Clarence House Chase Betting Tips, Odds and Offers – 19 Jan 19

Clarence House Chase Preview: Tips, Betting Offers and Odds, 3.00 at Ascot, 19th January 2019

There are many informative National Hunt contests run in January. In terms of the chasing game, few are more useful at pinpointing future success than the Clarence House Chase. Here we take a look at the best odds and offers surrounding this Ascot event and provide our betting tips for the race.

BetVictor 20/1 Altior Offer to win Clarence House.19 Jan 2019

This 2m1f Heritage Handicap was first run at Ascot in 1989 and is now a Grade 1 affair open to chasers aged five and older and rated 130+. With £125,000 in total prize money on offer, this is an early season pot well worth winning.

Clarence House Chase Betting Tips

Odds correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change – please Gamble Responsibly.

  • Altior to win at 1/4 with Betfair – or Claim odds of 20/1 on Altior with BetVictor (T&C Apply, see below)
  • BetVictor 20/1 Altior Offer Terms: New Customers only. Place a maximum £1 bet on Altior to win the Clarence House Chase race, 15:35 at Ascot. If it wins, get the enhanced odds paid out as free bets; cashed out bets excluded. Offer vaild from 12:00GMT on Thursday 17th January 2019 until 15:35GMT on Saturday 19th January 2019. Credit or Debit card only, minimum £5 deposit. Geographical Restrictions. T&Cs Apply.

Clarence House Chase Betting Offers

  • BetVictor 20/1 Altior Offer Terms: New Customers only. Place a maximum £1 bet on Altior to win the Clarence House Chase race, 15:35 at Ascot. If it wins, get the enhanced odds paid out as free bets; cashed out bets excluded. Offer vaild from 12:00GMT on Thursday 17th January 2019 until 15:35GMT on Saturday 19th January 2019. Credit or Debit card only, minimum £5 deposit. Geographical Restrictions. T&Cs Apply.
  • Also, check out the latest Cheltenham Festival Betting Offers and Free Bets!

Clarence House Chase Tips and Race Preview 2019

The Clarence House Chase has always been held in high regard by racing fans. That much was clear right from the first edition in 1989 which was won by the legendary Desert Orchid. A string of high class winners have followed in this 2 mile 1 furlong contest and we’re certain to have another excellent winner added to that list on Saturday.

The most successful horse in the history of the race, Un De Sceaux, is returning to Ascot to try and win for the fourth straight year but the bookies are expecting his run to come to an end as the all-conquering Altior makes his Clarence House debut.

Altior to Prove Too Strong Again

The first reaction when seeing a horse go off heavy odds on in a Grade 1 chase is always to question it. Whichever way you cut it though it’s tough to see anything other than a win for Altior.

Un De Sceaux is clearly the main danger to the favourite. Willie Mullins’ 11-year-old is one of the most popular chasers around having amassed an incredible nine Grade 1 wins. He’s already shown this season that there is plenty left in the tank to compete at the top level but the most instructive performance came when he took on Altior in the Tingle Creek Chase.

Altior had to be at his very best that December day at Sandown. Un De Sceaux travelled serenely throughout and capitalised on an early mistake from Altior to ensure he was very well positioned. However, Altior recovered quickly and pulled away with relative ease in the closing stages.

Perhaps the most impressive element of that performance was that it came on Un De Sceaux’s favoured soft ground. The going will be closer to good at Ascot which hands a further advantage to the favourite who should be end Un De Sceaux’s winning run at 1/4 with Betfair.

Gamble on Fox Norton Could be Worth the Risk

Those betting with their heart over their head in the Clarence House Chase will back Un De Sceaux but he’s not the only horse capable of doing something special. Fox Norton is a multiple Grade 1 winner including when beating Un de Sceaux in the 2017 Punchestown Champion Chase so has the class to make an impact.

The big issue is what sort of form Colin Tizzard’s nine-year-old will turn up with having been away from competitive action since being pulled up in the King George at Kempton in December 2017.

Fox Norton’s performance on Saturday will be instructive as to which option he takes for the Cheltenham Festival. Run well and he may well go on to compete in the Ryanair Chase where he is a general 14/1 shot in the ante post betting. Expect those odds to move if he challenge in the Clarence House Chase where he is a 10/1 shot with Coral.

Clarence House Chase Previous Winners

  • 2018 – Un de Sceaux – jockey Paul Townend, trainer Willie Mullins
  • 2017 – Un de Sceaux – jockey Ruby Walsh, trainer Willie Mullins
  • 2016 – Un de Sceaux – jockey Ruby Walsh, trainer Willie Mullins
  • 2015 – Dodging Bullets – jockey Noel Fehily, trainer Paul Nicholls
  • 2014 – Sire de Grugy – jockey Jamie Moore, trainer Gary Moore
  • 2013 – Sprinter Sacre – jockey Barry Geraghty, trainer Nicky Henderson
  • 2012 – Somersby – jockey Dominic Elsworth, trainer Henrietta Knight
  • 2011 – Master Minded – jockey Tony McCoy, trainer Paul Nicholls
  • 2010 – Twisted Magic – jockey Ruby Walsh, trainer Paul Nicholls
  • 2009 – Master Minded – jockey Ruby Walsh, trainer Paul Nicholls
  • 2008 – Tamarinbleu – jockey Tom Scudamore, trainer David Pipe
  • 2007 – no race
  • 2006 – Tysou – jockey Mick Fitzgerald, trainer Nicky Henderson

Clarence House Chase History

Taking its name from the Royal residence situated in Westminster, which has housed the late Queen Mother and Prince Charles in its time, this race was first run in 1989 as a handicap contest. Initially scheduled to make its debut in 1987, the two year delay came as a result of the uncooperative weather. The elements have continued to plague the event with the race having to be diverted to Warwick, Kempton, Cheltenham and Sandown during its lifetime. The class of horse participating and the prestige of this event have only continued to grow over the years, with the contest finally attaining Grade 1 status in 2007.

The race certainly got off to a flyer in terms of the quality of its winner, with no less than the all-time greatest grey, Desert Orchid, shouldering a record 12st on his way to victory in the inaugural edition. The four time King George winner would no doubt be the races best ever winner in the eyes of many, but he does have some pretty stiff competition.

Often proving to be one of the key trials for Cheltenham’s Queen Mother Champion Chase, superstars of the chasing game have continued to come home in front in this with regularity over the years. Viking Flagship, Call Equiname, Master Minded, Sire de Grugy, Dodging Bullets, Martha’s Son and the imperious Sprinter Sacre all went on to later Cheltenham success having prevailed here. In terms of sheer class and ability, it is the Nicky Henderson great, Sprinter Sacre who tops our list here.

With five wins in the race as of 2018, Nicky Henderson has a pretty solid record. Not quite as solid as that of his big rival Paul Nicholls though. With five wins in all, including two from the one of two horses to ever win this twice, Master Minded, it is Nicholls who sits atop the trainers tree. The other three-time winning horse is the Willie Mullins-trained Un De Sceaux who won in 2016, 2017 and 2018.

An Englishman may lead the way amongst the trainers, but it is the Irish who are out in front in the jockey’s ranks. Ruby Walsh has now ridden four winners of this fine race (Paul Townend was in the saddle of the winner in 2018).