RSA Chase

Grade – 1
Course – Cheltenham (Old Course)
Race Type – Steeplechase
Distance – 3 Miles 1/2 Furlong (24.5 Furlongs)
Ages – 5yo+
Weights – 11st 2lb (5yo), 11st 4lb (6yo+), 7lb allowance for mares
Sponsor – RSA Insurance Group

Grade 1

Recent Form and Trends

Trends

Age – 10 of the last 12 winners were aged 7
Price – 5 of the last 12 winners were favorites, 8/12 winners were in the top 3 in the betting
Last Run – 11/12 winners at least placed on their previous run before Cheltenham, 7/12 won on their previous run before Cheltenham, 10/12 winners last run was within 39 days
4/12 winners ran in the Dr PJ Moriary Novices Chase (Leopardstown) on their last run, 2 of the 4 won, 1 placed
3/12 winners ran in the Reynoldstown Novices Chase (Ascot) on their last run, 2 of the 3 won, 1 placed
Previous Course Form – 11/12 winners had at least 1 previous run at Cheltenham, 7/12 winners had at least 1 previous win at Cheltenham
Previous Distance Form – 11/12 winners had at least 2 previous runs over 23-25 furlongs, 11/12 had at least 1 win over 23-25 furlongs
Previous Hurdle Form – 11/12 winners had at least 4 runs over hurdles, 12/12 winners had at least 2 wins over hurdles
Previous Chase Form – 11/12 winners had at least 3 previous chase runs, 11/12 winners had at least 1 previous chase win
Rating – 11/12 winners were rated 145 or higher
Graded Wins – 9/12 winners had previously won a grade 1-3 race
Season Form – 10/12 winners had at least 3 runs that season, 11/12 had at least 1 win that season.

Future Form

Trends

Next Run – 3 of the last 12 winners won on their next run after Cheltenham, 3/12 placed on their next run
5/12 winners ran in the Mildmay Novices Chase (Aintree) next time out, 1 of the 5 won, 3 placed
2/12 winners ran in the Ladbrokes Trophy (Newbury) next time out, 1 of the 2 won, 0 placed
2/12 winners ran in the Champion Novice Chase (Punchestown) next time out, 0 of the 2 won, 0 placed
Next Cheltenham Festival Run – 7 of the last 12 winners ran in the Gold Cup at the next Cheltenham Festival, 2 of the 7 won, 2 placed