A grade one chase over three miles 110 yards this is the Gold Cup for novice chasers and plenty of future stars will make the line up.
RSA Chase Trends
|10/10||ran at least three times over fences|
|10/10||did not run on the flat|
|10/10||last ran between 24 and 53 days ago|
|9/10||were aged seven|
|9/10||finished 1st or 2nd last time out|
|8/10||had nine to twelve total runs in hurdles and chases|
RSA Chase Analysis
O’Faolains Boy is the only horse in the last ten winners to have been pulled up in their prep races
for the RSA.
Surprisingly only Weapons Amnesty of the last ten winners had fallen in their novice chase season
before winning the RSA.
No winner in the last ten years had recorded a finish worse than fourth in their prep races
when completing the course.
The mighty Denman is the only winner in the last ten years to enter the RSA unbeaten over fences
A number of the top rated possible contenders for the RSA could go into this year’s race unbeaten such as Coneygree, Kings Palace and Don Poli
but perhaps we would be better focusing on horses who have tasted defeat over fences?
All of the last ten previous winners had raced between three and five times over fences
in their winning season before contesting the RSA.
Seven-years-old looks to be the age for an RSA winner
with only the five-year-old Star De Mohaison stopping a clean sweep for those aged seven.
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).
|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|
|2007||Denman||7yo||P Nicholls||R Walsh||6/5F|
|2006||Star De Mohaison||5yo||P Nicholls||B Geraghty||14/1|
|2005||Trabolgan||7yo||N Henderson||M Fitzgerald||5/1|
RSA Chase Tips
OLBG member botev1921
has selected Kings Palace
"Top chaser with an exceptional record that includes seven wins from ten career starts, four of five at Cheltenham and three out of three chasing. Knowing that this race has been won by a seven year-old in its last eight editions, this particular seven year-old stands out to me."