miles. The minimum height of the fences is 4½ feet. Competing horses must be a minimum of five years old. As with many of the premier Chase races, Racing Post Chase betting is for a handicapped event. Form horses are loaded with additional weight to level the field and make Racing Post Chase betting odds more competitive.
Racing Post Chase Winners
Nacarat was the 2009 Racing Post chase winner with jockey Tony McCoy (who was crowned Jump Jockey of the Year in 2007) and trained by Tom George. The race ended on a sad note as Endless Power, trained by Jim Goldie, died after the race due to a fractured pelvis. Crowd favourite Big Fella Thanks came in at a 3rd place, but still is still tipped for the Grand National as a horse to watch, despite his novice status.
At the 2008 Racing Post Chase, Ruby Walsh and Gungadu held off French raider Kelami by three-quarters of a length over the home run to ride to victory to the delight of punters with Racing Post Chase bets. The eight year old racehorse was trained by British Champion horse racing trainer Paul Nicholls and is owned by Paul Barber and Harry Findlay.
Racing Post Chase winners have gone on to see victory at the Cheltenham Gold Cup and the Grand National at Aintree, as well as the Irish Grand National, the Welsh National and the Whitbread Gold Cup. To read more about the past champions we provide a comprehensive list of previous Racing Post Chase winners.
National Hunt Racing
National Hunt racing is gaining in popularity as the seasonal counterpart to the more familiar summer flat races. Events such as the Racing Post Handicap Chase horse racing attract huge television audiences and some of the finest horses and trainers in the sport. Millions of pounds in Racing Post Handicap Chase bets are typically gambled over the duration of these events.
What distinguishes National Hunt racing from flat racing is the presence of obstacles of varying heights on the courses. All National Hunt races include fence or hurdle jumps with a minimum height of 3½ feet. With these obstacles taken on at high speed, the races offer unparalleled excitement and spectacle. National Hunt races are contested by a variety of flat racing horses, as well as by horses specially trained to take on the exacting Hunt race tracks. Horses are not retired at an early age and are not required to be thoroughbred, making the races particularly appealing to trainers. With National Hunt racing outdoing flat racing in the popularity stakes in Ireland, many of the winners of the most prestigious National Hunt events are trained and bred in the Emerald Isle. However, French horses are becoming increasingly competitive in the races.
Racing Post Chase Betting
With the Kempton Park Racecourse Racing Post Chase marking its 22nd year of competition, the Racing Post Chase betting markets will be heating up for the February event.
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