The Betfred Classic Chase takes place each year during January at Warwick racecourse and it is always a popular betting heat in national hunt horse racing. It is a handicap chase and there is a great deal of interest in the ante-post betting, with a large field of potential Grand National hopefuls in attendance.
The Grade Three race is open to horses aged 5 years old and over and it involves a testing trip of 3 miles and 5 furlongs, with 22 fences to be jumped along the way.
It is a relatively new addition to the national hunt calendar as it was introduced in 2004, although a similar race called the Warwick National Chase had previously been run up to the year 2000.
The race itself often involves horses who are being lined up for a tilt at the Grand National at Aintree in April, although no horse has won both races so far and you are likely to get long odds on a horse doing the 'double' in the Classic Chase and the National this year.
|Saturday 10th January 2015|
|3.35pm||Tip: Theatrical Star @ 12/1 (2nd)||Betting Preview|
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|1st||10. Hawkes Point||S Twiston-Davies||P Nicholls||15/2|
|2nd||5. Theatrical Star||B Powell||C Tizzard||10/1|
|3rd||1. Shotgun Paddy||D Jacob||Miss E Lavelle||13/2|
|2004||Southern Star||9||Henrietta Knight|
|2005||Baron Windrush||7||Nigel Twiston-Davies|
|2011||West End Rocker||9||Alan King|
|2012||Hey Big Spender||9||Colin Tizzard|
|2013||Rigadin De Beauchene||8||Venetia Williams|
|2014||Shotgun Paddy||7||Emma Lavelle|
|2015||Hawkes Point||10||Paul Nicholls|
*The race was abandoned in 2009 and 2010 due to snow and ice.
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