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Fortria Chase Navan Trends
Sun, Aug 4th, 2013

The Fortria Chase is the first Graded 2 mile chase of the Irish National Hunt season.

It is seen as a pointer to the Queen Mother Champion Chase at Cheltenham. Big Zeb and Moscow Flyer have made this the initial race of Champion Chase winning seasons. The race is run at Navan racecourse in early November.

Big Zeb had won three in a row before giving way to Peter Casey's stable star Flemenstar in 2012.

Fortria Chase Trends

  • The Colm Murphy trained Big Zeb has won the three of the last four
  • Moscow Flyer was also a dual race winner
  • Barry Geraghty has ridden 5 of the last 11 winners
  • 5 of the last 11 have been won by horses aged 9 or more
  • The favourite has won 4 of the last 5

Fortria Chase Winners 2002-2012

Year

Winner

Odds

Trainer

Age

OR

Jockey

2012

Flemenstar (IRE)

10-11

Casey, P

7

163

Lynch, A E

2011

Big Zeb (IRE)

6-5

Murphy, C A

10

176

Power, R M

2010

Big Zeb (IRE)

8-15

Murphy, C A

9

174

Geraghty, B J

2009

Big Zeb (IRE)

11-10

Murphy, C A

8

162

Geraghty, B J

2008

Watson Lake (IRE)

8-1

Meade, Noel

10

145

Carberry, P

2007

French Accordion (IRE)

11-8

Nolan, Paul

7

131

Cullen, J L

2006

Nickname (FR)

6-1

Brassil, Martin

7

147

Madden, N P

2005

Central House

8-1

Hughes, D T

8

152

Loughran, R

2004

Moscow Flyer (IRE)

30-100

Harrington, Mrs J

10

174

Geraghty, B J

2003

Moscow Flyer (IRE)

30-100

Harrington, Mrs J

9

170

Geraghty, B J

2002

Alcapone (IRE)

11-1

Morris, M F

8

138

Geraghty, B J

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