16:50 Babbacombe Handicap Chase Odds & Tips: William Hill offer 10/3 on Darling Maltaix – 7th July 2020

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Race 7 from Newton Abbot on Tuesday is the Babbacombe Handicap Chase. This is a Class 3 contest which is about 2m 5f in trip.

So it is a test of some stamina here and the race is open to 4 year olds and above with the going good – good to firm in places.

There are 9 declared for the contest and the current line up of the Babbacombe Handicap Chase odds sees darling Maltaix and Majestic Touch lining up as joint-favourites.

Babbacombe Handicap Chase Odds

Darling Maltaix 10/3
Majestic Touch 10/3
Templepark 4/1
Lord Bryan 11/2
Alexander The Grey 13/2
Teaser 10/1
Irish Prophecy 9/1
Lucca Lady 11/1
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* (betting odds taken from William Hill at 20:07 GMT on Monday 6th July)

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Joint-favourites to size up in Babbacombe Handicap Chase odds

DARLING MALTAIX and MAJESTIC TOUCH are the current 10/3 favourites* (betting odds taken from William Hill at 20:07 GMT on Monday 6th July) in Babbacombe Handicap chase odds.

This will be a return for DARLING MALTAIX for the first time since pulling up at Taunton 5 months ago.

All in all he did seem to make the transition to chasing well enough and trainer Paul Nicholls will probably expect a lot sharper of a performance from him.

MAJESTIC TOUCH was a faller on his last effort which was eight months ago at Wincanton. But he was shaping up well in that before he went down.

He was going well before that with his form however, so there’s a decent chance that like Darling Maltaix, that Majestic Touch can find plenty on his reappearance.


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Templepark a big threat

TEMPLEPARK is a very good chaser who was really progressing well in the last campaign. The pinnacle of his latter season form was scoring at Wincanton in October.

He looked back in good form when he was last seen at Kempton, but he fell in that one. Just before that he was travelling really well and fully warrants plenty of respect in this one.

He’s consistent and can topple this field from 4/1* (betting odds taken from William Hill at 20:07 GMT on Monday 6th July).

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Can Lord Bryan find an edge?

Another that may have some appeal for punters in Babbacombe Handicap chase odds is LORD BRYAN from 11/2* (betting odds taken from William Hill at 20:07 GMT on Monday 6th July).

He is a former course and distance winner, that score happening in April 2019. He was in great form in his last run as well after taking a second place finish at Taunton.

Lord Bryan has been a bit temperamental in his approach but there are place claims to consider.

Double on the cards for Alexander The Grey?

Having scored on his last effort at Ludlow, ALEXANDER THE GREY is another that warrants some respect. That was the race which saw him break his maiden finally.

He is going to have to find a little more now in a tougher contest. This is a higher handicap class but he may bring some place claims as well for punters to consider from 13/2* (betting odds taken from William Hill at 20:07 GMT on Monday 6th July).

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Other Contenders

IRISH PROPHECY scored at Wincanton in September after really having tumbled down the weights. So it looked as if he had found his range there, but followed it up with a really poor effort in which he pulled up.

LUCCA LADY had a bit of form behind her before going into her break. She was a beaten favourite in her last effort, taking second place in a novice hurdle. It’s been over a year since she’s been seen however.

Predictions & Tips for Babbacombe Handicap Chase Odds

There is an interesting field here to look at. There are plenty with claims here but most of them are coming from horses who didn’t manage to get a finish on their last efforts.

Because of that it is TEMPLEPARK who has some appeal because he was ticking along very nicely before his break and there’s every reason to believe that he will come back just as strong.

Of the front runners, MAJESTIC TOUCH is the one that has the most appeal to also put things together for a bold run on reappearance. He may just be the big threat ahead of joint favourite DARLING MALTRAIX.

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