Brown Advisory Chase Betting Odds 2023


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

The Brown Advisory Novice’s Chase is a challenging race for inexperienced chasers over 3 miles. However, unlike the opening race on day two, British trainers have gained some recent success in this race, with Venetia Williams landing the spoils with L’Homme Presse last year. 

Gerri Colombe heads the market this year for Gordon Elliott and Jordan Gainford, a partnership which landed the Grade 1 Scilly Isles Novices’ Chase at Sandown last time. This race can often indicate future Cheltenham Gold Cup winners, with Denman, Bobs Worth, and Lord Windermere taking this race before landing the Gold Cup later in their careers.

The Gordon Elliott-trained runner sets the standard but is yet to prove himself over this distance, which could open the race up. Previous Festival winner Sir Gerhard has yet to impress over fences, while The Real Whacker has won twice at Cheltenham since re-joining this yard.

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.

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Gerri Colombe 6/4

Sir Gerhard 9/2

The Real Whacker 11/2

Galia Des Liteaux 13/2

Thyme Hill 8/1

Adamantly Chosen 18/1

Thunder Rock 18/1

Ramillies 20/1

Bronn 33/1

I Am Maximus 40/1

Amirite 50/1

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Gerri Colombe has run seven times under rules, winning all seven races – two bumpers and two novice hurdles and is now unbeaten in three runs over fences. He has also landed Grade 1’s on his previous two outings, and although he is yet to run this far over fences, he looks hard to oppose in a race lacking depth. 

Sir Gerhard is a dual Cheltenham Festival winner who has won the Champion Bumper and Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle. His only run over fences came when justifying heavy odds-on favouritism in January, where he did not impress with his jumping. He has the ability but could lack the experience. 

The Real Whacker is two from two over fences, with both wins at Cheltenham – he remains lightly raced but could be found out now trying Grade 1 company for the first time. Another British-trained runner, Galia Des Liteaux, is a mare who receives weight from all her rivals and bounced back to form with a Grade 2 victory last time. While Thyme Hill is quite late to the chasing game but has won two of three starts over the larger obstacles and has previously run with credit at The Festival.

Betting on the Brown Advisory Novices Chase

The Brown Advisory Chase is a Grade 1 race for the top staying novices in Britain and Ireland. With the likes of Arkle (1963) and Denman (2007) on the roll of honour, it has stood the test of time as a race for future Cheltenham Gold Cup winners. Six of the last twelve winners have run in the Gold Cup the following year, the last to win both races being Lord Windermere (2013-14).

One of the most significant trials for a bet on the Brown Advisory Novices Chase is the Kauto Star Novices’ Chase at Kempton Park. Topofthegame and Santini finished second and third at Kempton in 2019 before finishing first and second here. Might Bite fell at the last fence in the Kauto Star in 2016 but made amends at Cheltenham in 2017.

Favourites have a good recent record in this race, winning five of the last eight renewals. Monkfish (1-4) became the shortest priced winner in the history of the event in 2021, shorter than the legendary Arkle (4-9). Long priced winners include Canny Danny (1983) and Hussard Collonges (2002) who both returned at 33-1 in the Brown Advisory Chase betting. Seven-year-olds have the best recent record in this race in recent years with nine winners in the last twelve years.

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Gerri Colombe sits at the head of the betting and will prove difficult to beat if his stamina holds out on this journey. He is an exciting prospect who could scale greater heights if he is over his previous injury troubles. 

The rest of the field have plenty of questions to answer, none more so than Sir Gerhard, who has only run once over fences.  The Real Whacker brings solid course form to the race but is likely to need further improvement, while other runners such as Thunder Rock and Adamantly Chosen do not look up to this level yet. 

It could be an excellent start to the day for the Irish, especially Gerri Colombe, Gordon Elliott, and Jordan Gainsford.