15:05 bet365 Celebration Chase Racing Odds & Tips – 24th April 2021

A preview of the Celebration Chase at Sandown

Horse Racing Betting

Bet365 Celebration Chase racing odds takes a look over the top fixture of the day from Sandown.

This is the big Grade 1 race of the day over a 2m trip at the venue.

There are seven declared runners for this year’s renewal, the favourite of those currently SCEAU ROYAL.

The famous race was scrapped last year, so it’s a very welcome return to the calendar.

bet365 Celebration Chase Racing Odds

Sceau Royal 5/2
Put The Kettle On 9/4
Altior 11/4
Greaneteen 8/1
Nuts Well 12/1
Ornua 28/1
Dolos 50/1
* (odds recorded at 20:54 GMT on April 23rd, 2021 at Bet365)

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Sceau Royal the 5/2 FAV in Celebration Chase Racing Odds

A big run could be coming from the 5/2 race favourite SCEAU ROYAL on Saturday in the Celebration Chase.

Back in February, he collected the win at Newbury in the Game Spirit before heading to the Cheltenham Festival.

Sceau Royal never got the rub of the green in that one, as he was very nearly brought down three from home and never had a chance.

He is a class act and in the last running of the Celebration Chase in 2019, he found only Altior too good for him on the day.

But Sceau Royal looks capable of turning the tables on his great rival as they meet up for the fourth time.

Luck wasn’t on his side last time out, but he’s sure to turn up with a bold run in a race he knows.

Put The Kettle On


Put The Kettle On takes plenty of fancy

Running as a very big threat in this field is PUT THE KETTLE ON who is at 9/4 in Celebration Chase betting* (odds recorded at 20:54 GMT on April 23rd, 2021 at Bet365).

This year’s Champions Chase winner delivered the performance of her career to get that big score.

So is a wonderfully consistent and tough mare and you know that you are going to get something out of her.

She thrives at Cheltenham and this is going to ask just a little bit more of her. But she receives 7lb from everyone else in the field.

That surely has to keep Henry de Bromhead’s likeable campaigner well in the mix for the contest.

Can Altior get back to his best?

ALTIOR suffered a loss on his last effort, coming home second at Kempton on his last run, which was 118 days ago.

He never looked his usual self in that contest and the cheekpieces were given a try for the first time ever.

Altior of course loves a run at Sandown and has won the last three editions of the Celebration Chase.

So it would be foolish for Celebration Chase betting to totally write him out of the picture in this one, especially coming in fresh.

Nicky Henderson’s 11-year-old has had a brilliant career, winning 15 of his 17 chase efforts. Can he respond to that lacklustre Kempton effort in December?


Last 10 Celebration Chase Winners (age, trainer, jockey)

  • 2019 Altior, 9 (N Henderson, Nico De Boinville)
  • 2018 Altior, 8 (N Henderson, Nico De Boinville)
  • 2017 Altior, 7 (N Henderson, Nico De Boinville)
  • 2016 Sprinter Sacre, 10 (N Henderson, Nico De Boinville)
  • 2015 Special Tiara, 7 (H De Bromhead, Noel Fehily)
  • 2014 Sire De Grugy, 8 (G L Moore, Jamie Moore)
  • 2013 Sire De Grugy, 7 (G L Moore, Jamie Moore)
  • 2012 Sanctuaire, 6 (P Nicholls, Daryl Jacob)
  • 2011 French Opera, 8 (N Henderson, A P McCoy)
  • 2010 I’m So Lucky, 8 (D Pope, Tom Scudamore)


Can Nuts Well step forward?

It has been an excellent campaign for NUTS WELL but he will need to find a career-best to get the score in this one.

Still, this season has seen him collect the Old Roan at Aintree back in October, one of two wins that Nuts Well has enjoyed this season.

On his latest run, he was here at Sandown over course and distance in which he only found one too good in the Melling Chase.

He is a very interesting entry into the field but will need that step forward.

But there are place claims there for him as a 12/1 each-way contender* (odds recorded at 20:54 GMT on April 23rd, 2021 at Bet365).

Does Grantee have enough?

Seven-year-old GREANTEEEN is still heading in the right direction for Paul Nicholls. He was last seen in the Champion Chase.

Greateneen finished fourth in the Champion Chase, only a couple of lengths back of Put The Kettle On.

Back in December, he went very well in the Tingle Creek to take second place there.

That run at the Cheltenham Festival should have pleased connections, but does he have enough to step forward and big some high-class company on Saturday?

Rest of the runners

DOLOS is a good smart chaser but was a long way back of Sceau Royal in the Game Spirit on his latest run. That Newbry effort found him out a bit, but he does go well at Sandown.

Dolos has had five runs at the fences here and has been in the top two in all but one of those efforts.

ORNUA, a stablemate to Put The Kettle On is a former Grade 1 winner. A couple of years ago he got the score at Aintree in the Maghull Novices’ Chase.

But for all the potential shown in that one, Ornua really hasn’t fulfilled any of it. He is definitely in the shadow of his stablemate.

Predictions & Tips for Celebration Chase Racing Odds

This is a very interesting renewal with three big players in PUT THE KETTLE ON, ALTIOR and SCEAU ROYAL.

That is a pretty tough bunch to split up. But the gutsy temperament of PUT THE KETTLE ON takes it for us at a quote of 9/4 in Celebration Chase betting* (odds recorded at 20:54 GMT on April 23rd, 2021 at Bet365).

You just know what you are going to get from her and was really up for that challenge in the Champion Chase at the Festival.

ALTIOR could be refreshed and ready to go, but the slight hesitation there is over how poor he was at Kempton back in December on his latest run.

SCEAU ROYAL is easily a threat in this one as he was in touch at the Champion Chase before his race was disrupted by another.

So has to be right in it and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see them fill out to the top three.