BetBright Chase Betting Preview
Kempton hosts a good card on Saturday and there are plenty of good races. One of the more open betting heats is the BetBright Chase where sixteen runners go to post. Included in those sixteen are two former winners in the form of Rocky Creek and Opening Batsman. However I am taking novice Thomas Brown to be successful on Saturday. He is currently best priced with BetVictor at 8/1. This looks a very fair price and is well worth backing on Saturday. Click here for all the latest odds and betting previews.
Despite his inexperience over fences I still think he can get the job done on Saturday. This seven year old may have only had three starts over fences but he appears to be improving quickly. He has already recorded two wins over fences from his three runs and makes his handicap debut on Saturday. He comes into the race with an official handicap mark of only 140. In time I believe he could be a lot better than this mark. At the end of his novice hurdling career last season he was officially rated 142 so there is clear scope for improvement. He competed at the highest level as a novice hurdler last season and finished the season running a respectable race at the Aintree Festival. Trainer Harry Fry seems to think he has a good chance on Saturday and so do I.
There are plenty of threats given the competitive nature of the race. Main danger could be Theatre Guide. He is currently best priced with Coral at 8/1 and should run a big race. He has run some good races this year including a second in the Hennessy Gold Cup and a third on Festival Trials Day at Cheltenham. A repeat of these performances should see him close at the finish. Despite these good runs this season the handicapper has actually dropped him 1lb. This puts him 10lbs below his last winning mark which means he should be more than capable of winning of this mark. The only worry would be that this win was in November 2014.
Another interesting runner is the returning Hadrian’s Appraoch. He is best priced with Coral at 20/1. He is an interesting runner returning from over a year off the track. If he was to return in the form that saw him win the Bet365 at Sandown in 2014 he would have a big chance. He was high class at his best but this race may be more of preparation for future targets. However if he was fully fit on this return he could out run his odds.