Brown Advisory Chase Odds 2023


Monkfish ridden by jockey Paul Townend win the Brown Advisory Novices’ Chase during day two of the Cheltenham Festival.

The Brown Advisory Chase is a three-mile race for novices at the Cheltenham Festival. Formerly known as the RSA Chase, it is an established trial for future Cheltenham Gold Cup contenders. Horses to win both races include Arkle (1963), Garrison Savannah (1990), Looks Like Trouble (1999), Denman (2007) and Bobs Worth (2012). Other notable winners include Florida Pearl (1998) and Grand National winner Miinnehoma (1992).

The Brown Advisory Chase betting odds this year have fluctuated with ante-post favourite Galopin Des Champs now expected to run in the shorter Turners Novices Chase. Bob Olinger and L’Homme Presse are also expected to take that route, leaving Bravemansgame as the likely favourite. He is set to face old rival Ahoy Senor, the leading hope of Scottish trainer Lucinda Russell.

Brown Advisory Chase Odds and Entries 2023

Bravemansgame has enjoyed a perfect preparation for this race, winning all four races and barely putting a foot wrong. Trainer Paul Nicholls has always rated the horse highly and his early comparisons with Denman are starting to look well-founded. He has shortened to 2-1 in the Brown Advisory Odds since Willie Mullins indicated that Galopin Des Champs will run elsewhere at the festival meeting.

Nicholls had initially suggested that this race was not a target but Bravemansgame has established himself as the pick of the staying novices in Britain. He was particularly impressive in beating Ahoy Senor in the Kauto Star Novices’ Chase at Kempton Park. His slick economical jumping was in stark contrast to that of his market rival who is clearly still learning his trade. Ahoy Senor looked a raw talent that day but has since won nicely at Wetherby and it will be a fascinating rematch.

The anticipated defection of Galopin Des Champs and Bob Olinger seems to provide Britain with the upper hand in this contest, although Willie Mullins does have alternative entries. Capodanno has shortened in the betting despite unseating his rider in the early stages at Leopardstown in February.  He had previously chased home Bob Olinger at Punchestown.

Gordon Elliott’s Farouk D’Alene overcame a sticky round of jumping to get the better of Beacon Edge at Navan last time. He still holds an entry in the three and three-quarter mile National Hunt Chase but could easily be diverted here. The race looks as if it might cut up at the final declaration stage and both he and Beacon Edge would have each-way claims.

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*Best prices correct at time of writing

Galopin Des Champs 5-6

Bob Olinger 6-4

Bravemansgame 2-1

Ahoy Senor 5-1

L’Homme Presse 11-2

Capodanno 7-1

Fury Road 12-1

Jungle Boogie 12-1

Stattler 12-1

Threeunderthrufive 14-1

Run Wild Fred 14-1

Gaillard Du Mesnil 14-1

Beacon Edge 16-1

Farouk D’Alene 16-1

Dusart 20-1

Vanillier 20-1

Gabynako 25-1

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The anticipated duel between Irish ace Galopin Des Champs and leading British novice Bravemansgame may have been ruled out but the race still features a fascinating clash. Lucinda Russell’s Ahoy Senor stunned punters when beating Bravemansgame over hurdles at Aintree last season at odds of 66-1. The form was reversed on their first meeting over fences at Kempton on Boxing Day so the stage is set for round three.

Nicholls must be delighted that the two top novices in Ireland, Galopin Des Champs and Bob Olinger, are on course to meet in the Turners Novices Chase. From being no more than a tentative option to run here, Bravemansgame will now start as one of Britain’s best hopes at this year’s festival. He has looked a natural over the larger obstacles, beating second-season chaser Fusil Raffles at Newton Abbot first time out. He was equally impressive at Haydock and last time at Newbury but it is the Kempton form which will be the focus of attention here.

Ahoy Senor was surprisingly preferred in the betting and immediately went to the front under Derek Fox. His inexperience showed with mistakes at the third and the eleventh and a shuddering error at the fifteenth effectively handed the race to Bravemansgame. Ahoy Senor jumped much better at Wetherby last month and will need to be on his game at Cheltenham.

The Brown Advisory Chase odds currently has Capodanno as the pick of the likely Irish runners, although he must bounce back from an early exit at Leopardstown. If there is a dark horse in the race it is Nicky Henderson’s Dusart, a very smart novice hurdler who was off the track for 278 days after finishing third at Aintree last year. He has shown a tendency to jump left while completing routine novice chase victories at Leicester and Exeter.