Kempton 14:05: Bet365 offer 5/6 Racing Odds on Top Notch – 11th January 2020

Top Notch can beat out Frodon

Horse Racing Betting

The Silviniaco Conti Chase on Saturday from Kempton is missing a big name. It was announced this week by trainer Nicky Henderson that Altior was not ready to come out and take on the challenge. That’s a blow for the spectacle, which is now expected to be a straight battle between Top Notch and Frodon.

Silviniaco Conti Chase Odds*

Top Notch 5/6
Frodon 2/1
Kauto Riko 7/1
Born Survivor 20/1
Keeper Hill 25/1
*( betting odds taken from Bet365 on January 10th, 2019 at 2:45 pm)

Horse Racing Betting at Bet365

Top Notch holds slight favouritism

Top Notch is such a strong performer and given that the challenges in this small field at Kempton on Saturday isn’t really offering much top Class 1 opposition, he would need a really bad day at the office to not be pushing for a victory. He is such a star performer and at the end of the day, trainer Nicky Henderson may not be missing Altior too much in this fixture if Top Notch fulfils his potential.

Top Notch has been out twice since the start of November and put in victories at Aintree and Huntington. That was a much welcome return to form after a couple of blips earlier in the season, including in the Stayers’ Hurdle at Cheltenham. He’s holding 4/5 favouritism for Saturday’s run with Bet365 and he won this 12 months ago, potentially at a lighter weight than he was then*( betting odds taken from Bet365 on January 10th, 2019 at 2:45 pm).

Can Frodon raise his game?

Bryony Frost will be in the saddle for Frodon and the gelding needs a step up in performance here. Like Top Notch, he is a course and distance winner, but he struggled to get up to pace over the winter. He made his return in late October and was only third at Aintree in a Class 1 field of five. Then a month later he was a third of four at Haydock 15l behind winner LostInTranslation in the Betfair Chase. It’s not been quite the follow up for him after winning the Ryanair at Cheltenham in mid-March last year.

Kauto Riko

Kauto Riko comes in at a very interesting 7/1 option for the Silviniaco Conti Chase at Kempton Saturday*( betting odds taken from Bet365 on January 10th, 2019 at 2:45 pm). In his last race, in early December last year, he was a second-placed 100/1 shot in the Fitzdares Peterborough Chase, behind only Top Notch and just three-quarters of a length back at that. He just has to be well respected after that run and could shake things up.

Born Survivor was fourth in that Huntington Fitzdares Peterborough Chase, not really getting himself in contention from the six-horse field. So it’s unlikely that he is going to be able to turn the tables on not only Kauto Rikio, but of course, Top Notch as well.

Keeper Hill pulled up in his last race, which was at Cheltenham in December. That followed a Class 2 win in late November at Haydock. The Irish runner is a distance winner but is likely to find himself out of the frame in this one.

Prediction

How great would it have been to have seen Altior lining up in this one? Immense. But he’s not and therefore it has to all be about Top Notch. He rarely puts a foot wrong and given that the formidable duo of Bryony Frost and Frodon haven’t been on top of their game recently, it has to be the favourite, with a curious eye cast on Kauto Riko.

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