Better known as simply the Kim Muir! This race is a handicap chase for amateur jockeys only and is run over 3m 2f on the new course.
The Kim Muir has been a stepping stone to the Grand National in the past
with 2010 winner Ballabriggs going on to Aintree glory and the 2012 winner Sunnyhillboy losing out in the National by a whisker.
Ireland had not won this race since 1983 until 2014 but they have now won two of the last four renewals so perhaps the tide is changing?
Kim Muir Last Ten Winners
The table below shows the last ten winners of the race, their age and weight at the time of winning, trainer, jockey and odds (starting price).
|2017||Domesday Book||7-11-4||S Edmunds||Miss G Andews||40/1|
|2016||Cause Of Causes||8-11-9||G Elliott||Mr JJ Codd||9/2|
|2015||The Package||12-11-4||D Pipe||Mr JJ Codd||9/1|
|2014||Spring Heeled||7-11-8||J Culloty||Mr R McNamara||12/1|
|2013||Same Difference||7-11-0||N Twiston-Davies||Mr R Hatch||16/1|
|2012||Sunnyhillboy||9-11-11||JJ ONeill||Mr A Berry||13/2F|
|2011||Junior||8-11-6||D Pipe||Mr JJ Codd||10/3F|
|2010||Ballabriggs||9-11-12||D McCain Jnr||Mr R Harding||9/1|
|2009||Character Building||9-11-12||J Quinn||Mr J Codd||16/1|
|2008||High Chimes||9-10-10||E Williams||Mr J Tudor||14/1|
Kim Muir Trends
|16 / 16||Were foaled between January & April|
|16 / 16||Finished in the first six on debut|
|16 / 16||Did not run in either a Novice or Veterans race last time out (0-59 those who did)|
|16 / 16||Had previously recorded no more than one win in the class|
|16 / 16||Ran in at least a Class 3 race last time out|
|15 / 16||Were aged between 7yo & 10yo|
|15 / 16||Had previously recorded between 1 & 7 career wins|
|14 / 15||Had previously made at least 12 starts under rules|
Kim Muir Trends Analysis
This race tends to go to a handicap chaser who has learnt enough to keep his amateur pilot out of trouble but hasn't got to the point where his handicap mark has become over exposed.
None of the last ten winners had more than nineteen races over fences.
Kim Muir Trainer Statistics
The table below outlines some of the top trainers record in the Kim Muir over the last ten years
|Trainer||Runners||Wins||Places (Inc Wins)||Win LSP||Each Way LSP|
|J H Culloty||1||1||1||12.00||7.50|
Trainers that have a good record in this race are Nicky Henderson (three winners since 1990), Donald McCain (wins in 2007 and 2010) and David Pipe, who won this race in 2015, had first and second in this race in 2011 and second place in 2010.
Give runners from the Gordon Elliott
very close inspection as Elliott has had five runners in this race in the last ten years with one win and three of the others being placed!
Kim Muir Jockey Statistics
The table below outlines some of the top amateur jockey records in the Kim Muir over the last ten years
|Jockey||Runners||Wins||Places||Win LSP||Each Way LSP|
|Mr J J Codd||9||4||4||27.83||15.52|
|Mr R O Harding||8||1||2||2.00||0.51|
|Mr A J Berry||5||1||2||2.50||1.69|
|Miss G Andrews||3||1||1||38.00||23.00|
|Mr J E Tudor||2||1||1||13.00||7.75|
|Mr S Waley-Cohen||9||0||2||-9.00||-4.87|
|Ms N Carberry||9||0||5||-9.00||1.50|
|Mr W Biddick||8||0||0||-8.00||-8.00|
The Excellent top Irish amateur Jamie Codd has an impressive four wins since 2009 so certainly worth paying close attention to his mount in the race.
Kim Muir Tips from The OLBG Forum
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After this race we can look forward to another fantastic days racing on day four. For our preview of all the races head to Cheltenham tips day four