Porterstown Handicap Chase betting tips: Rogue Angel the Fairyhouse punt

The 2018 Porterstown Handicap Chase betting tips given by Horsebetting.com say Rogue Angel is worth a bet to land the spoils for trainer Gordon Elliott in the 3m 5f Grade B contest over the Irish Grand National course and distance at Fairyhouse on Sunday, 2 December. His stable companion Out Sam is feared most, despite having to shoulder top weight. Velocity Boy, meanwhile, is another interesting contender who looks weighted to go well, so appeals each-way. For full details why, read our 2018 Porterstown Handicap Chase betting tips preview.

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Rogue Angel the value Porterstown punt

Trainer Gordon Elliott saddles two leading contenders in the Grade B 3m 5f Porterstown Handicap Chase at Fairyhouse on Sunday (14:10) in the shape of Out Sam and Rogue Angel. At the odds on offer, preference is for the latter who is a standing dish in stamina tests of this nature.

The 10-year-old won the Kerry National in 2015 when in the care of Mouse Morris, rallying gamely to beat Urano by a short-head off a mark of 133. He went on to capture the 2016 Irish Grand National over this course and distance when again showing real guts to prevail narrowly by the same distance off 137.

Rogue Angel got put up to 145 after that big race success and has failed to get his head in front since. However, he was far from disgraced in some very competitive affairs last season. They included when ninth of 28 to Noble Endeavor in the Paddy Power Chase at Leopardstown off 143 and fifth of 18 to Champagne West when rated 141 in the Thyestes Chase at Gowran Park.

Good run in Kerry National

The son of Presenting also looked as good as ever on seasonal reappearance when third of 18 to Snow Falcon in this year’s renewal of the Kerry National, where jumped for fun at the head of affairs and stuck to the task well when headed three out to go down fighting by 4 1/2 lengths.

Rogie Angel backed that up with a fine 1 3/4 lengths second to Out Sam in the Munster National over 3m 4f at Cork, but now meets the winner on 5lb better terms. That gives him every chance of turning the tables and, although well behind that rival last time out in the Troytown Handicap Chase, that race was over 3m and the step back up in trip is sure to suit.

Connections have also booked Liam McKenna to do the steering and he takes off a handy 7lb with his claim. Taking it into account Rogue Angel looks weighted to run a huge race off a mark of 138 on the pick of his form, so that’s why we made him the main selection in our 2018 Porterstown Handicap Chase betting tips.

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Out Sam feared despite top weight

The aforementioned Out Sam looks the one most likely to give Rogue Angel most to think about, despite having to shoulder top weight of 11st 10lb. This nine-year-old is a three-time winner over fences and bounced right back to his best when scoring in determined fashion on return to action in the 20-runner Cork Grand National where he beat Rogue Angel by 1 3/4 lengths.

After racing in mid-division in the hands of Davy Russell, Out Sam made smooth headway to take up the running two from home where he made a mistake. However, his rider didn’t panic and gave him time to recover and, after a fine leap at the last, he stayed on strongly on the run-in to win going away.

Out Sam got put up an 8lb for that to a career-high rating of 140, but ran well off it last time in the the Troytown when a keeping on fifth of 25 to Tout Est Permis having made a couple of costly errors at a critical stage. He had Rogue Angel well-behind in 17th, so that run clearly commands him the utmost respect in this weaker affair.

This son of Multiplez is also versatile as regards ground and once again has the services of the ice cool Russell in the saddle. The step back up in trip will also hold now fears and he is a classy sort who looks sure to make a bold bid to get back to winning ways.

Velocity Boy holds solid each-way claims

Velocity Boy held every chance when coming two grief two from home in the Troytown, so looks a big each-way player off an unchanged mark of 130. The William Murphy trained nine-year-old had yet to be asked a serious question and would surely had played a hand in the finish had he stood on his feet.

Prior to that he had run well when runner-up to Montalbano on seasonal reappearance at Ballinrobe, and it’s worth noting that his sole success over fences came off an official rating of 134 at Punchestown in February of last year when beating Robin Thyme by nine lengths.

Velocity Boy backed that up with a solid third 13 1/2 lengths third of 10 to Edwulf in a handicap chase at Naas when sent off the 4/1 favourite. The winner is a classy sort who went on to land the Grade 1 Irish Gold Cup at Leopardstown earlier in the year off a rating of 152, and there were some useful sorts in-behind in the shape of Total Recall and General Principle.

That gives the form a strong look in relation to this and makes Velocity Boy look potentially well-treated. Hence he features as the each-way punt and completes our 2018 Porterhouse Handicap Chase betting tips.

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