2013 Lotto Challengers Novices’ Chase Betting Preview
The feature race this weekend is the Grade 1 Lotto Challengers Novices’ Chase that will be run at Sandown at 2.25pm.
The race has only drawn seven entries with Nicky Henderson-trained Captain Conan an extremely short priced favourite.
The son of Kingsalsa is currently priced at 4/9 in the betting market at Bet365 followed by Houblon Des Obeaux (4/1) and Changing Times (10/1).
Many experts consider Captain Conan to be a certainty in this race but as we know anything can happen in jumps racing.
2013 Lotto Challengers Novices’ Chase Form Facts and Betting Statistics
- The 2012 Lotto Challengers Novices’ Chase was won by Nick Williams-trained For Non Stop who was ridden by Noel Fehilly.
- Neither Williams nor Fehilly are involved in the 2013 edition of the race.
- For Non Stop was second favourite in betting last year. Houblon Des Obeaux is the second favourite for this year’s race.
- Captain Conan, Changing Times and Tap Night are all last start winners.
- Captain Conan, Rebel Rebellion and Top Smart have all previously won at Sandown.
- Captain Conan is the only past Grade 1 winner in the field.
- Captain Conan has defeated Third Intention and Rebel Rebellion this campaign.
2013 Lotto Challengers Novices’ Chase Trifecta Tip
Captain Conan (4/9) from Changing Times (10/1) and Rebel Rebellion (16/1)
It is impossible to go past Captain Conan in this race. The six-year-old is a high quality gelding and was very impressive in the Arkle Trophy Trial Novices’ Chase and the Grade 1 Henry VIII Novices’ Chase. He should win this race confidently in a perfect preparation for the Jewson Novices’ Chase that will be run during the Cheltenham Festival.
Changing Times is a consistent horse who has not missed a placing this season. The son of Dr Massini doesn’t have the class of Captain Conan but is a good each-way bet for the race.
Rebel Rebellion is another good each-way betting option for the Lotto Challengers Novices’ Chase. The eight-year-old won’t be able to compete with Captain Conan but should be one of the horses battling it out for the placing’s.
You can get the best odds for the 2013 Lotto Challengers Novices’ Chase Betting and every other race this weekend at Bet365.