Newcastle's Eider Chase is one of the longer races in the current horseracing program.
While a notable prize in it's own right the the 4 mile 1 furlong marathon is seen as a trial for the Aintree Grand National and Scottish National.
Jockey Timmy Murphy completed the Eider-Grand National double on Comply or Die in 2008.
Murphy has also steered the 2009 winner Merigo to dual Scottish National success but did not complete that same race double in the same year. The 1995 Eider winner Willsford did double up in the same year becoming the oldest ever winner of the Scottish National in the process
Eider Chase Stats 2005-2014 ( 7 renewals)
Just one winning favourite
4 winners 6-1 or less, 2 winners 10-1 or more
One Irish trained winner in the last decade
5 of the last 7 winners had a prep between 7 and 28 days beforehand
4 of the last 7 finished in the first 2 on their previous start
OR between 125 and 139
Surprisingly given the extreme stamina test all winners carried more than 11 stone
5 out of 7 were 9 year old +
Eider Chase Winners 2005-2014
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