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Scilly Isles Novices Chase Trends
Sun, Jan 27th, 2013

The Scilly Isles Novices Chase is a Grade 1 run over 2 miles 4 furlongs at Sandown Park  in late January. The most famous horse on the Roll of Honour is the three time Gold Cup winner Best Mate. He won the race in 2001.

Horses winning the race have ended up contesting a variety of races at the Cheltenham Festival. The 2010 winner Punchestowns finished a disappinting 5th in the RSA over 3 miles, Medermit won in 2011 and then ran fourth in the Arkle over 2 miles, while the 2012 winner For Non Stop finished third in the Jewson.Oscar Whisky won the 2014 renewal.

Captain Conan won the 2013 renewal.

Scilly Isles Novices Chase 2013 Result

1st

1 Captain Conan (FR)

N J Henderson

6

11-4

B J Geraghty

1/2f

2nd

nk

4 Third Intention (IRE)

C L Tizzard

6

11-4 t

J Tizzard

11/1

3rd

3

3 Houblon Des Obeaux (FR)

Miss V Williams

6

11-4

Aidan Coleman

7/2

4th

31

2 Changing Times (IRE)

N A Twiston-Davies

7

11-4 t

N Fehily

8/1

 

Scilly Isles Novice Chase Stats 2003-2012

  • The market position of the last ten winners was 123311112
  • Paul Nicholls has trained four of the last seven winners
  • All winners since 2003 finished in the first 3 on their previous run ( just 3 won)
  • 9 of the last 10 ran between 31 and 48 days before
  • Tony McCoy and Ruby Walsh have twice ridden the winner since 2003

Scilly Isles Novice Chase Winners 2003-2014

YEAR

FORM

HORSE

Age

LTO

TRAINER

JOCKEY

OR

SP

2014

211

Oscar Whisky

9

31

Nicky Henderson

Barry Geraghty

151

1-6F

2013

11

Captain Conan

6

56

Nicky Henderson

Barry Geraghty

152

1-2F

2012

222

For Non Stop (Ire)

7

48

Nick Williams

N Fehily

151

3-1

2011

R12

Medermit (Fr)

7

35

A King

R Thornton

155

5-2

2010

221

Punchestowns (Fr)

7

70

NJ Henderson

BJ Geraghty

-

4-11

2009

RO 11

Herecomesthetruth (Ire)

7

34

PF Nicholls

R Walsh

145

7-4

2008

623

Silverburn (Ire)

7

38

PF Nicholls

Sam Thomas

-

10-11

2007

131

New Little Bric (Fr)

6

44

PF Nicholls

R Walsh

-

10-11

2006

2F2

Napolitain (Fr)

5

34

PF Nicholls

AP McCoy

139

3-1

2005

1F2

El Vaquero (Ire)

7

34

Miss HC Knight

J Culloty

-

4-1

2004

022

Patricksnineteenth (Ire)

7

35

PR Webber

Tom Doyle

-

7-2

2003

112

Tarxien

9

31

MC Pipe

AP McCoy

-

15-8

 

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