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2021 Clarence House Chase Odds - Politologue 5/4 favourite as Waiting Patiently is supplemented

  • We bring you the early ante-post betting for the 2021 Clarence House Chase
  • This 17-furlong Grade One has been won by some of the sport's greatest chaser
  • Reigning Champion Chaser Politologue is the Even-money favourite
  • King George runner-up, Waiting Patiently has been supplemented into the mix
  • Defi Du Seuil, Duc Des Genievres and Fanion D'Estruval will also run
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Harry Skelton riding Politologue on their way to winning The Betfair Tingle Creek Chase. (Getty)

Ascot stages one of the biggest races of the season at the end of January, as a stellar cast assembles for the 2021 Clarence House Chase. This Grade One has been won by greats like Desert Orchid, Master Minded and Un De Sceaux, and is often used as a stepping stone towards the Champion Chase.

The ante-post betting for this year's Clarence House Chase is now open, so let's take a look at those early odds.

2021 Clarence House Chase Odds


Name
Best Odds
PolitologueEvens
Waiting Patiently5/2
Defi Du Seuil7/2
First Flow10/1
Duc Des Genievres10/1
Fanion D'Estruval10/1
Bar12/1

*Odds taken from Betfair on 12/1/21*

2021 Clarence House Chase Runners

Politologue took advantage of some late withdrawals and below-par performance from Defi Du Seuil to claim an emphatic win in the Champion Chase last season. Paul Nicholls' chaser produced a dominant display to beat Greaneteen in the Tingle Creek on his reappearance, and he's an even-money shot to win the Clarence House later this month.

Defi Du Seuil was terrible again on his reappearance in the Shloer Chase, and Philip Hobbs was forced to give his stable star a lengthy break. The two-time Cheltenham Festival winner claimed his seventh career Grade One when beating Un De Sceaux here last year, and would be a big player if back on song.

Ruth Jefferson has stumped up the supplementary fee to throw Waiting Patiently into the mix. Despite staying on from off the pace to finish second to Frodon in the King George, Jefferson has handed her charge entries in the Ryanair and the Champion Chase at Cheltenham. Waiting Patiently last ran over two miles in the 2019 Tingle Creek, where he flew home from the rear to place third behind Defi Du Seuil.

Duc Des Genievres has finished second and third on both of his starts in Grade Twos this season. The winner of an Arkle when trained by Willie Mullins, he could join stablemate Politologue in the field at Ascot.

Venetia Williams could throw Fanion D'Estruval into Grade One company for the first time. Charlie Deutsch's mount fell when challenging in the Peterborough Chase when last seen, and looks to have improvement left in his locker.

Kim Bailey's has handed First Flow an entry, and he'll be going for his sixth win on the bounce at Ascot. Riders Onthe Storm could also run, but he will likely be saved for the Ascot Chase next month.

Sizing Pottsie could make the trip over from Jessica Harrington's yard. Espirit Du Large has fallen on three of his last four starts, but he too could step back up into Grade One company.

Bun Doran and Le Patriote have also been handed a Clarence House Chase entry. As has Benatar, who finished third in the Caspian Caviar after 700-days off the track.
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