Bristol De Mai to beat Cue Card in Betfair Chase at Haydock Park

Saturday 25th November, 2017 - 3:00pm Haydock Park - Betfair Chase

It was a real shame when it was announced earlier in the week that reigning Cheltenham Gold Cup hero Sizing John would not line up in the Grade 1 Betfair Chase at Haydock Park, due to the ground, but the weekend showpiece will still see some top quality performers go to post, and connections of all six contenders will all fancy their chances of running a huge race on Saturday afternoon.

  • Cue Card has won this race three times (2013, 2014, 2016)
  • Bristol De Mai won the Charlie Hall Chase at Wetherby
  • No Irish-trained runner has won this race

Saturday 25th November - 3.00pm OddsWon/LostBet
Betfair Chase    
Tips Bristol De Mai to win    Best Bet @ 11 / 8  

Bristol De Mai vs Cue Card

Nigel Twiston-Davies trained Imperial Commander to victory in this race in 2010, and the Naunton handler will saddle Bristol De Mai in the 2017 renewal, and fresh from a fine win in the Charlie Hall Chase at Wetherby, it's no surprise to see him installed as the 11/8 favourite with Paddy Power to bag victory in this event.

He will relish the testing conditions on Saturday, and is an improving staying chaser that could turn into a real Gold Cup contender in March, and if he can build on that impressive half-a-length win in the Charlie Hall then looks to be the one to beat here, but in Cue Card he will face a horse bidding for fourth win in the race.

A winner in 2013, 2014 and 2016, the Colin Tizzard-trained veteran was last seen falling in the aforementioned Charlie Hall, and he will need to show that that tumble hasn't left its mark, but if he can produce his best form then many will enjoy lapping up the 2/1 on offer with Unibet bookmakers.

Harry Cobden will take over from Paddy Brennan in the saddle, and it will be interesting to see how that pair get on together, but Cue Card will need to bounce back to his best form to land a blow on Bristol De Mai, and at the current prices it's certainly worth siding with the Twiston-Davies-trained jolly.

Best Of The Rest

Outlander will attempt to be the first Irish-trained winner of this race, as Gordon Elliott's raider will make the trip over the Irish Sea to Haydock Park, but while the nine-year-old was impressive when winning the JNWine.com Champion Chase last time out, he will need a lot more to beat some top notch British rivals on Saturday, and at 6/1 with bet365 looks pretty skinny.

Nick Williams will saddle Tea For Two, and that runner will be like Bristol De Mai and Cue Card in chasing the lucrative £1m bonus should a horse win this race, the King George VI Chase and the Cheltenham Gold Cup, but this 10/1 chance with Betfair can often struggle at the highest level, and is one to avoid.

Traffic Fluide (20/1) and Shantou Flyer (66/1) will conclude the sextet, and both will find this sort of level far too hot to handle, so it's sure to be race dominated by the front few in the betting, and it's Bristol De Mai that can prevail victorious, and make it two wins in a row.

2017 Betfair Chase Odds

Posted: Friday, 24th November 2017
Author: Steve Chambo

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