Becher Chase 2021 Odds: 26 entered for Grand National trial

A stellar field will do battle for Becher glory at Aintree this Saturday.
A stellar field will do battle for Becher glory at Aintree this Saturday.

There could be some vital Grand National pointers at Aintree racecourse this Saturday, as the Becher Chase takes centre stage, and the race run over the National course has attracted 26 entries for what is one of the feature races at the Merseyside venue...

Peter Bowen's Mac Tottie and Gordon Elliott's Escaria Ten are currently sitting at the head of the market at 8/1 and the former will be hoping to build on a fine victory in the Grand Sefton Handicap Chase at the start of November. Producing a sparkling round of jumping over the National fences, Mac Tottie will now step up in trip for this event and will look to shine once again. Available at 40/1 for the Grand National prior to Saturday's race, Escaria Ten could make the trip over from Elliott's Cullentra House yard in Ireland and will tackle the unique fences for the first time. A fine third in the National Hunt Chase at the Cheltenham Festival, he was last seen pulling up in the Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse, but is a real class act on his day, so has to be respected.

A recent winner at Bangor, Charlie Longsdon's Snow Leopardess will aim to notch up back-to-back wins and is available at 10/1, while the flourishing Lucinda Russell yard could saddle Mighty Thunder (10/1) who ended last season with a superb win in the Scottish Grand National, and he is another with the potential Grand National as an end-of-season target, a race he is 33/1 for currently.

Second in the last two renewals of the Becher Chase, Kimberlite Candy will bid to go one better, and is sure to be popular around the 11/1 mark for each-way backers. Pulled up in the Grand National in April, the JP McManus-owned will enjoy a drop back in trip here and will have significantly more experience over the National fences than most of his rivals.

Bet £10 On Any First Race & 6 x £5 FREE Bets

#Ad. New customers only (+18) • £10 deposit using promo code "RACE888" • Minimum stake £10 at odds of 1/2 (1.5) • Free bets credited upon qualifying bet settlement and expire after 7 days • Free bet stakes not included in returns • Deposit balance is available for withdrawal at any time. General deposit method, withdrawal restrictions and full T&Cs apply.

Last seen unseating in the Grand National, Henry De Bromhead's Chris's Dream is the class of the race, and will have the burden of top weight, if he takes his chance, so has to be respected at 12/1, while Ravenhill (20/1) and Snow Falcon (25/1) are another brace of Irish-trained runners that could line up at the weekend.

David Pipe saddled Vieux Lion Rouge to victory in this race on two occasions, and the Pond House handler could saddle the 12-year-old again, as he bids for the hat-trick, and he's a 16/1 shot, while Pipe has entered a trio of other runners including Via Dolorosa, who is available at 20/1, at the time of writing.

Others worthy of a mention include the Richard Hobson-trained Lord Du Mesnil, who is a former winner of the Rowland Meyrick at Wetherby a couple of seasons ago, and is sure to go close if he can recapture that sort of form, and he's a 20/1 chance.  A shock 40/1 winner of the Badger Beer Handicap Chase at Wincanton last time out, Rocco is available at 20/1 to strike for Nigel Twiston-Davies, while the Christian Williams-trained Cap Du Nord and Ben Pauling's classy staying chaser Le Breuil (16/1) are another notable duo in what looks a devilishly difficult punting assignment for punters to work out.

Grand National Odds
Advert Disclaimer is a free online resource which endeavour to provide helpful and useful content and odds comparison to its visitors. Please be advised that accepts affiliate commission from the companies appearing on the site, and agreed commission levels impact the location and order in which the companies (and/or their products) are presented on the website. Any ratings that appear on this site is determined by our subjective opinion of the brand but also based on market share and reputation, each brand's conversion rates, commission paid to us and general consumer interest. Company listings on this page don't imply our endorsement. We do not feature all providers on the market. Except as expressly set forth in our terms and conditions, all statements and warranties regarding the information presented on this page are disclaimed. The information, including odds, which appear on this site is subject to change at any time.

Bet £10 Get £30 Free Bets + £10 Casino Bonus

#AD Minimum deposit of £10 using deposit code 30F - A qualifying bet is a ‘real money’ stake of at least £10 placed on any sports market - Minimum odds of 1/2 (1.5) - Free bets credited upon qualifying bet settlement and expire after 7 days - Free bet stakes not included in returns - Casino Bonus must be claimed within 7 days • To withdraw bonus/related wins, wager bonus amount x40 within 14 days • Wagering req. vary by game • Withdrawal restrictions and Full T&C’s apply. 18+
Bet £10 Get £30 In Free Bets
#AD 18+. Play Safe. New customers using Promo code H30 only, Min £10/€10 stake,  min odds 1/2, free bets paid as 2 x £15/€15, free bets credited after  settlement of first qualifying bet, free bets will expire 30 days after  the qualifying bet is placed, payment method/player/country restrictions apply.
Welcome Offer
#AD Bet £10 & Get £50 in Free Bets for new customers at bet365. Min deposit requirement. Free Bets are paid as Bet Credits and are available for use upon settlement of bets to value of qualifying deposit. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and T&Cs apply.
Bet £10 Get £20 In Free Bets
#AD Min stake £10. Min odds 1/2 (1.5). First bet only. Free bets expire in 7 days. Cashed out bets won’t apply. Payment method restrictions. Online UK customers only. 30 days to qualify for £20 in Free Bets. 18+. T&Cs apply
Bet £10 Get £40 In Bonuses
#AD 18+ New customers only. Opt in and place a £10 bet on Horse Racing at odds of 2.00+ within 7 days of opening a new account; excludes cashed out bets. Receive 3x £10 Horse Racing Free Bets, valid on set events only at odds 2.00+. Plus, a £10 Slot Bonus, selected games, wager 20x to withdraw a max of £250. Bonuses expire in 7 days. Card payments only. T&Cs Apply. Please Gamble Responsibly.
Bet £10 Get £60 in Bonuses
#AD New UK customers only. Register using the promo code BETFRED60, deposit and place first bet of £10+ on Sports (cumulative Evens+) within 7 days of registration. First bet must be on Sports. £20 in Free Bets to be used on Sports, £10 in Free Bets to be used on Lotto and 50 Free Spins (20p per spin) credited within 48 hours of bet settlement. Further £20 in Free Bets credited 5 days after settlement. Bonuses have a 7-day expiry. Payment restrictions apply. SMS verification and/or Proof of I.D and address may be required. Full T&Cs apply.
Bet £20 & Get It Back As CASH If It Loses
#AD New customers only. Place your FIRST bet on any Horse Racing market and if it loses we will refund your stake in CASH. Max refund for this offer is £20. Only deposits made using cards will qualify for this promotion. T&Cs apply.
Get Up To £100 In Free Bets
#AD New customer offer. Place 5 x £10 or more bets to receive £20 in free bets. Repeat up to 5 times to receive maximum £100 bonus. Min odds 1/2 (1.5). Exchange bets excluded. Payment restrictions apply. T&Cs apply.
Money Back As CASH Up To £20 (APP Only)
#AD 18+ Playsafe. New UK users only. The cash refund will equal the amount of your first deposit up to £20. Payment restrictions & T&Cs apply. 18+
Bet £10 Get £20 In Free Bets
#AD. New members. £10 min deposit & bet on sportsbook, placed & settled at 1.5 min odds within 14 days of sign-up. Win part of E/W bets. 2 non-withdrawable £10 Free Bet Tokens: accept in 7 days, valid for 7 days from acceptance (ex. E/Ws & Multiples), stakes not returned. Click here for Rules & Exclusions. Bet Responsibly. 18+
£25 Free Bet + 10 Free Spins
If your account has Sportsbook losses at the end of your first day's betting, QuinnBet will refund 50% of your losses as a Free Bet up to £25 (min 3 bets) Plus 10 Free Spins on Asgard Warriors. Even if your account is up, you're guaranteed a £5 Free Bet Plus 10 Free Spins provided you place at least 1 bet of £10 or greater at the minimum odds. T&Cs apply | 18+ New UK Customers Only |
£10 Welcome Offer
#AD UK & ROI customers only. 18+. Place your first bet on sports pools and if it loses we’ll refund your stake in cash. Max refund is £10. Qualifying bet is the first sports pool bet added to the betslip. Ten to Follow bets do not qualify. Totewin will be the qualifying bet when a Totewin and a Toteplace bet are struck at the same time. T&Cs apply
Latest racing results
1st Blazing Hot
2nd Portelet Bay
3rd Porfin
1st Tell'Em Nowt
2nd Clear Angel
3rd Barrington
2nd Outrun The Storm
3rd Athollblair Boy
4th Sir Benedict
View All Today's Results