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Betfair Chase 2013
Thu, Nov 14th, 2013

The Betfair Chase at Haydock has become established as the first big three mile chase of the GB National Hunt Season. Although now discontinued, the offer of a million pound bonus by the sponsors in the early years to any horse winning this race, the King George and the Cheltenham Gold Cup played a major part in attracting the top staying chasers to compete. Kauto Star collected that bonus in the 2005-6 season and has won 4 of the 7 renewals of this race.

The 2011 Gold Cup winner, Long Run, started favourite in the 2012 race but could not get past the Paul Nicholls trained Silviniaco Conti who may now head straight to the 2013 Cheltenham Gold Cup. The 2012 Gold Cup runner up The Giant Bolster finished 3rd.

 

Betfair Chase Result 2012

Pos

Dist

Horse

Trainer

Age

Weight

Jockey

SP

1st

Silviniaco Conti (FR)

P F Nicholls

6

11-7

R Walsh

7-4

Led, not fluent last, soon ridden, kept on well

2nd

 Long Run (FR)

N J Henderson

7

11-7

Mr S Waley-Cohen

11-8F

Held up in touch, and keen, chased winner from 4 out, ridden before last, kept on and held flat

3rd

The Giant Bolster

D G Bridgwater

7

11-7

T Scudamore

15-2

Tracked leaders, ridden and no extra last

4th

s.h

Weird Al (IRE)

D McCain Jnr

9

11-7

J M Maguire

11-2

in rear, outpaced 5 out, headwy before 3 out, kept on and no impression

5th

18

Cannington Brook (IRE)

C L Tizzard

8

11-7

J Tizzard

25-1

Close up early, in touch, weakened before 3 out opened 20/1

Betfair Chase Winners 2004-2011 

Year

Horse

Jockey

Trainer

Age

Weight

OR

SP

2011

Kauto Star (FR)

Walsh, R

Nicholls, P F

11

11-7

170

6-1

2010

Imperial Commander (IRE)

Brennan, P J

Twiston-Davies, N A

9

11-7

185

10-11

2009

Kauto Star (FR)

Walsh, R

Nicholls, P F

9

11-7

186

4-1

2008

Snoopy Loopy (IRE)

Durack, S E

Bowen, P

10

11-7

157

33-1

2007

Kauto Star (FR)

Thomas, S

Nicholls, P F

7

11-7

179

4-5

2006

Kauto Star (FR)

Walsh, R

Nicholls, P F

6

11-8

173

11-10

2005

Kingscliff (IRE)

Walford, R

Alner, R H

8

11-8

162

8-1

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