Feb 14 2019
Ascot Chase Tips and Betting Offers, 3:55pm at Ascot, Saturday 16th February 2019
February has been a turbulent time in British horse racing, but things are back on track ahead of the weekend’s Ascot Chase. The highlight of Saturday’s action is the Grade 1 clash at Ascot, with an impressive line-up on board, there’s plenty to get excited about ahead of the weekend’s big race. We’re looking ahead to the meeting at Ascot, and we’ve analysed the contenders and betting odds ahead of the race.
Ascot Chase Betting Tips and Free Bets
- Cyrname To Win at 3/1 with Betfred
- Charbel Each Way at 12/1 with bet365
Ascot Chase Betting Offers
Offers for this race will be listed here but you can check out all of our free bets or our Cheltenham offers if you’re looking ahead to the Festival!
This weekend’s race is expected to be led by last year’s winner, Waiting Patiently. He’s been biding his time since this race last year, facing only one outing since then. That was the King George on Boxing Day, when jockey Brian Hughes was unseated. That doesn’t exactly fill us with confidence, but the bookies have locked in on Waiting Patiently as the clear favourite here. He can be found as short as 7/4 with bet365, but will he live up to the billing this weekend?
We’re looking elsewhere for our Ascot Chase betting tips. Among the contenders for this one is Cyrname, a seven-year-old who comes into this one on the back of a victory. He started 2018 by winning the bet365 Handicap Chase at Ascot, which bodes well for this renewal. Paul Nicholls is aiming to return to winning ways at this event, following a 2016 win with Silviniaco Conti.
Cyrname seems like a real contender for Nicholls, who is aiming to pull level with Martin Pipe record four victories for a trainer at this race. His chances are boosted by the fact that this race has been won in back to back years by the same runner on just one occasion. If Waiting Patiently does come up short, we see Cyrname as one of the main contenders to secure glory here. If he can get out in front, we’re confident that he has the ability to hold it. His price of 3/1 with Betfred is decent value in our eyes, and we’re backing him to win the Ascot Chase.
As far as outside candidates go, we are looking at eight-year-old Charbel. The last 12 months have been mostly positive for him, and the ground should play in his favour here. He kicked off 2019 with a third place finish at Kempton, while he claimed wins at Huntingdon and Chepstow late in 2018. Overall, he’s got a top three finish or better in five races on the spin, and that marks him out as a contender this weekend.
Charbel comes into this race well valued, sitting out at 12/1 with bet365 to take glory. We think that’s a great price for this each-way contender, and we’re backing Charbel to make waves at Ascot this weekend.