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|
Odds will appear here when available...
Will appear here when available...
|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.
Several runners from the Betfred Classic Chase at Warwick often go on to compete in the biggest betting event of the year - The Grand National at Aintree. The race is world famous and virtually the whole of Britain will have a bet on the race and take advantage of bookmakers free bet offers.
The 4 mile, 4 furlong trip is a gruelling test of a horse's stamina and there is always huge betting interest in this exciting race in April. You can find the latest odds, race information, past winners and much more at our dedicated Grand National mini-site.....
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