Festival Trophy Handicap Chase

Grade – Premier Handicap
Course – Cheltenham (Old Course)
Race Type – Handicap Chase
Distance – 3 Miles 1 Furlong (25 Furlongs)
Ages – 5yo +
Weights – Handicap
Sponsor – Ultima Business Solutions

Prem H’Cap

Recent Form and Trends

Trends

Age – 10 of the last 12 winners were aged 7-9
Price – 2 of the last 12 winners were favourites/joint favourites , 6/12 winners were in the top 3 in the betting
Weights – 8 of the last 12 winners carried between 10st 6lbs & 11st 8lbs
Last Run – 3/12 winners won on their last run before the Festival Trophy Handicap Chase, 9/12 winners had their previous run within the last 45 days
Previous Course Form – 12/12 winners had at least 1 previous run at Cheltenham, 8/12 winners had at least 2 previous runs at Cheltenham, 7/12 winners had at least 1 previous win at Cheltenham
Previous Distance Form – 11/12 winners had at least 5 previous runs over 3 miles or further, 12/12 winners had at least 1 win in a race of 3 miles or further
Previous Hurdle Form – 10/12 winners had at least 5 runs over hurdles, 12/12 had at least 1 previous win over hurdles
Previous Chase Form – 11/12 winners had at least 5 previous chase runs, 11/12 winners had at least 1 previous chase win
Rating – 11/12 winners had a rating of 132 or higher
Season Form – 10/12 winners had at least 3 runs that season, 8/12 winners had at least 1 previous win that season

Future Form

Trends

Next Run
2 of the last 12 winners won on their next run after Cheltenham, 2/12 placed on their next run
3/12 winners ran in the Mildmay Novices Chase (Aintree) on their next run, 1 of the 3 won, 0 placed
2/12 winners ran in the Grand National (Aintree) on their next run, 1 of the 2 won, 0 placed

Rest of The Season Runs
7 of the last 12 winners ran in at least 1 more race that season
2/12 won at least 1 more race that season, 1/12 placed in at least 1 more race that season

Next Cheltenham Festival Run
5/12 winners ran in the Trophy Handicap Chase again at the next Cheltenham festival, 2 of the 5 won, 0 placed