Haydock Betfair Chase Odds
Although it lacks of the stature of races including the Grand National and the Cheltenham Gold Cup, the Betfair Chase at Haydock is one of the most important races of the National Hunt calendar. It is particularly useful to punters favouring ante-post horse racing betting, as its result has a large bearing on the Cheltenham Gold Cup odds later in the season.
The horse that typically wins the Betfair Chase more often than not features prominently in the Cheltenham Gold Cup betting, so punters fancying an outsider in the Haydock Betfair Chase odds may be wise to also back this horse ante-post for the Cheltenham Gold Cup, bearing in mind that its price will substantially drop if it wins at Haydock.
Kauto Star and Imperial Commander both former odds-on winners from the Haydock Betfair Chase odds
With the Betfair Chase often representing the first race of a season for the reigning Cheltenham Gold Cup winner, it is no surprise that the favourite is often a short price. In the six previous runnings of the Betfair Chase, there has been an odds-on favourite on five occasions. Kauto Star and Imperial Commander have both won the Betfair Chase at odds-on in the race following victory at Cheltenham.
Long Run the horse to beat in Haydock Betfair Chase odds
Long Run is likely to be sent off odds-on in the Haydock Betfair Chase odds this season and will be keen to follow in the footsteps of Kauto Star and Imperial Commander in his first run in the race. However, he may not have things all his own way as Weird Al, Diamond Harry and Time For Rupert are among the opposition set to line up against him.