The 2013 Racing Plus Chase (previously the Racing Post Chase) is due to take place at Kempton on Saturday 23rd February.
The race is run over three miles and has served as a Gold Cup prep and Grand National Trial. Horses on the roll of honour include the Grand National winners Rhyme 'n' Reason (1988) and Rough Quest (1996).
Desert Orchid (1990) and Docklands Express (1991 and 1992) were also notable winners in the early nineties.
Here is a YouTube clip of Desert Orchid's win conceding two stone to the field (thanks to BlueManc43):
Racing Plus Chase Stats
5 of the last 9 winners had a previous course and distance success
Nacarat has won twice in the last 4 years for trainer Tom George
Paddy Brennan has ridden 2 of the last 3 winners
Richard Johnson is the most successful jockey with 5 race wins ( 2 since 2005)
Philip Hobbs has trained 4 winners ( 2 in the last 8 years)
6 of the last 10 winners won last time out
8 out of 10 ran between 14 and 64 days beforehand
No winner with an SP bigger than 11-1 in the last decade