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2021 Thyestes Chase Tips - Two outsiders to back at Gowran Park

  • We take a look through the betting for the 2021 Thyestes Chase
  • This famous handicap takes place at Gowran Park on Thursday 28th January
  • Any Second Now, Brahma Bull and Spyglass Hill sit prominently in the betting
  • Discordantly and Class Conti are our two best bet
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Total Recall (right) winning last year's Thyestes Chase from Class Conti (left). (Getty)

Racing fans are in for a midweek treat on Thursday, as a high-quality list of entrants line up in the Thyestes Chase. This race is one of Ireland's premier handicap races, and it's been won by the likes of Hedgehunter, On His Own and Djakadam in recent years.

We've taken a look through the betting for Thursday's feature at Gowran Park and picked out our best betting tips.

2021 Thyestes Handicap Chase Odds


Name
Odds
Any Second Now8/1
Brahma Bull8/1
Coko Beach8/1
Run Wild Fred8/1
Spyglass Hill9/1
Acapella Bourgeois10/1
Cabaret Queen12/1
Smoking Gun12/1
The Big Dog12/1
Bar14/1

*Odds taken from Ladbrokes on 26/1/21*

2021 Thyestes Handicap Chase Runners


Brahma Bull2021 Thyestes Handicap Chase Joint-FavouriteGET 8/1 HERE
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The Thyestes Chase is a race Willie Mullins loves to target. Ireland's Champion Trainer has won six of the last 15 editions of this handicap, and three of the top seven in the betting represent Mullins' stable.

Paul Townend rides top-weight Acapella Bourgeois, but only two-time Gold Cup runner-up Djakadam has carried that much weight to victory since the turn of the Millennium. Brian Hayes will ride handicap debutante Brahma Bull but, while he has the right profile for this race, I'd rather side with someone a little more battle-hardened, especially on heavy ground.

I can't see Cabaret Queen - whose wins have all come between July and October - enjoying the going on Thursday. Mullins also has Saturnas in the mix, but he doesn't hold much appeal.

Gordon Elliott has two at the top of the market. Coko Beach and Run Wild Fred remain maidens over fences after nine starts between them, and only one winner of the Thyestes in the last 20 years hadn't won at least once over fences prior to claiming this handicap.

Former Kim Muir winner, Any Second Now is fancied by many to run a big race, but I don't think he's particularly well-handicapped over fences. Spyglass Hill is another who sits prominently in the betting, but the jury is certainly out on his stamina.

2021 Thyestes Handicap Chase Tips


Discordantly E/W2021 Thyestes Handicap Chase Tip 1GET 14/1 HERE
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With question marks against many at the head of the betting, I'm going to take a punt on two at longer prices. The first of those is DISCORDANTLY, who hacked up in a Beginners Chase here at Gowran Park in March.

On his reappearance, Jessica Harrington's charge powered to an impressive handicap win at Galway, beating a future winner in Chavi Artist by 13-lengths. Discordantly then finished fourth behind the incredibly well-handicapped The Jam Man in the Troytown, and ninth behind another well-treated sort in Castlebawn West at Leopardstown over Christmas.

Discordantly's three wins have come around right-handed tracks, and Robbie Power - who takes the ride on Thursday - has been in the saddle during two of those wins. Harrington's seven-year-old clocked an RPR of 150 when winning at Galway, so could still be open to improvement off his current rating of 141.

Class Conti E/W2021 Thyestes Handicap Chase Tip 2GET 16/1 HERE
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Another who looks overpriced is CLASS CONTI, who finished second behind Total Recall off a mark just two-pounds lower 12 months ago.

Like last year, Willie Mullins' nine-year-old has endured an uninspiring first half of the season. Class Conti was pulled up in a three-mile hurdle last, and was beaten 100-lengths at Leopardstown.

Mikey Fogarty's mount produced the best performance of his career in this race 12 months ago, and has just one extra pound to carry. It's a risk, considering his lack of form, but a small each-way wager on Class Conti could prove profitable.
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Verdict

Discordantly is by no means in the grip of the handicapper, and I think Robbie Power's mount could be well-suited by this sort of challenge.

Class Conti placed second in this race off a similar mark last season, and he could be worth a punt on bottomless ground which he'll love.

2021 Thyestes Chase Tip 1: Discordantly Each-Way @1400.0 at BetMGM - 10 Units
2021 Thyestes Chase Tip 2: Class Conti Each-Way @1600.0 at PlaySugarhouse Sport - 5 Units

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