It’s rearing into view, isn’t it? The jump season is approaching us faster than we always expect it to and that means only one thing: Cheltenham is on the horizon.
OK, thinking about Cheltenham, when we have the Paddy Power meeting, Hennessy and King George to look forward to, is perhaps a bit premature but our tipster Lewis Jones is a Prestbury Park fanatic and he’s already splashing the cash on some long-term fancies for the Festival.
RSA Chase Tips
The RSA Insurance Novices’ Chase takes place on day 2 at Cheltenham 2019 on Wednesday 13th March at 14:10pm.
The 2019 RSA Chase is an open contest for all horses aged 5 and upwards and is a 3-mile race.There are 48 entries in this year’s race but in this preview, it’s narrowed down to just a few notable selections, with many entries also expected to be entered in the JLT Novices’ Chase which is around half a mile shorter.
Tips, runners, riders and the odds:Let’s narrow it down!
The 2019 RSA Novices Chase is shaping up to be a bit of a two-horse race early on, with a lot of support for Santini and Delta Work.On Boxing Day, Santini was beaten in a 3-mile Novices’ Chase at Kempton when finishing 3rd but stayed on strongly in the closing stages to suggest this trip would be ideal. Currently hot favourite at 11/4 in the market for this one.
The Gordon Elliot trainedDelta Workis My RSA Insurance Novices’ Chase Hot Tip offering amazing value at odds of 4/1. With the booking of Davy Russel expected also, having guided this horse to victory on 3 of it’s last starts, you can clearly see why this horse is tipped massively.
The best of the rest come in the shape of Topofthegame, Vinndication and La Bague Au Roi who all follow in the betting and could offer some great each way value. There are some question marks whether La Bague Au Roi will head to this years Cheltenham Festival with Aintree also being around the corner. Nevertheless, at odds of 6/1, this horse has great value and each way shouts and certainly will not be short of supporters.
LAST YEAR: The 2018 RSA Chase was won by Presenting Percy, who is notably the current favourite to win this years Gold Cup.
Since betting started for this race, On The Blind Side opened up at 40/1 and is currently 14/1 which makes it a notable Market Mover, and most definitely one to keep an eye on!
This is another race at Cheltenham 2019 where Gordon Elliot and Nicky Henderson will lock horns to become the RSA Chase 2019 Winner.
Hot Tip: Delta Work 4/1
Market Mover: On The Blind Side from 40/1 to 14/1