Ultima Business Solutions Handicap Chase Preview
A 3m1f Handicap Chase normally run at a good speed and can therefore be a real test of stamina. The race often features past and future Grand National Runners.
Despite being a handicap this has been a good race for punters over the years with horses near the front of the market showing a good return.
Runners in the Ultima Business Solutions Handicap Chase at The Festival
Ultima Business Solutions Hcap Chase Trends
Below are some of the recent trends for this race but for much more detailed analysis read Micko70s trend blog on this race here
|10/10||were rated 146 or lower|
|9/10||carried 11-03 or less|
|8/10||had their last run that year|
|8/10||run at least 3 times since 1st November|
|7/10||were aged 7 or 8|
|7/10||finished in the first 3 on their last completed start|
|6/10||had won a race that season|
Ultima Business Solutions Hcap Chase Trends AnalysisThe Ultima Business Solutions Hcap Chase has been an excellent race for horses that have run well at previous Festivals with some managing to perform well in this race more than once.
Bensalem won here in 2011 and would have gone very close but for falling in 2010 and Ad Hoc, Juveigneur and Irish Hussar were all recently placed twice in this race.
2014 winner Holywell was winning at the Festival for the second consecutive year having won the Pertemps Hurdle in 2013.
So focus on any Festival winner or previously placed horse from this race who are targeted here.
The favourite has a poor record in this race with only two outright favourites winning since 1977.
Ultima Business Solutions Hcap Chase Last Ten WinnersTable below shows the last ten winners of the race, their age/weight at the time of winning, trainer, jockey and odds (starting price).
|2016||Un Temps Pour Tout||7-11-7||D Pipe||T Scudamore||11/1|
|2015||The Druids Nephew||8-11-3||N Mulholland||B Geraghty||8/1|
|2014||Holywell||7-11-6||JJ O'Neill||AP McCoy||10/1|
|2013||Golden Chieftain||8-10-2||C Tizzard||B Powell||28/1|
|2012||Alfie Sherrin||9-10-0||JJ ONeill||R McLernon||14/1|
|2011||Bensalem||8-11-2||A King||R Thornton||5/1|
|2010||Chief Dan George||10-10-10||J Moffatt||P Aspell||33/1|
|2009||Wichita Lineman||8-10-9||JJ ONeill||AP McCoy||5/1F|
|2008||An Accordion||7-10-12||D Pipe||T Scudamore||7/1|
|2007||Joes Edge||10-10-6||F Murphy||D Russell||50/1|
|Trainer||Number of runners||Wins||Other Placed Horses||Win LSP||Each Way LSP|
|N Twiston Davies||16||0||0||-16.00||-16.00|
Two trainers stand out in this race: Jonjo ONeill and David Pipe who have won 50% of the last ten runnings and have had four other horses placed!
This hasn't been a good race recently for Nigel Twiston-Davies, Venetia Williams and Paul Nicholls with just two placed runners between them from 40 runners.
Ultima Business Solution Form TipsWe will be adding some selections from the OLBG members as we get nearer the race "
Following this handicap chase we have the main race of the day, The Champion Hurdle. Read our preview here.