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A Plus Tard heads Savills Chase betting

| 26.12.2022

A Plus Tard is 11/8 favourite in Coral’s Savills Chase betting odds ahead of another meeting with familiar foe Kemboy in Wednesday’s contest at Leopardstown.

In eight outings at the Dublin circuit the Willie Mullins-trained 8/1 shot Kemboy has only been out of the first four once – with his two victories featuring this race in 2018 and the Irish Gold Cup in February last year.

It was so nearly a second Savills Chase in 2020, only to be caught close home by Henry de Bromhead’s A Plus Tard in a thrilling finish, while he was beaten less than a length into third place 12 months ago.

Kemboy’s last outing was another Grade One near-miss, to A Plus Tard’s stablemate Envoi Allen at Down Royal last month.

Mullins also runs 33/1 outsider Franco De Port and 22/1 shot Royal Rendezvous, the latter winning last season’s Galway Plate and now having his first start since Punchestown in April.

“Kemboy loves the track and he always keeps some of his best runs for here,” said the Closutton handler.

“Franco De Port will probably need a bit of luck to win, but he’ll take his chance. He won at the track over two miles.

“Royal Rendezvous hasn’t run over three miles – the Galway Plate is as far as he’s run – and we felt we’d have a look to see how he goes over longer trips.

“He’s a hard horse to place with his rating and is entitled to run in the race. I’m not sure if he’ll get the trip, but we’ll see.”

Last year’s renewal saw a role reversal for A Plus Tard as he was run down by Galvin, losing out by a head.

He went from there to famously lift the Cheltenham Gold Cup in the hands of Rachael Blackmore, but left connections scratching their heads when pulled up in the Betfair Chase at Haydock on his reappearance.

A “couple of issues” were subsequently discovered, however, including unsatisfactory blood test results.

Only fourth at Down Royal, Galvin is 5/1 to defend his crown and is joined by his Gordon Elliott-trained stablemates Conflated (3/1) and Fury Road (16/1).

Winner of this year’s Irish Gold Cup, Conflated was one place in front of Galvin at Down Royal, while Fury Road was a Grade Two winner at that meeting.

The field is completed by the Mouse Morris-trained French Dynamite (20/1), who is trying three miles for the first time over fences after finishing runner-up in the Paddy Power Gold Cup at Cheltenham.

Savills Chase betting odds

11/8 A Plus Tard

3/1 Conflated

5/1 Galvin

8/1 Kemboy

16/1 Fury Road

20/1 French Dynamite

22/1 Royal Rendezvous

33/1 Franco De Port

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All odds and markets correct as of date of publication



Andrew McDermott

Andrew is a sports betting content journalist at PA Media. He is a lifelong Huddersfield Town fan but when he isn't reminiscing about their Premier League days he is also a junior cricket coach and enjoys cycling.