Ascot 3.00 (Clarence House Chase) tips – Sire a strong fancy to floor odds-on favourite

Ascot 3.00 (Clarence House Chase) tips - Sire a strong fancy to floor odds-on favourite

Sire De Grugy

Sire De Grugy

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Betting Tip: Sire De Grugy @ 5/2 with bet365

Punters are faced with another odds-on shot here in the shape of Un De Sceaux, who has been put in at a best-priced 8/13 on his first British start since hacking up in the Arkle Trophy at last year’s Cheltenham Festival. However, in hindsight, that was far from a vintage renewal of the novice championship and he lines up today on the back of a fall at Leopardstown, which was the second time he has to come to grief in six chase starts. He’s not a bad jumper by any means, more so a little too bold for his own good and if challenged for the lead today (likely) he could come unstuck once more. He’s certainly no bet at the odds and there’s a very strong case for backing SIRE DE GRUGY against him.

Gary Moore’s stable star landed this Grade 1 in a stunning campaign two seasons ago that also saw him capture the Champion Chase, before completing a five-timer in Sandown’s Celebration Chase. He was out of sorts last term and was even written off by some, but he’s bounced right back to his best in his last two starts, with a gutsy success in the Tingle Creek followed by a highly creditable second to Sprinter Sacre at Kempton over Christmas. Moore has been making some bullish comments about him this week, saying: “His work of late has been top-class and I honestly think he’s at his peak now, every bit as good as two years ago of not better.” If he’s right and he’s not prone to spouting BS, we should all be lumping on at the available 5/2.

Betting Tip: Sire De Grugy @ 5/2 with bet365

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