This year’s RSA Chase looks set to be a fascinating renewal with a case to be made for a number of the market principals.
Topaz Novice Chase winner Don Poli heads the betting at 3/1 but we’re finding it hard to split Willie Mullins’ runner with David Pipe’s Kings Palace (7/2).
Pricewise pick Southfield Theatre is another popular selection but who are you siding with ahead of the 3m1f novice affair?
Vote in our poll below and for a limited time only on Monday March 9 we’ll be enhancing the price of the public’s chosen runner!
Not sure who to pick? Here’s a run-down of the options…
Don Poli: This very likeable type underlined his credentials with an eye-catching victory in the Grade 1 Topaz Novice Chase last time out.
Kings Palace: Three from three over fences and the Pond House flagbearer for trainer David Pipe. He’s very sweet on this horse and no doubt a number of you are too after some taking performances so far this season.
Coneygree: A really smart type who may yet go for the Gold Cup. Rated by the handicappers as “better than Denman” at this stage of his career, it’s easy to see why you’d want this selection boosted.
The Young Master: With Barry Geraghty booked for the ride there will be even more interest in the Silver Cup winner. Has a progressive profile and winning course form which only add to this latest positive.
Southfield Theatre: Customers ploughed into this selection following the Pricewise preview of the RSA. He’s certainly shown an aptitude for going over fences with a recent win at Exeter extending his record to three from four over the larger obstacles.
Valseur Lido: Will he go for the RSA or JLT? If you think the former then get voting. He’s undeniably talented so maybe it’s worth second-guessing Mullins and Gigginstown?
Vautour: Again, Mullins has already outlined the JLT Novices’ Chase as his preferred destination.
Apache Stronghold: Came back from defeat to Don Poli with a win in the Flogas Novice Chase ahead of Valseur Lido. Some doubts over whether he’ll last the trip but certainly not one to rule out.
Vroum Vroum Mag: This mare may have to sit out the Festival with her trainer outlining other plans.
Very Wood: Last year’s Albert Barlett winner allayed fears over his form with a very good win in the Ten Up Novice Chase at Naas last time out. Likely to be split-up with fellow entry Wounded Warrior but which will be his chosen target?
If In Doubt: SkyBet Chase winner’s connections may have other ideas with a Midlands Grand National entry highlighting another possible destination. No doubts over stamina but perhaps Phillip Hobbs’ runner would look a little outclassed here.
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All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.
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