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2023 National Hunt Chase Odds and Entries - Gaillard Du Mesnil dominates Cheltenham betting

02 Mar 2023
Jon Vine 02 Mar 2023
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  • Latest odds and betting for the 2023 National Hunt Chase [Updated 8.2.23]
  • This Grade Two takes place on day one of the Cheltenham Festival on Tuesday 14th March
  • Gaillard Du Mesnil, Chemical Energy, Mahler Mission and Ramillies featured in the entries
National Hunt Chase Odds and Entries
Paul Townend riding Gaillard Du Mesnil clear the last to win The Neville Hotels Novice Chase at Leopardstown Racecourse. (Getty)

The card on day one of the Cheltenham Festival closes with one of the oldest races at the meeting, the National Hunt Chase, which is open only to novice chasers and amateur riders.

Here's a look through the current National Hunt Chase betting and a rundown of the most likely runners.

2023 National Hunt Chase Odds

Gaillard Du Mesnil11/8
Mahler Mission5/1
Chemical Energy8/1
City Chief8/1

*Odds taken on 8/2/23*

2023 National Hunt Chase Entries 

Topping the betting is Mullins' star Gaillard Du Mesnil, who could drop back down into Grade Two company despite that victory in the Neville Hotels at Leopardstown over Christmas. Mullins could also throw Ramillies into this race, after an excellent run at Navan back in January.

Gordon Elliott will be represented by Chemical Energy, who won at Cheltenham earlier in the season. John McConnell's Mahler Mission was well-beaten that day, but he's since earned his spot in the field with an powerful triumph back on home soil.

Jonathan Sweeney has entered up Churchstonewarrior, with Stuart Crawford looking likely to run unbeaten chaser Gold Cup Bailly. Amirite and Walking On Glass could also represent Irish connections on day one of the Cheltenham Festival.

Nicky Henderson's City Chief and Dan Skelton's Hidden Heroics feature prominently in the market. Skelton's Cheltenham winner could be joined in the field by fellow British runners Tea For Free, Mister Coffey, and Blackjack Magic. Jon Snow could also represent George Baker, having recently made the move from Willie Mullins' yard.

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