A grade one chase run over three miles 110 yards this is the Gold Cup for novice chasers and plenty of future stars will make the line up. The 2012 winner of this race Bobs Worth and 2013 winner Lord Windermere both went onto Gold Cup glory the following season and 2017 winner Might Bite went on to win the Boxing Day showpiece the King George VI Chase at Kempton.
RSA Chase Last Ten Winners
The table below shows the last ten winners of the race, their age at the time of winning, trainer, jockey and odds (starting price).
|2017||Might Bite||8yo||N Henderson||N de Boinville||7/2F|
|2016||Blaklion||7yo||N Twiston-Davies||R Hatch||8/1|
|2015||Don Poli||6yo||W Mullins||B Cooper||13/8F|
|2014||OFaolains Boy||7yo||R Curtis||B Geraghty||12/1|
|2013||Lord Windermere||7yo||J Culloty||D Russell||8/1|
|2012||Bobs Worth||7yo||N Henderson||B Geraghty||9/2|
|2011||Bostons Angel||7yo||Mrs J Harrington||R M Power||16/1|
|2010||Weapons Amnesty||7yo||C Byrnes||D Russell||10/1|
|2009||Cooldine||7yo||W Mullins||R Walsh||9/4F|
|2008||Albertas Run||7yo||JJ ONeill||AP McCoy||4/1F|
RSA Chase Trends
|16 / 16||Had run 3-6 times that season|
|16 / 16||Finished in the first three last time out|
|16 / 16||Were no more than 2 years older than the youngest runner|
|16 / 16||Had a jockey who had other rides on the card|
|16 / 16||Were no older than 8yo|
|15 / 16||Had previously made 8-15 career starts|
|15 / 16||Had previously ran in between 2-5 chases|
RSA Chase Trends Analysis OFaolains Boy
is the only horse in the last ten winners to have been pulled up in their prep races for the RSA.
in the last ten years had recorded a finish worse than fourth in their prep races when completing the course.
the mighty Denman and Don Poli (2015) are the only winners to enter the RSA Chase unbeaten over fences.
Nine of the last ten previous winners
had raced between three and five times over fences in their winning season before contesting the RSA.
the winner held an official rating(OR) of 144+
The last 10 winners
had all previously ran in a Grade 1 race
RSA Chase Trainer Statistics
Below is a table of how some of the other top trainers have fared in the last ten years:
|Trainer||Runners||Wins||Places (Inc Wins)||Win LSP||Each Way LSP|
|W P Mullins||15||2||5||-9.12||-5.07|
|Mrs John Harrington||3||1||2||14.00||14.70|
|J H Culloty||1||1||1||8.00||4.80|
As with so many of the races at the Cheltenham Festival the runners of Willie Mullins
and Nicky Henderson
require the closest inspection in the RSA Chase.
Mullins has hit the frame at least with 33% of his runners over the last ten years and 54% of Henderson's horses have won or been placed since 2008.
's runners have been the surprise package in recent RSA chases with a win and a place from just three runners.
Surprisingly Jonjo ONeill
has had only two runners in the RSA since 2008 the year Albertas Run won it for him and More Of That was third last year.
RSA Chase Tips from The OLBG Forum
We will be adding a tip for this race from the OLBG Forum when we get nearer to the Cheltenham Festival.
See the latest news on the RSA Novice Chase here via the OLBG forum.
Next on Day 2 is the fiercely competitive Coral Cup Check out the tips and race preview for that race here.